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  • FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Famous Women. by BRANTÔME, Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de
    BRANTÔME, Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de
    Famous Women.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1908. Full Morocco, 8 1/2 inches high. A stunning binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, elaborate gilt paneling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. A wonderful copy, printed on handmade paper, of these potted biographies by Brantôme 1540-1614. celebrated adventurer and historian.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his court and Family. by JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse d'Abrantes
    JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse d'Abrantes
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his court and Family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A rather spectacular full William IV morocco with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels, elaborate blind tooling to the panels and a wide blind roll and twin gilt fillets framing the boards. All edges gilt. With 16 full page engravings, as called for. A fine example of this classic work on Napoleon by the wife of General Jean-Andoche Junot, one of Napoleons most trusted officers during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • SCARCE EARLY ENGLISH EDITION IN FULL GEORGIAN SPECKLED CALF
    Letters from the Marchioness de Sévigné to her Daughter the Countess de Grignan. by SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de
    SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de
    Letters from the Marchioness de Sévigné to her Daughter the Countess de Grignan.

    London: Sewell, Longman et al., 1801. 7 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A beautiful full Georgian speckled calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tools. The boards are framed within a delicate gilt fillet. With the bookplate of Ellen James. This set looks superb on the shelf but does have condition issues. A long defunct insect has nibbled at a few boards, the worst example is on the lower board of the first volume, which can be viewed in one of the images. The letters of Madame de Sévigné are revered in France as one of the great works of French 17th century literature. In English.

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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN ATTRACTIVE 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz. by RETZ, Cardinal de (Jean François Paul de Gondi)
    RETZ, Cardinal de (Jean François Paul de Gondi)
    Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz.

    London: Becket, Cadell and Evans, 1774. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A good looking 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. A single gilt fillet frames the boards, With bookplate of Ellen James. Some rubbing and cracks to the joints but overall a perfectly firm and solid set of this English language edition.

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  • GREAT TITLE IN LATE VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family. by JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1883. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome late Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Bumped tips. With 20 engraved plates, as called for. A handsome 'New and Revised Edition' of this classic work on Napoleon by the wife of General Jean-Andoche Junot, one of Napoleons most trusted officers during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN UNUSUALLY BRIGHT AND CLEAN FULL VELLUM
    The French Revolution. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    The French Revolution.

    London: Chapman & Hall, c.1860. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A bright and clean full vellum with twin red labels, a gilt Oxford crest embossed on the upper boards and red edges. The trimming of the title labels is a bit irregular and one of the blanks of the first volume has a corner torn off. A lovely bright vellum binding, with perfect patina, of this great history.

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