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  • FINE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STUNNING EXTRA GILT MOROCCO
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Dramatic Works.

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 8 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning extra gilt full morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels and spectacular gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Occasional abrasions. A splendid set of this celebrated edition which is illustrated throughout.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Jack Sheppard. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Ainsworth.] by AINSWORTH, W. Harrison.
    AINSWORTH, W. Harrison.
    Jack Sheppard. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Ainsworth.]

    London: Richard Bentley, 1839-40. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Autograph letter by Ainsworth in black ink bound in, dated 'Nov.r 15th 1844', 1¼ pages.

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  • EARL OF LEITRIM'S COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL REGENCY MOROCCO
    Letters from his late Majesty to the late Lord Kenyon, on the Coronation Oath. With his Lordship's Answers: and Letters of the Rt. Hon. William Pitt to his late Majesty, with his Majesty's Answers, Previous to the Dissolution of the Ministry in 1801. by GEORGE III
    GEORGE III
    Letters from his late Majesty to the late Lord Kenyon, on the Coronation Oath. With his Lordship's Answers: and Letters of the Rt. Hon. William Pitt to his late Majesty, with his Majesty's Answers, Previous to the Dissolution of the Ministry in 1801.

    London: John Murray, 1827. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A magnificent Regency full straight grain morocco with the gilt title within a cartouche to the spine and the arms of the Earl of Leitrim (motto "Patris Virtutibus") to the boards. With frontispiece facsimile of an ALS from King George III. Slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine but with no splitting or loss. This superb regency binding, presumably commissioned by Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim (1768-1858) houses a controversial series of letters between the King and his ministers.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY WRIGHT
    Sacred Architecture. by BROWN, Richard
    BROWN, Richard
    Sacred Architecture.

    London: Fisher, (1845). Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Wright, one of the most accomplished London firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, exceptional gilt floral tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 63 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Earl Brownlow of Belton House. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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  • FULL MOROCCO SET FROM ROYAL COLLECTION
    The Works of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Works of William Shakespeare

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. 9 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome set in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and all edges. the boards are framed with gilt and blind tooling. With the Royal cipher of Marie Therese. A fine copy of the celebrated Dyce edition of the Complete Works of England's greatest playwright.

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  • 20 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO BY ROOT
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. by SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris.

    London: Gale, Curtis and Fenner, 1814. Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A splendid later 19th century binding by Root with gilt raised bands, very fine panels, triple fillets framing the boards, dentelles and top edge. Adorned with 20 beautiful circular hand coloured aquatints. A superb copy of this most attractive work.

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  • PROOF PLATES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter. by DARLEY, F.O.C. (COOPER, James Fenimore)
    DARLEY, F.O.C. (COOPER, James Fenimore)
    The Cooper Vignettes. India Proofs Before Letter.

    New York: James G. Gregory, 1862. Full crushed morocco, 15 inches tall. Magnificently Bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooled panels and a sequence of gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Complete with Engraved portrait, engraved title page and a further 62 superb engravings illustrating the novels of James Fenimore Cooper. With some original paper wraps bound in. Some superficial scratching to the lower board. A spectacular example of this finely produced work.

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  • MAGNIFICENT EXTRA ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Count Grammont. by HAMILTON, Anthony
    HAMILTON, Anthony
    Memoirs of Count Grammont.

    London & Philadelphia, Nimmo & Lippincott, 1889. 2 volume set, 11 1/2 inches tall. A spectacular set in full morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With the armorial bookplate of John Charles Black, U.S. Civil War Colonel and Congressman. This edition was limited to 780 copies of which this is number 147. With 11 plates and 22 vignettes by L. Boisson and a further 104 extra engraved illustrations. A magnificent and unique set of this great work.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris & New York, 1901. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Zaehnsdorf for Wm. Brown in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 300 copies on Japanese paper, of which this is number 91. Armorial bookplate. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis. by LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis.

    Amsterdam: Elzevir ( Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios), 1665. 3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A wonderful set in a full crushed morocco, unsigned but possibly by Clarke at the beginning of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls, fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Fine engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sold at Sotheby's in December 1857. A fine set of this work by this great Roman Historian, in the original Latin.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

    London: London Printing and Publishing Company, c 1870. 3 volume set, 11 inches tall. Sparkling full morocco with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With Splendid vignettes and full page illustrations by Kenny Meadows. A pristine set of this entertaining edition.

