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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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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. by DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Folding map, 58 full page tinted wood cuts and 3 plates of ancient Indian music. An ink inscription on the first blank on 'leaving Eton' dated 1867. A superb set of this profusely illustrated work.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL CALF BY CLARKE
    An Exposition of the Parables by GRESWELL, Edward
    GRESWELL, Edward
    An Exposition of the Parables

    Oxford: Rivington, 1834. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A magnificent full calf binding by one of the great London binders of the period J. Clarke. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, ornate gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Henry Collins.

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  • IRISH DRAMATIST IN STUNNING FULL CALF
    The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles. by KNOWLES, James Sheridan
    KNOWLES, James Sheridan
    The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles.

    London: Moxon, 1841-3. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A stunning full calf by Hopkins with gilt raised bands, triple labels, delicate gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and gilt top edges. Cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and friend of Hazlitt, Coleridge and Lamb, Knowles was an Irish dramatist and actor.

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  • SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN DELIGHTFUL REGENCY FULL CALF
    Costume of the Ancients. by HOPE, Thomas
    HOPE, Thomas
    Costume of the Ancients.

    London: William Miller, 1809. Full calf, 9.75 inches tall. A delightful Regency full calf with gilt and inked raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally delicate gilt tooling to the panels and blind pallets. The boards are framed within gilt fillets and roll. Gilt dentelles. Illustrated with 200 splendid engraved plates by Henry Moses. Slight abrasions to the boards but overall a very fine copy. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart, British nobleman and soldier, the fourth son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.

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  • SCARCE WORK INCLUDING FOUR FIRST PRINTINGS OF GRIMM IN ENGLISH IN FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Eastern Romance. Select Tales from the Arabian and other Sources. by BURNS, James (editor and publisher).
    BURNS, James (editor and publisher).
    Eastern Romance. Select Tales from the Arabian and other Sources.

    London: James Burns, (1843). 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A classic full Victorian calf by Parker, with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. With a prize block on the boards and a neat ink prize inscription to the reverse of the front end paper in volume 1. Illustrated with engraved vignettes. Volume II states in the preface that as well as several...tales of the "Thousand-and-one-Nights".... 'four tales are given, for the first time in this country, from the German of Grimm (Jalaladdeen, Haschem, the To Talismans, and Jussuf)'. A superb little set of a very scarce work.

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  • RARE EROTICA IN SUPERB CALF BINDING
    An Essay on Woman. by WILKES, John.
    WILKES, John.
    An Essay on Woman.

    London: Privately Printed, 1871. Full straight grain calf, 8.75 inches tall. A superb copy of this notorious item of erotica. With wide gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels, boards, dentelles and all edges. Printed in black and red, reportedly in a deluxe edition of 250. The extraordinary Wilkes, member of the Knights of St. Francis of Wycombe, also known as the Hellfire Club, wrote this pornographic poem dedicated to the courtier Fanny Murray entitled "An Essay on Woman" as a parody of Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man". Having been outlawed in 1769 he became Lord Mayor of London in 1774!

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL CLASSIC CALF
    The Works of Robert Sanderson by SANDERSON, Robert
    SANDERSON, Robert
    The Works of Robert Sanderson

    Oxford: The University Press, 1854. 6 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic full calf set bound in the middle of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, superb extra gilt panels, twin labels and the gilt embossed blocks of the Hulme Bequest on all the boards. This Works of Robert Sanderson was collected by William Jacobson and is the definitive work of this important English theologian. A lovely set.

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  • SUPERB EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    The Poetical Works. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Longman et al, 1844. 10 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full early Victorian calf by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Each volume has a fine engraved frontispiece and title page. Thomas Moore, Irish poet and songwriter, 'Ireland's National Bard', infamous for burning Byron's Memoirs.

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  • NEAT SET IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of England. by MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    The History of England.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. 8 volume set, 7 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and twin pallets framing the boards. Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A neat set of this great history.

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  • THE COMPLETE WORKS IN VERY HANDSOME FULL CALF
    The Works of Lord Macaulay. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    The Works of Lord Macaulay.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1896. 8 volumes, 8.75 inches tall. This run contains the Complete Works of Macaulay but it lacks the final 2 volumes (of 10) which contained the Life of Macaulay. A very handsome late Victorian full calf by Deighton Bell with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and a double fillet and corner tools framing the boards. There is a prize gilt block on the boards and a prize bookplate (for Trinity College, Cambridge) in the first volume.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Mes Passe - Temps: Chansons suivies de L'Art de la danse, poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Ornés de gravures par Moreau le jeune, avec airs notés. by DESPRÉAUX Jean Étienne
    DESPRÉAUX Jean Étienne
    Mes Passe - Temps: Chansons suivies de L'Art de la danse, poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Ornés de gravures par Moreau le jeune, avec airs notés.

