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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Histoire Métallique de la Republique de Hollande. by BIZOT, Pierre
    BIZOT, Pierre
    Histoire Métallique de la Republique de Hollande.

    Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1688. 2 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. A splendid 18th century tree calf with gilt pallets and twin labels to the spine. Slight rubbing and split to the upper board of volume I but still firm and secure. Shelf label on paste down end papers. A fascinating and beautifully printed work with 104 Engraved Plates, many folding, of coins, emblems and medals. In the original French.

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  • INTERESTING WORK IN NEAT HALF MID VICTORIAN CALF
    The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America. by BREMER, Fredrika. HOWITT, Mary (Translated by).
    BREMER, Fredrika. HOWITT, Mary (Translated by).
    The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America.

    London: Arthur Hall, 1853. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tool to the panels. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. A previous owner, Abraham Dawson(?), has left his name, dated 1862, on the second title page, and has left a neat manuscript list of contents on the reverse of the title pages and a page number on the engraved title page of volume 1.

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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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  • CLASSIC BIOGRAPHY IN FINE TREE CALF
    The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by BOSWELL, James
    BOSWELL, James
    The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

    London: Macmillan, 1922. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Very smart tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and twin labels. A gilt prize block, framed by a gilt roll, is on the upper board of each volume.
    Prize bookplate on the paste down end paper of the first volume. A neat and very readable copy of this, perhaps greatest, of all biographies.

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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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  • PARALLEL ENGLISH AND FRENCH TEXT IN SUPERB FULL CALF BINDING
    Hudibras by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras

    London: 1757. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings of the period with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful floral tooling to the panels. The binding is in splendid condition other than some loss to the headcap of volume 1. The text and all the plates, some folding, are all particularly clean. This interesing edition has the text in both English and French and has corresponding English and French title pages. Although the title page states that the book was published in London, I would assume it was actually printed on the Continent. A fine set.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY FULL MOROCCO GILT TOOLED IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE
    Sir Edward Burne – Jones. by BELL, Malcolm
    BELL, Malcolm
    Sir Edward Burne – Jones.

    London: George Bell, 1898. Full morocco, 8inches tall. A very decorative Edwardian binding in the Art Nouveau style with stylised roses on the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some foxing to the text. The colour of the binding is slightly faded but the splendid design still stands out.

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  • HANDSOME EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Pilgrim’s Progress. by BUNYAN, John
    BUNYAN, John
    Pilgrim’s Progress.

    London: George Virtue, 1847. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A delightful binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Embellished with full page engravings and many woodcuts within the text. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Some foxing, in particular on the title page.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL MOROCCO WITH BINDER'S TICKET
    The American Commonwealth. by BRYCE, James
    BRYCE, James
    The American Commonwealth.

    New York and London: The Macmillan Company, 1903. 2 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. A very handsome full morocco with the binder's ticket of J.Low of Chancery Lane. With gilt raised bands, splendid gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. With the gilt crest of The Law Society embossed on the upper boards and their prize bookplate on the past down down end paper of the first volume. A splendid set of this celebrated and influential history.

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  • ELEGANT COLLECTION OF THESE SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS IN ENGLISH IN HALF MOROCCO
    Nina; The Neighbours; Strife & Peace; The President's Daughters; The H.... Family. by BREMER, Frederika
    BREMER, Frederika
    Nina; The Neighbours; Strife & Peace; The President's Daughters; The H.... Family.

    London: Clarke, 1844. 7 volumes, 5 inches tall. A finely bound little collection in half morocco with gilt raised bands and charming floral gilt tooling to the panels. Frederika Bremer was a Swedish writer whose 'Sketches of Everyday Life' became immensely popular in Britain and the United States during the Victorian Period. Through her works she was a great and successful influence for feminist reform. A fine little collection of the first English editions.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Hudibras by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras

    London: Vernor et al, 1801. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Bound in a later Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Pink speckled edges. Illustrate with beautiful engraved vignettes and full page engravings. Some foxing. With the ink signature on the first blank of Charles William Corfe, Oxford, Organist and composer and friend of Lewis Carroll.

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  • FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments.

    Oxford: Samuel Collingwood, 1826. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A very fine little binding with wide gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and boards. All edges gilt. A super little Bible in excellent condition.

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  • AN EXQUISITE HALF MOROCCO BY BICKERS
    Obiter Dicta by BIRRELL, Augustine
    BIRRELL, Augustine
    Obiter Dicta

    ondon Elliot stock, 1896. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Half red crushed morocco by Bickers with gilt raised bands and exquisite gilt tooling to the spine. Top edges gilt. With the bookplate of Clive Behrens and gilt initials on the upper boards of C(harlotte) L(ouisa) R(othschild), his wife.

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  • FINE EDITION ON HANDMADE PAPER IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Don Juan. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Don Juan.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A most elegant Edwardian half morocco by Bayntun Riviere with gilt raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. Gilt top edges the remaining edges untrimmed. Slight foxing. A fine copy of one of Humphreys' fine printings on hand made paper.

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  • PRISTINE HEAVY MOROCCO BINDING
    The Ingoldsby Legends. by BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    The Ingoldsby Legends.

    London: Bentley, 1874. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout.

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