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  • FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters. by MAYER, Alfred M.
    MAYER, Alfred M.
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters.

    Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. An elegant full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and the panels and boards framed with gilt pallets and rolls. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.

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  • WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO WITH STRIKING RED DOUBLURES
    Moore's Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Moore's Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. Full morocco, 10 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful mid-Victorian heavy morocco binding by Bickers. With gilt raised bands, very fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Very wide dentelles and striking bright red doublures with superb gilding incorporating olive onlays. All edges gilt. Every page is beautifully decorated with delicate borders and engraved illustrations by Maclise. Light foxing. A splendid copy of this celebrated work.

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  • 60 FULL PAGE ENGRAVED VIEWS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817. by BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817.

    London: Rodwell and Martin, 1820. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A most attractive binding with twin gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are also densely decorated with gilt and blind tooling framing an elaborate central device. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed but still a fine firm and clean example. With 60 splendid views and vignette on the title page. A superb example of this scarce work.

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  • ONE OF 7 EXAMPLES WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR IN FULL MOROCCO
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent. by CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent.

    aris, Emile Hazan, 1930. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A striking binding with 3 wide gilt raised bands and fine gilt designs to the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. On 'Japon Imperial'. From a limited edition of 833, one of only 7 examples with an original watercolour, this being number 6. Dignimont's wonderful illustrations are in 2 states. In pristine condition housed in a slightly worn slip case.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena). by POLYBIUS
    POLYBIUS
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena).

    Amsterdam: Johannis van Someren, 1670. 3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A wonderful set in a full crushed morocco, unsigned but possibly by Clarke at the beginning of the 19th century. With raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Fine engraved title pages to the first 2 volumes. In the original Greek. Slightly faded spines but still a splendid set which describes the rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance in the ancient Mediterranean world. Famously it includes Polybius's eyewitness account of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BC and the Roman annexation of the mainland Greece after the Achaean War.

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  • FINE SET ON HAND MADE PAPER IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson. by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord
    TENNYSON, Alfred Lord
    The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1884. 10 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A luxurious yet simple full crushed morocco binding by Bumpus with raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and top edges gilt. Printed on hand made paper. Portrait. Very slight foxing to the preliminaries otherwise a pristine set of the works of England's foremost Victorian poet.

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  • SPLENDID VOLUME IN FULL EXTRA GILT MOROCCO BY SIMIER
    Histoire du Roy Henry le Grand. by PEREFIXE, Hardouin de Beaumont de
    PEREFIXE, Hardouin de Beaumont de
    Histoire du Roy Henry le Grand.

    AMSTERDAM: Louys & Daniel Elzevier, 1661. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful little volume bound in a later (c.1820) full straight grain morocco by SIMIER, the great Parisien bookbinder, with gilt raised bands and magnificent gilt tooling to the panels. Signed at the foot 'Relié par Simier'. Simier is described thus by Ramsden 'His variety and technique were superb; he had no superior and few rivals during his career". The boards are framed within a gilt roll, fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt, gilt dentelles and pink watered silk endpapers. From the Hayhurst collection. A lovely copy in superb condition. In French.

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  • WONDERFUL LATE 18TH CENTURY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Spectator. by ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    The Spectator.

    London: Hughs, 1789. 8 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful late 18th century straight grain morocco with gilt bands on a smooth back with fine gilt tooling to the panels. The initials M.W. embossed in gilt to the upper boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets. All edges gilt. The green of the boards has slightly faded on the spine and there is some rubbing to the heads and tails but with no splitting or loss. From the library of Michael Walker of Eastwood Hall whose letter, recommending this set to his niece, dated 1791 is tipped onto the second blank. A super copy of this tall and finely printed edition.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN GEORGIAN FULL DARK PURPLE MOROCCO
    Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces. by EDGEWORTH, Maria
    EDGEWORTH, Maria
    Tales and Miscellaneous Pieces.

    London: Hunter; Baldwin et al., 1825. 14 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A lovely set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed with gilt and blind rolls, so typical of bindings of this period. All edges gilt. This is a scarce first collected edition (Sadleir 784- "of extreme scarcity"). Engraved vignette on all title pages. Maria Edgeworth was a highly prolific writer of adult and children's literature and very influential in the development of the English novel.

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