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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 PETRUS RUBAN
    Dominique. by FROMENTIN, Eugene
    FROMENTIN, Eugene
    Dominique.

    Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. Full inlaid crushed morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A beautiful Art-Nouveau binding by Petrus Ruban with a wreath of roses inlaid in hues of soft pink, with leaves and buds in shades of green, raised bands and inlaid branches of roses climbing through the panels. Watered silk endpapers and doublures. With alternating large and small inlaid pink morocco daisies on the turn-ins. Original blue-gray wraps bound in. Housed in matching morocco backed chemise and morocco edged slipcase. With title page vignette and 58 engraved views by Gustave Leheutre. With morocco bookplate of the great French bibliophile George Wendling on verso of free end paper and his small stamp on second blank. No. 73 of 117 deluxe copies. A beautiful work in outstanding condition.

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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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  • 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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  • BEAUTIFUL SET IN FULL MOROCCO BY THE HARCOURT BINDERY
    The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.

    London: The Navarre Societyc. 1900. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. an exceptionally attractive full crushed morocco binding by the Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands, extra gilt labels and an elaborate heraldic frame of gilt and onlaid green morocco to each board. 6 frontispieces by George Cruikshank. This delightful little edition was printed in an edition of 2000 copies and is based on the Bickers edition of 1871. A splendid edition of one of the greatest English 18th century novels in a superb binding.

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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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  • SPARKLING SET IN HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Works of Henry Fielding. (Comprising Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones; Amelia; Jonathan Wild; Miscellanies). by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The Works of Henry Fielding. (Comprising Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones; Amelia; Jonathan Wild; Miscellanies).

    London: Archibald Constable and Co., 1898. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most handsome binding in full morocco with gilt raised bands, twin labels, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edges. Frontispieces by George Cruikshank. This edition limited to 750 copies on handmade paper. A particularly readable edition of these great 18th century English novels.

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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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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History. by FORSTER, John
    FORSTER, John
    The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History.

    London: Longman et al., 1851. 5 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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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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  • SUPERB MINIATURE EDITION IN GEORGIAN FULL VELLUM GILT
    Pious Reflections for Every Day of the Month. by FENELON
    FENELON
    Pious Reflections for Every Day of the Month.

    London: Whittaker, 1823. Full vellum, 3.5 inches tall. A superb tiny binding by Richardson of Bristol with gilt bands, a wide calf label and very fine gilt and ink tooling to the spine and boards. Portrait. Neat ink inscription on first blank.

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  • SMART REFERENCE LIBRARY IN QUARTER MOROCCO
    Fortnum & Mason Reference Library. Comprising: Dictionary of Dates; Atlas; Poetical Quotations, Prose Quotations, Dictionary of Mythology; French & English Dictionary; German & English Dictionary; English Dictionary, Proverbs & Maxims. by FORTNUM & MASON
    FORTNUM & MASON
    Fortnum & Mason Reference Library. Comprising: Dictionary of Dates; Atlas; Poetical Quotations, Prose Quotations, Dictionary of Mythology; French & English Dictionary; German & English Dictionary; English Dictionary, Proverbs & Maxims.

    London: Fortnum & Mason, c.1932. Quarter Morocco, 5.5-6.5 inches tall. 6 volume set. A handsome and rather charming set with all edges gilt. The Atlas volume contains 80 full colour maps.

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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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