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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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  • 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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  • SCARCE WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris. by LABOUCHERE, Henry
    LABOUCHERE, Henry
    Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris.

    London: Hurst and Blackett, 1871. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb binding by Hammond with gilt raised bands with olive label and onlays to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight rubbing and abrasions. On the first blank is a very neat inscription presenting the book to a Dr. Préterre dated 1873, Dr. Préterre's name is also at the foot of the spine. A splendid example of the enlarged second edition of this scarce book.

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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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  • 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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