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  • MAGNIFICENT SPANISH CALF BY WHITE OF PICCADILLY
    Sämmtliche Werke. (Collected Works). by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang
    Sämmtliche Werke. (Collected Works).

    Stuttgart und Tübingen: J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1850. 30 volumes bound in 15, complete, 9 inches tall. A magnificent set in extraordinary Spanish calf, not signed but bound by White of Piccadilly in the middle of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and glorious gilt tooling to the panels. Triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A superb set of some of the most influential works of the late 18th and 19th centuries, in their original German in a fabulous binding in pristine condition.

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  • CLASSIC FRENCH HISTORIES IN STUNNING FULL SPANISH CALF
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration. by LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration.

    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering vegetarian and…

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    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering vegetarian and is considered to be perhaps the first French romantic poet being acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. Two wonderful sets in pristine condition in the original French.

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  • FULL CALF EX-EARLS OF MACCLESFIELD SET
    The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720. by MARTYN, John and CHAMBERS, Ephraim (Translated into English by)
    MARTYN, John and CHAMBERS, Ephraim (Translated into English by)
    The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720.

    London: John and Paul Knapton et al., 1842. 5 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A very finely bound set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Alternating speckled pink on white and pink edges for each section. 45 engraved plates, mostly folding. Ex-Earls of Macclesfield, with their bookplate and blind stamp on the first 3 leaves. Containing papers and discussions of the works of Halley, Descartes, Huygens, Boyle, Lewenhoeck, Newton, Malpighi, etc..

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  • 100 VOLUMES IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Poets of Great Britain. by BELL’S EDITION
    BELL’S EDITION
    The Poets of Great Britain.

    London: John Bell, 1779-1782. 100 (of 109) volumes, 5.25 inches tall. A splendid collection of this span of English poets from Chaucer to Churchill in stunning 18th century full calf with gilt bands, triple labels and delicate gilt centre tools. We rarely stock incomplete sets but this title is extremely rare in this condition in such a long run. There are some minor chips and marks but generally in excellent condition. Lacking volumes 24,26,28,29,50,72,74,88 & 104, thus the vast majority of the titles are complete, including the 14 volume set of Chaucer at the very beginning of the collection.

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY TALL LARGE PAPER COPY IN FULL CALF
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744. by HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744.

    ondon Reeves and Turner, 1874. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. Superb full calf by Mansell. A very fine binding with gilt raised bands, triple labels and dense gilt floral panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges.One of only a handful, possibly as few as 10, tall large paper copies on handmade paper were printed. With the armorial bookplate of Horatio Noble Pym, celebrated author and bibliophile who used the finest bookbinders of his day. This is a splendid set of this important collection of early English plays, largely from the 16th century, with more than 30 being added to this enlarged edition.

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  • VERY SCARCE TITLE IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works. by RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    The Works.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1829. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled pink edges. With the 'Fasque' bookplate from the Gladstone Library. Light staining to the boards. A superb copy of this very rare title.

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  • FINEST 18TH CENTURY EDITION IN SUPERB CALF BY BEDFORD
    Oeuvres de Maître François Rabelais, avec des remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat. Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures de B. Picart &c. Augmentée de quantité de nouvelles Remarques de M. le Duchat by RABELAIS, François.
    RABELAIS, François.
    Oeuvres de Maître François Rabelais, avec des remarques historiques et critiques de Mr. Le Duchat. Nouvelle édition, ornée de figures de B. Picart &c. Augmentée de quantité de nouvelles Remarques de M. le Duchat

    Amsterdam: Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1741. 3 volume set, 10 inches tall. Superb full calf by Bedford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and splendid gilt floral tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within triple gilt fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and pink edges. With the bookplate of Baron Howard of Walden. Adorned with 1 frontispiece designed and engraved by Folkema, title engraved by B. Picart for the 1st and 3rd volumes, 3 topographical plates, portrait of Rabelais engraved by Tanjé, 8 cul-de-lampe by Picart, and 12 plates by Du Bourg, engraved by Bernaerts, &c. as called for. There is some minor rubbing and wear to the joints but the volumes are all firm and solid. A…

