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  • MAGNIFICENT BOXED SET OF MACKLIN'S GREAT BIBLE EXTENDED TO 8 VOLUMES
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists. by BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    BIBLE (MACKLIN)
    The Old Testament (& New Testament), Embellished with Engravings, from Pictures and Designs by the Most Eminent English Artists.

    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuseli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James…

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    London: Printed for Thomas Macklin, by Thomas Bensley, 1800. 8 volumes, 19 inches tall in original box. A magnificent set of this 'sumptuous edition' (Herbert) bound by Lovejoy in superb full morocco. With double gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and a series of wonderful rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sewn leather joints. The Box measures 25 x 18 x 22 inches. With the binder's ticket of John Lovejoy, one of the great binders of the period, celebrated almost exclusively for his masonic bindings, this example being a rare and spectacular exception. Embellished with 76 full page engravings by the great artists of the time including Henry Fuseli, P.J. de Loutherbourg, James Northcote, Benjamin West, William Hamilton, Thomas Stothard, Richard Cosway, Sir Joshua Reynolds and Angelica Kauffman. A further 111 ornate vignettes are present.
    The condition is excellent with no splitting or loss, even all 16 sewn leather joints are present and correct, a feature found in only the finest bindings. There is some minor rubbing, scuffing and scratching and the margins of one leaf have been expertly repaired with no loss.
    The subscribers list is found in volume 1 and includes The King, The Queen, The Prince of Wales et al..
    One of the rarest and most impressive features of our extraordinary set is that it is in 8 volumes, all with their respective title pages. Originally intended to be printed in 3 volumes, it was actually published in 6. The Apocrypha (Published in 1816) is occasionally found with the set, making 7 volumes. We can only find record of one other set in 8 volumes (in a much poorer condition) where, as here, the New Testament is bound in 2 volumes, each with a title page, making a spectacular 8 volume set.
    The box dates from around the date of publication and no doubt explains the remarkable condition of this huge and impressive set.
    Macklin announced plans for his great folio Bible in 1789 to promote 'the glory of the English school of painting and engraving and the interests of our Holy Religion'. New type (cut by Joseph Jackson and Vincent Figgins) and new paper were created for the venture, and the historic paintings were to be 'finished in a style of elegance (and magnificence in Paper, Printing, and engraving) of which there is not in Europe or the world any example'. Macklin's project was costly and ambitious. He paid Reynolds £500 for his Holy Family and William Sharp £700 for its engraving. The average cost for 45 of the Bible's other engravings was £220 and the total cost of the publication was an estimated £30000, a truly vast sum at the time.

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  • BOYDELL'S CELEBRATED FOLIO EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens. by SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens.

    London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1802. 9 volume set, 17 inches tall. A magnificent full Georgian morocco binding with wide gilt raised bands, splendid gilt tooling in the panels and on the boards, typical of the period. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Augustus Wild. Most unusually there is absolutely no splitting to the joints, no repairs and no loss. There are dents and abrasions to the boards but overall a spectacularly fine copy. Embellished with 95 engraved tissue guarded plates, making a total of 97 with the portraits. There is a degree of foxing to the plates, as usual. "A Magnificent national edition, in which splendour of production was to go hand in hand with correctness of text" Updike.

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  • AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE BEARDSLEY ITEM IN A FABULOUS MOROCCO BINDING
    Beardsley. Бердслей. by SOMOV, Konstantin. Константин Сомов (Compiled by).
    SOMOV, Konstantin. Константин Сомов (Compiled by).
    Beardsley. Бердслей.

    St Petersburg, Shipovnik, 1906. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. An extraordinarily rare Russian volume on the designs of Aubrey Beardsley in a full crushed morocco in a binding stamped by Oliver & Boyd. The binding has gilt raised bands, simple gilt tooling to the panels and ornate gilt tooling to the boards incorporating peacocks, fountain and swags. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This volume is the first album of Beardsley’s designs published in Russia and contains 57 full page designs and 2 vignettes. We can find no other complete example, let alone in this condition, which could be described as mint. From the celebrated library of fine bindings of a Scottish Banker.

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  • EXCEPTIONAL AND GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems. by AYTOUN, William Edmondstoune
    AYTOUN, William Edmondstoune
    Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems.

