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  • BEST EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the works of one of the greatest influences of the Victorian Age.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak). by COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak).

    Bruxelles: Paul Lacomblez, 1914. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A truly magnificent binding in pristine condition by Paul Affolter with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling with onlays to the panels and framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and free endpapers. Number 50 of 75 copies on 'japon imperial' with an extra suite of colour plates. In the original felt lined and leather trimmed slipcase also signed by Affolter. Based on an obscure 16th century romance, Coster's masterpiece tells of the adventures of a Flemish prankster, Thyl Ulenspiegel, during the wars of the Reformation in the Netherlands and became popular all over the world.

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  • CELEBRATED BASKERVILLE EDITION OF THE GREATEST RESTORATION COMEDIES IN SUPERB FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Works of William Congreve. by CONGREVE, William
    CONGREVE, William
    The Works of William Congreve.

    Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1761. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. An exquisite 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and superb gilt floral and star tooling to the panels. A triple gilt fillet and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight rubbing and scuffing and occasional foxing to the preliminaries but overall in excellent condition. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. 1 and a further 5 engraved plates. An exquisitely bound set of the only edition of the works of English poet and Restoration playwright William Congreve. Printed by the fine typographer, printer and publisher John Baskerville, of Birmingham.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL MID VICTORIAN CALF
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. by CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.

    Oxford, The University Press, 1849. 7 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A superb full calf by Nutt with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. The boards framed within double gilt fillets and corner tools. Armorial bookplate. This set of one of the great works on the English Civil War is in a sparkling binding in exceptionally fine condition.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SET OF THIS GREAT EDITION BOUND BY WHITE OF PALL MALL
    Commentariorum de Bello Gallico (Gallic Wars) by CAESAR, Julius
    CAESAR, Julius
    Commentariorum de Bello Gallico (Gallic Wars)

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1755. 2 volume set, 6 inches tall. A beautiful set bound by White of Pall Mall in pristine condition in full crushed morocco. A flat back with gilt bands and delicate tooling in the style of Derome. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispiece and two folding maps. A truly delightful set in the original Latin. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • SUPERB TALL COPY IN FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    The Dance of Life by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrated by)
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrated by)
    The Dance of Life

    London: R. Ackerman, 1817. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A superb full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and dense floral gilt tooling to the panels. A triple gilt fillet and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial Bookplate of Marcus Brown-Westhead of Lea Castle. Decorated with hand coloured aquatint frontispiece, vignette on the title page and a further 24 full page plates throughout, all by Thomas Rowlandson.

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  • SUPERB COPY WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR INSCRIBED
    Le Train de 8 h. 47 by COURTELINE, GEORGES
    COURTELINE, GEORGES
    Le Train de 8 h. 47

    Paris: Chez Sylvian Sauvage, 1927. Half morocco, 9.5 inches tall. with raised bands and fine gilt tooling with onlays, gilt top edge. This is example V of XX lettered 'examplaires de collaboration'. With splendid illustrations by Andre Dignimont including an original watercolour signed and inscribed to Pierre Macorlan, the celebrated french novelist and songwriter.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FULL LEATHER WITH EXTRAORDINARY TOOLING ON THE EDGES
    A Digest of the Laws of England. by COMYNS, Sir John
    COMYNS, Sir John
    A Digest of the Laws of England.

    London: Strahan and Woodfall, 1792. 6 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. An extraordinary 18th century binding in full sheep with blind bands, splendid triple labels and twin blind fillets framing the boards. With exceptional speckled pink lettering to the edges indicating that this set belonged to the Circuit Library of the Chester Crown Court. There are no other inscriptions and the text is very clean. There has been expert repair to the joints of two of the volumes. We can find no other examples of this style of lettering on the edges. A remarkable set of this scarce work.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems. by CHATTERTON, Thomas
    CHATTERTON, Thomas
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Thomas Chatterton, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. Fine sets of Chatterton's Poetical Works are scarce.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great romantic poet.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF WITH FINE PROVENANCE
    History of the House of Austria, From the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, to the Death of Leopold the Second: 1218.... to ....1792. by COXE, William
    COXE, William
    History of the House of Austria, From the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, to the Death of Leopold the Second: 1218.... to ....1792.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1807. 2 volume set bound in 3, 10 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent full speckled calf Regency Binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate tooling to the panels. Blue Speckled edges. With fine folding hand-coloured map. With the Stewart bookplate. Emblazoned with foreign orders and decorations, Stewart was appointed ambassador to Vienna attending, with his brother Castlereagh and Wellington, the congress convened there to determine the future of Europe following the fall of Bonaparte. However, his dissolute behaviour, womanizing (he was widowed in 1812) and preposterous love of display, which earned him the sobriquet of "The Golden Peacock", created more comment (and enjoyment) than his skills of diplomacy. A splendid looking set with a great provenance.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED SCARCE EDITION IN FULL DICED CALF
    The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World, Printed Verbatim from the Original editions, and Embellished with a Selection of the Engravings. by COOK, James
    COOK, James
    The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World, Printed Verbatim from the Original editions, and Embellished with a Selection of the Engravings.

    London: Richard Phillips, 1809. 7 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. First edition thus. A simple but charming Regency binding in full diced calf. with gilt bands, nautical centre tools and single gilt fillet framing the boards. With the bookplate, and from the estate of Lord Kenyon of Gredington. The bindings are solid and firm but several are creased, there are chips to one headcap and some very slight splitting as well as foxing to some of the plates. Embellished with a portrait, 2 folding maps and 29 folding engraved plates. A scarce edition of Cook's Voyages.

