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  • STUNNING FULL BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne. by BRETAGNE, Anne de
    BRETAGNE, Anne de
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne.

    Paris: L. Curmer, 1861. Full morocco, 13.25 inches tall. An extraordinary binding by Riviere with gilt titles to the spine and both boards and extraordinary blind tooling to the panels, boards and doublures. Vellum endpapers. All edges gilt. This is the text volume, red ruled throughout, and is offered WITHOUT the Plates. In 'Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library', published in 1992 a very similar binding is described and illustrated (page 222, item 14:5). It is described as 'a Pastiche of a 16th Century Panel-Stamped Binding by Riviere and Son, c.1881'.

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  • STUNNING LARGE PAPER COPY IN VERY FINE BINDING WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax). by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax).

    London: Printed by Bensley for Triphook, 1817. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A binding in full straight grain morocco of the highest quality attributed to C(harles) Lewis on an ancient tipped-in slip from an old catalogue. With wide gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine and dense gilt tooling to the panels and neat gilt tooling framing the boards. Superb gilt doublures. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the great bibliophile Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, whose magnificent library was housed at Kensington Palace. One of only 50 large paper sets with the woodcuts, after Thurston, being in 2 states, one on india paper. Some minor foxing.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The History of the Monastery founded at Tynemouth in the Diocese of Durham. by GIBSON, William Sidney
    GIBSON, William Sidney
    The History of the Monastery founded at Tynemouth in the Diocese of Durham.

    London: William Pickering, 1846. 2 volume set, 12 inches tall. A magnificent crushed morocco by J. Clarke with gilt raised bands, very finely tooled panels, gilt dentelles and all edges. With the gilt embossed arms of Earl Cawdor on the boards. Beautifully embellished with 16 plates, 3 coloured, 1 folded and 60 illuminated initials. Some foxing to the engraved plates, otherwise pristine. A very fine set.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN AN EXQUISITE REGENCY CITRINE STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto The Fourth. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto The Fourth.

    London: John Murray, 1818. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. An exquisite Regency straight grain citrine morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and beautiful delicate tooling in the panels, gilt in the head and tail panels, blind and inked in the central two panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind rolls framing an inner panel with gilt fillets, corner fan tooling with further inked corner tools and flourishes. All edges gilt against glossy pink end papers. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. 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…

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    London: John Murray, 1818. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. An exquisite Regency straight grain citrine morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and beautiful delicate tooling in the panels, gilt in the head and tail panels, blind and inked in the central two panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind rolls framing an inner panel with gilt fillets, corner fan tooling with further inked corner tools and flourishes. All edges gilt against glossy pink end papers. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. 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. A glorious copy of the first edition of the fourth and final part of this great and hugely influential narrative poem.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Johnson, Cuthell et al, 1803. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet.

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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Naples and the Campagna Felice: In a series of Letters. by ROWLANDSON Thomas; ENGELBACH Lewis
    ROWLANDSON Thomas; ENGELBACH Lewis
    Naples and the Campagna Felice: In a series of Letters.

    London: Ackermann, 1815. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent copy in full navy blue morocco for Sawyer with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels and top edge gilt. Triple gilt fillet framing the boards. With 2 maps, 1 folding and 17 superb hand coloured aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson.

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  • 35 WONDERFUL AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Real Life in London; or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life. by EGAN, Pierce (?)
    EGAN, Pierce (?)
    Real Life in London; or, The Rambles and Adventures of Bob Tallyho, Esq. and His Cousin, The Hon. Tom Dashall, Through the Metropolis; Exhibiting a Living Picture of Fashionable Characters, Manners, and Amusements in High and Low Life.

    London: Jones & Co., 1821 & 1822. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Very elegant later full morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and twin gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Decorated with 35 superb and comic hand coloured aquatints showing parties, weddings, boxing, racing and many other scenes of rollicking and debauchery enjoyed by Regency London. This set includes 3 extra plates not listed. First editions. There are some minor expert paper repairs clearly carried out when so superbly rebound. Although often described as by Egan, 'Real Life in London' appears to be an imitation of Egan's 'Life in London'. But this anonymous author has…

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    London: Jones & Co., 1821 & 1822. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Very elegant later full morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and twin gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Decorated with 35 superb and comic hand coloured aquatints showing parties, weddings, boxing, racing and many other scenes of rollicking and debauchery enjoyed by Regency London. This set includes 3 extra plates not listed. First editions. There are some minor expert paper repairs clearly carried out when so superbly rebound. Although often described as by Egan, 'Real Life in London' appears to be an imitation of Egan's 'Life in London'. But this anonymous author has a purer style and a greater knowledge of London and is a calmer book than its prototype.

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  • FINE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN A GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Life in London: Or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, The Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Life in London: Or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend, Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, The Oxonian, in their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis.

    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1821. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A glorious later full morocco binding by Riviere in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillet framing the boards, wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. With 36 hand coloured aquatints by I.R. and George Cruikshank and 3 folding pages of songs. Some offsetting from the plates. The images illustrate the hilarious and bawdy adventures of Jerry and his companions in London. A superb volume.

