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  • BEST EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Anecdotes of Painting in England. by WALPOLE, Horace.
    WALPOLE, Horace.
    Anecdotes of Painting in England.

    London: Printed at the Shakspeare Press for John Major and Robert Jennings, 1828. 5 volume set, 10 inches tall. A splendid tall set in full hard grain morocco by Clarke & Bedford, one of the greatest names of the period. With gilt raised bands and very fine extra gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt fillets, and superb gilt tooling with corner devices frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplates of William Strahan and Alfred de Rothschild. This celebrated edition has the plates in 2 states, with the proofs laid down on india paper. Slight foxing but overall a fine set of this great edition.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WORK IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    John Leech. His Life and Work. by FRITH, William Powell
    FRITH, William Powell
    John Leech. His Life and Work.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1891. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding in the Art Nouveau style, by Wood. With gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles. Gilt top edges. With the bookplate of Leonard Matthews. Embellished with 170 illustrations, both full page and vignettes including 67 extra illustrations, the vast majority of the extra illustrated images being coloured.

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  • SIGNED ARTIST'S PROOF COPY IN MAGNIFICENT VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts and Some Remarks upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Koreans. by ANDERSON, William
    ANDERSON, William
    The Pictorial Arts of Japan. With a Brief Historical Sketch of the Associated Arts and Some Remarks upon the Pictorial Art of the Chinese and Koreans.

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. Full morocco, 16 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent Victorian full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands and elaborate and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets and rolls and delicate corner tooling. Gilt doublures and all edges. Watered silk end papers. An Artist's Proof copy signed by Anderson on the title page and 4 sectional half-title pages. Decorated with 80 plates on India Proof Paper (19 of which are coloured) and 146 further illustrations in the text, as called for. A stunning example of this great work.

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  • BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Anecdotes of Painting in England; With Some Accounts of the Principle Artists. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    Anecdotes of Painting in England; With Some Accounts of the Principle Artists.

    London: Dodsley, 1782. 5 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A delightful Georgian full speckled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels including that of a Grecian urn. Yellow edges. An ornate bookplate bearing the motto 'appetitus rationi pareat' (Let your desires be ruled by reason). A beautiful set of the 3rd, enlarged edition of a work that analyses English art and society during the early eighteenth century.

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  • CELEBRATED BIOGRAPHY IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU BINDING
    The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais. by MILLAIS, John Guille
    MILLAIS, John Guille
    The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais.

    London: Methuen, 1899. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands and beautiful floral gilt tooling in the Art Nouveau style. Two gilt fillets frame the boards framing the letter 'C' on the upper boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 319 illustrations including 9 photogravures. The spine has faded to a natural brown and the tooling is as bright as ever. A splendid set.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO
    Annals of the Artists in Spain. by STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William
    STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William
    Annals of the Artists in Spain.

    London: Nimmo, 1891. 4 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A simple yet elegant edition bound in half morocco by Stikeman with raised bands, gilt titles and top edges. Limited to 1040 copies, this being number 478. Illustrated with a portrait, 24 steel and mezzotint full page engravings and numerous engravings on wood. A fine set.

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  • 288 ENGRAVINGS IN EARLY VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    The English School. A Series of the Most Approved Productions in Painting and Sculpture; Executed by British Artists. by HAMILTON, George
    HAMILTON, George
    The English School. A Series of the Most Approved Productions in Painting and Sculpture; Executed by British Artists.

    London: Charles Tilt, 1831. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A splendid little early Victorian full morocco with fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Containing 288 line engravings representing the works of British Artists.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Anecdotes of Painting in England. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    Anecdotes of Painting in England.

    London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1888. 3 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A most handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A revised edition with full page engraved portraits throughout. A splendid neat set.

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  • COLOUR PRINTING IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BINDING
    Gems of English Art by PALGRAVE, Francis Turner
    PALGRAVE, Francis Turner
    Gems of English Art

    London: Routledge, 1869. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A magnificent binding by RAMAGE. With gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the spine, boards and dentelles. All edges gilt. With 24 colour plates printed by Leighton brothers. With a leather prize bookplate and gilt prize block on the lower board.

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