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  • RARE WORK IN SUPERB 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    Letters on Different Subjects. by (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    Letters on Different Subjects.

    London : to be had by the Subscribers of those Booksellers to whom they have subscribed, and at W. Bristow's late Shop in St. Paul's Church Yard, or at his House in Roll's Buildings, Fetter-Lane, 1766-1767. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A superb full 18th century calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, delightful gilt pomegranate tooling to the panels and a simple gilt chain roll framing the boards. Yellow edges. With the magnificent armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. An early advocate of women's rights having escaped an unhappy marriage and hostile husband. Early copies of her works are very rare even in institutions. A superb set.

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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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  • ARCHETYPAL GOTHIC NOVEL IN FULL CONTEMPORARY VELLUM GILT
    The Mysteries of Udolpho. by RADCLIFFE, Ann
    RADCLIFFE, Ann
    The Mysteries of Udolpho.

    London: Longman et al., 1816. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. Full contemporary vellum binding with twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the spine. The binding is soiled and marked but retains its shape and has no splitting. The volume label for volume I has slight loss. This edition, the 7th, LACKS the copper plates, which were never bound in. 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' is a quintessential Gothic romance containing as it does, all the necessary ingredients: remote crumbling castles, seemingly supernatural events, a brooding, scheming villain and a persecuted heroine.

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  • FEMALE HISTORIAN IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain. by WOOD, Mary Anne Everett.
    WOOD, Mary Anne Everett.
    Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1846. 3 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full Victorian calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A splendid set of this work by one of the most respected female historians in Victorian Britain. Armorial bookplate. Small stain on the upper board of volume III.

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  • SPARKLING COPY IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans. by HEMANS, Felicia
    HEMANS, Felicia
    The Poetical Works of Mrs. F. Hemans.

    London: Gall & Inglis, c.1890. Full morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A sparkling copy of this edition with raised bands and elaborate gilt and inked tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Many full page engraved plates. Coloured borders to each page. Tasseled book mark. An ink inscription on the half title otherwise pristine.

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