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  • FINE COLLECTION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF ANDREW CARNEGIE.
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected. by EVELYN, John
    EVELYN, John
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected.

    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence…

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    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country' (Henrey). 'The Memoirs' have engraved frontispieces, a folding genealogy of the Evelyn family, 3 portrait engravings, and 6 further engravings. The 'Miscellaneous Writings' contain an engraved frontispiece and 3 further engravings. There is a degree of foxing to the plates. The bookplate of Andrew Carnegie is to be found in all 5 volumes. A splendid uniformly bound collection.

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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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  • COMIC COLOUR PLATES IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Life in London; Or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom...... by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Life in London; Or, The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom......

    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1821. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Wood with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards representing the gambling and fighting to be found in the text. Fine gilt dentelles and top edge. The armorial bookplate of Charles Tuller Garland and a pictorial bookplate. Embellished with 36 comic hand-coloured aquatints by George Cruikshank and 3 folding pages of songs. With 8 pages of adverts bound in. Some finger marks but still a super copy of the rollicking adventures of three young gentlemen enjoying life in the Metropolis.

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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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  • SUPERB FIRST EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    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 morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A pristine copy in glorious full morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands 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 top edge. Embellished with all 36 hand coloured aquatints from designs by Robert Cruikshank. This is a magnificent copy of this hilarious work from the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey.

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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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  • 27 HAND-COLOURED AQUATINTS IN HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO
    The Life of an Actor. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    The Life of an Actor.

    London: C.S. Arnold, 1825. Half morocco, 10 inches tall. A fine tall copy of this hilarious volume highlighting the perils of a thespian life. Bound in a later half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. First Edition. With vignettes and 27 hand-coloured aquatints by Theodore Lane. Slight rubbing and one plate creased but overall a splendid copy of this scarce title. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey.

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  • LUXURIOUS EDITION IN SPARKLING CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Essays of Emerson. by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
    EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
    The Essays of Emerson.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1899. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A sparkling full crushed morocco binding by Bayntun Riviere. With gilt raised bands and finely gilt tooled panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges, the remaining edges deckled. A pristine set of one of Humphreys luxurious printings on hand made paper. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Waldo Emerson was American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, abolitionist and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

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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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  • A NEW IMPROVED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Sporting Anecdotes. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Sporting Anecdotes.

    London: Sherwood, Jones & Co., 1825. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid later binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, stunning gilt tooling to the panels and triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Some expert minor paper restoration done at the time of this sumptuous binding Gilt dentelles and top edge. 'A new edition, considerably enlarged and improved'. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and numerous black and white plates and vignettes.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID HALF CITRON MOROCCO
    Romola. by ELIOT, George
    ELIOT, George
    Romola.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of…

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    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of her great historical novel set in 15th century Florence at the time of the Renaissance.

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  • RARE TITLE IN PRISTINE WILLIAM IV DICED BLUE CALF
    The Sabbath Harp, A Selection of Sacred Poetry. by EAST, I
    EAST, I
    The Sabbath Harp, A Selection of Sacred Poetry.

    Bristol: W. Richardson, 1828. Full blue calf, 5 1/2 inches tall. A delightful William IV diced calf on a very scarce title, we could only locate 2 examples of any edition in institutions. This copy is in remarkable condition with gilt raised bands, blind centre tool framed with gilt corner tools and a darker blue label. The dicing on the boards is framed within an ornate little gilt fillet. Bristol imprint. With the neat ink inscription "Mary Ann Marks. Aug. 1828 á Jesse" on the second blank. A little foxing on the engraved title page, otherwise clean. Some neat pencil underlining and highlighting.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPERB LITTLE REGENCY HALF CALF VOLUME WITH THE BINDER'S TICKET
    A Sketch of The Denominations of The Christian World; With a Persuasive to Religious Moderation. by EVANS, John
    EVANS, John
    A Sketch of The Denominations of The Christian World; With a Persuasive to Religious Moderation.

    London: Crosby & Co., 1811. Half calf, 5 1/2 inches tall. A superb little Regency half calf binding with gilt bands and tooling to the panels and green label. With the binder's ticket of James Condie of Paisley. Engraved frontispiece.

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