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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 COMBE, William (?). WILLIAMS, Charles (illustrated by).
    COMBE, William (?). WILLIAMS, Charles (illustrated by).
    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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  • SCARCE COLOUR PLATE BOOK IN HALF MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Characteristic Costume of France. Costume Caractèristique de France. by PEAKE, Richard Brinsley
    PEAKE, Richard Brinsley
    The Characteristic Costume of France. Costume Caractèristique de France.

    London: William Fearman, 1819. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid later binding by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt title and top edge. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. With 19 bright hand-coloured plates "By an artist Recently Returned from the Continent". Each view is most illuminating particularly the 'Interior of a Coffee House', 'The Morgue' with a young child come to have a look and 'The Gaming Table'. A fine clean copy of this scarce colour plate book. With the text in English and French.

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  • GREAT COMIC WORK IN PRISTINE FULL CALF BY BAYNTUN
    The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife. by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrated by).
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrated by).
    The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of a Wife.

    London: Ackermann, 1823. 3 volume set, 5 1/2 inches tall. The exquisite miniature edition of 1823 bound in later full calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels, twin gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Illustrated with 80 hand-coloured plates by Thomas Rowlandson, including two pictorial title pages, as called for. Brilliant comic satirical verse matched by Rowlandson's equally comic hand coloured aquatints.

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  • 27 HAND-COLOURED AQUATINTS IN HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO
    The Life of an Actor. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    The Life of an Actor.

    London: C.S. Arnold, 1825. Half morocco, 10 inches tall. A fine tall copy of this hilarious volume highlighting the perils of a thespian life. Bound in a later half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. First Edition. With vignettes and 27 hand-coloured aquatints by Theodore Lane. Slight rubbing and one plate creased but overall a splendid copy of this scarce title. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey.

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  • 36 HAND COLOURED COMIC PLATES IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    Life in London: Or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, The Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Life in London: Or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, The Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis

    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A splendid treecalf which has been expertly repaired (by Bayntuns of Bath) with the original spine relaid. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edge. With 36 hand coloured aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank and folding pages of songs. Some offsetting from the plates. The images illustrate the hilarious and bawdy adventures of Jerry and his companions in London.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Sports & Anecdotes of Bygone Days. by REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    Sports & Anecdotes of Bygone Days.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. Bound to the finest quality by Leighton of Soho with gilt raised bands and neat gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate of Leopold de Rothschild. Colour title page and 6 further colour plates.

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  • CLASSIC COMIC POEM WITH 12 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO
    Hudibras. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras.

    London: Akerman (sic) et al., 1822. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb later crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, gilt panels, framed boards, dentelles and all edges. With 12 hand coloured aquatints. A pristine copy of this great mock heroic Civil War poem through the story of Sir Hudibras and his comic adventures.

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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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  • GREAT COMIC POEM IN FULL RED MOROCCO
    The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the late Doctor Syntax: A Poem by the Author of the Three Tours. by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the late Doctor Syntax: A Poem by the Author of the Three Tours.

    London: R. Ackermann, at the Repository of Arts, 1822. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful binding by Riviere, expertly rebacked retaining the earlier boards. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The armorial bookplate of Baron de Spon. In this great comic poem we learn of the adventures of Doctor Syntax's extraordinary son, Johnny. Thomas Rowlandson adds 24 superb hand coloured aquatints to illustrate those adventures further.

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  • A NEW IMPROVED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Sporting Anecdotes. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Sporting Anecdotes.

    London: Sherwood, Jones & Co., 1825. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid later binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, stunning gilt tooling to the panels and triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Some expert minor paper restoration done at the time of this sumptuous binding Gilt dentelles and top edge. 'A new edition, considerably enlarged and improved'. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and numerous black and white plates and vignettes.

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  • SPLENDID AND AMUSING AQUATINTS IN ELEGANT FULL MOROCCO
    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 morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A superb Victorian binding with gilt raised bands 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 Alexander Lawson Duncan. There is some discolouration on the upper board, otherwise 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.…

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    London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A superb Victorian binding with gilt raised bands 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 Alexander Lawson Duncan. There is some discolouration on the upper board, otherwise 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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  • SUPERB COPY OF THIS HAND-COLOURED EDITION IN FULL CALF BY ROOT
    Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea: by an Adept. by JOHNSTON, Charles
    JOHNSTON, Charles
    Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea: by an Adept.

    London: Hector McLean, 1821. 3 volume set, 8 1/4 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Root with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Embellished with 15 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates. A delightful edition in pristine condition. The adventures of a golden Guinea as it silently passes from person to person, and the variety of human nature encountered.

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  • RARE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes by VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes

    Paris: 'Disciples d'Hippocrate', 1942. Half crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A simple binding with gilt tooled titles, fleurons and top edge. One of 250 copies on 'velin de rives', this being number 245. With 13 explicit illustrations in black and white and 12 in colour, with an extra suite of the 12 colour lithographs. A fine copy.

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  • COLOUR PLATE EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Hudibras. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras.

    London: Thomas McLean, 1819. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A beautifully bound set in full straight grain morocco with wide raised gilt bands and extra gilt panels. Gilt and blind rolls frame the boards. All edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Geoffrey Ecroyd. With 12 full page hand coloured aquatints. Foxing, but still a fine and very good looking set of this great 17th century satirical poem.

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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID REGENCY FULL CALF
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings. by BUTLER, Samuel.
    BUTLER, Samuel.
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings.

    London: Ackerman, Walker and Co., et al, 1822. 2 vols., 8vo (8 1/2" tall). Full pink calf by J. ATKINSON, Spurriergate, York and with their ticket. Twin labels with attractively arched volume lettering. Gilt raised bands, fine floral tooling to panels. Very pretty gilt and blind floral roll, framing blind star-shaped floral motif to both boards. 12 superb hand coloured engravings. Gilt dentelles, edges marbled. Slightly sunned on spine, otherwise a fine set.

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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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  • 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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  • FINE COPY IN REGENCY HALF CALF
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England. by WILLEMENT, Thomas
    WILLEMENT, Thomas
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England.

    London: The Author, Rodwell & Martin, Moule, 1821. Half calf, 11.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, blind tooled centre tooling and label. With fine engravings throughout, including 32 hand coloured pages. The spine is slightly faded but overall a lovely copy of this finely illustrated work.

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  • DELUXE QUARTO EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Comic History of England. by A'Beckett, Gilbert A.
    A'Beckett, Gilbert A.
    The Comic History of England.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, and Co., c.1890. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A scarce deluxe quarto edition in half crushed morocco with raised bands, simple gilt panels and gilt top edge. Striking bookplate. With great comic illustrations by John Leech throughout, with hand coloured full page plates and vignettes on India paper. Small sealed split at the head of volume II, but still a fine set of this superb comic history.

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  • COLOUR PLATES IN FINE FULL CALF BY MORRELL
    The Chace, The Turf, and the Road. by NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.)
    NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.)
    The Chace, The Turf, and the Road.

    London: John Murray, 1870. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A very fine Victorian binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, triple labels and equine gilt centre tools to the panels. Triple gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Delicate vignettes and 14 hand tinted engravings by Alken. A smart copy of this charming work.

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