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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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  • BEST EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the works of one of the greatest influences of the Victorian Age.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN MAGNIFICENT AND PRISTINE FULL 18TH CENTURY DICED CALF
    Antiquities of Great-Britain, Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, Now Existing. by HEARNE, Thomas and BYRNE, William
    HEARNE, Thomas and BYRNE, William
    Antiquities of Great-Britain, Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, Now Existing.

    London: James Phillips, 1786. Full Calf, 16 1/2 inches tall. Two volumes bound in one. A magnificent tall 18th century full diced calf folio with blind tooled raised bands, glorious gilt tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the diced boards. This is an extremely scarce work, especially in this pristine state, complete with all 83 full page engraved plates. The text is in both English and French. In absolutely exceptional condition both internally and externally.

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  • STUNNING SET, ALL FIRST EDITIONS, IN FULL POLISHED CALF
    The Works of John Heneage Jesse. by JESSE, John Heneage.
    JESSE, John Heneage.
    The Works of John Heneage Jesse.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1840-1875. 23 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A Superb full polished calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels and a triple gilt fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved frontispieces. All first editions. A fine set of these celebrated historical works. (Comprising: The Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts; The Court of England from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George II; George Selwyn and his Contemporaries; Memorials of London; Memoirs of the Pretenders; London and its Celebrities; Memoirs of Richard III: Memoirs of George III; Celebrated Etonians). Fine set from the library of an Oxfordshire country house.

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  • VERY SCARCE WORK IN SPECTACULAR GEORGIAN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    Northern Governments. by WILLIAMS, John
    WILLIAMS, John
    Northern Governments. The rise, progress, and present state of the northern governments; viz. the United Provinces, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, and Poland: or, Observations on the nature, constitution, religion, laws, policy, customs, and commerce of each government : the manners and dispositions of the people; their military forces by land and sea; the revenues and resources of each power; and on the circumstances and conjunctures which have contributed to produce the various revolutions which have happened in them. The whole digested from the most authentic records and histories, and from the reflections and remarks made during a tour of five years through these nations.

    London: T. Becket, 1777. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent Georgian full speckled calf with gilt raised bands, superb twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed with gilt centre tools and a gilt roll. Blue edges. Fine copies of this great work are very scarce and this one is spectacular. With the martial 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.

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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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  • CELEBRATED BASKERVILLE EDITION OF THE GREATEST RESTORATION COMEDIES IN SUPERB FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Works of William Congreve. by CONGREVE, William
    CONGREVE, William
    The Works of William Congreve.

    Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson, 1761. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. An exquisite 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and superb gilt floral and star tooling to the panels. A triple gilt fillet and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight rubbing and scuffing and occasional foxing to the preliminaries but overall in excellent condition. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. 1 and a further 5 engraved plates. An exquisitely bound set of the only edition of the works of English poet and Restoration playwright William Congreve. Printed by the fine typographer, printer and publisher John Baskerville, of Birmingham.

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  • FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN SUPERB 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Travels in North-America, in the years 1780-1782. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman (J.Kent) who resided in America at that Period..... by CHASTELLUX, The Marquis de.
    CHASTELLUX, The Marquis de.
    Travels in North-America, in the years 1780-1782. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman (J.Kent) who resided in America at that Period.....

    London: Robinson, 1787. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, superb twin labels and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. An ornate gilt fillet frames the speckled boards. With the 2 folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. The first English edition of what has been described as "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes. U.S. Iana. Slight superficial loss to a long defunct insect to the foot of volume 2 and slight rubbing and marking the the boards but overall in excellent condition. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane…

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    London: Robinson, 1787. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century calf binding with gilt bands, superb twin labels and splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels. An ornate gilt fillet frames the speckled boards. With the 2 folding engraved maps and 3 folding engraved plates. The first English edition of what has been described as "The first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes. U.S. Iana. Slight superficial loss to a long defunct insect to the foot of volume 2 and slight rubbing and marking the the boards but overall in excellent condition. With the 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. The Marquis of Chastellux, French general and author. In 1870 he went to the U.S., where he served with honour for 3 years, as Major General, in Rochambeau's forces. He was a personal friend of George Washington. This work contains reminiscences of Washington, La Fayette and General Knox amongst many others. It abounds, not only with observations of importance, but also with details of even the most trifling, but fascinating, incidents that bad roads, inconvenient inns, and distracted times usually afford.

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  • BEAUTIFUL PRINTING IN SUPERB COSWAY STYLE FULL CALF
    Sakoontala: or, The Lost Ring. by WILLIAMS, Monier (translated from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa by).
    WILLIAMS, Monier (translated from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa by).
    Sakoontala: or, The Lost Ring.

    Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A superb Cosway style binding with a portrait miniature of an Oriental King in the upper board framed within very ornate and fine gilt tooling. Gilt raised bands and dense elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A neat leather monogrammed book plate. Every page is decorated with delightful borders and decorated title-page, frontispiece and 14 further illustrations. Very slight rubbing but overall a splendid copy of this celebrated tale.