    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Ramage, noted for their luxurious gift and presentation bindings, with gilt raised bands and a plethora of inlays, onlays and gilt tooling. This remarkable volume is so richly decorated in coloured inlaid extra gilt morocco that the crimson ground of the binding appears at first to be merely a border. Five panels of the spine have inlaid brown morocco gilt tooled with thistles, crowns and the onlaid stars that also border the boards. The sixth panel on the spine is a turquoise blue morocco title-label, gilt. The design on both boards, has five heraldic shields, King James, Montrose and three others.…

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    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Ramage, noted for their luxurious gift and presentation bindings, with gilt raised bands and a plethora of inlays, onlays and gilt tooling. This remarkable volume is so richly decorated in coloured inlaid extra gilt morocco that the crimson ground of the binding appears at first to be merely a border. Five panels of the spine have inlaid brown morocco gilt tooled with thistles, crowns and the onlaid stars that also border the boards. The sixth panel on the spine is a turquoise blue morocco title-label, gilt. The design on both boards, has five heraldic shields, King James, Montrose and three others. These shields are inlaid with various leathers and embellished with ornate gilt tooling and surmounted by fine gilt tooled crowns. The background is a large panel, of the same brown as the panels on the spine, spangled with tiny gilt tooled thistles. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The text is the first illustrated edition of Aytoun's Lays with fine wood engravings by Dalziel, Linton, Thompson, E. Evans, Whymper and others, after the notable drawings by Noel Paton and W. H. Paton. There is some light foxing particularly on the preliminaries. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and the bookplates of Thomas Gaisford (1779-1885, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford) and that of A. F. L.. A truly spectacular example of late Victorian English Book Binding.

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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL WORKS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies). by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies).

    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound…

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    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound in even more sumptuous uniform full red morocco. These have gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, glorious gilt flourishes to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. These volumes also have watered silk doublures and free endpapers.
    All 8 volumes have his autographed armorial bookplates and his gilt embossed inscriptions on the upper boards.
    There is minor rubbing and scuffing, otherwise all the volumes are in superb condition. An extraordinary collection.

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  • DELUXE SIGNED LARGE PAPER EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales. by JACOBS, Joseph
    JACOBS, Joseph
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales.

    London: David Nutt 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folk-Lore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as 'Goldilocks and…

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    London: David Nutt 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folk-Lore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Jack the Giant Killer', 'The History of Tom Thumb' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. A splendid set of these two scarce deluxe limited editions.

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  • PICKERING'S GREAT COMMON PRAYER IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO WITH BRASS, SILVER, GARNET & ROCK CRYSTAL
    The Book of Common Prayer. by PRAYER
    PRAYER
    The Book of Common Prayer.

    London: William Pickering, 1844. Full morocco, 14 inches tall. Extraordinary decoration with a silver Christ on a brass cross with drops of blood. represented by garnets, dripping into silver chalices. Large rock crystal bosses on each corner magnifying JHS. The brass clasps are fully functioning. This is the celebrated 'Black Letter' edition printed for William Pickering, being a reprint of The Common Prayer printed by Whitchurch for Edward VI. This magnificent volume is reputed to have been commissioned by John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute.

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  • EARLY SCARCE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL 18TH CENTURY MOROCCO
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa… by XENOPHON
    XENOPHON
    Xenophontis Philosophi et imperatoris Clarissimi, Quae Exstant opera, In Duos Tomos Divisa…

    (Paris) Lutetiae Parisiorum: Societatum Graecarum Editionum, 1625. Full morocco, 16 inches tall. A truly spectacular tall set of this celebrated work in very fine early 18th century French morocco. With gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptional gilt panels. All edges gilt. Greek text with parallel Latin translation. Some marks and scratches to the boards but no splitting or loss. With the signature of the Earl of Buckinghamshire on the reverse of the free endpaper and the bookplate of John William Bund Willis-Bund.
    Xenophon was one of the great ancient Greek philosophers and also an historian, soldier and mercenary and famed student of Socrates. He is still considered an important voice when considering leadership and power.

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  • MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION DELUXE SET IN FULL MOROCCO FROM A ROTHSCHILD LIBRARY
    Le Mobilier Royal Français aux XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles. (French Royal Furniture in the 17th and 18th Centuries). by MOLINIER, Émile
    MOLINIER, Émile
    Le Mobilier Royal Français aux XVIIe et XVIIIe Siecles. (French Royal Furniture in the 17th and 18th Centuries).

    Paris: Goupil & Cie., 1902. 3 volume set, 17 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set in full morocco by the great firm of J. Leighton of Brewer Street, and with their stamp. With gilt raised bands, triple labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild but without his bookplate. Slight rubbing and light foxing, overall fine. This Deluxe edition was limited to 200 copies of which this is number 152. The introduction is printed on heavy hand-made paper and is deckled, the leaves of plates and their descriptions are trimmed. The volumes are arranged thus: Volume I, with 22 plates, is devoted to the reign…

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    Paris: Goupil & Cie., 1902. 3 volume set, 17 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set in full morocco by the great firm of J. Leighton of Brewer Street, and with their stamp. With gilt raised bands, triple labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild but without his bookplate. Slight rubbing and light foxing, overall fine. This Deluxe edition was limited to 200 copies of which this is number 152. The introduction is printed on heavy hand-made paper and is deckled, the leaves of plates and their descriptions are trimmed. The volumes are arranged thus: Volume I, with 22 plates, is devoted to the reign of Louis XIV, Volume II, with 71 plates to the Regency and the reign of Louis XV, Volume III, with 69 plates to the reign of Louis XVI. Making a total of 162 plates. A sumptuous record of the Golden Age of French furniture when some of the finest and most refined pieces were ever created, in a fabulous binding from the library of a great connoisseur. A rare set of this great edition.

