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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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  • GORGEOUS SPANISH CALF BY TOUT
    Don Quixote de la Mancha by CERVANTES, Miguel, de Saavedra. JARVIS, Charles (translated into English).
    CERVANTES, Miguel, de Saavedra. JARVIS, Charles (translated into English).
    Don Quixote de la Mancha

    London: John Thomas, 1840. 3 volume set, 10 inches tall. A gorgeous Spanish calf binding by Tout with gilt raised bands, triple labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt Cambridge panels to the boards, dentelles and gilt top edges. With 800 engraved vignettes from designs by Tony Johannot. A remarkable set bound in this very scarce style in a most unusual colour by one of London's greatest late Victorian binders.

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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.

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  • HILARIOUS GEORGIAN SATIRE IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Old English 'Squire. by CARELESS, John
    CARELESS, John
    The Old English 'Squire.

    London: McLean, 1821. Full morocco, 11.25 inches tall. A superb Victorian full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Large paper copy with the half title present and original paper label bound in. 24 superb and most amusing hand coloured aquatints 'by one of the family' illustrating the (mis)adventures of an English Squire of the period.

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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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  • 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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  • SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE IN FULL CALF
    Os Lusiadas by CAMOES, Luiz de
    CAMOES, Luiz de
    Os Lusiadas

    Leipzig: Typographia Giesecke & Devrient, 1880. Full calf, 15.5 inches tall. A truly magnificent volume in excellent condition. Gilt raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels. The upper board shows a Portuguese caravel framed within an architectural arch and the Portuguese Coat of Arms. The edges are gauffered with a rose design. Bookplate. Slipcase. 10 Chromolithographs and 21 engraved plates. Luiz de Camoes is the great 16th century Portuguese literary figure compared to that of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Homer, Virgil and Dante and this is his great epic poem.

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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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  • FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Nouvelles Exemplaires. by CERVANTES, Miguel de
    CERVANTES, Miguel de
    Nouvelles Exemplaires.

    Lausanne: Chez Marc-Mic. Bousquet & Comp, 1759. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Fine full speckled calf in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Woodcut ornaments. 13 full page engraved plates. A superb copy of a scarce edition.

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  • PRE-DATING AMERICAN FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB HALF CALF
    The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas. by COOPER, James Fenimore
    COOPER, James Fenimore
    The Water Witch; or, The Skimmer of the Seas.

    London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 3 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive half calf from the 1830's with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of W.E. Powell of Nanteos. The English first edition came out a year before the American. The Water Witch is a rollicking tale of 18th century New York.

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN FULL MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London & Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Co (GOUPIL), 1896. Full crushed morocco, 13 inches tall. A splendid binding by Ramage with gilt raised bands, crowned Tudor rose centre tools in the panels and on the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Hand coloured frontispiece and 39 further full page plates illustrating the history of Elizabeth I. Some foxing to the frontispiece and title page and slight rubbing to the joints and edges.

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  • SERMONS OF THE COUSIN OF JANE AUSTEN IN GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Practical and Familiar Sermons. by COOPER, Rev. Edward
    COOPER, Rev. Edward
    Practical and Familiar Sermons.

    London: Cadell, 1830. 7 volume set, 7 inches tall. A simple yet attractive Georgian full calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and blind pallets to the panels and rolls framing the boards. The Reverend Edward Cooper was first cousin to Jane Austen, their mothers being sisters. He was Rector of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hamstall-Ridware. There is a portrait of Edward Cooper in the Jane Austen's House Museum. A splendid little set.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN NEAT HALF CALF
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester. by SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1828. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A neat Georgian half calf with raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, with some rubbing to the bands. Pink speckled edges. Engraved portrait and further full page engraved plates. A very handsome copy of a scarce work. From the library of a Northumberland Country House.

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  • RARE EDITION WITH ILLUMINATED PLATES IN FULL MOROCCO
    A Book of Common Prayer. by PRAYER
    PRAYER
    A Book of Common Prayer.

    London: Ryley, 1838. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A very scarce item with exquisite hand coloured initials and full page 'illuminated' plates. The spine and boards are decorated with gilt 'Cathedral' tooling. All edges gilt. Some rubbing but a fine example of this choice edition.

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  • GEORGIAN HALF MOROCCO IN SPARKLING CONDITION
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe

    London: John Murray, 1823. 5 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An elegant binding in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, title and very fine gilt panels. Armorial bookplates. A most attractive set of these hugely successful and influential poems.

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  • RARE VOLUME IN QUARTER CALF
    Lettres De Henri VIII à Anne Boleyn, Publiées D’après les Originaux de la Bibliothèque du Vatican by CRAPELAT G.-A.
    CRAPELAT G.-A.
    Lettres De Henri VIII à Anne Boleyn, Publiées D’après les Originaux de la Bibliothèque du Vatican

    Paris: Crapelet, 1853. Quarter calf, 11 inches tall. An elegant binding with twin labels, gilt. With the 2 hand coloured engraved portraits. Second edition. With the letters in Tudor English and French. A fascinating and rare book in excellent condition.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Eccentric Tales, In Verse. by CRAMBO, Cornelius (RHODES, W.B.)
    CRAMBO, Cornelius (RHODES, W.B.)
    Eccentric Tales, In Verse.

    London: Tipper, 1808. Full calf, 6.75 inches tall. A delightful and extraordinary work in fine full late 19th century calf by Morrell. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The scarce first edition of this collection of 13 irreverent ballads. Folding hand coloured frontispiece by Atkinson.

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  • PRESENTATION COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Parish Registers of St. Michael, Cornhill, London….1546-1754. by CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (partly edited by)
    CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (partly edited by)
    The Parish Registers of St. Michael, Cornhill, London….1546-1754.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1882. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Bound by Hammond. Presented to Sir George John Armytage. Comprising The Harleian Society volume VII.

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  • ELEGANT FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Poems by C. Churchill by CHURCHILL, Charles
    CHURCHILL, Charles
    Poems by C. Churchill

    London: John Churchill and W. Flexney, 1766. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple yet elegant binding with gilt bands and titles. Armorial bookplate. A neat owner's name dated 1821 on the title page and the publisher and executor, John Churchill, has signed his name at the end of the work. A fine edition of the works of this celebrated satirist and poet.

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