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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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  • 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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  • RABELAIS' GARGANTUA LAVISHLY BOUND & ILLUSTRATED
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout. by RABELAIS, François.
    RABELAIS, François.
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout.

    Paris: Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, 1938. 4to (10½" tall). Full blue crushed morocco. Splendid 1930's French binding with a series of wide bands each bearing a letter of the title. Coloured calf inlay and gilt tooling on the upper board. Top edge gilt.

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  • SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED IN SMART HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Crock of Gold. by STEPHENS, James
    STEPHENS, James
    The Crock of Gold.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Half Morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A smart half crushed morocco binding by Bayntun with raised bands, gilt centre tools and top edge. 12 superb colour illustrations and decorative headings and tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie. A charming comic novel by the Irish writer James Stephens.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Plain or Ringlets?” by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Plain or Ringlets?”

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Faint stains to the boards. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL CALF
    The Comic History of England. by BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    The Comic History of England.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., c. 1870. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and rather splendid gilt tooled panels. Book plate. Embellished with 20 coloured etchings and 200 woodcut vignettes by Leech.

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  • SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL CALF
    The Comic History of Rome. by BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    The Comic History of Rome.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., c. 1870. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and rather splendid gilt tooled panels. Book plate. Embellished with 10 coloured etchings and 100 woodcut vignettes by Leech. Slight fading to the upper board.

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  • FINE COLOUR PRINTING IN FULL CALF
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Co, 1849. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. Full calf with gilt raised bands, title label, gilt tooling to the panels and all edges. An anthology of poetry and song with chromolithograph borders. Lacks half title. A charming volume.

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