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  • FINE COLLECTION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO WITH THE BOOKPLATE OF ANDREW CARNEGIE.
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected. by EVELYN, John
    EVELYN, John
    Silva:, or a Discourse on Forest Trees, 2 volumes; Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings, 2 volumes; The Miscellaneous Writings, Now First Collected.

    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence…

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    York: J. Dodsley, 1786; London: Henry Colburn, 1819; London: Henry Colburn, 1825. 5 volumes, 12 inches tall. Uniformly bound in a magnificent full straight grain morocco by the great firm of Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling to the panels. A series of gilt fillets and ornate gilt corner tooling frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 2 volume 'Silva' contains 42 engraved plates and 2 folding tables. Silva was a highly influential book and the first important publication on Forestry published in England. This edition "contains an enormous amount of information concerning the cultivation of the various kinds of forest tree...., no other work on arboriculture exerted a greater influence on forestry in this country' (Henrey). 'The Memoirs' have engraved frontispieces, a folding genealogy of the Evelyn family, 3 portrait engravings, and 6 further engravings. The 'Miscellaneous Writings' contain an engraved frontispiece and 3 further engravings. There is a degree of foxing to the plates. The bookplate of Andrew Carnegie is to be found in all 5 volumes. A splendid uniformly bound collection.

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  • SUPERB EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO BY DAVID
    Fanny Burney and her Friends. (Select Passages From Her Diary and Other Writings). by BURNEY, Frances. SEELEY, L. B. (Editor).
    BURNEY, Frances. SEELEY, L. B. (Editor).
    Fanny Burney and her Friends. (Select Passages From Her Diary and Other Writings).

    London: Seeley and Co., 1889. 2 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding by S.David in pristine condition with gilt raised bands and flamboyant and luxurious gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Equally sumptuous tooling to the blue crushed morocco doublures and all edges gilt. This set has been embellished with around 200 extra-illustrations, many being very fine and rare images, making a single volume work a 2 volume set. This set is number 126 of a large paper limited edition of 150 copies. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Frances Burney, known as Fanny Burney and then, at the age of 41, Madame d'Arblay, having married the French…

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    London: Seeley and Co., 1889. 2 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding by S.David in pristine condition with gilt raised bands and flamboyant and luxurious gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Equally sumptuous tooling to the blue crushed morocco doublures and all edges gilt. This set has been embellished with around 200 extra-illustrations, many being very fine and rare images, making a single volume work a 2 volume set. This set is number 126 of a large paper limited edition of 150 copies. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Frances Burney, known as Fanny Burney and then, at the age of 41, Madame d'Arblay, having married the French exile General Alexandre d'Arblay. She was the daughter of Charles Burney, English music historian, composer and musician. Frances Burney was a great English satirical novelist and diarist. She wrote her most celebrated novel, 'Evelina' in 1778 which she followed with 'Cecilia', 'Camilla' and 'The Wanderer'. Between the years 1786–1790 she was 'Keeper of the Robes' to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's queen. A wonderful set.

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  • VERY SCARCE HAND COLOURED SET IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO
    Remarks on Local Scenery & Manners in Scotland during the Years 1799 and 1800. by STODDARD, John
    STODDARD, John
    Remarks on Local Scenery & Manners in Scotland during the Years 1799 and 1800.

    London: William Miller, 1801. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A spectacular and beautiful Regency full morocco binding in sparkling condition. With superb and unusual gilt tooling to the wide raised bands and blind and gilt tooling to the panels. A series of superb rolls and fillets, both gilt and blind, frame the straight grained boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges, with deep squares. Pink end papers with the bookplate of Sir William Augustus Fraser of Ledeclune and Morar. 2 engraved vignettes to the title pages, a double page map and, most unusually all 32 aquatints, hand-coloured. A wonderful set.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO BY WHITE OF PALL MALL
    The Works. by BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    The Works.

    London: Edward Moxon, 1843-1846. 11 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A truly splendid full hard grain morocco by one of the greatest binders of the period, White of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, unusual dense gilt tooling to the panels and gilt dentelles. All the edges are gilt over marbling. The heraldic crest on both boards is framed within magnificent gilt rolls and individual tooling. The crest with the motto 'Sic Donec' is that of William Tatton Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton Park. A wonderful set of the Works of these two early 17th century English playwrights, often considered successors to Shakespeare.

