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  • WONDERFUL COPY OF THIS HILARIOUS WORK IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The English Dance of Death. by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    The English Dance of Death.

    London: Ackermann, 1815. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful copy in full straight grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis and Lloyd. This tall set has gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillets framing the straight grain boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. With 72 hilarious colour aquatint plates and a further 2 frontispieces and one engraved title page. The concept of the Dance of Death or Danse Macabre was a powerful medieval theme showing the all conquering power of death. Holbein, in the 16th century, immortalised the idea with his exceedingly grim series of allegorical woodblock prints. In stark contrast to such Germanic horrors Rowlandson and Coombe create an hilarious series of…

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    London: Ackermann, 1815. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful copy in full straight grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis and Lloyd. This tall set has gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillets framing the straight grain boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. With 72 hilarious colour aquatint plates and a further 2 frontispieces and one engraved title page. The concept of the Dance of Death or Danse Macabre was a powerful medieval theme showing the all conquering power of death. Holbein, in the 16th century, immortalised the idea with his exceedingly grim series of allegorical woodblock prints. In stark contrast to such Germanic horrors Rowlandson and Coombe create an hilarious series of brilliant comic representations of death getting involved with every aspect of English Regency high jinks.

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  • SUPERB EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FULL PINK MOROCCO
    The Waverley Novels. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Waverley Novels.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857. 25 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A truly spectacular set in full dark pink morocco in marvellous condition. With gilt raised bands, twin green labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are decorated with a very delicate and ornate panel framed within a triple roll. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved frontispieces, title pages, portraits and views throughout. Other than a few very superficial marks this set is in pristine condition with no wear or fading.

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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 SET, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND WITH FINE ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    The Works of Charles Dickens by DICKENS, Charles.
    DICKENS, Charles.
    The Works of Charles Dickens

    London: Chapman and Hall, c.1875. 30 volume complete set. 7.75 inches tall. Classic half calf binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Light foxing to prelims. This is a very fine and readable set of the works of England's great novelist.

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  • REMARKABLY FINE SET IN WONDERFUL FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa. by Le Vaillant, Francois
    Le Vaillant, Francois
    New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa.

    London: Robinson, 1796. 3 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A beautiful set of the first English edition in remarkably fine condition. In full 18th century cat's paw calf with twin labels and gilt bands. Blue edges. A neat ink inscription 'Marcus Gage' is on the top of the title pages. From the collection of Martin Orsky, a pencil inscription on the free endpaper states 'bound by Mackenzie of Dublin', though I can see no evidence for this assertion. A neat ink shelf number is on the pastedown endpapers. With the map and plates. As fine a copy of this work as one could hope to find.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera. by LUCIAN of Samosata.
    LUCIAN of Samosata.
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera.

    Amsterdam: sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii, 1743. 4 volume set, 11.5 inches tall. A magnificently bound set with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Simple gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. The index was published in 1746. With the armorial bookplate of Tatton Park. Slightly rubbed but with no loss or splitting. Beautifully printed in Greek and Latin. Dibdin considered this to be the most accurate and most beautiful edition of the works of Lucian, the great satirist and rhetorician.

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  • CLEAN SET IN MAGNIFICENT REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Works of John Dryden. by DRYDEN, John
    DRYDEN, John
    The Works of John Dryden.

    London: William Miller, 1808. 18 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A magnificent set in a binding typical of the beginning of the 19th century. Bound in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, blind tooled panels and dentelles. The boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls. Portrait. With the ticket of Upham & Beet (Booksellers) of New Bond Street. With the bookplate of Lt. General Sir John Macdonald, Adjutant-General to the Forces, friend and supporter the Duke of Wellington. 'Glorious' John Dryden, poet, critic and playwright was a dominant figure in the English Restoration.

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  • STUNNING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner by GESSNER, Salomon
    GESSNER, Salomon
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner

    Paris: L’auteur des Estampes, 1786-1793. 3 volume set, 12 inches tall. An old tipped in catalogue entry attributes this magnificent binding to Charles Lewis. With wide gilt raised bands, delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Complete with 3 engraved title pages, portrait and 73 engraved plates after Le Barbier. There are an extra 18 stipple engraved plates and 70 highly decorative vignettes. Some speckling and scuffing to the boards. A super copy of this beautiful 18th century deluxe edition.

