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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • COLLECTION OF 26 VOLUMES OF THE ARMY LIST IN MOST HANDSOME BINDINGS
    A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines on Full and Half Pay. 1806; 1811; 1818; 1819; 1826; 1828; 1829; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834; 1836; 1837; 1838; 1839; 1840; 1841; 1842; 1843; 1844; 1846; 1847; 1848-9, 1849-50; 1850-51; 1851-52. by ARMY LIST
    ARMY LIST
    A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines on Full and Half Pay. 1806; 1811; 1818; 1819; 1826; 1828; 1829; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834; 1836; 1837; 1838; 1839; 1840; 1841; 1842; 1843; 1844; 1846; 1847; 1848-9, 1849-50; 1850-51; 1851-52.

    London: Clowes, 1806-52. 26 Volumes, with the exception of the first two volumes, 9 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Rubbed with the occasional abrasion or chip but solid with no cracking. The volume for 1806 is in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, green label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The volume for 1811 is 8 1/2 inches tall in full tree calf with red label and gilt bands. A splendid run of this great work of military reference. 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…

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    London: Clowes, 1806-52. 26 Volumes, with the exception of the first two volumes, 9 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Rubbed with the occasional abrasion or chip but solid with no cracking. The volume for 1806 is in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, green label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The volume for 1811 is 8 1/2 inches tall in full tree calf with red label and gilt bands. A splendid run of this great work of military reference. 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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  • CLASSIC ANCIENT HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London: Cadell et al., 1820. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb Regency full straight grain calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally fine extra gilt panels. The lilac boards have wide gilt rolls, a simple blind fillet and delightful gilt corner tooling framing the straight grain. Portrait and folding maps. There is slight fading of the spines which remain bright. A splendid set of this great ancient history.

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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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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The History of England. by HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Cadell et al., 1812 & 1830. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A stunning set from the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, and with his armorial bookplate, in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. Pink speckled edges. There is a variation to the four volume continuation by Smollet which was published nearly 20 years later. Portraits of the authors in both first volumes. A beautiful complete set of this classic history.

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

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 12 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. Magnificent set in superb early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. 2 gilt fillets, 1 blind fillet and gilt corner tools frame the boards. A neat ink inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper which is foxed, the rest of the text being clean. With engraved vignettes throughout. A wonderful copy of this great edition.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN FULL CALF, EXTRA GILT
    The Philosophical Works of David Hume. by HUME, David
    HUME, David
    The Philosophical Works of David Hume.

    Edinburgh: Adam Black, William Tait and Charles Tait, 1826. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and a single fillet framing the boards. Slight rubbing and a degree of scuffing to the boards. Portrait. A handsome set of the first edition of these collected works. 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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN GEORGIAN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London, Cadell et al., 1807. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant Georgian full speckled calf with twin labels, ornate gilt bands and gilt tooling to the panels. Blue speckled edges. Folding maps. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. 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. Some rubbing and minor abrasions to the bindings but no splitting or loss, an excellent set of this classic Roman history.

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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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  • 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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