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  • FINE EMBOSSED ANNUAL IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    Friendship’s Offering: A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1829 by ANNUAL
    ANNUAL
    Friendship’s Offering: A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1829

    London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1829. Full calf, 5.75 inches tall. A wonderful little embossed calf binding with ornate blind tooled calf on the spine with gilt titles and on the boards framing gilt lyres. All edges gilt. An engraved presentation plate and 12 further fine engravings. Including 4 sonnets by John Clare.

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  • VERY FINE 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Meditations and Contemplations. In two volumes. Containing, Vol. I. Meditations among the tombs; Reflections on a flower-garden; and, A descant on creation. Vol. II. Contemplations on the Night; Contemplations on the starry Heavens; and, A winter timepiece. by HERVEY, James.
    HERVEY, James.
    Meditations and Contemplations. In two volumes. Containing, Vol. I. Meditations among the tombs; Reflections on a flower-garden; and, A descant on creation. Vol. II. Contemplations on the Night; Contemplations on the starry Heavens; and, A winter timepiece.

    London: John Rivington et al, 1779. 2 vols., 8vo (7" tall). Full calf. Raised bands, exceptionally bold centre tools in elaborate gilt panels and twin red and green labels. Minor expert restoration to one head cap and slight splitting to the joints of volume 1, but still firm and a most attractive copy.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Life of Nelson. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    The Life of Nelson.

    London: John Murray and William Tegg, 1853. Full navy blue calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A very bright full calf with raised bands, wonderful naval gilt centre tools, contrasting red label and triple fillets framing the boards. There is the prize bookplate of Bruce Castle, dated 1853, on the front paste down endpaper and a further bookplate facing it. Simple woodcut vignettes, including to the title page. A sparkling copy of this hugely popular Life of Nelson.

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  • SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL CALF
    The Comic History of Rome. by BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    The Comic History of Rome.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., c. 1870. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and rather splendid gilt tooled panels. Book plate. Embellished with 10 coloured etchings and 100 woodcut vignettes by Leech. Slight fading to the upper board.

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  • HANDSOME FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Of the Imitation of Christ by KEMPIS. Thomas A
    KEMPIS. Thomas A
    Of the Imitation of Christ

    Oxford: James Parker, c.1850. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A handsome heavy Victorian full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. An elegantly printed and finely bound copy of this great devotional work.

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  • GREAT ANTHOLOGY IN SIGNED FULL CALF
    The Golden Treasury. by PALGRAVE, Francis T. (Arranged with notes by).
    PALGRAVE, Francis T. (Arranged with notes by).
    The Golden Treasury.

    London: Macmillan, 1913. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A revised and enlarged edition in fine full calf by Truslove and Hanson with gilt raised bands and a splendid gilt flower bud on a cream calf onlay to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A great anthology "selected from the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language".

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN FULL CALF BY BEDFORD
    The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray.

    London: John Sharpe, 1826. Full Calf, 5 1/2 inches tall. A very accomplished full calf by the great firm of Bedford with gilt raised bands, extra gilt to the panels, a double fillet framing the boards and all edges gilt. The bookplate of Rissa. Some fading. An engraved title page and 5 further full page engravings.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN DELIGHTFUL FULL GEORGIAN CALF
    Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. by BLOOMFIELD, Robert
    BLOOMFIELD, Robert
    Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs.

    London: Longman et al., 1820. Full calf, 6 3/4 inches tall. A delightful Georgian binding with wide gilt raised bands elaborate gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillets framing the boards and pink speckled edges. With splendid crude woodcuts illustrating the verse.

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  • THREE WORKS IN DELIGHTFUL LITTLE FULL PINK CALF
    Mason on Self-Knowldge; Memmoth's Great Importance of A religious Life, Considered; Dodsley's Economy of Human Life. by MASON; MELMOTH; DODSLEY.
    MASON; MELMOTH; DODSLEY.
    Mason on Self-Knowldge; Memmoth's Great Importance of A religious Life, Considered; Dodsley's Economy of Human Life.

    London: Scott, Webster, and Geary, 1839. 3 works bound in 1, 5 1/4 inches tall. A delightful little early Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, contrasting green label, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and blind scales within a series of fillets. Engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • FINE COPY IN FULL CALF
    The Life of Lord Byron. by GALT, John
    GALT, John
    The Life of Lord Byron.