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  • STUNNING DELUXE SET IN HALF MOROCCO GILT TOOLED IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE
    The Works of Charles Paul de Kock by KOCK, Charles Paul de
    KOCK, Charles Paul de
    The Works of Charles Paul de Kock

    London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De…

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    London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De Kock was hugely popular in the English speaking world, amongst many others, Thackeray was a particular admirer. A stunning set.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN MAGNIFICENT GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    A Collection of Etchings after the most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools particularly Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius Bega and Van Vliet. by DEUCHAR, David
    DEUCHAR, David
    A Collection of Etchings after the most Eminent Masters of the Dutch and Flemish Schools particularly Rembrandt, Ostade, Cornelius Bega and Van Vliet.

    Edinburgh, 1803. 3 volume set, 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent set in Georgian full red straight grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands and superb gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards, so typical of the period. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The armorial bookplate of Arthur G. Soames of Sheffield Park. Containing 374 splendid etchings. Some foxing and rubbing but overall a remarkable set of this celebrated work.

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  • GLORIOUS SET OF THE FIRST TODD EDITION IN FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton.

    London: Johnson et al., 1801. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A glorious Georgian full straight grain morocco with twin gilt raised bands, dense geometric gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. A fine gilt roll and twin fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A portrait of Milton is in volume I and an engraved plate in volume VI. A celebrated edition of the works of one of the greatest of all 17th century poets in a remarkable binding.

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  • EXCEEDINGLY RARE IRISH SET IN FINE CALF BINDING
    History of The French Revolution And The Wars Resulting From That Memorable Event. Comprehending The political And Military Annals of Europe, From The Meeting of The States General at Versailles in 1789 to The Battle of Waterloo. by M’GREGOR, John James ( McGREGOR )
    M’GREGOR, John James ( McGREGOR )
    History of The French Revolution And The Wars Resulting From That Memorable Event. Comprehending The political And Military Annals of Europe, From The Meeting of The States General at Versailles in 1789 to The Battle of Waterloo.

    Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and…

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    Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and plans. Copac records two copies at Trinity College Dublin and one at Oxford, Cambridge and the National Trust. A fine set in excellent condition.

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  • CLASSIC ANCIENT HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London: Cadell et al., 1820. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb Regency full straight grain calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally fine extra gilt panels. The lilac boards have wide gilt rolls, a simple blind fillet and delightful gilt corner tooling framing the straight grain. Portrait and folding maps. There is slight fading of the spines which remain bright. A splendid set of this great ancient history.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The History of England. by HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Cadell et al., 1812 & 1830. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A stunning set from the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, and with his armorial bookplate, in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. Pink speckled edges. There is a variation to the four volume continuation by Smollet which was published nearly 20 years later. Portraits of the authors in both first volumes. A beautiful complete set of this classic history.

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY TALL LARGE PAPER COPY IN FULL CALF
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744. by DODSLEY, Robert. HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    DODSLEY, Robert. HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744.

    ondon Reeves and Turner, 1874. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. Superb full calf by Mansell. A very fine binding with gilt raised bands, triple labels and dense gilt floral panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges.One of only a handful, possibly as few as 10, tall large paper copies on handmade paper were printed. With the armorial bookplate of Horatio Noble Pym, celebrated author and bibliophile who used the finest bookbinders of his day. This is a splendid set of this important collection of early English plays, largely from the 16th century, with more than 30 being added to this enlarged edition.

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  • VERY SCARCE TITLE IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works. by RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    The Works.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1829. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled pink edges. With the 'Fasque' bookplate from the Gladstone Library. Light staining to the boards. A superb copy of this very rare title.

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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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  • 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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  • 17 VOLUME SET BOUND IN 34, IN DELIGHTFUL HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works. by MAUPASSANT, Henri Rene Guy de
    MAUPASSANT, Henri Rene Guy de
    The Works.

    New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, 1903. 17 volume set bound in 34, 8 inches tall. A delightful half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, floral gilt tooling in the 'Art Nouveau' style. Illustrated throughout. Very slight staining to a few leaves, otherwise pristine. A splendid set of the works of this great French writer of the 19th century, considered one of the greatest short story writers. Translated into English.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN STUNNING FULL HONEY CALF
    Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors. by IRVING, Washington
    IRVING, Washington
    Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors.

    London: John Murray, 1850. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A pristine set of this classic work in full mid-Victorian honey calf. With gilt raised bands, exquisite floral gilt tooling to the panels and double gilt fillet framing the boards. First edition. With the bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt of Wirksworth. This superb set is in pristine condition, both in terms of the text block and binding, evidently having not been read.

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