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  • STUNNING FULL SPANISH CALF BY TOUT
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LE SAGE, Alain Rene (SMOLLETT, Tobias, translated from the French by).
    LE SAGE, Alain Rene (SMOLLETT, Tobias, translated from the French by).
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Dubochet, Tilt and Hooper, 1836. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A glorious Spanish calf by Tout with gilt raised bands, triple labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A Cambridge panel is framed within triple fillets on the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Profusely illustrated throughout by Jean Gigoux. A stunning set of this picaresque novel.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THE WORKS OF THIS GREAT AUTHOR.
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition. by LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition.

    Boston: Dana Estes, n.d. c. 1900. 32 volume set, 9 inches tall. Imposing set bound in true Edwardian style. Half morocco with raised bands, elegant gilt panels, titles and top edge. This deluxe edition was limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 304. Some very slight rubbing but an elegant, grand finely illustrated set.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Johnson, Cuthell et al, 1803. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BY KALTHOEBER
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters). by STERNE, Laurence
    STERNE, Laurence
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1798. 10 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Splendid bindings, bound by the great Christian Kalthoeber, and with his ticket. Full 18th century tree calf with gilt 'Greek key' bands, twin labels and charming gilt floral tools to the panels. Fine gilt rolls frame the tree calf of the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Astle. There is a slight nick to the head cap of volume 4 and a one inch split to the head of volume 1, but still a superb set by one of the greatest London binders of his period.

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  • SUPERB EXTRA GILT SET IN PRISTINE HALF CALF
    Waverley Novels by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Waverley Novels

    Edinburgh: A & C Black, 1865. 48 volume set, 7 inches tall. A superb mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. The armorial bookplate of Walter F. Morice. With engraved frontispieces, title pages and vignettes. In pristine condition inside and out.

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  • A History of British Birds. by YARRELL, William
    YARRELL, William
    A History of British Birds.

    London: John Van Voorst, 1843, 1843, 1843 and 1845 (supplement). 3 volumes, 11 inches tall. A magnificent full hard grain morocco by HAYDAY with gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. Double fillets and wide rolls frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Profusely illustrated with over 520 wood engravings. The tall first edition of one of the great works on British Birds in a wonderful binding.

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  • A MAGNIFICENT SET OF THIS LARGE PAPER DELUXE EDITION
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LESAGE, Alain-René
    LESAGE, Alain-René
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et Orme, 1809. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent crushed and straight grain morocco with triple gilt and blind tooled raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have a central straight grain panel framed by very fine and elaborate gilt and blind tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Large Paper deluxe edition with india proof impressions of the plates by Smirke. Offsetting from the plates, otherwise clean. The armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Some rubbing and scuffing to the edges but with no splitting or loss. An exceptionally impressive example of this celebrated edition. In the original French.

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  • A SUPERB SET IN ELEGANT HALF CALF BY MORRELL
    The Works. (Knebworth Edition) by BULWER-LYTTON, Edward George Earle, 1st Baron Lytton.
    BULWER-LYTTON, Edward George Earle, 1st Baron Lytton.
    The Works. (Knebworth Edition)

    London: George Routledge, c.1875. 28 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A superb neat half calf by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Frontispieces. Slight foxing to the preliminaries. An exceptionally handsome set of the Works of this hugely popular and influential 19th century novelist who coined the phrases, "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar" and "the pen is mightier than the sword".

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  • V SCARCE EARLY DETECTIVE STORIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life). by GABORIAU, Emile
    GABORIAU, Emile
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life).

    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little…

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    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little foxing, a few protruding sections, a very few slight stains but overall a splendid survival of what were original very light weight productions.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN WONDERFUL EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    Dramatic Works.

    London: J.F.Dove, 1830. 8 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally attractive gilt tooling to the panels. With a 'Life of the Author' and notes by W. Harness, friend of Lord Byron. With 3 portrait frontispieces and charming engravings throughout. Some foxing, almost exclusively facing the plates. This fine set includes the Sonnets.

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  • TALL COPIES IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO BY C. LEWIS
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series. by NORTHCOTE, James
    NORTHCOTE, James
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series.

