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  • SUPERB DELUXE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward. by WARD, Mrs Humphry
    WARD, Mrs Humphry
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Miflin Company, 1909. 16 volume set, 9 inches high. A truly splendid set bound by OLDASH in full morocco with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and top edge. Watered silk doublures and endpapers. With full page illustrations throughout. With the armorial bookplate of John J. Raskob. A superb set in pristine condition.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO SET WITH HAND COLOURED TITLE PAGES.
    The Works of Mrs. Hemans; With a Memoir of her Life, by her Sister. by HEMANS, Mrs.
    HEMANS, Mrs.
    The Works of Mrs. Hemans; With a Memoir of her Life, by her Sister.

    London & Edinburgh: Cadell & Blackwood, 1839. 7 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Full hard grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands, gilt lettering dentelles and all edges. The panels are framed by blind pallets. The portraits and engraved title pages are hand coloured. Bookseller's tickets. A delightful set of the works of Felicia Hemans, the most considerable woman poet of the Romantic period.

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  • AMUSING WORK IN SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    France in 1829-30. by MORGAN, Lady
    MORGAN, Lady
    France in 1829-30.

    London: Saunders and Otley, 1831. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most handsome late Victorian straight grain pink calf by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense floral gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait. An amusing and eccentric account of a trip to France by this Irish novelist, best known as the author of 'The Wild Irish Girl' and one of the most talked about literary figures of her generation.

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  • ELEGANT COLLECTION OF THESE SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS IN ENGLISH IN HALF MOROCCO
    Nina; The Neighbours; Strife & Peace; The President's Daughters; The H.... Family. by BREMER, Frederika
    BREMER, Frederika
    Nina; The Neighbours; Strife & Peace; The President's Daughters; The H.... Family.

    London: Clarke, 1844. 7 volumes, 5 inches tall. A finely bound little collection in half morocco with gilt raised bands and charming floral gilt tooling to the panels. Frederika Bremer was a Swedish writer whose 'Sketches of Everyday Life' became immensely popular in Britain and the United States during the Victorian Period. Through her works she was a great and successful influence for feminist reform. A fine little collection of the first English editions.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY JEREMIAH LARKINS
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret Queen of
    NAVARRE, Margaret Queen of
    The Heptameron

    London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. Full morocco, 7.25 inches tall. One of a special series of 'Bohn's Extra Volumes' Beautifully bound in full morocco by the celebrated London binder Jeremiah Larkins. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpapers. A beautiful copy of these 72 short stories, mostly concerned with love, lust, sex and romance, inspired by the Decameron and first published in 1558.

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  • HALF CALF IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    Emma. by AUSTEN, Jane.
    AUSTEN, Jane.
    Emma.

    London: Dent, 1894. Half calf, 7 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1. The complete 'Emma', though published as part of Dent's 10 volume set. A delightful example in pristine condition with gilt raised bands, twin labels and simple gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. With 6 full page illustrations.

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  • CELEBRATED HISTORY IN FULL GEORGIAN DICED CALF
    AIKIN, Lucy – Memoirs of the Court of King James the First.
    AIKIN, Lucy – Memoirs of the Court of King James the First.

    London: Longman et al, 1822. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid Georgian full diced calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplate and early ink inscription at head of the title page. Foxing to, and offsetting from the 2 engraved frontispieces. Lord Macaulay was a great admirer of Lucy Aikin and singled out this title for especial praise.

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  • FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret of
    NAVARRE, Margaret of
    The Heptameron

    Privately Printed, 1886. Half morocco by Hatchards, 9 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and top edge. This edition, translated from the 16th century French is by Arthur Machen and is the first complete edition in English. This copy was bound without the plates that are found in some copies.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Coelebs in Search of a Wife. In two volumes. by MORE, Hannah.
    MORE, Hannah.
    Coelebs in Search of a Wife. In two volumes.

    London: Charles Tilt, 1837. 2 vols., 12mo (4.25 x 2.75 inches). Full mauve morocco, with decorative gilt tooling framing title on spine. Double blind rule framing gilt scrolling foliage centre tool to both boards. All edges gilt. Unusual oxidised book plate 'Sarah'. Engraved frontispiece plates.

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  • YONGE'S FIRST COMMERCIAL SUCCESS IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Heir of Redclyffe. by Yonge, Charlotte Mary
    Yonge, Charlotte Mary
    The Heir of Redclyffe.

    London: Macmillan, 1868. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A very good looking mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Colour frontispiece and further monochrome plates.

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