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  • SUPERB FIRST EDITION IN FULL CALF BY ROOT
    Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through London. by EGAN, Pierce. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (Illustrated by the pencil of).
    EGAN, Pierce. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (Illustrated by the pencil of).
    Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through London.

    London: G. Virtue, 1830. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A pristine copy in glorious full calf by Root with gilt raised bands, triple labels and wonderful gilt centre tools indicative of our heroes dissolute adventures in London, playing cards, Champagne bottles and dancers. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and triple fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with all 36 hand coloured aquatints from designs by Robert Cruikshank.

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  • FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN A GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    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. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    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.

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  • 36 HAND COLOURED COMIC PLATES IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    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 by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    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, 1822. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A splendid treecalf which has been expertly repaired (by Bayntuns of Bath) with the original spine relaid. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edge. With 36 hand coloured aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank and folding pages of songs. Some offsetting from the plates. The images illustrate the hilarious and bawdy adventures of Jerry and his companions in London.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN GEORGIAN FULL DARK PURPLE MOROCCO
    Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces. by EDGEWORTH, Maria
    EDGEWORTH, Maria
    Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces.

    London: Hunter; Baldwin et al., 1825. 14 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A lovely set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed with gilt and blind rolls, so typical of bindings of this period. All edges gilt. This is a scarce first collected edition (Sadleir 784- "of extreme scarcity"). Engraved vignette on all title pages. Maria Edgeworth was a highly prolific writer of adult and children's literature and very influential in the development of the English novel.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo by ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    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.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The English Inn Past and Present. by EBERLEIN, Harold Donaldson & RICHARDSON, A.E.
    EBERLEIN, Harold Donaldson & RICHARDSON, A.E.
    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.

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  • FIRST EDITIONS IN HANDSOME HALF CALF
    Original Letters, illustrative of English History. by ELLIS, Henry
    ELLIS, Henry
    Original Letters, illustrative of English History.

    London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Georgian half calf with gilt bands, bold labels and blind centre tools. Pink speckled edges. This work was originally published in 3 volumes, as here, which were then extended to many more volumes over the following years. Engraved frontispiece and 2 folding plates. Some offsetting, otherwise clean. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. 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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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FINELY GILT TOOLED CALF
    Letters Written During the Years 1686, 1687, 1688, and Addressed to John Ellis, Esq. Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland: Comprising many Particulars of the Revolution, and Anecdotes Illustrative of the History and Manners of Those Times. by ELLIS, Philip. DOVER, Lord (edited by).
    ELLIS, Philip. DOVER, Lord (edited by).
    Letters Written During the Years 1686, 1687, 1688, and Addressed to John Ellis, Esq. Secretary to the Commissioners of His Majesty's Revenue in Ireland: Comprising many Particulars of the Revolution, and Anecdotes Illustrative of the History and Manners of Those Times.

    London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Full early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are marked and scuffed but with no splitting. A rather splendid, though somewhat worn set of this important and scarce work.

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  • RARE SET IN FINE REGENCY HALF CALF
    ENGLISH THEATRE
    ENGLISH THEATRE

    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.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Handbook of Painting. The Italian Schools. by EASTLAKE, Sir Charles L.
    EASTLAKE, Sir Charles L.
    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.

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  • DELIGHTFUL COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Medical Pocketbook. by ELLIOT, John
    ELLIOT, John
    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 fascinating work describing the ailments and cures of the day.

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  • AN ATTRACTIVE HALF CALF FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF PUBLICATION
    Adam Bede by ELIOT, George
    ELIOT, George
    Adam Bede

    London & Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A simple but attractive half calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and blind tooling to the panels. Slight fading to the spine. With an ink previous owner's signature 'Mary Hobson' on the first blank. A neat little set from the sixth edition from the first year of publication.

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  • VERY HANDSOME FULL MOROCCO BY BUMPUS
    English Verse, Old and New. by MEAD & CLIFT (editors)
    MEAD & CLIFT (editors)
    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.

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  • ELEGANT SET
    Old Court Life In France. by ELLIOT, Frances
    ELLIOT, Frances
    Old Court Life In France.

    New York & 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.

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  • 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). by EDGEWORTH, Maria & others
    EDGEWORTH, Maria & others
    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.

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