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History (Justini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii).
Batavorum Lugdunum: Elzevir, 1640. Full crushed morocco, 4.75 inches tall. A delightful little volume in a sumptuous binding with gilt bands and floral tooling to the panels, dentelles, triple gilt fillet to the boards and all edges gilt. With wonderful gilt stamped endpapers. Voluptuous engraved title page. There were two first editions, this being the larger without the dedication from Vossius to Bielke but with summaries of the contents of each book. With the Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection.More details Price: £400.00
Nouveaux Tableaux de famille ou, la Vie d’un pauvre ministre de village allemand, et de ses enfans. Traduit de l’allemand . par Isabelle de Montolieu.
Geneva: Paschoud, 1802. 5 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A fine binding of the period in quarter calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to most panels and splendid blind tooling to the other.First edition in french of Lafontaine's popular novel Leben eines armen Landpredigers.More details Price: £390.00
A Commentary on The Book of Psalms.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1776. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Splendid full 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and label. Some scuffing to the boards. A slip 'To Lieut General Melvill at John Balfour's Esq in the Advocate's Close Edinb.' is enclosed. This would appear to refer to General Robert Melvill, inventor of the carronade and Governor of Guadeloupe. A superb set of Bishop Horne's most celebrated work. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle.
The Dodd Family Abroad.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1854. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A superb Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and gilt top edge. Gilt triple fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of the great collector Cecil E Byas and a Sotheran bookseller's ticket. Profusely illustrated with full page engravings by Phiz. First edition. A fine copy of one of this Irish novelist's most amusing novels.
Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies)
Paris: Chez Chasseriau, 1823. Full straight grain morocco, 8 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, titles, fine gilt floral panels, gilt and blind tooled boards, dentelles and pink endpapers. All edges gilt. Portrait. A very elegant copy in pristine condition.
Anne of Geierstein.
Edinburgh: Cadell and Simpkin, 1829. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, pallets, centre tools and titles. An extremely pleasing set of this tale of 'The Maiden of the Mist'.More details Price: £160.00
Les Deux Rives
Paris: Ollendorff, 1897. Half crushed morocco by Durvand, 7.5 inches tall. With raised bands, label and gilt top edge. The foredge has not been trimmed. Causing a rather eccentric effect with some leaves extending about an inch further than others, a deluxe style of the period. There is an inscription from the author to an A.M.R. Rolo. A lovely. copy.More details Price: £150.00
The Holy Grail.
London: Strahan, 1870. Full straight grain morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful example of the first edition in a very smart binding by Maclehose with raised bands and all edges gilt.More details Price: £140.00