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  • MAGNIFICENT EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET OF THIS GREAT EDITION IN FULL RED MOROCCO
    Orlando Furioso. by ARIOSTO, Lodovico
    ARIOSTO, Lodovico
    Orlando Furioso.

    Birmingham: G. Baskerville, 1773. 4 volume set, 11 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set in 18th century full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, extraordinary centre tools, dentelles and all edges gilt. A delightful gilt roll frames the boards. With the bookplates of Sir William Eden Bart. From the library of a County Durham Country House. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further 46 engraved plates. Curiously, an extra suite of plates from another edition, after Cipriani, Moreau le jeune, Eisen and Cochin has been quite crudely pasted onto the reverse of the plates. These additions were obviously made before the book was bound as the shape of the volumes is perfect. Very slight rubbing, some marks to…

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    Birmingham: G. Baskerville, 1773. 4 volume set, 11 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set in 18th century full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, extraordinary centre tools, dentelles and all edges gilt. A delightful gilt roll frames the boards. With the bookplates of Sir William Eden Bart. From the library of a County Durham Country House. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further 46 engraved plates. Curiously, an extra suite of plates from another edition, after Cipriani, Moreau le jeune, Eisen and Cochin has been quite crudely pasted onto the reverse of the plates. These additions were obviously made before the book was bound as the shape of the volumes is perfect. Very slight rubbing, some marks to the binding and a superficial area of staining to the upper board of volume 4. There is a degree of foxing, in particular around the plates. A tall and superb set of the most celebrated English printing of this epic 16th century Italian poem in the original Italian.

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  • BELL'S EDITION IN 38 VOLUMES, EXTRA ILLUSTRATED, IN REGENCY HALF CALF
    The Plays of Shakspere. by SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    The Plays of Shakspere.

    London: John Bell, c.1810. 38 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A remarkable complete set bound in Regency half red straight grain morocco with gilt and blind bands and very fine and ornate centre tooling. With the bookplate of J. Gotterson, dated 1817. There is also another previous owner's name, in ink, dated 1907, on the first blank. This set has the 74 plates called for and has been extra illustrated with a further 97 plates. All the volumes show signs of wear, in particular volume I, there is foxing around many plates and a few loose signatures, but there is no splitting or loss and this edition of Shakespeare's Plays is very scarce in 38 volumes.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WORK IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    John Leech. His Life and Work. by FRITH, William Powell
    FRITH, William Powell
    John Leech. His Life and Work.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1891. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding in the Art Nouveau style, by Wood. With gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles. Gilt top edges. With the bookplate of Leonard Matthews. Embellished with 170 illustrations, both full page and vignettes including 67 extra illustrations, the vast majority of the extra illustrated images being coloured.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces; by HERRICK, Robert
    HERRICK, Robert
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces;

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Robert Herrick, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great lyric poet.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great romantic poet.

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  • MAGNIFICENT EXTRA ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Count Grammont. by HAMILTON, Anthony
    HAMILTON, Anthony
    Memoirs of Count Grammont.

    London & Philadelphia, Nimmo & Lippincott, 1889. 2 volume set, 11 1/2 inches tall. A spectacular set in full morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With the armorial bookplate of John Charles Black, U.S. Civil War Colonel and Congressman. This edition was limited to 780 copies of which this is number 147. With 11 plates and 22 vignettes by L. Boisson and a further 104 extra engraved illustrations. A magnificent and unique set of this great work.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution. by GRANGER, James
    GRANGER, James
    A Biographical History of England, from Egbert the Great to the Revolution.

    London: William Baynes: 1824. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid set in half morocco with gilt raised bands, fine extra gilt floral tooling to the spine.top edges gilt. Containing over 300 extra plates. Armorial bookplate. Some Foxing. The Remarkable Rev. James Granger, as well as being an early animal rights activist, for which he was twice jailed, pioneered the fashion for extra illustrating books, the practice of which he gave his name viz.to Grangerize.

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