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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Dramatic Miscellanies: Consisting of Critical Observations on Several Plays of Shakespeare: with a Review of his Principal Characters, and Those of Various Eminent Writers, as Represented by Mr. Garrick, and other Celebrated Comedians. by DAVIES, Thomas
    DAVIES, Thomas
    Dramatic Miscellanies: Consisting of Critical Observations on Several Plays of Shakespeare: with a Review of his Principal Characters, and Those of Various Eminent Writers, as Represented by Mr. Garrick, and other Celebrated Comedians.

    London: For the Author, 1783-4. 3 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A particularly attractive 18th century full calf binding with gilt raised bands, green and red labels and delightful gilt floral tooling to the panels. The boards, which are somewhat soiled, are framed with triple fillets. Slight staining to the text block of volume 3 which has not swollen the shape of the binding at all. Thomas Davies had a successful career as an actor before setting up as a bookseller in Covent Garden, his shop becoming a meeting place for the theatrical and literary world. It was in the back parlour of his shop that Boswell first met Johnson. In the 1770's Davies turned to writing, particularly…

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    London: For the Author, 1783-4. 3 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A particularly attractive 18th century full calf binding with gilt raised bands, green and red labels and delightful gilt floral tooling to the panels. The boards, which are somewhat soiled, are framed with triple fillets. Slight staining to the text block of volume 3 which has not swollen the shape of the binding at all. Thomas Davies had a successful career as an actor before setting up as a bookseller in Covent Garden, his shop becoming a meeting place for the theatrical and literary world. It was in the back parlour of his shop that Boswell first met Johnson. In the 1770's Davies turned to writing, particularly biographies. His most important biography was 'Memoirs of the Life of David Garrick' which was published in 1780. Despite some staining this is still a most attractive example of this work. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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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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  • SUPERB HALF MOROCCO IN THE ART NOUVEAU
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes

    Chatto & Windus, 1892, 1894 and 1896. 3 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful half morocco art nouveau binding by Hatchards of Piccadilly. With two gilt raised bands. Most attractive lettering in the top panel and gilt floral tooling in the central panel. Series 1, 2 and 3 complete with the bookplate of Sir William G. Pearce. Folding frontispiece to the first page. Previous owners name in ink on the first blank.

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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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  • SUMPTUOUS FULL CALF BY BAYNTUN
    The Old Curiosity Shop. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Old Curiosity Shop.

    London: Harrap, 1930. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A sumptuous full calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, twin labels, ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With 16 colour illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Économie Politique Des Romains. by DUREAU De La Malle
    DUREAU De La Malle
    Économie Politique Des Romains.

    Paris: Hachette, 1840. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very good looking full calf by Leighton with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. In the original French.

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  • ONE OF 30 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR BY CAPY.
    Tartarin de Tarascon. by DAUDET, Alphonse.
    DAUDET, Alphonse.
    Tartarin de Tarascon.

    Collection Poivre Et Sel. Kra, Editeur, 1928. Half morocco by Thierry Simier. 8.5 inches tall. Fine binding with gilt and blind tooling and red and brown onlays. Superb hand coloured illustrations by Marcel Capy. This deluxe copy is number 12 of 30 containing an original watercolour by Capy. Pristine copy.

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  • NEAT SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    Little Dorrit. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Little Dorrit.

    New York: Sheldon and Company, 1863. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A neat little set with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Engraved frontispiece to each volume.

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  • NEAT SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    Dombey and Son. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Dombey and Son.

    New York: Sheldon and Company, 1862. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A neat little set with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Engraved frontispiece to each volume.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN SPLENDID STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover. by DORAN, John
    DORAN, John
    Lives of the Queens of England of the House of Hanover.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1875. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A most attractive half straight grain morocco by Howell of Liverpool. With wide gilt raised bands, ornate centre tools and gilt top edges. Extra illustrated with 48 full page plates. With the armorial bookplates of Charles Nall-Cain, Baron Brocket of Brocket Hall.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN CHARMING GEORGIAN HALF 'RUSSIA' CALF
    Evenings in Autumn. by DRAKE, Nathan
    DRAKE, Nathan
    Evenings in Autumn.

