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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO LIMITED EDITION
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum. by FLETCHER, William Younger
    FLETCHER, William Younger
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1895 & 1896. 2 volumes, 15 inches tall. Magnificently bound in full crushed morocco and signed 'Tregaskis Caxton Head'. With tall gilt raised bands and neat geometric gilt tooling with fillets and rolls. There are vellum doublures framed within superb gilt tooling. The free endpapers are also vellum. The dentelles, with gilt tooling and calf onlays, are superb. Top edges gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There are 63 tissue guarded chromo-lithographs in each volume by Griggs, chromo-lithographer to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. There is a minor repair to the head of the Foreign volume. The green of the morocco has faded to a rich brown.

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  • BEAUTIFUL 'ART NOUVEAU' INLAID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY P. RUBAN
    Dominique. by FROMENTIN, Eugene
    FROMENTIN, Eugene
    Dominique.

    Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A beautiful binding by P. Ruban, dated 1909, in the 'Art Nouveau' style. Glorious pastel hued inlaid flowers decorate the panels and boards. Raised bands, wide dentelles with borders of pink and green floral inlays and watered silk doublures and end papers. All edges gilt. With morocco and calf lined chemise and slip case which have ensured the almost 'as bound' condition. With the leather bookplate of George Wendling on the first blank (offset onto the second blank and his neat stamp on the third blank). The original blue/gray wraps bound in. Limited edition of just 117 copies of which this is number 73. With etched frontispiece and vignettes.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SIGNED LIMITED DELUXE EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works of Anatole France by FRANCE, Anatole
    FRANCE, Anatole
    The Works of Anatole France

    New York: Gabriel Wells, 1924. 30 volume set, 9 inches tall. Half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and fine gilt tooled panels. Gilt top edge. Deluxe edition, limited to 1075 sets, the first volume of each set is signed by the author. Portrait. The definitive set of this great writers works in English in excellent condition.

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  • SPLENDID AND EXTRAORDINARY SET OF THIS FINE LIMITED EDITION
    The Works of Henry Fielding. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The Works of Henry Fielding.

    London: Dent, 1893. 12 volume set, 8 inches tall. An extraordinary set in full morocco in the distinctive binding created for the great bibliophile, Henry Arthur Johnstone. With gilt titles and floral centre tools to the spine and his swashbuckling crest on the upper boards. Pigskin blind tooled endpapers and gilt top edges. Finely printed on hand made paper in a limited edition of just 250 copies. With full page engraved plates by Herbert Railton and E.J. Wheeler. A chip to one head cap and some darkening to one spine but with no splitting, overall a superb set of the works of one of England's earliest and greatest novelists.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING SIGNED BINDING
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi. by FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.

    London: The Florence Press by Chatto & Windus, 1909. Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A remarkable binding by J(ulius) Dratva of Vienna with large raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The upper board shows St Francis kneeling before a winged Christ through an arch with dragon heads in the top corners. All edges have very unusual floral gilt gauffering. A gilt armorial device G.T. with a Griffin wielding an anchor and sword on the paste down endpaper. Number 191 from a limited edition of 500. An exceptional item.

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  • TALL EDITION IN REMARKABLE FULL OXFORD CALF
    History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth. by FROUDE, James Anthony
    FROUDE, James Anthony
    History of England from the fall of Wolsey to the death of Elizabeth.

    London: John W. Parker and Son, 1858-1870. 12 volumes, 8.5 inches tall. The scarcer, taller crown octavo edition in a splendid full 'Oxford' or 'Divinity' calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, a small gilt floral device and blind tooling. Pink edges. Armorial bookplate. Some speckling to the calf but with no weak joints or loss. A fine set of this great history of 16th century England up to the Defeat of the Spanish Armada.

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  • MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1882. 10 volume set, 10 inches tall. Half morocco by Birdsall, one of the finest provincial binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, titles and most attractive floral gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt. A large limited edition illustrated throughout with engraved plates on India paper on stiff paper. A superb set of these great 18th century English novels.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    The History of the Worthies of England. by FULLER, Thomas
    FULLER, Thomas
    The History of the Worthies of England.

    London: Rivington et al., 1811. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. In the distinctive binding created for the great bibliophile, Henry Arthur Johnstone. With gilt titles and floral centre tools to the spine and his swashbuckling crest on the upper boards. Pigskin blind tooled endpapers and gilt top edges. Fuller greatest work was first published in 1662, this new edition again lists the counties indicating not only their most illustrious inhabitants but also their topographical characteristics and commercial activities. An extraordinary set in pristine condition.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL MOROCCO BY ALLO
    Richardet, Poëme. by FORTEGUERRI, Niccolò
    FORTEGUERRI, Niccolò
    Richardet, Poëme.

