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Dictionnaire d’Architecture Civile, Militaire et Navale.
Paris: Libraires Associes, 1770 - 1771. 3 volume set, 11.75 inches tall. A splendid set in full cat's paw calf with raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. With all 100 engraved plates, mostly folding. An interesting work covering civil, military and naval architecture. A very good looking set. With a small stamp on the title pages and small ticket of 'Domus Aquensis Societatis Jesu' on the pastedown endpapers. In the original French.More details Price: £3,250.00
The Mansions of England in The Olden Time.
London: Sotheran, 1874. Full Morocco, 15.5 inches tall. A spectacular tall full crushed morocco by Hammond with gilt raised bands, splendid gilt centre tools, dentelles and all edges. The boards are remarkably finely gilt tooled and framed within a wide extra gilt red calf onlay. I have had an example of this extraordinary binding before but not in this exceptionally fine condition. The volume is decorated with 104 tinted lithographs evoking a romantic period in England's history.More details Price: £2,500.00
London: Fisher, (1845). Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Wright, one of the most accomplished London firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, exceptional gilt floral tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 63 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Earl Brownlow of Belton House. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.More details Price: £1,400.00
The Baronial Halls and Ancient Picturesque Edifices of England
Chapman and Hall, London, 1848. 2 volume set, 18 inches tall. A rather magnificent tall set in full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The binding is rubbed, scuffed and marked with a dark in stain on the lower board of volume II, but it is not splitting and is firm, solid and impressive. There are 72 splendid full page lithographs by J. D. Harding, C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland and other eminent Artists. With the armorial bookplate of F.W. Tetley.More details Price: £650.00
The Baronial Halls, Picturesque Edifices, and Ancient Churches of England.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full morocco, 14 inches tall. A very pleasing volume with wide raised bands, extra gilt panels, splendid gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. With 24 fine lithographs by J. D. Harding, C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland and other eminent Artists. This is the first edition with 2 further volumes being published in the following 2 years. There is no volume number on the spine and the volume number on the title page has been obscured.More details Price: £300.00
The Seven Lamps of Architecture.
London: George Allen & Sons, 1911. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A most attractive Edwardian prize tree calf by Hunt with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The prize gilt block of Wellington College on the upper board and prize bookplate on front paste down. With 14 full page illustrations.More details Price: £180.00