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  • CLASSIC COMIC POEM WITH 12 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO
    Hudibras. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras.

    London: Akerman (sic) et al., 1822. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb later crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, gilt panels, framed boards, dentelles and all edges. With 12 hand coloured aquatints. A pristine copy of this great mock heroic Civil War poem through the story of Sir Hudibras and his comic adventures.

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  • SPLENDID FULL VELLUM BY KALTHOEBER
    The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. by BURN, John
    BURN, John
    The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer.

    London: T. Cadell, 1788. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A wonderful full vellum, bound by Christian Kalthoeber, one of the greatest bookbinders of the period, and with his ticket. With delightful twin blue titles edged with several ornate pallets. Double fillets frame the boards. Yellow edges. There has been some loss to the foot of the fourth volume due to ancient water damage. This has not affected the text nor taken away the overall splendid look of the set.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY HAMMOND
    Illustrated Travels. by BATES, H.W.
    BATES, H.W.
    Illustrated Travels.

    London: Cassell,Petter & Galpin, c.1880. 2 volumes, 13 inches tall. A splendid example of the work of Hammond, a similar work by him is found in the British Library collection of British Bookbindings. With deep gilt raised bands, gilt on green calf inlays in the panels and on the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Further volumes of Illustrated Travels were published, on offer here are the first 2 volumes in a Victorian binding of the highest quality.

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  • SCARCE WORK INCLUDING FOUR FIRST PRINTINGS OF GRIMM IN ENGLISH IN FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Eastern Romance. Select Tales from the Arabian and other Sources. by BURNS, James (editor and publisher).
    BURNS, James (editor and publisher).
    Eastern Romance. Select Tales from the Arabian and other Sources.

    London: James Burns, (1843). 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A classic full Victorian calf by Parker, with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. With a prize block on the boards and a neat ink prize inscription to the reverse of the front end paper in volume 1. Illustrated with engraved vignettes. Volume II states in the preface that as well as several...tales of the "Thousand-and-one-Nights".... 'four tales are given, for the first time in this country, from the German of Grimm (Jalaladdeen, Haschem, the To Talismans, and Jussuf)'. A superb little set of a very scarce work.

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  • BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED VOLUME IN SPLENDID FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    French Scenery from drawings made in 1819 by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards. by BATTY, Captain Robert.
    BATTY, Captain Robert.
    French Scenery from drawings made in 1819 by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards.

    London: Rodwell & Martin, 1822. Full morocco, 12 inches tall. Full Georgian straight grain morocco with wide gild raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some scuffing and rubbing and a dark mark on the lower boards but overall a splendid example of this beautifully illustrated work. With an engraved title page and a further 64 plates which are unusually bright and clean.

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  • SUPERB CAT'S PAW CALF BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme. by BARTHELEMY et MERY – (Illustrations par Horace Vernet et Hippolyte Bellangé)
    BARTHELEMY et MERY – (Illustrations par Horace Vernet et Hippolyte Bellangé)
    Napoléon en Égypte Waterloo et le Fils de l’Homme.

    Paris: Ernest Bourdin, (1842). Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. Superb cat's paw calf bound by Clarke & Bedford, one of the best firms of binders in London with gilt raised bands and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved vignettes and full page plates throughout. Armorial bookplate. In the original French.

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  • SCARCE PARIS PRINTING IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF
    The Complete Works. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    The Complete Works.

    Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1835. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A rather extraordinary and most pleasing binding with wide gilt raised bands and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. This is Baudry's first single volume edition with notes and a Life of Byron by John Galt. Slight nick to the tailcap. Double column. A splendid example of this scarce edition.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL MOROCCO BY ALLO
    Poésies de M. Bérenger by BERENGER, Laurent Pierre
    BERENGER, Laurent Pierre
    Poésies de M. Bérenger

    Londres: (Cazin), 1785. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A fabulous little full morocco set of the highest quality by the great Parisian binder Paul Charles Allo. One of the celebrated editions of Cazin. With the red leather bookplate of Leon Rattier. A superb example of this very scarce edition in pristine condition.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL CITRON MOROCCO
    Oeuvres. by BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas
    BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas
    Oeuvres.

    Amsterdam: Changuion, 1772. 5 volume set, 8 inches tall. A very fine 18th century binding in full citron straight grain morocco with a series of gilt bands, triple labels and dense blind tooling to the panels. The boards have a series of blind and gilt rolls. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate and the bookseller's ticket of Pickering of Piccadilly. Slightly rubbed but still a binding of real quality.

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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID REGENCY FULL CALF
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings. by BUTLER, Samuel.
    BUTLER, Samuel.
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings.

