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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.More details Price: £2,500.00
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.More details Price: £1,200.00
Trials; A Tale.
London: Whittaker, 1824. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. An elegant Georgian half calf with gilt bands and simple blind tooled panels. Pink speckled edges. With the heraldic crest of Vane Londonderry in the top panel. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A scarce and elegant set of this first edition triple decker.More details Price: £750.00
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.More details Price: £480.00
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.More details Price: £350.00
London & Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1859. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A simple but attractive half calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and blind tooling to the panels. Slight fading to the spine. With an ink previous owner's signature 'Mary Hobson' on the first blank. A neat little set from the sixth edition from the first year of publication.More details Price: £200.00
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.More details Price: £150.00
Traits and Trials of Early Life.
London: Bohn, 1844. Half calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A charming little volume with gilt raised bands, labels and blind tooled panels. Foxing to the portrait and title page.More details Price: £140.00