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  • BEAUTIFUL REGENCY FULL 'MALACHITE' CALF
    The Lay of the Last Minstrel. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. Full calf, 8.75 inches tall. A beautiful Regency 'malachite' calf binding in sparkling condition with gilt raised bands, label and very fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Quadruple gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles. The bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart.

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  • FIRST EDITIONS IN FINE FULL CALF BY TOUT
    The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads. by GILBERT, W. S.
    GILBERT, W. S.
    The “Bab” Ballads (together with) More “Bab” Ballads.

    London: Routledge, 1869 & (1872). 2 volumes, 7.5 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings by Tout with triple labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Original cloth covers bound in. Slight rubbing to the joints and a stain on the top of the second title page, otherwise perfectly clean. Profusely illustrated throughout. Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator best known for the fourteen comic operas produced with the composer Arthur Sullivan.

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  • AMUSING WORK IN SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    France in 1829-30. by MORGAN, Lady
    MORGAN, Lady
    France in 1829-30.

    London: Saunders and Otley, 1831. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most handsome late Victorian straight grain pink calf by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense floral gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait. An amusing and eccentric account of a trip to France by this Irish novelist, best known as the author of 'The Wild Irish Girl' and one of the most talked about literary figures of her generation.

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  • SERMONS OF THE COUSIN OF JANE AUSTEN IN GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Practical and Familiar Sermons. by COOPER, Rev. Edward
    COOPER, Rev. Edward
    Practical and Familiar Sermons.

    London: Cadell, 1830. 7 volume set, 7 inches tall. A simple yet attractive Georgian full calf with wide gilt raised bands, twin labels and blind pallets to the panels and rolls framing the boards. The Reverend Edward Cooper was first cousin to Jane Austen, their mothers being sisters. He was Rector of the Church of St Michael and All Angels, Hamstall-Ridware. There is a portrait of Edward Cooper in the Jane Austen's House Museum. A splendid little set.

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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID REGENCY FULL CALF
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings. by BUTLER, Samuel.
    BUTLER, Samuel.
    Hudibras, A Poem. With historical, biographical and explanatory notes, selected from Grey & other authors. To which are prefixed, a life of the author, and a preliminary discourse on the civil war. A new edition. Embellished with twelve engravings.

    London: Ackerman, Walker and Co., et al, 1822. 2 vols., 8vo (8 1/2" tall). Full pink calf by J. ATKINSON, Spurriergate, York and with their ticket. Twin labels with attractively arched volume lettering. Gilt raised bands, fine floral tooling to panels. Very pretty gilt and blind floral roll, framing blind star-shaped floral motif to both boards. 12 superb hand coloured engravings. Gilt dentelles, edges marbled. Slightly sunned on spine, otherwise a fine set.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN STUNNING DIVINITY CALF
    Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought. by BLUNT, John Henry
    BLUNT, John Henry
    Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought.

    London: Rivingtons, 1874. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A tall 'Divinity' or 'Oxford' calf binding in pristine condition with raised bands, well defined inked tooling to the panels and boards, gilt centre tools and a bold red label. Red edges. Double column. An exceptional example of this scarce and comprehensive work.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CALF BY MORRELL
    The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838.

    London: John Murray, 1903. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Edwardian full calf by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Slight fading to the spines and some foxing facing the plates. Here the original 2 volumes have been extended to 4 with the original 20 plates and an additional 91 plates.

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  • REMARKABLE COPY OF THIS SCARCE TITLE
    Picturesque Views of Ramsgate by MOSES, Henry
    MOSES, Henry
    Picturesque Views of Ramsgate

    London: H.Moses, 1817. Full calf, 11 inches tall. With raised bands, labels, decorated gilt spine and boards, dentelles and top edge. Bound by Burgess of Ramsgate in 1940 (at the cost of one pound five shillings). With 24 superb engravings by Henry Moses and one folding plan of Ramsgate Harbour. There is a degree of foxing, some fraying to a couple of title pages with no loss and a small professional repair to the plan of Ramsgate Harbour, again with no loss. An unusually tall and handsome copy of this difficult title.

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  • FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq; by SHENSTONE, William
    SHENSTONE, William
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq;

    London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1764-1769. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within a gilt roll. There is a little cracking of the joints but still perfectly firm and solid. A previous owner's ink stamp, B.Girlie, is at the head of the title pages. A handsome set of the first collected edition of the works of this English poet, who was also one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening.

