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  • STOTHARD EDITION EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO
    The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. by DEFOE, Daniel
    DEFOE, Daniel
    The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

    London Cadell and Davies, 1820. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A fabulous full crushed morocco by one of the greatest Parisian firms of the 19th century, Chambolle-Duru. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and triple fillets framing the boards, wide gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of M.C.D.Borden. This is the celebrated Stothard edition with all 22 engraved plates called for, bound with an extra 25 plates. Very slight loss of some gilding but a beautiful and unique copy of one of the most popular and influential English novels of the 18th century.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN THE 'ART NOUVEAU' STYLE
    Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield. by DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. 11 volume set, 8 inches tall. An exquisite half morocco for Hatchards with gilt raised bands and delightful floral gilt tooling in the 'art nouveau' style and gilt top edge. Portraits and vignettes to the title pages. This set of the 'Hughenden Edition' has come from the library of Alfred de Rothschild but is without his bookplate.

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  • FINE SET IN SUPERB VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works of Thomas De Quincey. by De QUINCEY, Thomas
    De QUINCEY, Thomas
    The Works of Thomas De Quincey.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862. 15 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A superb full Victorian calf bound set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and contrasting twin labels. Armorial bookplate. Portrait. Best known for his 'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater', in which De Quincey's autobiography centres on the effect his laudanum addiction has on his life. A wonderful set of the works of this very influential writer.

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY TALL LARGE PAPER COPY IN FULL CALF
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744. by DODSLEY, Robert. HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    DODSLEY, Robert. HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744.

    ondon Reeves and Turner, 1874. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. Superb full calf by Mansell. A very fine binding with gilt raised bands, triple labels and dense gilt floral panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges.One of only a handful, possibly as few as 10, tall large paper copies on handmade paper were printed. With the armorial bookplate of Horatio Noble Pym, celebrated author and bibliophile who used the finest bookbinders of his day. This is a splendid set of this important collection of early English plays, largely from the 16th century, with more than 30 being added to this enlarged edition.

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  • SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO WITH THE COAT OF ARMS OF POPE PIUS IX
    La Légende de Sainte Ursule Princesse Britannique et de ses Onze Mille Vierges d’après les anciens tableaux de l’église de Sainte-Ursule à Cologne reproduits en chromolithographie. by DUTRON, J. B.
    DUTRON, J. B.
    La Légende de Sainte Ursule Princesse Britannique et de ses Onze Mille Vierges d’après les anciens tableaux de l’église de Sainte-Ursule à Cologne reproduits en chromolithographie.

    Paris: KELLERHOVEN Franz, 1860. Full morocco, 12 inches tall. A remarkable full morocco binding with gilt raised bands and sumptuous gilt tooling to the panels and to the boards framing the gilt coat of arms of Pope Pius IX. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispiece and a further 21 splendid full page chromolithographs. The text is embellished with elaborate borders. Dedication page by Pius IX. With the bookplate of the Sienna Convent Drogheda and a presentation page to the Convent from Maria, Countess of Lavradio, Lisbon. Light foxing. A magnificent volume, internally and externally.

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  • RARE EARLY PLAYS IN FULL MOROCCO BY CLARKE AND BEDFORD
    A Collection of Old Plays. by DODSLEY, Robert (editor)
    DODSLEY, Robert (editor)
    A Collection of Old Plays.

    London: Septimus Prowett, 1825. 13 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid tall paper set in a magnificent hard grain morocco by one of London's most celebrated binders, Clarke & Bedford. With gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and the play titles in the surely smallest type a binder could use. The boards framed within triple fillets, gilt dentelles and all edges. Some speckles to the boards. With the striking bookplate of John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley Foreign secretary under Queen Victoria. This collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean plays was significant in reacquainting the public with many previously neglected works. A very fine set.

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  • FINE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BY J. CLARKE
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy). by DANTE Alighieri
    DANTE Alighieri
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).

    Nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1815-1817. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent straight grain morocco by J. Clarke, one of the finest binders in Georgian London. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Portrait and 3 engraved plans. With the armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Considered the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and the most important work in the Italian language. In the original Italian.

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  • SPLENDID FIRST EDITION IN FULL LEATHER
    Monasticon Anglicanum by DUGDALE, William
    DUGDALE, William
    Monasticon Anglicanum

    London: Richard Hodgkinsonne, 1655. Red morocco, 13.5 inches tall. A splendid full 18th century red crushed morocco with some rather extraordinary restoration with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and all edges gilt. The lower board has been restored with cat's paw calf decorated with a gilt fleur de lys surmounted by a royal crown. Embellished with 52 engravings, several of which are folding. From the library of Charles Whibley. Bookplate. Two manuscript letters, dated 1627 and 1671 are tipped in. This work was expanded with two further volumes in 1661 and 1673. This is a most good looking copy of this celebrated work albeit with some remarkable restoration to the lower board. In Latin.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Poems on Several Occasions. by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    Poems on Several Occasions.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co., 1895. 2 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco by Bumpus with gilt raised bands and extraordinary fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Number 61 of 750 copies printed on Deckle Edge Paper, with etchings on Handmade Paper. A truly spectacular binding in pristine condition.

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  • PROOF PLATES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter. by DARLEY, F.O.C. (COOPER, James Fenimore)
    DARLEY, F.O.C. (COOPER, James Fenimore)
    The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter.

    New York: James G. Gregory, 1862. Full crushed morocco, 15 inches tall. Magnificently Bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooled panels and a sequence of gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Complete with Engraved portrait, engraved title page and a further 62 superb engravings illustrating the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. With some original paper wraps bound in. Some superficial scratching to the lower board. A spectacular example of this finely produced work.