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    Amsterdam: Jean Frédéric Bernard, 1741. 3 volume set, 10 inches tall. Superb full calf by Bedford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and splendid gilt floral tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within triple gilt fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and pink edges. With the bookplate of Baron Howard of Walden. Adorned with 1 frontispiece designed and engraved by Folkema, title engraved by B. Picart for the 1st and 3rd volumes, 3 topographical plates, portrait of Rabelais engraved by Tanjé, 8 cul-de-lampe by Picart, and 12 plates by Du Bourg, engraved by Bernaerts, &c. as called for. There is some minor rubbing and wear to the joints but the volumes are all firm and solid. A very fine set of this celebrated edition of the works of this great French Renaissance writer.

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  • SUPERBLY BOUND IN FULL CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an account of his Campaigns on the Peninsular and in Pall Mall. by ROWLANDSON, Thomas. ROBERTS, Lt. Col. David
    ROWLANDSON, Thomas. ROBERTS, Lt. Col. David
    The Military Adventures of Johnny Newcome, with an account of his Campaigns on the Peninsular and in Pall Mall.

    London: Patrick Martin, 1815. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A delightful later binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and elegant floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The boards are framed within corner tools and triple fillet. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester, Son of King George V and Queen Mary and brother of George VI and Edward VIII, at Kensington Palace. Embellished with 15 splendid satyrical hand coloured aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson. This anonymous work has been ascribed to Colonel David Roberts. In pristine condition.

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  • EARLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN INTERESTING LEATHER BINDING
    Lazari Bayfii Annotationes in L. II De captiuis & postliminio reuersis, in quibus tractatur de re Nauali (Navali). by BAIF, Lazare de (BAYFIUS LAZARUS)
    BAIF, Lazare de (BAYFIUS LAZARUS)
    Lazari Bayfii Annotationes in L. II De captiuis & postliminio reuersis, in quibus tractatur de re Nauali (Navali).

    Paris) Lutetiae, Ex officina Roberti Stephani, 1549. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A most interesting later binding with delicate and unusual gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With 32 woodcuts, mostly of nautical subjects and also costume and vases. Generally in excellent condition bit some rubbing to the binding and minor staining to the text, including some damp staining to the tail of the last few leaves. A small repair to the margin of the last leaf of the index not affecting the text. A rare early item of naval interest in an elegant early binding.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL CALF
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere by SHAKSPERE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPERE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere

    London: Charles Knight, 1852. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly attractive set with raised bands, twin labels and very bright extra gilt panels. There is some scuffing and marking to the boards but absolutely no weak hinges or loss of leather. A sturdy set of this great edition edited by Charles Knight. Engraved vignettes throughout.

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  • MONSTRELET'S CHRONICLES
    The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happen by MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. Thomas Johnes [translated by].
    MONSTRELET, Enguerrand de. Thomas Johnes [translated by].
    The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happen

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and J. White, 1810. 13 vols., 8vo (9" tall). 51 fine engravings in volume 13. Full red morocco by J. Clarke. A superb binding from the beginning of the 19th century. Gilt raised bands, palette lines, double roll framing the boards, dentelles and edges. A slight superficial darkening to one panel on volume four.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL CALF
    The Invasion of the Crimea by KINGLAKE, A.W.
    KINGLAKE, A.W.
    The Invasion of the Crimea

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1874-1887. 8 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf set by Harrison of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Volumes 7 & 8 were published some years after the first 6 volumes and have a slight variation in tooling. A fine set of this authoritative work whose full title is 'The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to The Death of Lord Raglan'. Armorial bookplate and neat ink inscription to the first blank. Many folding plans and maps.

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  • FINE SET IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    A New General Biographical Dictionary by ROSE, Hugh James
    ROSE, Hugh James
    A New General Biographical Dictionary

    London: Fellowes, Rivington et al, 1857. 12 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and most attractive floral gilt tooling to the panels. An exceptionally handsome set of this great work.

