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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL DICED CALF
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. by BOURRIENNE, M. de
    BOURRIENNE, M. de
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome full calf binding with raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a gilt roll. With the binder's ticket of Webster of Birmingham. Illustrated with engraved portraits, views and maps. Some foxing and staining to a few plates. An excellent set of this celebrated biography by Napoleon's private secretary.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London & Paris: Goupil, 1901. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Gilt embossed Royal coat of arms on the upper vellum boards. Ink inscription to reverse of front free endpaper. Limited to 1250 copies. Armorial bookplate. Fine full page illustrations throughout including colour portrait.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO WITH 20 COLOURED PLATES
    The Life of Beau Brummell. by JESSE, Captain
    JESSE, Captain
    The Life of Beau Brummell.

    London: The Navarre Society, 1927. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most handsome set in half morocco with gilt raised bands, splendid gilt and blind tooling to the panels and gilt top edges. One of 2000 copies printed embellished with 20 fine colour plates. Some marking to the boards. Small ink previous owner's name on first blank. A lovely set of the life of the Regency period's most racy and influential, and ultimately tragic, arbiter of men's fashion and taste.

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  • VERY HANDSOME FULL PRIZE CALF
    Napoleon by ACTON, Lord.
    ACTON, Lord.
    Napoleon

    ambridge, University Press, 1907. Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. A complete work in itself, published as volume 9 in the Cambridge Modern History series. In a most attractive binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels, superb gilt tooling to the panels and gilt 'prize' blocks to the boards. Prize bookplate and the bookplate of Lord Raglan.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    Letters and Life. by BURNS, Robert
    BURNS, Robert
    Letters and Life.

    London: J.F. Dove, 1826. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little full vellum with gilt bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A blue fillet frames the boards. With 'The Life of Robert Burns' by Dr. Currie. Engraved frontispiece and title page.

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