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  • NEAT 'COUNTRY HOUSE' GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal. by VERTOT, M. L'Abbé de
    VERTOT, M. L'Abbé de
    Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal.

    La Haye: Scheurleer, 1729. Half calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A simple, though very pleasing, Georgian half calf with gilt bands, label and blind centre tools. With the armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Engraved frontispiece and folding Royal pedigree, the latter has a small tear with no loss.

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  • ORIGINAL SILK AND PAPER WRAPS BOUND IN HALF MOROCCO
    L'Ombrelle. Le Gant - Le Manchon. by UZANNE, Octave
    UZANNE, Octave
    L'Ombrelle. Le Gant - Le Manchon.

    Paris: A. Quantin, 1883. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. With the delightful silk wrappers with ribbons and the charming paper wraps bound in. Translated as "The Sunshade, Muff and Gloves" in English, this is his second book about fashion. Illustrated throughout by Paul Avril. The spine is slightly faded, but overall a fine example of the first French edition.

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  • FINELY GILT TOOLED HALF CALF
    Lettres d'Abailard et d'Héloïse. by ABAILARD (ABELARD) & HELOISE
    ABAILARD (ABELARD) & HELOISE
    Lettres d'Abailard et d'Héloïse.

    Paris: E. Houndaille, 1839. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A very finely gilt tooled half calf with wide gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. Prefaced with an historical essay by M. & Mme Guizot. Full page engraved plates by Gigoux. Some foxing but overall a fine set of this great 12th century correspondence. In the original French.

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  • A HANDSOME SET IN FULL MOTTLED CALF
    Panegyriques et Autres Sermons by FLECHIER, Esprit
    FLECHIER, Esprit
    Panegyriques et Autres Sermons

    Paris: Anisson, 1700. 2 volume set, 6.25 inches tall. Full mottled calf with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt panels. Pink edges. 'Doctor Doctus' is written by hand on the title page. A particularly handsome clean copy of this work.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle. by GENARD, Francois
    GENARD, Francois
    L’Ecole de L’Homme, ou Parallele des Portraits Du Siecle.

    Londres, 1753. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A charming full calf binding in fine condition. With gilt raised bands, gilt titles and panels, pink edges.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade. by BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    BEAUMELLE, Mr. de la.
    Commentaire Sur La Henriade.

    Berlin: Et se trouve a Paris, 1775. 2 vol set, 8 inches tall. With double label, gilt bands and fine floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges and extraordinary paper boards. Slight worming to the lower board of volumee 1. Fine engraved title page.With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée. by BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    BOS, M. l’Abbe Du
    Reflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. IVme édition revue, corrigée & augmentée.

    Paris: Chez Pierre-Jean Mariette, 1741. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A very fine full mottled calf with raised bands, twin morocco labels and delicate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Woodcut ornaments. A splendid set in excellent condition.

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  • LIMITED EDITION EROTICA IN EXTRAORDINARY HALF MOROCCO
    Lettres Amoureuses d'un Frére à son Elève. by ANONYMOUS
    ANONYMOUS
    Lettres Amoureuses d'un Frére à son Elève.

    Paris: Bibliotheque des Curieux, (1910). Half morocco, 6 inches tall. A very curious item in a curious binding with gilt raised bands, raised head and tail and ornate gilt tooling to the spine. Gilt top edge. One of 500 copies. Original wrappers bound in. The tale of the seduction of a novice by a priest.

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  • CHARMING HISTORICAL NOVEL IN FULL VELUM
    Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l’Histoire des Croisades. by COTTIN, Mme.
    COTTIN, Mme.
    Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l’Histoire des Croisades.

    Paris: Chez Corbet, 1820. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full vellum with twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the spine. Engraved frontispieces to each volume. Neat owner's inscription on half title.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN ELEGANT FULL CALF
    L'Ane by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    L'Ane

    Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1880. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A fine binding with gilt raised bands, elegant centre tools to the panels and and gilt oval centrepiece within gilt panels to the upper board. Some foxing and speckling to the boards. The first edition of this long philosophical poem.

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  • SCARCE (COMPLETE?) RUN IN HALF MOROCCO
    L’Amour Dans tous les temps, chez tous les peuples. by DES GRIEUX
    DES GRIEUX
    L’Amour Dans tous les temps, chez tous les peuples.