    Paris: Chez l'Auteur, & Defrelle & Petit, 1806. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. An exquisite full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Portrait frontispiece and engraved plate in 3 states in volume one and frontispiece and 2 vignettes in volume two. A very fine copy of this scarce work by this celebrated French ballet dancer, choreographer, composer and playwright.

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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL CALF BY RIVIERE IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. by KHAYYAM OMAR (Translated by Edward Fitzgerald)
    KHAYYAM OMAR (Translated by Edward Fitzgerald)
    The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

    London: Robert Riviere, 1928. Full calf, 8 inches tall. A pristine copy of this most attractive edition having been housed in its original slip case. With gilt raised bands, olive label and gilt tooling to the panels on sprinkled calf. The boards have an ornate arabesque gilt tooled panel against a sprinkled calf border. Vine gilt tooled dentelles and all edges gilt. With striking full page illustrations by Gilbert James.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN FULL PANELED CALF
    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi. by (DICKENS, Charles), "BOZ".
    (DICKENS, Charles), "BOZ".
    Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A very smart later full calf by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt centre tooling to the panels. Gilt Cambridge panels to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. First edition, first issue, without the 'grotesque' border added at Vol. II p. 238. With 13 superb engraved illustrations by George Cruikshank. There is slight blotchiness to the spine but overall a very fine set of the life of England's most celebrated dancer and comedian , who became such a popular clown that his harlequin style was known as a 'Joey'.

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  • 88 MAPS IN DELIGHTFUL EMBOSSED CALF
    Les Jeunes Voyageurs en France. by DEPPING, M.G.-B.
    DEPPING, M.G.-B.
    Les Jeunes Voyageurs en France.

    Paris: Etiene Ledoux, 1834. 6 volume set, 6 inches tall. A delightful little set with embossed boards, finely gilt tooled spines, dentelles and all edges gilt. An interesting Bookseller's ticket on the pastedown endpaper of the first volume. This set for 'young travellers in France' has an engraved frontispiece, 13 views, a folding map of France and 87 maps of the departments of France. All the maps are hand coloured on outline. The charming department maps have borders illustrating the produce and distinctive characteristics of that region. There is fading to several of the boards. In the original French.

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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED MEMOIRS IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes. by ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes.

    London: (Leonard Smithers) Privately Printed, 1896-1897. 4 Volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Superbly bound by Nichols in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt, the other edges untrimmed. 'This edition is strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies, 500 of which are for America'. This copy unnumbered. A fascinating work by the team of Leonard Smithers and Harry Sidney Nichols, celebrated printers and publishers of erotic and pornographic volumes.

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  • SCARCE PARIS PRINTING IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF
    The Complete Works. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    The Complete Works.

    Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1835. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A rather extraordinary and most pleasing binding with wide gilt raised bands and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. This is Baudry's first single volume edition with notes and a Life of Byron by John Galt. Slight nick to the tailcap. Double column. A splendid example of this scarce edition.

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  • VERY HANDSOME SET IN FULL CALF GILT
    The History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge; The Privileges of the University of Cambridge; Academic Unity. by DYER, George
    DYER, George
    The History of the University and Colleges of Cambridge; The Privileges of the University of Cambridge; Academic Unity.

    London: Longman et al., 1814, 1824, 1827, 1814; 1824; 1827. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. Full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. With the armorial bookplate 'Deo Ducente' and the ticket of E. Jeanes of Exeter. Complete with all the plates each of which is foxed as are the frontispieces and title pages. Bindings are in excellent condition though speckled to some degree. The third and rare title is bound at the end of the first volume of the history.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Whole Book of Psalms by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    The Whole Book of Psalms

    London: Printed by Charles Rivington for the Company of Stationers, 1772. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A pristine copy in full calf with gilt raised bands, boldly gilt tooled panels and the boards framed by a gilt roll. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate. Internally spotless with wide margins.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FULL CALF
    Cakes and Ale by JERROLD, Douglas
    JERROLD, Douglas
    Cakes and Ale

    London: How and Parsons, 1842. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full calf extra gilt by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine floral tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With frontispieces and title pages by George Cruikshank. With the cloth boards and spines bound in. A superb copy in pristine condition.

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