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Half Hours in Remarkable Places, At Home and Abroad.
riginal Manuscript, 1910 - 1912. 5 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A unique and extraordinary item, magnificently bound in full crushed morocco by Leighton of Brewer Street. With gilt raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The upper boards have the gilt plaque of a romantic figure, probably Byron, which is framed within gilt rolls and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. The 5 volumes contain the bound notebooks of Lord Effingham's travels at home and abroad. They are embellished with over 650 photographs, pictures postcards, portraits and engraved views. The handwriting is large and readable. Having been housed in felt line boxes the volumes are in pristine condition.More details Price: £3,800.00
Real Life in London.
London: Jones & Co., Oxford Arms Passage, 1821 & 1822. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning early 20th century full morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and extra gilt paneling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. A very rare tall paper copy of the first edition with the 30 superb hand coloured engraved plates called for and 3 extra plates, making a total of 33 by Alken, Rowlandson and others. 'Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life' in the Metropolis. An excellent set.More details Price: £1,850.00
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, 1821. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A glorious later full morocco binding by Riviere in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. With 36 hand coloured aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank and 3 folding pages of songs. Some offsetting from the plates. The images illustrate the hilarious and bawdy adventures of Jerry and his companions in London. A superb volume.More details Price: £1,800.00
Specimens of the Early English Poets.
London: Printed by Bulmer for Nicol and Wright, 1801. 3 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. An unsigned though very fine Regency straight grain morocco reminiscent of some of the greatest binders of the period. With gilt bands, gilt panels and very elegantly tooled boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The paper rather foxed and blotchy especially around the preliminaries. Some slight scuffing and rubbing but still a beautiful set.More details Price: £600.00
The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Comprising: Miscellanies; Essays, Poems; English Traits; Representative Men; Conduct of Life etc.; Letters and Social Aims.
London: MacMillan and Co, 1912. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. A splendid bright extra gilt by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. A fine set of the works of this great American poet, essayist and transcendentalist philosopher.More details Price: £550.00
Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo
Delft et Leiden: Beman et Samuel Luchtmans, 1729. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A glorious binding by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling around a pomegranate centre tool, dentelles quadruple gilt fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt over marble. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A superb copy of these dialogues on many and various subjects, hugely influential on Christian Humanists, by the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. In the original Latin.More details Price: £500.00
Paris: Philippi-Dionysii Pierres, 1782. Full morocco, 4.5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, very attractive tooling to the panels and the boards decorated with a splendid gilt roll. Dentelles and all edges gilt. A finely printed edition of the Manual of Epictetus, a short manual of Stoic advice. Printed in Paris in the original Greek.
Enchiridion or Manual of Epictetus is a short manual of Stoic ethical adviceMore details Price: £450.00
The English Inn Past and Present.
Philadelphia & London: Lippincott, 1926. Full morocco with slipcase, 10 inches tall. A luxurious binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, gilt tooled panels, gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. All edges gilt. With leather trimmed and felt lined slipcase. Still the classic work on the fascinating history of English inns in extraordinary binding.More details Price: £400.00
London: Hughes, (1819). 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. Most attractive set in half Regency calf with gilt bands, twin labels and delicate blind tooling to the panels. Containing 21 plays, each with separate title page and frontispiece. 38 'embellishments'. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Pink bookseller's ticket. A rare item.More details Price: £350.00
Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race.
London: George G. Harrap, 1912. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A rather spectacular full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and gilt top edge. With 64 full page illustrations including the colour frontispiece. A fine copy of these romantic tales of British legend.More details Price: £280.00
Handbook of Painting. The Italian Schools.
London: John Murray, 1855. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A superb Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Illustrated with over 100 line engravings.More details Price: £280.00
The Medical Pocketbook.
London: Johnson, 1791. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. A charming little volume bound in full calf with gilt bands, label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Red speckled edges. A fascination work describing the ailments and cures of the day.More details Price: £250.00
English Verse, Old and New.
Cambridge: University Press, 1922. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding by Bumpus with raised bands, simple gilt and inked tooling framing the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. A superb little copy of this verse anthology.More details Price: £180.00
Old Court Life In France.
New York and London: Putnam's, 1893. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. Half crushed goats skin with gilt raised bands, titles and top edges. A fine set of this well illustrated classic work.More details Price: £180.00
Moral Tales (Comprising: No Work, No Wages; Harry Brown; The Three School Girls; Who Stole the Grapes? Working for the Prize. George Foster, the Page. To-Morrow).
London: The Religious Tract Society, c1860. Half Spanish calf, 5.5 inches tall. A splendid little mid-Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt pallets and centre tools. Red edges. An educative collection of moral tales.More details Price: £125.00