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  • HANDSOME 'OXFORD' 'DIVINITY' FULL CALF
    A History of the English Church. by PERRY, G.G.
    PERRY, G.G.
    A History of the English Church.

    London: John Murray, 1895. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome little 'Oxford' or 'Divinity' full calf with raised bands and twin labels. Inked tooling to the panels and boards. Pink edges. Gilt prize block on the boards and prize bookplates. A little rubbing but a fine set.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN HALF RED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    John Inglesant by SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    John Inglesant

    London: Macmillan, 1881. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very finely copy bound set in half red morocco by Bayntun, with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and all edges. The first trade edition of this classic historical novel set in the 17th century, in pristine condition.

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  • AN EXTRAORDINARY HALF CALF BIRDSALL BINDING
    Madame De Sevigne, Her Correspondents And Contemporaries. by PULIGA, The Comtesse de,
    PULIGA, The Comtesse de,
    Madame De Sevigne, Her Correspondents And Contemporaries.

    London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and most attractive half cat's paw calf by Birdsall, one of the finest provincial binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, titles and fine gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt. A fine set.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL CALF.
    Diary of The Times of Charles The Second by SIDNEY, Henry
    SIDNEY, Henry
    Diary of The Times of Charles The Second

    London: Henry Colburn, 1843. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very attractively bound set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Portrait. A fine set of this classic royal biography.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town. by TIMBS, John
    TIMBS, John
    The Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town.

    London: Frederick Warne c. 1870. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. A splendid Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, ornate gilt tooled panels, dentelles, gilt and blind rolls and gilt corner tools framing the boards. All edges gilt. Some foxing to the engraved frontispieces and title pages, otherwise clean. A delightful, anecdotal record of the bizarre and colourful events of old London town.

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  • MAGNIFICENT VELLUM GILT BY BIRDSALL
    Arrows of the Chace by RUSKIN, John
    RUSKIN, John
    Arrows of the Chace

    Orpington: George Allen, 1880. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A most handsome full vellum by Birdsall. With gilt raised bands, very elaborate gilt tooling to the panels around fleur-de-lis and tudor rose centre tools. Gilt top edge. A handsome heraldic crest decorates the upper boards. There is some heavy foxing within the text. Containing letters by Ruskin on Art and Science, Politics, Economics and Miscellaneous Matters.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN NEAT EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Popes of Rome. by RANKE, Leopold. AUSTIN, Sarah (translated into English by).
    RANKE, Leopold. AUSTIN, Sarah (translated into English by).
    The Popes of Rome.

    London: John Murray, 1841. 3 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A neat simple early Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tools. Pink speckled edges. Bookplate and library stamp on title page (with withdrawn stamp). Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A good looking set of this celebrated history.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN FULL REGENCY SPECKLED CALF
    The Poetical Works. by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Printed at the Stanhope Press by Charles Whittingham for John Sharpe, 1806. 3 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A delightful little set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved frontispieces.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works of Henry Vaughan by VAUGHAN, Henry
    VAUGHAN, Henry
    The Works of Henry Vaughan

    Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1914. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very fine binding with wide gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the spine and gilt top edge. A handsome set of the Works of Henry Vaughan, the 17th Century Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.

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  • ELEGANT AND PRISTINE HALF CALF SET
    Memorials of A Quiet Life by HARE, Augustus J. C.
    HARE, Augustus J. C.
    Memorials of A Quiet Life

    London: Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1876. 3 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. The two volume Memorials plus the third suplimentary volume containing 57 photogrpahs in half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. With the armorial bookplates of William Lowe. A fine set.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Essays. by DRAKE, Nathan
    DRAKE, Nathan
    Essays.

    London: Suttaby et al, 814. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid little Regency full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. The boards are framed within gilt and blind fillets and rolls. A delightful set of the essays of this celebrated English essayist and physician.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FINE FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The Life of Fenelon. by BAUSSET, M. L. F. de. ( Translated by MUDFORD, William ).
    BAUSSET, M. L. F. de. ( Translated by MUDFORD, William ).
    The Life of Fenelon.

    London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine and appealing binding in full speckled calf, with gilt bands, delicate centre tools and twin labels. Speckled edges. Portrait. With the ticket of Asperne. According to Ramsden's 'London Bookbinders 1780-1840' James Asperne of 32 Cornhill patronised the bindery of the great J. Lovejoy to create his bindings. A fine set of this scarce and interesting work.

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  • CLASSIC FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    A Selection from the Correspondence of Abraham Hayward. by HAYWARD, Abraham
    HAYWARD, Abraham
    A Selection from the Correspondence of Abraham Hayward.

    London: John Murray, 1886. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, triple labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Armorial bookplate. A fine set by this celebrated English 'man of letters’.

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  • HANDSOME 18TH CENTURY HALF CALF
    Zeluco. Various Views of Human Nature Taken From Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic by Moore, John
    Moore, John
    Zeluco. Various Views of Human Nature Taken From Life and Manners, Foreign and Domestic

    London: Strahan, 1797. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Very elegant late 18th century bindings in half calf with twin labels and gilt bands. A fine clean set.

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  • VERY FINE FULL CALF SET
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell by RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell

    London: Longman & Co, 1853. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full calf set exquisitely bound by STAMPER ( of Frith Street, Soho ).With gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Portraits and engraved title pages. A charming set.

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  • GREAT ROMAN HISTORIAN IN HALF CALF
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta. by LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta.

    EIPZIG, Tauchnitz, 1829-1848. 5 volume set, 5.25 inches tall, Half calf with gilt bands and tooling to the spines and red labels. Some foxing and rubbing and scuffing to the boards but no splitting. A neat little set of the works of this great Roman historian. In the original Latin.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay by TREVELYAN, George Otto
    TREVELYAN, George Otto
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1876. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly handsome set with gilt raised bands, simple yet elegant panels, titles and top edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries and slight staining to the portrait. A splendid set.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    The Unique. by SMEETON, George
    SMEETON, George
    The Unique.

    London: George Smeeton, (1824). 3 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A very pretty binding from the 1820's with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With all 89 engraved plates illustrating the famous figures described in the brief biographies. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There is considerable staining to the plates in volume 2.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Tom Jones. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    Tom Jones.

    London: Macmillan, 1900. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A handsome half morocco with wide gilt raised bands and gilt top edges. With the bookplate of Sir George Herbert Farrrar. Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A highly readable edition of this great English 18th century novel.

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  • SIMPLE BUT HANDSOME REGENCY BINDING
    Village Dialogues by HILL, Rowland
    HILL, Rowland
    Village Dialogues

    London: Button, 1817. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full calf with wide gilt raised bands and twin labels. Neat owners inscription on the paste-down endpaper. Portrait and charming primative engravings throughout.

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