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  • SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE IN FULL CALF
    Os Lusiadas by CAMOES, Luiz de
    CAMOES, Luiz de
    Os Lusiadas

    Leipzig: Typographia Giesecke & Devrient, 1880. Full calf, 15.5 inches tall. A truly magnificent volume in excellent condition. Gilt raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels. The upper board shows a Portuguese caravel framed within an architectural arch and the Portuguese Coat of Arms. The edges are gauffered with a rose design. Bookplate. Slipcase. 10 Chromolithographs and 21 engraved plates. Luiz de Camoes is the great 16th century Portuguese literary figure compared to that of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Homer, Virgil and Dante and this is his great epic poem.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL DICED CALF
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. by BOURRIENNE, M. de
    BOURRIENNE, M. de
    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome full calf binding with raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a gilt roll. With the binder's ticket of Webster of Birmingham. Illustrated with engraved portraits, views and maps. Some foxing and staining to a few plates. An excellent set of this celebrated biography by Napoleon's private secretary.

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  • STUNNING FULL ORANGE CALF BY WHITE OF PALL MALL
    Jean Paul’s sämmtliche Werke. by RICHTER, Jean Paul Friedrich
    RICHTER, Jean Paul Friedrich
    Jean Paul’s sämmtliche Werke.

    Paris: Baudry, 1843. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A stunning full calf binding in a most unusual orange by 'J. White. Relieur. 24 Pall Mall. 1850'. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and a triple fillet framing the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. The boards are slightly scuffed with the occasional stain spot but still a remarkably handsome set bound by one of the greatest binders of the period. There is some foxing throughout, as usual with this edition, particularly to the preliminaries of the first volume.
    Provenance: From the residual library of Charles Butler of Warren Wood in Hatfield, purchased at Sotheby's 7/7/1853.
    Jean-Paul Richter, the great German Romantic writer…

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    Paris: Baudry, 1843. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A stunning full calf binding in a most unusual orange by 'J. White. Relieur. 24 Pall Mall. 1850'. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and a triple fillet framing the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. The boards are slightly scuffed with the occasional stain spot but still a remarkably handsome set bound by one of the greatest binders of the period. There is some foxing throughout, as usual with this edition, particularly to the preliminaries of the first volume.
    Provenance: From the residual library of Charles Butler of Warren Wood in Hatfield, purchased at Sotheby's 7/7/1853.
    Jean-Paul Richter, the great German Romantic writer is best known for his humorous novels and tales.
    In the original German.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN REGENCY FULL CALF
    The Works. by DRYDEN, John
    DRYDEN, John
    The Works.

    London: William Miller, 1808. 18 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A splendid set of this celebrated 'first collected' edition with Notes and a Life by Walter Scott. A handsome full Regency calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. A simple gilt roll frames the boards. There is some rubbing and scuffing to the boards, slight loss to a couple of head caps but the set is still firm and sound. 'Glorious' John Dryden, poet, critic and playwright was a dominant figure in the English Restoration.

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  • SPLENDID FULL REGENCY GILT AND BLIND CALF
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. by CLARENDON, EDWARD EARL OF
    CLARENDON, EDWARD EARL OF
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1819. 6 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A fine regency binding with wide blind tooled raised bands and panels. gilt lettering and splendid and unusual tooling to the boards. Armorial bookplate and ink inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper of Robert Alder Thorp of Corpus Christi, Oxford. Slight loss to some gilding on the boards. A superb set of this great history of the English Civil War.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Plays of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Plays of Shakespeare.

    LONDON: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, c.1870. 3 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A very handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt 'theatrical' centre tools. A gilt prize block on the upper boards and an ink prize inscription on the first blank. Illustrated throughout. A splendid set.

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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE FULL CALF
    The Works of Lord Macaulay. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    The Works of Lord Macaulay.

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1870. 8 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most attractive full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Some scratching to the boards. The bookplate of Ernest Terah Hooley of Risley Hall. The remarkable Ernest Hooley was one of the most notorious financial fraudster of his time. An estimated £100,000,000 passed through his hands and he founded Trafford Park, the first industrial park in the world and still the largest in Europe. A handsome set of these celebrated Histories.

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