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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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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of France. by CROWE, Eyre Evans
    CROWE, Eyre Evans
    The History of France.

    London: Longman et al., 1830; 1831 & 1831. 3 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED COPY IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Cromwelliana. A Chronological Detail of Events in which Oliver Cromwell was Engaged. by CAUFIELD, James (edited by).
    CAUFIELD, James (edited by).
    Cromwelliana. A Chronological Detail of Events in which Oliver Cromwell was Engaged.

    London: Matchell Stace, 1810. Full morocco, 12 inches tall. A rather spectacular copy in full straight grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. The boards are beautifully blind and gilt tooled. All edges gilt. Some rubbing to the head, tail and edges but no splitting or loss. With the armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick of Northwick Park in the County of Worcester. This tall copy has over 80 splendid full page engravings including many by Wenceslaus Hollar.

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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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  • SPLENDID SET IN REGENCY HALF MOTTLED CALF
    Specimens of the British Poets. by CAMPBELL, Thomas
    CAMPBELL, Thomas
    Specimens of the British Poets.

    London: John Murray, 1819. 7 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. An elegant Regency set with gilt bands and striking centre tools on smooth backs. Yellow edges. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry in volumes 2 -7. 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. A pristine set of this fascinating anthology covering, in chronological order, biographical information on more than 250 British poets.

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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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  • SCARCE EDITION IN FULL DICED 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Commentaries of Caesar. by CAESAR. DUNCAN, William (translated into English by).
    CAESAR. DUNCAN, William (translated into English by).
    The Commentaries of Caesar.

    London: Cuthell et al., 1806. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A handsome Georgian full diced 'Russia' calf with gilt raised bands, floral centre tools and twin fillets framing the boards. Portrait and 4 folding plates. Rubbing to edges, slight cracking to joints and chips to the headcap and one raised band but still a firm and good looking set of this scarce edition .

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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 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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  • 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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  • SET IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CHARLES LAURIAT
    George Cruikshank's Table-Book. (Bound uniformly with) George Cruikshank's Omnibus. by CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE (edited by A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott); (Edited by BLANCHARD, Laman)
    CRUIKSHANK, GEORGE (edited by A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott); (Edited by BLANCHARD, Laman)
    George Cruikshank's Table-Book. (Bound uniformly with) George Cruikshank's Omnibus.

    London: George Bell, 1885. 2 volumes,10 1/2 inches tall. A very neat set bound by Charles Lauriat of Boston with raised bands, wide and elaborate dentelles and all edges gilt. The spines are slightly faded. With wood engraved vignettes and 34 full page steel engravings in Sepia, as called for. A splendid set of these interesting and amusing works.

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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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  • GOOD LOOKING SET OF THIS SCARCE EDITION
    The Friend. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    The Friend.

    London: William Pickering, 1844. 3 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A smart, good looking full mid Victorian calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed with double gilt and single blind fillets and the gilt embossed prize stamp of Rugby School on the upper boards. A little grubby and rubbed but overall a fine set. With 2 armorial bookplates and an ink inscription on each title page reading: '4th Comp (?) Prize H. R. Scott Xmas 1848 Rugby. A handsome set of this celebrated collection of essays by one of England's great poets.

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  • SUPERB FULL RED MOROCCO
    Old English Poetry. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. And Poems, Songs, and Ballads, relating to Robin Hood. by CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    Old English Poetry. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. And Poems, Songs, and Ballads, relating to Robin Hood.

    London: Griffin, 1860. Full red morocco, 9.25 inches. A sparkling mid Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and all edges gilt. With bookplate and an ink inscription on the first blank 'on leaving Eton' dated 1865. Text in double columns. A fine copy of these enchanting works.

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  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION IN NEAT HALF CALF
    Don Quixote. by CERVANTES, Miguel de. MOTTEUX (translated from the Spanish by). LOCKHART, John G. (with notes and Life by).
    CERVANTES, Miguel de. MOTTEUX (translated from the Spanish by). LOCKHART, John G. (with notes and Life by).
    Don Quixote.

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1865. 4 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A very bright, neat set in classic half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Pink speckled edges.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN UNUSUALLY BRIGHT AND CLEAN FULL VELLUM
    The French Revolution. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    The French Revolution.

    London: Chapman & Hall, c.1860. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A bright and clean full vellum with twin red labels, a gilt Oxford crest embossed on the upper boards and red edges. The trimming of the title labels is a bit irregular and one of the blanks of the first volume has a corner torn off. A lovely bright vellum binding, with perfect patina, of this great history.

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  • CHARMING SET IN EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: With his Letters and Journals, and his Life, by his Son. by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: With his Letters and Journals, and his Life, by his Son.

    London: John Murray, 1838. 8 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A charming set in early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Some rubbing, scuffing and marking to the boards but generally an excellent clean set. With engraved portrait and views, mostly of the Suffolk coast, especially Aldeburgh, where he was born and lived. Crabbe was described by Lord Byron as "nature's sternest painter, yet the best." His poem 'The Borough' formed the basis for Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes.

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