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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SPECTACULAR REGENCY FULL MOROCCO
    Account of A Tour in Normandy. by TURNER, Dawson
    TURNER, Dawson
    Account of A Tour in Normandy.

    London: John and Arthur Arch, 1820. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A spectacular Regency full straight grain morocco binding with wide elaborately gilt tooled raised bands and superb and complex gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Very fine wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Faint signs of the removal of a bookplate in both volumes, very slight rubbing minor foxing to the plates and tissues. With all 50 full page engravings called for. A charming well illustrated work in an exceptional binding of the highest quality.

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  • HILARIOUS COLOUR PLATE WORK IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees, and Amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian celebrity, and his bang-up companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain O'Shuffleton.... by CAREY, David
    CAREY, David
    Life in Paris; Comprising the Rambles, Sprees, and Amours, of Dick Wildfire, of Corinthian celebrity, and his bang-up companions, Squire Jenkins and Captain O'Shuffleton....

    London: John Fairburn, 1822. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Wood with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards representing the gambling and fighting to be found in the text. Fine gilt dentelles and top edge. The armorial bookplate of Charles Tuller Garland and a pictorial bookplate. Embellished with 21 hand comic coloured aquatints by George Cruikshank. Some finger marks but still a super copy of the rollicking adventures of a band of young gentlemen enjoying life in Paris.

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  • SCARCE COLOUR PLATE BOOK IN HALF MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Characteristic Costume of France. Costume Caractèristique de France. by PEAKE, Richard Brinsley
    PEAKE, Richard Brinsley
    The Characteristic Costume of France. Costume Caractèristique de France.

    London: William Fearman, 1819. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid later binding by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt title and top edge. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. With 19 bright hand-coloured plates "By an artist Recently Returned from the Continent". Each view is most illuminating particularly the 'Interior of a Coffee House', 'The Morgue' with a young child come to have a look and 'The Gaming Table'. A fine clean copy of this scarce colour plate book. With the text in English and French.

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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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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY IN A CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1886. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Twin fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of John Warren. With 18 full page steel engraved portraits and numerous wood engravings. Julia Pardoe was a well respected historian and novelist and was published on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY IN A CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    PARDOE, Julia
    The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1887. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Twin fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of John Warren. With 18 full page steel engraved portraits and numerous wood engravings. Julia Pardoe was a well respected historian and novelist and was published on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY IN A CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    The Court and Reign of Francis the First, King of France.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1887. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Twin fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of John Warren. With 18 full page steel engraved portraits and numerous wood engravings. Julia Pardoe was a well respected historian and novelist and was published on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century.

    London: Henry Colburn & Co., 1849. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. An unusual and very elegant half crushed morocco with three raised gilt bands and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. The Sun King, Louis XIV, was king of France from 1643 until his death in 1715, the longest reign of any sovereign at 72 years and 110 days. Miss Julia Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller. Her most enduring works are her French histories which continued to be printed into the twentieth century.

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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 FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France.

    London: Henry Colburn & Co., 1852. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. An unusual and very elegant half crushed morocco with three raised gilt bands and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Marie was second wife of King Henry IV and then served as regent of France between 1610 and 1617 during the minority of her son Louis XIII. Miss Julia Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller. Her most enduring works are her French histories which continued to be printed into the twentieth century.

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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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Court and Reign of Francis The First, King of France. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    The Court and Reign of Francis The First, King of France.

    London: Henry Colburn & Co., 1849. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. An unusual and very elegant half crushed morocco with three raised gilt bands and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. The early 16th century King of France, great patron the the Arts. In his enthusiasm for the Italian Renaissance he brought many great Italian artists to France including Leonardo da Vinci. Under his reign several of the finest French Renaissance buildings were constructed including the great chateau at Chambord. Miss Julia Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller. Her most enduring works are her French histories which continued to be printed into the twentieth century.

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  • SCARCE HISTORY IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Civil Wars and Monarchy in France, in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. by RANKE, Leopold
    RANKE, Leopold
    Civil Wars and Monarchy in France, in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, bright twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. A neat ink inscription dated 1858, "on leaving Eton" is on the first blank. A fine copy, in English, of a scarce work by Ranke, the great German historian.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SMART FULL CALF
    The French Revolution. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    The French Revolution.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1889. 2 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A splendid little set of this classic history in late Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. The boards have gilt and blind fillets framing the gilt prize blocks of St. Paul's school. All edges gilt. A prize bookplate on the front paste down endpapers and a further bookplate.

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