    London: Longman et al, 1822. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A exceptionally pretty Georgian binding in half 'Russia' calf with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and unusual marbling to the boards. A scarce title by Nathan Drake, essayist and physician in pristine condition.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SUPERB HALF MOROCCO BY BUMPUS
    The Pageant of London. by DAVEY, Richard
    DAVEY, Richard
    The Pageant of London.

    London: Methuen, 1906. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most handsome half crushed morocco by Bumpus with raised bands and elegant Edwardian panels. All edges gilt. Embellished with 40 full page colour illustrations.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Tribute to Walter De La Mare on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday by DE LA MARE
    DE LA MARE
    Tribute to Walter De La Mare on his Seventy-Fifth Birthday

    London: Faber & Faber, 1948. Full crushed morocco, 8.75 inches tall. Very finely bound at the Minstead Bindery. With gilt title and floral pattern with birds and green onlays, dentelles and all edges gilt. With gilt tooled sleeve and elaborate felt lined slip case with wooden head and tail. Colour frontispiece. All in pristine condition. An owners incription at the rear with his communication with Faber and Faber tipped in.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE DICTIONARY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    A Dictionary of the English Language. With an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; And a List of the Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Remarkable Villages, in England and Wales. by DICTIONARY
    DICTIONARY
    A Dictionary of the English Language. With an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; And a List of the Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Remarkable Villages, in England and Wales.

    London: Peacock, 1794. Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, centre tools and all edges. With the following neat ink inscription on the reverse of the front free endpaper: 'Miss N. Russell the gift of Mr MR Thos. Rudderforth May 28th 1832 aged 71'. A delightful work in pristine condition.

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  • GREAT NOVEL IN CLASSIC TREE CALF
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1932. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A classic 'prize' tree calf binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. With a gilt roll framing a prize stamp and the tree calf boards. A prize bookplate. Full page illustrations by Phiz.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN HALF PINK CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Story of Rosina and Other Verses. by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    The Story of Rosina and Other Verses.

    London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner& Co., 1895. Half calf, 7.25 inches tall. A striking half calf by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt centre tools, titles and all edges. Delightful illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. In pristine condition.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HANDSOME FULL GOATSKIN
    The Borgias by DUMAS, Alexandre
    DUMAS, Alexandre
    The Borgias

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Full crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome binding in terracotta goatskin by Hatchards with raised bands simple gilt tooled panels and boards and wide dentelles. All edges gilt. Some scuffing and a tiny loss of leather on the upper fore edge. A classic title, finely printed on handmade paper in a most attractive binding.

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  • SCARCE (COMPLETE?) RUN IN HALF MOROCCO
    L’Amour Dans tous les temps, chez tous les peuples. by DES GRIEUX
    DES GRIEUX
    L’Amour Dans tous les temps, chez tous les peuples.

    Paris: Simon, 1888-. 12 volumes bound in 4, 7.25 inches tall. A handsome run of the first 12 volumes of this periodical. Bound in half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles and pallets. There is a booksellers ticket in Cyrillic from Narva in Estonia. All 12 covers are bound in. Illustrated throughout. The binding is scuffed and rubbed but perfectly solid. An amusing and highly educational run, possibly complete set, of this very scarce title.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK IN FINE HALF CALF
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons. by DUNCAN, Henry
    DUNCAN, Henry
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons.

    Edinburgh: Oliphant, 1838. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A scarce work finely bound with gilt raised bands and extra gilt floral panels. The Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection. A neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1839. Each volume is embellished with an engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Edouard by DURAS, Claire de Durfort, Duchesse de
    DURAS, Claire de Durfort, Duchesse de
    Edouard

    Paris: [De Fain] for Ladvocat, 1825. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.Second edition (issued in the same year as first). In Edouard Duras turns her attention from issues of race to the inequalities of class, exploring the love affair of a duchess and a commone

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