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  • FULL SPECKLED CALF IN FINE CONDITION
    Oeuvres Dramatiques by DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    DESTOUCHE, Philippe Nericault
    Oeuvres Dramatiques

    Paris: Chez Prault pere, 1758. 10 volume set, 6 inches tall. A most attractive set in full speckled calf with gilt bands, twin labels, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and pink edges. An early, revised and augmented, edition of this great French dramatist's works published just 4 years after his death.

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  • FINE EDITION OF AESOPIC FABLES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Fabulae (Fables). by PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    Fabulae (Fables).

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Full calf, 6.25 inches tall. A superb early nineteenth century binding possibly by White, with gilt raised bands, delightful dense pomegranate gilt tooling to the panels, double gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby sale of 29th April 1852. Engraved frontispiece. Phaedrus was a 1st century A.D. Roman fabulist, now known to be the first writer to compile entire books of fables, retelling the tales of Aesop. A wonderful copy in the original Latin.

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  • A SCARCE SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon. by MAINTENON, Madame de
    MAINTENON, Madame de
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon.

    Maestricht: Dufour & Philippe, 1778. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full 18th century cat's paw calf with gilt bands, twin labels and a delightful gilt floral centre tool to the panels. Pink edges. Unusual green speckled endpapers. Bookplate. There are 2 small but nasty dents to the spines of volumes III and VIII, otherwise a very neat and clean set of this scarce collection. In the original French.

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  • A VERY RARE ITEM IN GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue. by BROWN, William Laurence
    BROWN, William Laurence
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue.

    Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne for Longmans et al, 1809. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A very simple yet elegant Georgian full calf with gilt bands, delicate centre tools and titles. A lovely example of this very rare item of which only a few copies are recorded in institutions. With the armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo.

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  • GREAT DIARIST'S WORK IN FULL CALF BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 by GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. This work, complete in itself, constitutes the second part of Lord Greville's Memoirs which covers the first half of Queen Victoria's reign. A Handsome set.

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  • AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME BINDING IN FULL CALF
    The Popes of Rome. by RANKE, Leopold ( Translated into English by AUSTIN, Sarah )
    RANKE, Leopold ( Translated into English by AUSTIN, Sarah )
    The Popes of Rome.

    London: John Murray, 1847. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome classic mid 19th century full calf binding. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, very finely gilt tooled panels and all edges gilt. An embossed prize block on the upper boards and a prize plate on the paste down endpaper dated 1850. A pristine set of this famous history.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites. by FLEURY, M.
    FLEURY, M.
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites.

    La Haye (The Hague): Adrian Moetjens, 1682. 2 volumes bound in 1, 5.5 inches tall. A beautiful late 19th century full straight grain calf with raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. From the Robert J. Hayhurst collection. In the original French.

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  • CURIOUS AND RARE ITEM IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Tis Merry when Gossips Meet. Pasquil’s Night-Cap. by ROWLANDS, Samuel. FENNOR, William
    ROWLANDS, Samuel. FENNOR, William
    Tis Merry when Gossips Meet. Pasquil’s Night-Cap.

    Chiswick Press: C. Whittingham, 1819. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A superbly bound volume with gilt raised bands and ornate blind tooling to the panels and boards, typical of the Regency period. Slight rubbing. Bookplate and Binder's Ticket for T.Sowler of St. Ann's Square, Manchester. A very curious and rare work containing 2 reprints, the first published originally by John Deane in 1609, the second by Thomas Thorp in 1612. Titled 'Ancient Humorous Poetry' on the spine.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Eccentric Tales, In Verse. by CRAMBO, Cornelius (RHODES, W.B.)
    CRAMBO, Cornelius (RHODES, W.B.)
    Eccentric Tales, In Verse.

    London: Tipper, 1808. Full calf, 6.75 inches tall. A delightful and extraordinary work in fine full late 19th century calf by Morrell. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The scarce first edition of this collection of 13 irreverent ballads. Folding hand coloured frontispiece by Atkinson.

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  • CLASSIC FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Biographical and Critical Essays. by HAYWARD, Abraham
    HAYWARD, Abraham
    Biographical and Critical Essays.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans and Roberts, 1858. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, triple labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Armorial bookplate. A fine set by this celebrated English 'man of letters'.

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  • SUMPTUOUS FULL CALF BY BAYNTUN
    The Old Curiosity Shop. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Old Curiosity Shop.

    London: Harrap, 1930. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A sumptuous full calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, twin labels, ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With 16 colour illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright.

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