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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL REGENCY 'MAHOGANY' CALF
    The Holy Bible. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible.

    Edinburgh: Sir D. Hunter Blair and J. Bruce, 1811. 2 volume set, 4 1/2 inches tall. A delightful full Regency 'mahogany' calf with beautiful tooling and rich patina. With gilt raised bands, and elaborate and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have a wonderful gilt panel within a series of gilt and blind fillets. All edges gilt. In superb condition.

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  • COLOUR PLATE EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Hudibras. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras.

    London: Thomas McLean, 1819. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A beautifully bound set in full straight grain morocco with wide raised gilt bands and extra gilt panels. Gilt and blind rolls frame the boards. All edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Geoffrey Ecroyd. With 12 full page hand coloured aquatints. Foxing, but still a fine and very good looking set of this great 17th century satirical poem.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    The Naval History of Great Britain, from the year MDCCLXXXIII - MDCCCXXXVI. by BRENTON, Edward Pelham (Captain)
    BRENTON, Edward Pelham (Captain)
    The Naval History of Great Britain, from the year MDCCLXXXIII - MDCCCXXXVI.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1837. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A terrific full calf binding with very fine extra gilt tooling to the wide raised bands and spectacular panels. Twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling and blind fillet and roll framing the boards. There is a neat ink inscription ....'on his leaving Eton' dated Easter 1845 on the first blank. Engraved portrait frontispieces and a further 14 engraved portraits and plans, some folding. Some rubbing and foxing but still a very handsome set which covers so many momentous naval battles and adventures.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN FULL MOROCCO BY BIRDSALL
    Nero. by BARING-GOULD, Sabine
    BARING-GOULD, Sabine
    Nero.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 6 3/4 inches tall. A splendid full crushed morocco by Birdsall binding in pristine condition with gilt raised bands and exquisite gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt top edge, the remaining edges being deckled. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. From the Royal Library Belles Lettres Series. A deluxe edition of this neat Humpreys printings on heavy hand-made paper.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • STUNNING LITTLE VOLUME IN FULL MOROCCO
    Il Decameron. (The Decameron). by BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
    BOCCACCIO, Giovanni
    Il Decameron. (The Decameron).

    Firenze: Presso Gius. Molili E Comp. All' insegna di Dante, 1820. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. A stunning little volume in a richly gilt smooth back bound in the early 19th century. Engraved title page and frontispiece. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild and with his bookplate. A pristine copy of this great 14th century series of short stories, in the original Italian.

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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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  • 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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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Paul and Virginia. by BERNARDIN de SAINT-Pierre, Jacques-Henri
    BERNARDIN de SAINT-Pierre, Jacques-Henri
    Paul and Virginia.

    London: W.S. Orr & Co., 1839. Full morocco, 9 3/4 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Bayntun in pristine condition, inside and out. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt framed panels and boards. All edges gilt. Wide gilt dentelles and silk end papers. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A hugely popular novel originally printed in France in 1788. Bernardin's beliefs echo those of Enlightenment philosophers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau as he contrasts the social class divisions in eighteenth-century French society with those of the noble inhabitants of Mauritius. With 330 engraved illustrations, 30 of which are full page.

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