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  • COMPLETE SET IN SPARKLING HALF CALF
    The Novels and Tales by The Right Honorable B. Disraeli. by DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    The Novels and Tales by The Right Honorable B. Disraeli.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1870-81. 11 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling set in Victorian half calf by J. Larkins with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Portrait. Foxing to the preliminaries, then clean. A smart set of the "Collected Edition" of the works of this great 19th century novelist and favourite Prime Minister of Queen Victoria.

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  • GLORIOUS SET IN FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of John Dryden. by DRYDEN, John. (WARTON, John & WARTON, Joseph, (notes by)).
    DRYDEN, John. (WARTON, John & WARTON, Joseph, (notes by)).
    The Poetical Works of John Dryden.

    London: Rivington, et al., 1811. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A glorious mid-Victorian binding in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. Portrait. With the bookplate of Alfred de Rothschild. A splendid set of the poetical works of this great 17th century poet, play wright and translator.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. by DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Folding map, 58 full page tinted wood cuts and 3 plates of ancient Indian music. An ink inscription on the first blank on 'leaving Eton' dated 1867. A superb set of this profusely illustrated work.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Mes Passe - Temps: Chansons suivies de L'Art de la danse, poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Ornés de gravures par Moreau le jeune, avec airs notés. by DESPRÉAUX Jean Étienne
    DESPRÉAUX Jean Étienne
    Mes Passe - Temps: Chansons suivies de L'Art de la danse, poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Ornés de gravures par Moreau le jeune, avec airs notés.

    Paris: Chez l'Auteur, & Defrelle & Petit, 1806. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. An exquisite full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Portrait frontispiece and engraved plate in 3 states in volume one and frontispiece and 2 vignettes in volume two. A very fine copy of this scarce work by this celebrated French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer and playwright.

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  • FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN FULL EARLY VICTORIAN MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his Court and family. by D'ABRANTES, The Duchess. (Madame JUNOT)
    D'ABRANTES, The Duchess. (Madame JUNOT)
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his Court and family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set of the first English language edition in full morocco with wide gilt raised bands and intricate blind tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and a blind roll frame the boards. Embellished with 16 fine full page portraits. A particularly neat set of this scarce first edition.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM IN A FINE BRIGHT HALF CALF
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Half calf, 9 inches tall. An exceptionally bright early Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, label and ornate gilt tooling in the panels. Some foxing to the plates, especially to the portrait. With the portrait and a further 39 engraved plates by Phiz. A lovely copy of this great novel in its first book form.

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  • 88 MAPS IN DELIGHTFUL EMBOSSED CALF
    Les Jeunes Voyageurs en France. by DEPPING, M.G.-B.
    DEPPING, M.G.-B.
    Les Jeunes Voyageurs en France.

    Paris: Etiene Ledoux, 1834. 6 volume set, 6 inches tall. A delightful little set with embossed boards, finely gilt tooled spines, dentelles and all edges gilt. An interesting Bookseller's ticket on the pastedown endpaper of the first volume. This set for 'young travellers in France' has an engraved frontispiece, 13 views, a folding map of France and 87 maps of the departments of France. All the maps are hand coloured on outline. The charming department maps have borders illustrating the produce and distinctive characteristics of that region. There is fading to several of the boards. In the original French.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN HALF MOROCCO BY TOUT
    ‘Mann’ and Manners at the Court of Florence, 1740-1786, founded on the Letters of Horace Mann to Horace Walpole. by DORAN, Dr.
    DORAN, Dr.
    ‘Mann’ and Manners at the Court of Florence, 1740-1786, founded on the Letters of Horace Mann to Horace Walpole.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1876. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superbly bound set by Tout with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edges. Extra illustrated with 124 engraved plates. From the library of Brian Forbes, the Film Director. A unique and most elegant item bound by one of the most celebrated firms of binders of the period.

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  • FINE HUMPHREYS PRINTING IN VERY ELEGANT FULL MOROCCO
    Gabrielle D'Estrées. (In English). by DESCLOZEAUX, Adriene
    DESCLOZEAUX, Adriene
    Gabrielle D'Estrées. (In English).

    London: Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant and luxurious full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, neat gilt tooling around a fleur de lys centre tool. The upper board has the title framed within a series of gilt fillets and a larger fleur de lys corner tool. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A fine printing by Humphreys on hand-made paper. The remarkable Gabrielle D'Estrée was, in her short life, mistress to Henry IV of France, and was instrumental in ending the religious wars that had reduced France into chaos during the second half of the 16th Century. Today she is most remembered for a…

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    London: Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant and luxurious full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, neat gilt tooling around a fleur de lys centre tool. The upper board has the title framed within a series of gilt fillets and a larger fleur de lys corner tool. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A fine printing by Humphreys on hand-made paper. The remarkable Gabrielle D'Estrée was, in her short life, mistress to Henry IV of France, and was instrumental in ending the religious wars that had reduced France into chaos during the second half of the 16th Century. Today she is most remembered for a series of extraordinary paintings of her in a bathtub, most memorably tweaking the nipple of her fellow bather, her sister, Julienne-Hippolyte-Joséphine, Duchess of Villars in the Palace of Fontainebleau.

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  • FULL SPECKLED CALF IN FINE CONDITION
    Oeuvres Dramatiques by DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    Oeuvres Dramatiques

    Paris: Chez Prault pere, 1758. 10 volume set, 6 inches tall. A most attractive set in full speckled calf with gilt bands, twin labels, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and pink edges. An early, revised and augmented, edition of this great French dramatist's works published just 4 years after his death.

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