    London: Geo: Lawford, 1828 & 1833. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A wonderful full morocco binding by C(harles) Lewis with raised bands, very fine tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Exceptionally tall copies with vignettes and decorated initials throughout. James Northcote, as well as being a celebrated Fabulist was a fine artist.

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  • FINE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STUNNING EXTRA GILT MOROCCO
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Dramatic Works.

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 8 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning extra gilt full morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels and spectacular gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Occasional abrasions. A splendid set of this celebrated edition which is illustrated throughout.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Monks of the West by MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    The Monks of the West

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1861. 7 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple very handsome full calf by Zaehnsdorf with wide gilt raised bands, framed panels and a series of 6 gilt fillets framing the boards. Dentelles and top edge gilt. An ink inscription, dated 1906, on the first blank. Charles Forbes René de Montalembert wrote his great work 'Moines d'occident' in 1860 and this is the authorised English translation, published the following year. He wrote in a style at once picturesque, fiery and polished while his mastery of the Middle Ages was tempered by his religious sentiments.

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  • SCARCE SET IN FULL GEORGIAN TREE CALF
    The History of Great Britain. Comprising: 'From the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover'; 'Memoirs of the Kings of great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg'; 'Memoirs of the Reign of George III'. by BELSHAM, William
    BELSHAM, William
    The History of Great Britain. Comprising: 'From the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover'; 'Memoirs of the Kings of great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg'; 'Memoirs of the Reign of George III'.

    London: Robinson, 1796-1801: 1796. 10 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome set of this scarce title in 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and yellow edges. The last two volumes are matching but with variations to the colour and tooling. Two more volumes were published at a later date. William Belsham was a radical historian and apologist for the American Revolution. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of Ashley Combe on the paste down endpapers and Ben Damph Forest to the free endpaper. A remarkable set.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID NAVY BLUE HALF MOROCCO
    The Works of Robert Browning. The Centenary Edition. by BROWNING, Robert
    BROWNING, Robert
    The Works of Robert Browning. The Centenary Edition.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912. 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid set in a very smart Edwardian navy blue half crushed morocco binding with wide gilt bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. The Centenary edition is limited to just 276 set for sale in the United States, of which this is number 244. Portrait. A pristine set of the Works of one of Victorian England's greatest poets.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL CALF
    The Invasion of the Crimea by KINGLAKE, A.W.
    KINGLAKE, A.W.
    The Invasion of the Crimea

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1874-1887. 8 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf set by Harrison of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Volumes 7 & 8 were published some years after the first 6 volumes and have a slight variation in tooling. A fine set of this authoritative work whose full title is 'The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to The Death of Lord Raglan'. Armorial bookplate and neat ink inscription to the first blank. Many folding plans and maps.

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  • FULL MOROCCO SET FROM ROYAL COLLECTION
    The Works of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Works of William Shakespeare

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. 9 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome set in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and all edges. the boards are framed with gilt and blind tooling. With the Royal cipher of Marie Therese. A fine copy of the celebrated Dyce edition of the Complete Works of England's greatest playwright.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier. by TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier.

    London & Paris: Ex Typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour via San-Jacobea. Londini apud Paulum Vaillant, 1771. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. Superb 18th century full vellum bindings with most attractive blue gilt labels. Complete with all 4 folding maps and genealogy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford. A splendid set described by Brunet (V p.645) as the ...."Edition magnifiquement imprimee et qui a longtemps passe pour une des meilleures de cet historien".

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED SET IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Portraits of the Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. by Lodge, Edmund
    Lodge, Edmund
    Portraits of the Illustrious Personages of Great Britain.

    London: Harding and Lepard, 1835. 12 volume set bound in 6 volumes, 11 inches tall. A superb full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, blind and gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With 240 full page engraved portraits from Elizabeth York in 1502, through to The Duke of Wellington in the 1830's. Some foxing to the plates, as usual. A stunning set.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF BY CHARLES LEWIS.
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. by LAS CASES, Comte de
    LAS CASES, Comte de
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène.

    Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A beautiful set bound in full cat's paw calf by Charles Lewis, one of the finest London binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout by Charlet. Armorial bookplate. In the original French.

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