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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL REGENCY CALF
    Histoire Ancienne des Égyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Mèdes et des Perses, des Macédoniens, des Grecs. by ROLLIN, Charles
    ROLLIN, Charles
    Histoire Ancienne des Égyptiens, des Carthaginois, des Assyriens, des Babyloniens, des Mèdes et des Perses, des Macédoniens, des Grecs.

    Paris: Chez les Libraires Associes, 1809-1810. 13 volumes bound in 14, 7 inches tall. A delightful English full calf with gilt raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. 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. On the first blank there is the neat ink inscription 'Frances Anne Vane Tempest'. There is some mottling to the spines and some abrasions to the boards, particularly to volume 1. Being an English binding the title is in English whereas the text is in the original French.

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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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  • HILARIOUS WORK IN FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    Lessons of Thrift, Published for General Benefit By a Member of the Save-all Club. by CRAWFORD, John William Roy. CRUIKSHANK, Isaac Robert (illustrator).
    CRAWFORD, John William Roy. CRUIKSHANK, Isaac Robert (illustrator).
    Lessons of Thrift, Published for General Benefit By a Member of the Save-all Club.

    London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Full calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and triple fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With an engraved title page and 12 hilarious full page hand coloured plates. With the armorial bookplate of Edmund Lacon. Rubbing, in particular to the upper joint, some scuffing and slight foxing to the preliminaries, but overall a fine copy of the first edition.
    This copy, as with all editions had pp. 39-42, 87-110 and 163-178 omitted, a footnote appears on p. xvi explaining: "The reader will perceive an hiatus after p. 38, another…

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    London: Thomas Boys, 1820. Full calf, 9 1/2 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and triple fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With an engraved title page and 12 hilarious full page hand coloured plates. With the armorial bookplate of Edmund Lacon. Rubbing, in particular to the upper joint, some scuffing and slight foxing to the preliminaries, but overall a fine copy of the first edition.
    This copy, as with all editions had pp. 39-42, 87-110 and 163-178 omitted, a footnote appears on p. xvi explaining: "The reader will perceive an hiatus after p. 38, another after p. 86, and a third after p. 162. Some digressions occurred in those places on subjects too abstruse to be generally interesting; they have therefore been withdrawn".

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  • SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED SET IN SPARKLING FULL CALF
    The Works of William Robertson. by ROBERTSON, William
    ROBERTSON, William
    The Works of William Robertson.

    London: William Baynes et al., 1824. 12 volumes bound in 6, 6 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and extra gilt panels. Double gilt fillets and corner tools framing a gilt armorial block on each board. Folding maps. Covering Scotland, Charles V, America and India, this is a spectacular little set of Robertson's celebrated histories.

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  • ANNUAL ANTHOLOGIES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain. by HALL, S. C. (Editor).
    HALL, S. C. (Editor).
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain.

    London: Saunders and Otley, 1836, 1837 & 1838. 3 volumes, 8 3/4 inches tall. A very beautiful full calf set bound by Zaehnsdorf with an unusual 4 raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with superb engraved vignettes throughout. A fine set of these annual anthologies of British verse throughout the centuries.

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  • GREAT JOURNAL IN FULL PLUM GEORGIAN CALF
    The Spectator; A new edition, carefully revised. by ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (editors).
    ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (editors).
    The Spectator; A new edition, carefully revised.

    London: Rivington, 1822. 6 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. Splendid full plum Georgian straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, dense blind tooling around a gilt device to the panels and a simple gilt fillet framing the boards. Some foxing to the engraved title page, as usual, otherwise clean. A fine set of this great journal.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB REGENCY FULL NAVY BLUE CALF
    The Life of Nelson. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    The Life of Nelson.

    London: John Murray, 1813. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Superb little Regency full navy blue calf bindings in wonderful condition with wide gilt raised bands, label and intricate blind tooling to the panels typical of the period. The boards are framed within gilt and blind fillets. Withe the armorial bookplates of Sir Robert Johnson Eden. Engraved frontispieces. First edition, second issue. Slight foxing to the frontispieces and title pages and very slight rubbing but about the nicest set one is likely to locate of this great biography of Lord Nelson.

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  • EPIC POEM IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    The Poetical Works of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton.

    London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A splendid early VIctorian classic full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine extra gilt panels. Gilt corner tools, gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise pristine. Embellished with 120 fine engraved vignettes. From the library and with the bookplate of Alfred de Rothschild. Facing the title page is the following poignant ink inscription: Natty de Rothschild (Nathaniel Mayer de Rothschild) from his affectionate sister Evelina (Evelina Gertrude de Rothschild).

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  • SCARCE WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL DICED CALF
    The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man. by MILLS, Mark Anthony
    MILLS, Mark Anthony
    The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man.

    Douglas: Printed at the Phoenix Press, 1821. Full calf, 12 inches tall. An extraordinary Georgian full diced calf with raised bands, bold gilt tooling to the panels and a series of gilt rolls framing the diced boards. Gilt dentelles and all Edges. Printed and probably bound in the Isle of Man. From the library of Lord Londonderry, whose name and coronet is embossed at the centre of the upper board. 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. Some rubbing and scuffing…

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    Douglas: Printed at the Phoenix Press, 1821. Full calf, 12 inches tall. An extraordinary Georgian full diced calf with raised bands, bold gilt tooling to the panels and a series of gilt rolls framing the diced boards. Gilt dentelles and all Edges. Printed and probably bound in the Isle of Man. From the library of Lord Londonderry, whose name and coronet is embossed at the centre of the upper board. 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. Some rubbing and scuffing but with no splitting or loss, a splendid copy of this finely printed and encyclopaedic survey and history of the laws of the Isle of Man.

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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN SPLENDID 'COUNTRY HOUSE' FULL DICED CALF
    The Lusiad; Or The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem from the Original Portuguese of Luis de Camöens. by MICKLE, William Julius. CAMÖENS, Luis.
    MICKLE, William Julius. CAMÖENS, Luis.
    The Lusiad; Or The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem from the Original Portuguese of Luis de Camöens.

    Oxford: Jackson and Lister, 1778. Full calf, 11 inches tall. Full 18th century 'country house' diced calf with gilt bands, fine centre tool and green label. Speckled edges. With the bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. A superb copy of the second edition complete with engraved frontispiece and folding map. With "Bells Library Strand" in ink on the title page at the head of Book III. There is the occasional ink stain, most noticeably on the folding map, but overall a very good copy of this scarce English language edition of this classic Portuguese epic poem.

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  • SUPERB LATE VICTORIAN FULL CALF SET FROM THE LIBRARY OF EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD
    The Life of Lord John Russell. by WALPOLE, Spencer
    WALPOLE, Spencer
    The Life of Lord John Russell.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1889. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Celebrated life of one of the greatest Victorian Prime Ministers of Great Britain in a superb full calf binding. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the bookplate of Evelyn de Rothschild. Portraits. A pristine copy.

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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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  • 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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  • NEAT SET IN FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Tours in Wales. by PENNANT, Thomas
    PENNANT, Thomas
    Tours in Wales.

    London: Wilkie and Robinson et al., 1810. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A neat set bound in a later full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a triple fillet and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. With the armorial bookplate. With all 44 plates, as called for. Some fading to the spines but still a very good looking set.

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  • BIOGRAPHY IN SPARKLING VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight; Late President of the Royal Academy. by MALONE, Edmond
    MALONE, Edmond
    The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight; Late President of the Royal Academy.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1809. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A sparkling mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Pink Speckled edges. Foxing to the frontispiece facing the celebrated engraved portrait of Reynolds, otherwise clean.

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