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  • FABULOUS BINDING WITH REMARKABLE MASONIC GILT TOOLING
    The Book of Common Prayer.....Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. by PRAYER
    PRAYER
    The Book of Common Prayer.....Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.

    Oxford: W. Dawson at the Oxford Bible Warehouse, 1790. Full morocco, 12 inches tall. A fabulous late 18th century binding with gilt bands and exceptional gilt tooling to the panels and boards. The boards are framed withing double fillets, garlands and a series of masonic tools. At the centre of the upper board is the name of the original owner 'Lord Spencer Chichester'. All edges gilt. A remarkable copy of 'The Book of Common Prayer' in an exceptional binding in fine condition.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO, EXTRA GILT
    Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool. by HERDMAN, W. G.
    HERDMAN, W. G.
    Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool.

    Liverpool: Brown, Barnes & Bell, 1878. 2 volume set, 16 1/2 inches tall. A huge and spectacular morocco binding by the great Victorian bookbinders of Liverpool, Fazakerley. A binding of the highest quality, perhaps an exhibition piece, with gilt raised bands and ornate gilding to the panels and boards, incorporating liver birds, floral flourishes and pallet work, framed within twin fillets. All edges gilt and fine gilt dentelles. The endpapers are also a delight, involving more liver birds, urns and floral designs. Embellished with 72 plates. A charming and nostalgic look at the lost buildings and areas of Old Liverpool in excellent condition, inside and out.

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  • AN EXCEPTION COPY IN A BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY LUCIEN BROCA
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers. by RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers.

    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic…

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    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic making them especially bright and sparkling.'- Ford. Eric Parker, in an 1930 edition of this book, notes: "'Gamonia' is valuable not only for its rarity and charm . It was published privately and gifted to friends by the author and is recognised as is the first treatise devoted solely to the subject of pheasant rearing, covert shooting, and the management of woodlands for the special purpose of preserving game . We can see much of what is in Rawstorne's mind in the treatment of the subjects he has chosen for illustration: in the quiet ridicule of the unskilled, in the hint of knowledge of how the thing could and should be done; in the cold and snow in which he likes to set his sportsmen seeking their quarry, and in the serenity of sunlight in which in each drawing stands Penwortham, his home". Lucien Broca was recently revealed by Marrianne Tidcombe to have created the finest bindings attributed to Sarah Prideaux, to her designs and instructions. He was born in France and bound to the highest level in Frith Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Percy Street and Gerrard Street. A superb copy of this fascinating work.

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  • UNIQUE ITEM IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY ASPREY WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller. by SCOTS GUARDS
    SCOTS GUARDS
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller.

    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion…

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    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion of his review of the Regiment marking his 25th year as Colonel.

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  • BEAUTIFUL ART-NOUVEAU INLAID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY PETRUS RUBAN
    Dominique. by FROMENTIN, Eugene
    FROMENTIN, Eugene
    Dominique.

    Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. Full inlaid crushed morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A beautiful Art-Nouveau binding by Petrus Ruban with a wreath of roses inlaid in hues of soft pink, with leaves and buds in shades of green, raised bands and inlaid branches of roses climbing through the panels. Watered silk endpapers and doublures. With alternating large and small inlaid pink morocco daisies on the turn-ins. Original blue-gray wraps bound in. Housed in matching morocco backed chemise and morocco edged slipcase. With title page vignette and 58 engraved views by Gustave Leheutre. With morocco bookplate of the great French bibliophile George Wendling on verso of free end paper and his small stamp on second blank. No. 73 of 117 deluxe copies. A beautiful work in outstanding condition.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SPECTACULAR REGENCY FULL MOROCCO
    Account of A Tour in Normandy. by TURNER, Dawson
    TURNER, Dawson
    Account of A Tour in Normandy.

    London: John and Arthur Arch, 1820. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A spectacular Regency full straight grain morocco binding with wide elaborately gilt tooled raised bands and superb and complex gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Very fine wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Faint signs of the removal of a bookplate in both volumes, very slight rubbing minor foxing to the plates and tissues. With all 50 full page engravings called for. A charming well illustrated work in an exceptional binding of the highest quality.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak). by COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak).

    Bruxelles: Paul Lacomblez, 1914. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A truly magnificent binding in pristine condition by Paul Affolter with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling with onlays to the panels and framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and free endpapers. Number 50 of 75 copies on 'japon imperial' with an extra suite of colour plates. In the original felt lined and leather trimmed slipcase also signed by Affolter. Based on an obscure 16th century romance, Coster's masterpiece tells of the adventures of a Flemish prankster, Thyl Ulenspiegel, during the wars of the Reformation in the Netherlands and became popular all over the world.

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