    London: Ackerman, Walker and Co., et al, 1822. 2 vols., 8vo (8 1/2" tall). Full pink calf by J. ATKINSON, Spurriergate, York and with their ticket. Twin labels with attractively arched volume lettering. Gilt raised bands, fine floral tooling to panels. Very pretty gilt and blind floral roll, framing blind star-shaped floral motif to both boards. 12 superb hand coloured engravings. Gilt dentelles, edges marbled. Slightly sunned on spine, otherwise a fine set.

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  • SPLENDID QUARTER MOROCCO WITH 'IRISH' GILT TOOLING
    The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland. by BARTLETT, W. H. (Illus.) & COYNE, J. Stirling , WILLIS, N. P. Etc. (Text)
    BARTLETT, W. H. (Illus.) & COYNE, J. Stirling , WILLIS, N. P. Etc. (Text)
    The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland.

    London: Virtue, n.d. Quarter morocco, 11 inches tall. Easily taken as full morocco this is a quarter binding with leather spine and hard grain leather imitation cloth on the boards. With gilt raised bands, very fine 'Irish' gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt and blind tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. Most attractive gilt stamped endpapers. Neat ink inscription on first blank dated 'Dublin 1876'. With 119 of the 121 superb engraved plates, 'Clondalkin' and 'Interior of Holy Cross Abbey' apparently never bound in. Slight foxing but a splendid copy.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN STUNNING DIVINITY CALF
    Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought. by BLUNT, John Henry
    BLUNT, John Henry
    Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought.

    London: Rivingtons, 1874. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A tall 'Divinity' or 'Oxford' calf binding in pristine condition with raised bands, well defined inked tooling to the panels and boards, gilt centre tools and a bold red label. Red edges. Double column. An exceptional example of this scarce and comprehensive work.

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  • WITH 28 FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS IN MOST ATTRACTIVE FULL MOROCCO
    Forty Days in the Desert, on the track of the Israelites; or, the Journey from Cairo, by Wady Feiran, to Mount Sinai and Petra. by BARTLETT, William Henry
    BARTLETT, William Henry
    Forty Days in the Desert, on the track of the Israelites; or, the Journey from Cairo, by Wady Feiran, to Mount Sinai and Petra.

    London: Arthur Hall, 1851. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A most attractive copy in full red morocco with raised bands and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. A previous owner's name has been pasted to the front paste down endpaper. With 45 engraved illustrations, 28 full page.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co, 1851. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian morocco binding with raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt and blind tooling to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. embellished with 28 steel engravings including views of Spain, Malta and North Africa.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co. c.1845. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A superb binding with raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and most attractive gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With maps and splendid engraved plates.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Life of Samuel Johnson. by BOSWELL, James
    BOSWELL, James
    The Life of Samuel Johnson.

    London: Pitman, 1907. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. Extraordinary full morocco by Hewitt Bates of Leicester with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Some rubbing and slight fading to the spines. Illustrated with 306 illustration including 6 full page photogravures. A splendid (and very heavy) set.

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  • A VERY RARE ITEM IN GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue. by BROWN, William Laurence
    BROWN, William Laurence
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue.

    Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne for Longmans et al, 1809. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A very simple yet elegant Georgian full calf with gilt bands, delicate centre tools and titles. A lovely example of this very rare item of which only a few copies are recorded in institutions. With the armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Bacon’s Essays and Colours of Good and Evil by BACON, Francis
    BACON, Francis
    Bacon’s Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

    London: Macmillan, 1891. Full morocco, 8.25 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and to the boards. Gilt top edge, the rest deckled. Watered silk endpapers. A fine edition on hand made paper limited to just 250 copies. Slight rubbing, overall a fine copy of these works by this great philosopher, statesman and essayist.

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  • FINE SET IN EXTRAORDINARY MARBLED CALF
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ). by BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ).

    Paris: Ladvocat, Librairie, Palais Royal, 1824. 10 volume set bound in 5, 6.75 inches tall. A remarkable binding in marbled calf with gilt bands, titles and panels. With a previous owner's name, Mr. Oliver, on the upper boards.

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  • STUNNING DICED CALF REGENCY CALF.
    Animal Biography, or Popular Zoology. by BINGLEY, W.
    BINGLEY, W.
    Animal Biography, or Popular Zoology.

    London: Rivington et. al, 1813. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full diced calf with gilt and inked bands, twin labels and an elaborate gilt and inked tail panel, so typical of the Regency style of binding. The diced boards are framed within Etruscan rolls. Bookplate. The 4th, much enlarged, edition. A superb copy of this curious work.

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