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  • INFLUENTIAL WORK IN MAGNIFICENT 18th CENTURY TREE CALF
    Letters on the Study and Use of History. by BOLINGBROKE, Henry St John, 1st Viscount
    BOLINGBROKE, Henry St John, 1st Viscount
    Letters on the Study and Use of History.

    Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1777. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, red label and magnificent gilt centre tools, one in the form of a swan amongst the reeds. Bolingbroke is recognised as a great influence on Voltaire and the early US presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Also influential in the colonies was his contention on liberty: that one is "free not from the law, but by the law".

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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED ITEM IN FINE HALF GOATSKIN
    Brasenose Ale: A Collection of Verses Annually Presented On Shrove Tuesday, By The Butler of Brasenose College, Oxford by BRASENOSE
    BRASENOSE
    Brasenose Ale: A Collection of Verses Annually Presented On Shrove Tuesday, By The Butler of Brasenose College, Oxford

    Boston, Lincolnshire: Printed for Private Circulation, 1878by Robert Roberts. Half Morocco by Larkins, 9 inches tall. A splendid volume of verse celebrating drinking ale in a fine binding. With gilt raised bands, title and most attractive gilt tooling to the panels framing a centre tool representing a jug of ale. Top edge gilt. Slight rubbing and scuffing.With the remarkable and macabre bookplate of George Fales Barker.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Pilgrim's Progress. by BUNYAN, John
    BUNYAN, John
    The Pilgrim's Progress.

    London: Routledge, 1879. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A very handsome binding by Field of Regent Street with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles, prize inscription on the upper board and all edges. Prize bookplate to the upper board. Embellished with 110 engravings.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. by BURNEY, Frances, Madame D'Arblay
    BURNEY, Frances, Madame D'Arblay
    Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay.

    London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1893. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. Bound with gilt raised bands, floral gilt centre tooling and gilt top edges. Fanny Burney was a celebrated English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Principes de la Literature. by BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    BATTEUX, M. l’Abbe.
    Principes de la Literature.

    Paris: Desaint & Saillant, 1764. 5 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey over defaced earlier bookplates in each volume. Woodcut ornaments. A very fine set.

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  • SUPERB EDWARDIAN VELLUM BLOTTER BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    BLOTTER
    BLOTTER

    Vellum blotter, 18 x 11.5 inches when closed, 36.5 x 11.5 inches when open. Beautifully made and signed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of the finest firms of bookbinders at the time. Vellum with gilt rolls and ornate gilt centre tools. V.C on the left hand 'panel', A.C on the right. In remarkably fine condition (with no ink stains!).

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  • FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes by BOURSAULT, Edme
    BOURSAULT, Edme
    Théâtre de Feu Monsieur Boursault. Nouvelle édition, revue, corrigée & augmentée de plusieurs pièces qui n’ont point paru dans les précédentes

    Paris: Compagnie des Libraires, 1746. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A particularly beautifully bound set with gilt bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • GERMAN DEVOTIONAL WORK IN SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Laienbrevier. by BREVIARY
    BREVIARY
    Laienbrevier.

    Berlin: Verlag von Veit und Comp, 1834-1835. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful little devotional work in straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels, dentelles and all edges. The boards are framed with gilt and blind rolls and corner tooling. Watered silk endpapers. A neat ink inscription dated 1836 and a blind armorial stamp are found on the first blank. This Breviary of the Laity is used in Western Christianity for praying the canonical hours.

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  • DELIGHTFUL ANTHOLOGY IN SUPERB MID VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Old English Ballads. A collection of Favourite Ballads of the Olden Time. by BALLADS
    BALLADS
    Old English Ballads. A collection of Favourite Ballads of the Olden Time.

    London: Full morocco, c.1865. Full blue morocco, 9 inches tall. A superbly bound volume in an unusual shade of blue with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles, all edges and elegant gilt tooling to the boards. A delightful anthology of old ballads illustrated with 50 engraved vignettes. Slight rubbing and foxing particularly to the preliminaries.

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  • EPIC POEM IN CHARMING FULL CALF EXTRA GILT
    Don Juan. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Don Juan.

