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  • STUNNING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner by GESSNER, Salomon
    GESSNER, Salomon
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner

    Paris: L’auteur des Estampes, 1786-1793. 3 volume set, 12 inches tall. An old tipped in catalogue entry attributes this magnificent binding to Charles Lewis. With wide gilt raised bands, delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Complete with 3 engraved title pages, portrait and 73 engraved plates after Le Barbier. There are an extra 18 stipple engraved plates and 70 highly decorative vignettes. Some speckling and scuffing to the boards. A super copy of this beautiful 18th century deluxe edition.

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  • UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET WITH LINEN BACKED MAPS IN QUARTO ATLAS VOLUME
    The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. by HASTED, Edward
    HASTED, Edward
    The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent.

    Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, on the Parade, 1797-1801. 13 volume set, the text being in 12 volumes, 8 1/4 inches tall, the atlas volume being 11 1/2 inches tall. The Second, Improved and Corrected edition. A unique set complete with an atlas volume containing the 35 folding Kent maps from the text all lined backed and extra-illustrated with 8 celebrated Kent maps, all paper backed, dating back as far as 1605. The text volumes contain the 32 engraved plates and 49 engraved vignettes called for. The superb bindings are later speckled half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt fillets. Yellow edges. The paste down endpaper of the first volume has a pencil inscription: 'from Chislett…

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    Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, on the Parade, 1797-1801. 13 volume set, the text being in 12 volumes, 8 1/4 inches tall, the atlas volume being 11 1/2 inches tall. The Second, Improved and Corrected edition. A unique set complete with an atlas volume containing the 35 folding Kent maps from the text all lined backed and extra-illustrated with 8 celebrated Kent maps, all paper backed, dating back as far as 1605. The text volumes contain the 32 engraved plates and 49 engraved vignettes called for. The superb bindings are later speckled half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt fillets. Yellow edges. The paste down endpaper of the first volume has a pencil inscription: 'from Chislett Park 1883 Maps bound separately in Quarto' and, in ink , a previous owners name and address dating to 1921. Rubbing and minor splitting, especially to the atlas volume, but still a firm, solid and very attractive set of this great history of Kent.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems. by CHATTERTON, Thomas
    CHATTERTON, Thomas
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems.

    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 Thomas Chatterton, 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. Fine sets of Chatterton's Poetical Works are scarce.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN HALF MOROCCO
    The History of Gambling in England. by ASHTON, John
    ASHTON, John
    The History of Gambling in England.

    London: Duckworth & Co., 1898. Half morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. A smart Edwardian half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. The scarce London first edition extra-illustrated with 65 engraved plates.

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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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  • ENTERTAINING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED DELUXE EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Fifty Years of my Life. by ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    Fifty Years of my Life.

    London: Hurst and Blackett, 1894. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid half morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, 'hunting, shooting and fishing' gilt centre tools to the panels and gilt top edges. Bookplates. With a total of 33 plates. Inscribed by the author to his brother. Subscriber's special copy. These entertaining reminiscences contain the first recorded appearance of the phrase "like a duck to water".......I always took to shooting like a duck to water.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CALF BY MORRELL
    The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838.

    London: John Murray, 1903. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Edwardian full calf by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Slight fading to the spines and some foxing facing the plates. Here the original 2 volumes have been extended to 4 with the original 20 plates and an additional 91 plates.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN ELEGANT FULL CALF
    Dean Swift and his Writings. by MORIARTY, Gerald P.
    MORIARTY, Gerald P.
    Dean Swift and his Writings.

    London: Seeley and Co., 1893. Full calf, 8 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Triple gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Extra-illustrated with 51 engraved plates showing the life of Jonathan Swift, the Dublin born satirist, author and Anglican Cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, hence "Dean Swift", most famous today as the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', first published in 1726. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A superb copy of this literary biography.

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