    London: Colburn and Bentley, 1830. Full calf, 6 3/4 inches tall. A fine William IV full calf with gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and twin blind fillets framing the boards. Blue and pink speckled edges. Slight rubbing. Armorial bookplate. Engraved title page and 2 portraits.

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  • THE 3 NOVELS IN PRISTINE FULL CALF
    A Modern Comedy. by GALSWORTHY, John
    GALSWORTHY, John
    A Modern Comedy.

    London: Heinemann, 1948. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A delightful full calf by Bayntun Riviere in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Containing the second trilogy of the Forsyte Saga viz. The White Monkey, Silver Spoon and Swan Song on india paper.

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  • STIRRING TALES IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    English Battles and Sieges in the Peninsula. by NAPIER, Sir William
    NAPIER, Sir William
    English Battles and Sieges in the Peninsula.

    London: John Murray, 1891. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A classic late Victorian prize binding with gilt raised bands, fine gilt floral tooling to the panels and prize block on the upper board. Portrait. Ink prize inscription , dated 1893, on the first blank. A neat copy of the single volume edition of the stirring tales of battles and sieges leading to Napoleon's defeat in 1814 in the Iberian Peninsula, regarded as one of the first wars of liberation.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Robert Blake. Admiral and General at Sea. by DIXON, William Hepworth
    DIXON, William Hepworth
    Robert Blake. Admiral and General at Sea.

    London: Bickers, 1885. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, label, finely gilt tooling around a striking anchor centre tool. With a Rugby school gilt prize block on the upper board and prize bookplate. 10 plates. A stirring account of the adventures of Admiral Blake, one of the greatest English military commanders of the 17th century, in a very smart binding.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CALF
    The Vicar of Wakefield. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London: Macmillan, 1931. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A very pretty binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, twin labels, gilt dentelles and all edges. Elegant illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. A delightful copy of this great work.

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  • NEAT FULL CALF SET OF WORKS THAT GREATLY INFLUENCED BEETHOVEN
    Reflections on the Works of God; And of his Providence throughout all Nature. by STURM, Christoph Christian
    STURM, Christoph Christian
    Reflections on the Works of God; And of his Providence throughout all Nature.

    London: Whittaker, 1823. 2 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. A neat Georgian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. Red speckled edges. Bookplate. Engraved plates. A smart little set of this theological work that highly influenced Beethoven.

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  • HANDSOME SET
    Elements of Christian Theology by TOMLINE, George
    TOMLINE, George
    Elements of Christian Theology

    London: Cadell, 1818. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full speckled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt panels. With an armorial bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1824.

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  • HANDSOME REGENCY CALF WITH DUBLIN TICKET
    The Shipwreck. by FALCONER, William
    FALCONER, William
    The Shipwreck.

    London: Sharpe, 1819. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A pretty little full calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and fine Grecian lyre centre tools. The straight grain on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind panels. With the ticket of 'Gardiner Bookseller & Stationer, Dublin'. Embellished with engravings from the designs by Richard Westall. Foxing facing the tissues.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH C. CALF
    Meditations and Contemplations. by HERVEY, James
    HERVEY, James
    Meditations and Contemplations.

    London: Rivington et al., 1774. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full speckled calf with twin labels, raised bands and simple gilt tooling. A very pleasing, simple, 18th C. binding. The book plates have been neatly removed.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN GEORGIAN FULL BLUE CALF
    Metamorphoses. (In English). by OVID (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    OVID (Publius Ovidius Naso)
    Metamorphoses. (In English).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1807. Full calf, 5 inches tall. Most attractive full navy blue calf with gilt bands, red label and gilt tooled panels. Engraved title page and frontispiece. Dating from the age of Augustus, Ovid's Metamorphoses remains one of the most important sources of classical mythology.

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  • FINE FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The New Week’s Preparation For a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper As Appointed and Practised by the Church of England. by LORD’S SUPPER
    LORD’S SUPPER
    The New Week’s Preparation For a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper As Appointed and Practised by the Church of England.

    London: Bent, 1787. Full red calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful binding in pristine condition. Gilt bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a geometric roll. Two parts with separate title pages and frontispieces. An early owners inscription on the first blank. Very curious bookplate in the form of a very delicate cut out on which is a minuscule manuscript inscription. Some worming affecting 14 leaves towards the end of the first part.

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