    Paris: Simon, 1888-. 12 volumes bound in 4, 7.25 inches tall. A handsome run of the first 12 volumes of this periodical. Bound in half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt titles and pallets. There is a booksellers ticket in Cyrillic from Narva in Estonia. All 12 covers are bound in. Illustrated throughout. The binding is scuffed and rubbed but perfectly solid. An amusing and highly educational run, possibly complete set, of this very scarce title.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL CALF
    Opuscules. by PARNY, Chevalier de
    PARNY, Chevalier de
    Opuscules.

    Paris: Hardouin, 1784. 2 volume set, 5 inches tall. A very simple yet good looking full calf with gilt bands, twin olive labels and tiny floral centre tools. All edges gilt. With the bookseller's ticket 'Vendu par DETREZ Libraire, place Sorbonne, No 4 a Paris'. The first volume consists of 'Poésies érotiques' and 'Voyage', the second volume of 'La journée champêtre', 'Le promontroire de Leucade', Les fleurs', and 'Mélange'. With exquisite engraved plates.

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  • RARE ROPS ITEM IN FINE HALF CALF
    La Plume by ROPS, Felicien
    ROPS, Felicien
    La Plume

    Paris, 1896. Half calf, 10 inches tall. With superb gilt tooling on the spine involving vine leaves and a devils head, gilt top edge. This famous special number of La Plume of 15th June 1896 is dedicated to Felicien Rops. It is profusely illustrated throughout. A beautiful copy of this famous edition.

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  • PRISTINE BINDING OF MOTTLED CALF
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede by VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede

    Paris: Belin, 1794. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt filets. Slight worming affecting the first few leaves in the bottom corner of volume one, otherwise a fine copy in a completely pristine binding.

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  • FIRST 2 VOLUMES IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort. by SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort.

    Paris: Truttel et Würtz, 1801. 2 volumes, 8.25 inches tall. A beautiful tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Folding portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. A further 6 volumes were published.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FRENCH 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LE SAGE, Alain Rene
    LE SAGE, Alain Rene
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    Amsterdam: Uytwerf, 1733. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. Full French 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful gilt centre tools. A gilt fillet frames the boards. Full page engraved plates. Some binder's trimming of the text block resulting to small loss at the margins. A lovely little set in the original French.

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  • FINE 18TH CENTURY BOUND SET
    Le Spectacteur Francois, Pour Servir De Suite A Celui De M. De Marivaux. by SPECTATEUR
    SPECTATEUR
    Le Spectacteur Francois, Pour Servir De Suite A Celui De M. De Marivaux.

    Paris: Chez La V Duchesne et al, 1770. 3 vol set, 6.5 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century quarter binding with gilt raised bands, calf and inked labels, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • SUPERB TREE CALF CONTINENTAL DICTIONARY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
    Dictionnaire portative et de prononciation, Espagnol-Francais et Francais-Espagnol, a l’usage des deux nations… by CORMON, J. L. Barthelemi.
    CORMON, J. L. Barthelemi.
    Dictionnaire portative et de prononciation, Espagnol-Francais et Francais-Espagnol, a l’usage des deux nations…

    Lyon: B. Cormon et Blanc, Reymann, An VIII, 1800. 2 vols., 8vo (8.25 x 5.25 inches). Superb contemporary full tree calf, twin red and green labels, very pretty tooling to spine and framing boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Signed by the author in black ink to verso of half-title. An excellent binding.

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  • PRETTY SET IN QUARTER CALF
    La Vie de Marianne, ou les Avantures de Madame la Comtesse de ***. by MARIVAUX, Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De
    MARIVAUX, Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De
    La Vie de Marianne, ou les Avantures de Madame la Comtesse de ***.

    London: (a Londres), 1788. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A most attractive set in 18th century quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and simple gilt centre tools to the panels. Bumped tips of the boards.

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  • HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Edouard by DURAS, Claire de Durfort, Duchesse de
    DURAS, Claire de Durfort, Duchesse de
    Edouard

    Paris: [De Fain] for Ladvocat, 1825. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.Second edition (issued in the same year as first). In Edouard Duras turns her attention from issues of race to the inequalities of class, exploring the love affair of a duchess and a commone

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