    Londres: (Cazin), 1781. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A fabulous little full morocco set of the highest quality by the great Parisian binder Paul Charles Allo. One of the celebrated editions of Cazin. This work was once attributed to Dumouriez (hence the title on the spine) but is in fact an adaptation of Forteguerri's work. With the red leather bookplate of Leon Rattier. A superb example of this very scarce edition in pristine condition.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    L’Heritage by FERRIER, Susan Edmonstone
    FERRIER, Susan Edmonstone
    L’Heritage

    Paris: (Cosson for) Lecointe et Durey, 1824. 5 volume set, 7 inches tall, Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards. Small split to the foot of volume one, but still perfectly solid.First edition in French of The Inheritance (Edinburgh, 1824). Scottish novelist Susan Ferrier's popular second novel, translated by Defauconpret, already established as the translator of sir Walter Scott.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites. by FLEURY, M.
    FLEURY, M.
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites.

    La Haye (The Hague): Adrian Moetjens, 1682. 2 volumes bound in 1, 5.5 inches tall. A beautiful late 19th century full straight grain calf with raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. From the Robert J. Hayhurst collection. In the original French.

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  • SUPERB PINK CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Royal Homes Near London. by FLETCHER, Major Benton
    FLETCHER, Major Benton
    Royal Homes Near London.

    London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1930. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A sumptuous full pink calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, single gilt fillet framing the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester, the son of King George V and Queen Mary. A charming work with 43 full page illustrations.

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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO BY ROGER DE COVERLY
    Sintram and his Companions. by LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, Friedrich Heinrich Karl de
    LA MOTTE-FOUQUE, Friedrich Heinrich Karl de
    Sintram and his Companions.

    London: Seeley Jackson & Halliday, 1883. Full morocco, 8.25 inches tall. A delightful binding by Roger de Coverly with gilt raised bands, ornate gilt centre tools and a wide border of floral gilt tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelled and all edges. Ink inscription dated 1884 on first blank. Slight fading but still a most attractive copy of this tale of romantic chivalry. Illustrated throughout by Heywood Sumner.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN CHARMING HALF CALF
    Fables de Florian. by FLORIAN
    FLORIAN
    Fables de Florian.

    Paris: Renouard, 1812. Half calf, 5.25 inches tall. A delightful little volume with gilt bands on mottled calf with twin labels. Note the red corners. Embellished with engravings throughout. With the armorial bookplate of William Danby of Swinton Hall.

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  • IMPRESSIVE FULL DIVINITY CALF
    The Life of Christ. by FARRAR, Frederic W.
    FARRAR, Frederic W.
    The Life of Christ.

    London: Cassell & Company, c.1875. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A most impressive 'divinity' calf binding with gilt raised bands and aldine leaf centre tools and prize block on the upper board. With typical blind tooled panels and boards and red edges. Prize bookplate on paste down endpaper. Slightly rubbed and with a little foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise in excellent condition. A well illustrated edition of this classic life of Christ.

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  • STUNNING FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BIRDSALL
    The Early Days of Christianity. by FARRAR, Frederic W.
    FARRAR, Frederic W.
    The Early Days of Christianity.

    London: Cassell, 1884. Full morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco by Birdsall with gilt raised bands, unusual extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. A very fine copy of this classic work on the history of the early church.

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  • GRAND TOUR ITEM IN FULL VELLUM GILT
    Remarks on Antiquities, Arts, and Letters during an Excursion in Italy, in the years 1802 and 1803. by FORSYTH, Joseph
    FORSYTH, Joseph
    Remarks on Antiquities, Arts, and Letters during an Excursion in Italy, in the years 1802 and 1803.

    London: John Murray, 1824. 2 volume set, bound in 1, 7.25 inches tall. Full vellum with splendid wide gilt bands. A very clean and bright copy of the third edition in an elegant contemporary binding.

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  • A VERY SCARCE ITEM IN HALF MOROCCO
    How To Make Money; A Practical Treatise on Business. by FREEDLEY, Edwin Troxell.
    FREEDLEY, Edwin Troxell.
    How To Make Money; A Practical Treatise on Business.

    London: George Routledge, 1853. Half morocco, 6.5 inches tall. The first English edition of a famously scarce financial 'self help' work. Copac has just 1 copy in British libraries, not in B.L.. This example is in a contemporary half morocco with gilt raised bands and fine gilt panels. There is considerable rubbing and scuffing but is complete and firm.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL PINK CALF
    Salaman & Absal by FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    FITZGERALD, Edward. JAMI
    Salaman & Absal

    London: The De La More Press, 1904. Full pink calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Finely printed on handmade paper with full page black and white illustrations and red frontispiece. Ink inscription on the free endpaper. A splendid copy of this Persian allegory.

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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Short Studies. by FROUDE, James Anthony
    FROUDE, James Anthony
    Short Studies.

    London: Longmans, 1895. 4 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A splendid Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, densely tooled gilt panels, twin labels and gilt top edges. Bookplates. Foxing. A good looking set of the thoughts of this great historian.

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