    London: Thomas Davison, 1828. 2 volume set, 5 1/2 inches tall. Splendid full calf with raised gilt bands. Label and extra gilt panels. A triple gilt fillet and blind roll frame the blind embossed Grecian Lyre block on the boards. An interesting wash to the edges. Engraved frontispieces. Attractive set of this tiny edition of one of Byron's best loved epic poems.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN FULL REGENCY SPECKLED CALF
    The Poetical Works. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Printed at the Stanhope Press by Charles Whittingham for John Sharpe, 1806. 3 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A delightful little set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved frontispieces.

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  • CLASSIC TITLE IN STUNNING FULL CALF BINDING
    A True Relation of The Holy War Made By King Shaddai Upon Diabolus. by BUNYAN, John
    BUNYAN, John
    A True Relation of The Holy War Made By King Shaddai Upon Diabolus.

    London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, c.1870. Full calf with inlays, 10.5 inches tall. Stunning binding with the binder's ticket of Manning of Greenwich with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling and green labels and lozenges on the boards. Illustrated throughout. Some foxing which is heavy on the last few leaves.

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  • FINE HEAVY VICTORIAN MOROCCO BINDING
    Golden Leaves From the Works of the Poets and Painters by BELL, Robert (Editor)
    BELL, Robert (Editor)
    Golden Leaves From the Works of the Poets and Painters

    London: Griffin, 1863. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. With blind raised bands, gilt titles and charming gilt and blind tooling, with oak leaves and acorns on the panels and boards. Armorial bookplate and neat signature at the head of the title page. A splendid collection of the works of the most famous poets with finely engraved vignettes by the popular artists of the day.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade. by BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade.

    Berlin: Et se trouve a Paris, 1775. 2 vol set, 8 inches tall. With double label, gilt bands and fine floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges and extraordinary paper boards. Slight worming to the lower board of volumee 1. Fine engraved title page.With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée. by BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée.

    Paris: Chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1741. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A very fine full mottled calf with raised bands, twin morocco labels and delicate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Woodcut ornaments. A splendid set in excellent condition.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FINE FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The Life of Fenelon. by BAUSSET, M. L. F. de. ( Translated by MUDFORD, William ).
    BAUSSET, M. L. F. de. ( Translated by MUDFORD, William ).
    The Life of Fenelon.

    London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine and appealing binding in full speckled calf, with gilt bands, delicate centre tools and twin labels. Speckled edges. Portrait. With the ticket of Asperne. According to Ramsden's 'London Bookbinders 1780-1840' James Asperne of 32 Cornhill patronised the bindery of the great J. Lovejoy to create his bindings. A fine set of this scarce and interesting work.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    The Decameron by BOCCACCIO ( BOCCACCI, Giovanni )
    BOCCACCIO ( BOCCACCI, Giovanni )
    The Decameron

    London: Printed for Private Subscription & Circulation, 1887. Full vellum, 7 inches tall. Simple gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Top edge gilt. No 15 of a limited edition of only 250 copies.The title page states: '...now first completely done into English the stories which it has hitherto been the custom to censure emasculate or omit altogether and which are now presented in their entirety'.

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  • SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL CALF
    The Comic History of England. by BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    The Comic History of England.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., c. 1870. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and rather splendid gilt tooled panels. Book plate. Embellished with 20 coloured etchings and 200 woodcut vignettes by Leech.

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  • SPARKLING COPY IN TREE CALF
    The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. by BROOKE, Rupert
    BROOKE, Rupert
    The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke.

    London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1931. Full calf, 7 3/4 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait. A pristine copy.

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  • A HANDSOME GEORGIAN HALF 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the Late Lieut. Gen. J. Burgoyne. by BURGOYNE, Lieut. Gen. J.
    BURGOYNE, Lieut. Gen. J.
    The Dramatic and Poetical Works of the Late Lieut. Gen. J. Burgoyne.

    London: Printed by C. Whittingham for Scatcherd et al., 1808. 2 volumes bound in 1, 6 1/2 inches tall. A handsome Georgian half 'Russia' calf with gilt bands and delicate centre tools. Red specked edges. With 2 engraved frontispieces and further full page plates.

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