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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 DODSLEY, Robert. HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    DODSLEY, Robert. 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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  • RARE WORK IN SUPERB 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    Letters on Different Subjects. by (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    (PENNINGTON, Lady Sarah)
    Letters on Different Subjects.

    London : to be had by the Subscribers of those Booksellers to whom they have subscribed, and at W. Bristow's late Shop in St. Paul's Church Yard, or at his House in Roll's Buildings, Fetter-Lane, 1766-1767. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A superb full 18th century calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, delightful gilt pomegranate tooling to the panels and a simple gilt chain roll framing the boards. Yellow edges. With the magnificent armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. An early advocate of women's rights having escaped an unhappy marriage and hostile husband. Early copies of her works are very rare even in institutions. A superb set.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL MID VICTORIAN 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, The University Press, 1849. 7 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A superb full calf by Nutt with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. The boards framed within double gilt fillets and corner tools. Armorial bookplate. This set of one of the great works on the English Civil War is in a sparkling binding in exceptionally fine condition.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN STUNNING FULL HONEY CALF
    Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors. by IRVING, Washington
    IRVING, Washington
    Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors.

    London: John Murray, 1850. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A pristine set of this classic work in full mid-Victorian honey calf. With gilt raised bands, exquisite floral gilt tooling to the panels and double gilt fillet framing the boards. First edition. With the bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt of Wirksworth. This superb set is in pristine condition, both in terms of the text block and binding, evidently having not been read.

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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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  • SCARCE WORK IN SPLENDID FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Monasticon Hibernicum; or, An History of the Abbies, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland. by ARCHDALL, Mervyn
    ARCHDALL, Mervyn
    Monasticon Hibernicum; or, An History of the Abbies, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland.

    London: Robinson, 1786. Full calf, 10 1/2 inches tall. A splendid copy of this scarce work with the elaborate bookplate of the Earls of Londonderry at Wynyard Park in full 18th century calf with gilt bands in the Etruscan key style, red label and blue edges. Complete with folding map and 18 plates. A remarkable volume with splendid provenance.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Iliad of Homer (together with) The Odyssey of Homer. by HOMER. POPE, Alexander (translator).
    HOMER. POPE, Alexander (translator).
    The Iliad of Homer (together with) The Odyssey of Homer.

    London: Whiston et al., 1771. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome contemporary binding in full speckled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling around a thistle centre tool in the panels. With the armorial bookplates of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory, Perth. Some rubbing and abrasions but perfectly firm and unsophisticated. With the 2 portraits, 2 plates and folding map and folding engraved Shield of Achilles. A scarce and desirable early edition of Pope's great translations of Homer into English.

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  • SUPERB FIRST EDITION IN FULL CALF BY ROOT
    Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through London. by EGAN, Pierce. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (Illustrated by the pencil of).
    EGAN, Pierce. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (Illustrated by the pencil of).
    Finish to the Adventures of Tom, Jerry, and Logic, in their pursuits through London.

    London: G. Virtue, 1830. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A pristine copy in glorious full calf by Root with gilt raised bands, triple labels and wonderful gilt centre tools indicative of our heroes dissolute adventures in London, playing cards, Champagne bottles and dancers. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and triple fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with all 36 hand coloured aquatints from designs by Robert Cruikshank.

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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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  • SPLENDID FULL EARLY 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England and Monarchs of Great Britain, & from the Conquest, Anno 1066. to the Year 1707. by SANDFORD, Francis
    SANDFORD, Francis
    A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England and Monarchs of Great Britain, & from the Conquest, Anno 1066. to the Year 1707.

    London: Nicholson and Knaplock, 1707. Full calf, 14 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent full speckled calf with raised bands, label and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. 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. On the title page is the signature of Geo. Howard of Norfolke. On the front free end paper, just above the case and shelf number the very corner has been clipped. With full page engraved plates, many folding, and vignettes throughout.…

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    London: Nicholson and Knaplock, 1707. Full calf, 14 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent full speckled calf with raised bands, label and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. 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. On the title page is the signature of Geo. Howard of Norfolke. On the front free end paper, just above the case and shelf number the very corner has been clipped. With full page engraved plates, many folding, and vignettes throughout. A fine and impressive copy of this Royal History.

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  • MAGNIFICENT LARGE PAPER SET IN FULL GEORGIAN DICED CALF
    Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. by VIRGIL
    VIRGIL
    Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

    Londini (London): Apud A. Dulae & Co., 1800. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A beautiful and magnificent large-paper edition in full diced calf with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, dentelles and a gilt roll framing the diced boards. This " is certainly the most beautiful octavo publication of the poet extant... the text is supposed to be faultless. Some few copies are struck off on LARGE PAPER, in imperial octavo, and sell high" (Dibdin). With the leather bookplate of Granville Hastings Wheler of Otterden Place. Embellished with 15 plates by Bartolozzi, James Fittler, J. Neagle, and Sharp, after Gerard and Girode. Exceptionally clean inside and out. In the original Latin.

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