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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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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes. by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1892-94. 2 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful full crushed morocco binding by RIVIERE, dated 1895 with the title in a gilt cartouche on a smooth back embellished with gilt Art Nouveau leaves within a double fillet. The boards have twin gilt fillets framing Art Nouveau leaf sprays. Decorated gilt dentelles and top edge. With all 23 plates called for. These tall deluxe editions are respectively numbers 19 of 250, and 15 of 200 copies only. Signed by Dobson on the limitation leaf of the first series.

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  • CLEAN SET IN MAGNIFICENT REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Works of John Dryden. by DRYDEN, John
    DRYDEN, John
    The Works of John Dryden.

    London: William Miller, 1808. 18 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A magnificent set in a binding typical of the beginning of the 19th century. Bound in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, blind tooled panels and dentelles. The boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls. Portrait. With the ticket of Upham & Beet (Booksellers) of New Bond Street. With the bookplate of Lt. General Sir John Macdonald, Adjutant-General to the Forces, friend and supporter the Duke of Wellington. 'Glorious' John Dryden, poet, critic and playwright was a dominant figure in the English Restoration.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN MAGNIFICENT GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    A Collection of Etchings after the most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools particularly Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius Bega and Van Vliet. by DEUCHAR, David
    DEUCHAR, David
    A Collection of Etchings after the most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools particularly Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius Bega and Van Vliet.

    Edinburgh, 1803. 3 volume set, 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent set in Georgian full red straight grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands and superb gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards, so typical of the period. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The armorial bookplate of Arthur G. Soames of Sheffield Park. Containing 374 splendid etchings. Some foxing and rubbing but overall a remarkable set of this celebrated work.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 10 VOLUME SET SIGNED FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes. by DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes.

    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent…

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    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent set of these great works including 'La Dame aux Camélias' ('The Lady with the Camellias'), in the original French.

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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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  • UNIQUE COPY OF RARE MASSES ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Triomphe de la Mort by D'ANNUNZIO, Gabriele. MASSES, Beltran (illustrated by).
    D'ANNUNZIO, Gabriele. MASSES, Beltran (illustrated by).
    Triomphe de la Mort

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Boxed, glassine wrapped volume in its original unbound state. The total height is 14 inches. 60 numbered numbered copies were printed on velin d'Arches and 13 lettered. This copy is 'Exemplaire imprime specialement pour un collaborateaur'. With 12 extraordinary plated by Beltran Masses in 2 states. The wooden box is leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. It is probable that this is the publisher's copy. The box is slightly rubbed but is in excellent condition and fully functioning. There is some foxing, especially to the preliminaries. A unique copy of a very scarce volume in its original French.

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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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  • CELEBRATED WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Reminiscences of a Literary Life. by DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall
    DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall
    Reminiscences of a Literary Life.

    London: John Major, 1836. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb early Victorian full morocco with gilt raised bands and splendid extra gilt panels. A lovely floral gilt roll frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Decorated with 10 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Mary Ursula Umfreville Vaughan-Lee. A fine set of this great source of information regarding collecting and bookselling.

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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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  • EXTRAORDINARY WORK LIMITED TO 50 COPIES IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Broad Stone of Honour: or, The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. (Comprising: Godefridus: Tancredus; Morus; Orlandus) by DIGBY, Kenelm Henry
    DIGBY, Kenelm Henry
    The Broad Stone of Honour: or, The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. (Comprising: Godefridus: Tancredus; Morus; Orlandus)

    London: Bernard Quaritch, 1876-1877. 5 volume set, 9 inches tall. Handsome half morocco with raised bands and extra gilt panels and gilt top edges. Foxing to the preliminaries and some rubbing and marking but solid and good looking. One of 50 large paper copies, of which this is number 20. With engraved frontispiece, title and other vignettes, A.L.s from the author to Professor Sedgwick bound in. This is Adam Sedgwick the great Geologist and lifelong friend of Digby. 'The Broad Stone of Honour' was very influential, in its attack on Utilitarianism, its lack of interest in intellectual ability, and disdain for making money all had serious impact on the Victorian notion of a proper gentleman who was encouraged to…

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    London: Bernard Quaritch, 1876-1877. 5 volume set, 9 inches tall. Handsome half morocco with raised bands and extra gilt panels and gilt top edges. Foxing to the preliminaries and some rubbing and marking but solid and good looking. One of 50 large paper copies, of which this is number 20. With engraved frontispiece, title and other vignettes, A.L.s from the author to Professor Sedgwick bound in. This is Adam Sedgwick the great Geologist and lifelong friend of Digby. 'The Broad Stone of Honour' was very influential, in its attack on Utilitarianism, its lack of interest in intellectual ability, and disdain for making money all had serious impact on the Victorian notion of a proper gentleman who was encouraged to base his whole life on the principles of chivalry. This extraordinary work attempts to describe the true meaning of chivalry and to revive it in modern life.

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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 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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  • IMPORTANT HISTORY IN HANDSOME 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue. by DALRYMPLE, Sir John
    DALRYMPLE, Sir John
    Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue.

    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1771-1773. 2 volumes, bound in 3, 11 inches tall. A fine 18th century tree calf with raised bands, elegant labels and simple gilt bands. Blue edges. Slightly frayed head caps. From the Library, and with the stamp of, 'Ben Damph Forest', Torridon, the home of the Earls of Lovelace. The third volume includes the vast Appendix, which accounts for its disproportionate size.

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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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