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  • FIRST EDITIONS IN FINE FULL CALF BY TOUT
    The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads. by GILBERT, W. S.
    GILBERT, W. S.
    The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads.

    London: Routledge, 1869 & (1872). 2 volumes, 7.5 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings by Tout with triple labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Original cloth covers bound in. Slight rubbing to the joints and a stain on the top of the second title page, otherwise perfectly clean. Profusely illustrated throughout. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced with the composer Arthur Sullivan.

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  • HALF CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Bab Ballads. by GILBERT, W.S.
    GILBERT, W.S.
    The Bab Ballads.

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1914. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A pleasing binding by Spottiswoode with a single gilt raised band and gilt tooling in the Art Deco style to the spine and gilt top edge. With 350 illustrations by the author. From the Library of The Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace, and with his bookplate. An ink inscription reads 'H.R.H. Prince Henry, Honoris causa (For the sake of honour) from E.L.C.' Eton, Easter 1916'. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII, and the first son of a British monarch to attend school.

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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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  • 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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  • PRISTINE COPY IN A FINE BAYNTUN MOROCCO BINDING.
    A Book of Ballads. Selected and with an introduction by Beverley Nichols & Illustrated by H.M. Brock. by NICHOLS, Beverley.
    NICHOLS, Beverley.
    A Book of Ballads. Selected and with an introduction by Beverley Nichols & Illustrated by H.M. Brock.

    London: Hutchinson & Co., 1934. Large 4to, 11.5 inches tall. Half morocco by Bayntuns of Bath. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, title, centre tools and top edge. Charming colour plated throughout by Brock. A fine copy.

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