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  • SUPERB LITTLE REGENCY FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Anacreontica Graece. Ex recensione Friderici Henr. Bothe.. by Anacreon.
    Anacreon.
    Anacreontica Graece. Ex recensione Friderici Henr. Bothe..

    Oxonii [Oxford]: Impensis Bliss et Baxter, 1812. Full morocco, 4.25 inches tall. A superb little binding with a gilt tooled smooth spine with flourishes surrounding the author's name within a gilt cartouche. The boards are framed within gilt and blind fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Extra illustrated with a portrait of Anacreon following the title page. Ownership inscription of John Bullock (1831) and bookplate of Maurice Baring. A charming little edition of a selection of the lyric work of the celebrated Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and erotic poems.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL PINK CALF
    Salaman & Absal by FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    Salaman & Absal

    London: The De La More Press, 1904. Full pink calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Finely printed on handmade paper with full page black and white illustrations and red frontispiece. Ink inscription on the free endpaper. A splendid copy of this Persian allegory.

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  • HANDSOME GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Opera. (The Works). by HORACE -QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS (Quinti Horatii Flacci)
    HORACE -QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS (Quinti Horatii Flacci)
    Opera. (The Works).

    London: Harding, Mavor & Lepard, 1824. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, a series of pallets framing the panels and elaborate gilt rolls and corner tooling on the boards. All edges gilt. Engraved portrait and title page. Two bookplates. Slight fading to the spine, overall a superb little edition of the works of this great Roman lyric poet. In the original Latin.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Libri XLIV by JUSTIN (Latin: Marcus Junianius (or Junianus) Justinus)
    JUSTIN (Latin: Marcus Junianius (or Junianus) Justinus)
    Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio Libri XLIV

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1770. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A delightful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The mottled calf boards are framed by simple gilt rolls. All edges gilt. Frontispiece by Gravelot and woodcut ornaments. Finely printed latin text of this great history.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, detersis recentibus plerumque maculis, nitori suo restitula. by HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Quinti Horatii Flacci Carmina, detersis recentibus plerumque maculis, nitori suo restitula.

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1775. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The mottled calf boards are framed by simple gilt rolls. All edges gilt. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments.

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  • TALES OF LOVE IN FULL VELLUM
    Amours Antiques. by KELLER, Alexandre
    KELLER, Alexandre
    Amours Antiques.

    Paris: Borel, 1902. Full vellum, 7.5 inches tall. With a label and gilt tooling to the spine and a charming gilt design on the upper board with a butterfly alighting on a lotus. Tales of love from classical writers. From the Selbourne collection and with their tiny ink stamp on the reverse of the title page.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO.
    The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams. by HOMER
    HOMER
    The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams.

    London: Sharpe, 1809 & 1810. 4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. All 24 books of the Odyssey bound in 3 volumes and the 4th volume comprising of the Batrachomuomachia, with the Hymns and Epigrams. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Pharsalia. (ROWE, Nicholas, translated into English by). by LUCAN
    LUCAN
    Pharsalia. (ROWE, Nicholas, translated into English by).

    London: Suttaby et al, 1812. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. Lucan's epic Roman poem telling the story of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the Senate under Pompey the Great. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. An exquisite little set.

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  • POPE'S HOMER IN NEAT VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Odyssey of Homer. by POPE, Alexander
    POPE, Alexander
    The Odyssey of Homer.

    London: Rivington et al, 1818. Half calf, 5.25 inches tall. A neat little Victorian binding with raised bands, twin labels and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. Engraved title page and frontispiece. A charming little edition of this great 18th century translation of Homer into English by Alexander Pope.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN GEORGIAN FULL BLUE CALF
    Metamorphoses. (In English). by OVID (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    OVID (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Metamorphoses. (In English).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1807. Full calf, 5 inches tall. Most attractive full navy blue calf with gilt bands, red label and gilt tooled panels. Engraved title page and frontispiece. Dating from the age of Augustus, Ovid's Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology.

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  • NEAT EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK
    Instiitutio Oratoria. (Institutionum Oratoriarum) by QUINTILIAN, Marcus Fabius. (QUINTILIANI)
    QUINTILIAN, Marcus Fabius. (QUINTILIANI)
    Instiitutio Oratoria. (Institutionum Oratoriarum)

    aris, Levacher, 1809. 2 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Full roan with twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the spines with particularly handsome cartouches for the volume numbers and bow and arrows and quiver in the panels. Old neat inscription on the pastedown endpaper, the blank and on the title page. The corners are scuffed and bumped and the labels are creased but no splitting and overall a pretty set.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Satires. (DRYDEN, John, translated into English by). by JUVENAL (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
    JUVENAL (Decimus Junius Juvenalis)
    The Satires. (DRYDEN, John, translated into English by).

    London: Suttaby, 1812. Full morocco, 2 volumes bound in 1, complete, 5.25 inches tall. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume number on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. 2 engraved plates. An exquisite little volume.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer by DRYDEN, John.
    DRYDEN, John.
    Fables from Boccacio (Boccaccio) and Chaucer

    London: Suttaby, 1813. Full morocco, 2 volumes bound in 1, complete, 5.25 inches tall. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume number on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. An exquisite little volume.

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