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  • AN ELEGANT RUN IN FULL REGENCY CALF
    The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish. by CHALMERS, Alexander (Editor)
    CHALMERS, Alexander (Editor)
    The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish.

    London: J. Nichols et al. 1812-1815. 20 volumes bound in 10, 9 inches tall. A handsome run in full Regency calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels. Some scuffing and marking to the boards but no loss or splitting. Pink speckled edges. From the library of a Northumberland Country House, with the label of Earl Vane, Lord Londonderry, and the ticket of J. Bain of 1 Haymarket. A further 12 volumes were printed, up to 1817, here offered, therefore is a run of the first 20 volumes bound in 10 in a very smart binding of the period. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry.…

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    London: J. Nichols et al. 1812-1815. 20 volumes bound in 10, 9 inches tall. A handsome run in full Regency calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels. Some scuffing and marking to the boards but no loss or splitting. Pink speckled edges. From the library of a Northumberland Country House, with the label of Earl Vane, Lord Londonderry, and the ticket of J. Bain of 1 Haymarket. A further 12 volumes were printed, up to 1817, here offered, therefore is a run of the first 20 volumes bound in 10 in a very smart binding of the period. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    The Peerage of England. by COLLINS, Arthur
    COLLINS, Arthur
    The Peerage of England.

    London: Strahan, Rivington et al., 1779. 9 volume set, 9 inches tall. A beautiful 18th century full calf with gilt bands, most unusual twin labels and a sequence of gilt pallets to the panels. A gilt roll frames the boards. Slight splitting but a firm, clean and most attractive set. Containing a genealogical and historical account of all the Peers of England, embellished with 'their Paternal Coats of Arms, Crests, Supporters and Mottoes, curiously engraved on Copper-Plates'.

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  • HILARIOUS SYNTAX SPINOFF IN SUPERB MOTTLED FULL CALF
    Doctor Syntax in Paris or A Tour in Search of the Grotesque. by COOMBE, William (?)
    COOMBE, William (?)
    Doctor Syntax in Paris or A Tour in Search of the Grotesque.

    London: W. Wright, 1820. Full Calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. A superb full mottled calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. A gilt roll and twin gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 17 full page hand coloured aquatints and a splendid illustrated title page by Charles Williams. A Lovely copy of this hilarious Doctor Syntax spinoff.

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  • DELUXE SIGNED EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Coridon's Song, and Other Verses from Various Sources. by DOBSON, Austin (introduced by)
    DOBSON, Austin (introduced by)
    Coridon's Song, and Other Verses from Various Sources.

    London: Macmillan, 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco bound by Riviere in 1895 in absolutely pristine condition. With gilt raised bands and exquisite floral gilt tooling to the panels. The boards framed within a triple gilt fillet. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges, the remaining edges untrimmed. This is one of 152 large paper copies. This copy is signed by Hugh Thomson on the title page. The original cloth covers and wraps fot the large paper and ordinary paper editions are bound in. With 76 illustrations by Hugh Thompson who has signed the title page. A wonderful copy of these beautifully illustrated English poems.

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  • ONE OF 7 EXAMPLES WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR IN FULL MOROCCO
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent. by CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent.

    aris, Emile Hazan, 1930. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A striking binding with 3 wide gilt raised bands and fine gilt designs to the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. On 'Japon Imperial'. From a limited edition of 833, one of only 7 examples with an original watercolour, this being number 6. Dignimont's wonderful illustrations are in 2 states. In pristine condition housed in a slightly worn slip case.

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  • ENLARGED EDITION IN GLORIOUS SPANISH CALF
    Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1846. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning full 'Spanish Calf' with gilt bands, twin labels and dense, and most unusual, gilt tooling to the spine. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and twin fillets. Pink speckled edges. With the armorial bookplate of Christopher Turnor of the the magnificent Stoke Rochford Hall. There is quite heavy foxing, almost completely confined to the portrait and title page of volume I. This is the second, enlarged edition. A splendid set.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London & Paris: (Goupil) Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1896. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Zaehnsdorf for Wm. Brown in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 300 copies (200 in Great Britain and 100 in America) with a duplicate series of plates in 2 states, of which this is number 195. Armorial bookplate. The spine is somewhat faded but still bright. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • HILARIOUS WORK IN FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    Lessons of Thrift, Published for General Benefit By a Member of the Save-all Club. by CRAWFORD, John William Roy. CRUIKSHANK, Isaac Robert (illustrator).
    CRAWFORD, John William Roy. CRUIKSHANK, Isaac Robert (illustrator).
    Lessons of Thrift, Published for General Benefit By a Member of the Save-all Club.

    London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Full calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and triple fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With an engraved title page and 12 hilarious full page hand coloured plates. With the armorial bookplate of Edmund Lacon. Rubbing, in particular to the upper joint, some scuffing and slight foxing to the preliminaries, but overall a fine copy of the first edition.
    This copy, as with all editions had pp. 39-42, 87-110 and 163-178 omitted, a footnote appears on p. xvi explaining: "The reader will perceive an hiatus after p. 38, another…

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    London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Full calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and triple fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With an engraved title page and 12 hilarious full page hand coloured plates. With the armorial bookplate of Edmund Lacon. Rubbing, in particular to the upper joint, some scuffing and slight foxing to the preliminaries, but overall a fine copy of the first edition.
    This copy, as with all editions had pp. 39-42, 87-110 and 163-178 omitted, a footnote appears on p. xvi explaining: "The reader will perceive an hiatus after p. 38, another after p. 86, and a third after p. 162. Some digressions occurred in those places on subjects too abstruse to be generally interesting; they have therefore been withdrawn".

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