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  • A MAGNIFICENT SET OF THIS LARGE PAPER DELUXE EDITION
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LESAGE, Alain-René
    LESAGE, Alain-René
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et Orme, 1809. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent crushed and straight grain morocco with triple gilt and blind tooled raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have a central straight grain panel framed by very fine and elaborate gilt and blind tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Large Paper deluxe edition with india proof impressions of the plates by Smirke. Offsetting from the plates, otherwise clean. The armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Some rubbing and scuffing to the edges but with no splitting or loss. An exceptionally impressive example of this celebrated edition. In the original French.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY GILT TOOLED STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views. by BEATTIE, William (BARTLETT, W.H.)
    BEATTIE, William (BARTLETT, W.H.)
    Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views.

    London: Virtue, 1836. Full straight grain morocco, 11 inches tall. A fabulously bound set with extraordinary gilt and white metal tooled spine and boards.the elaborate 'cathedral' design on all four boards is made up from individual tooling, as is the superb tooling on the spines. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 2 engraved titles and 106 full page engraved views and I folding map. Some foxing to the plates and slight fading to the spine, but still a fine and spectacular set.

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  • FIRST BASKERVILLE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    De Rerum Natura Libri Sex. by LUCRETIUS (Titus Lucretius Carus)
    LUCRETIUS (Titus Lucretius Carus)
    De Rerum Natura Libri Sex.

    Birmingham: Baskerville, 1772. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent later binding by Birdsall with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels around a pomegranate centre tool, and exceptionally precise lettering especially at the tail. The crushed leather of the boards is framed within 4 gilt fillets. Wide gilt and blind dentelles and all edges gilt. Slight foxing to the title page then clean. At the head of the title page is an an early inscription 'Given Mr Penn (?) by Dr. Davis, head master of Eton, on his leaving that school'. Jonathan Davies was head at Eton 1773-1792. The armorial bookplate of Andrew Irving, Assistant Master of Charterhouse is on the reverse of the free endpaper. A…

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    Birmingham: Baskerville, 1772. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent later binding by Birdsall with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels around a pomegranate centre tool, and exceptionally precise lettering especially at the tail. The crushed leather of the boards is framed within 4 gilt fillets. Wide gilt and blind dentelles and all edges gilt. Slight foxing to the title page then clean. At the head of the title page is an an early inscription 'Given Mr Penn (?) by Dr. Davis, head master of Eton, on his leaving that school'. Jonathan Davies was head at Eton 1773-1792. The armorial bookplate of Andrew Irving, Assistant Master of Charterhouse is on the reverse of the free endpaper. A fine example of the first Baskerville edition of this work which was a great influence on the Augustan Poets, in particular Virgil and Horace.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED WORK IN STUNNING ART NOUVEAU FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    John Leech. His Life and Work. by FRITH, William Powell
    FRITH, William Powell
    John Leech. His Life and Work.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1891. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding in the Art Nouveau style, by Wood. With gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles. Gilt top edges. With the bookplate of Leonard Matthews. Embellished with 170 illustrations, both full page and vignettes including 67 extra illustrations, the vast majority of the extra illustrated images being coloured.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces; by HERRICK, Robert
    HERRICK, Robert
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces;

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Robert Herrick, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great lyric poet.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems. by CHATTERTON, Thomas
    CHATTERTON, Thomas
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Thomas Chatterton, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. Fine sets of Chatterton's Poetical Works are scarce.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great romantic poet.

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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 straight grain morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A glorious Regency binding with wide gilt raised bands and dense blind tooling to the panels. The boards are magnificently tooled in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. There is a tiny amount of worming effecting the gutter of the front endpaper and preliminaries. With 60 splendid views and vignette on the title page. A superb example of this scarce work.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY SUMPTUOUS FULL PINK MOROCCO
    The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton. A Biographical Essay with a Catalogue of her Published Portraits. by BAILY, J. T. Herbert (Editor of The Connoissseur)
    BAILY, J. T. Herbert (Editor of The Connoissseur)
    The Life of Emma, Lady Hamilton. A Biographical Essay with a Catalogue of her Published Portraits.

    London: Menzies, 1905. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco for Sawyer with gilt raised bands extraordinary gilt foliate tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt top edge and wide gilt dentelles. With all 23 portraits of Lady Hamilton. Lady Emma Hamilton was an inspiration to many, mistress of Horatio Nelson, favorite model of Romney, wife of the British ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples and ultimately a tragic figure, dying in poverty in Calais.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE VOLUME IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Les Plaisirs de l’Amour. (The Pleasures of Love).
    Les Plaisirs de l’Amour. (The Pleasures of Love).

    Paris: Chez Apollon, au Mont-Parnasse, 1782. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Zaehnsdorf, one of the greatest London bookbinders. with gilt raised bands and splendid rococo gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. An engraved frontispiece and 17 further full page engravings. A charming 18th century anthology of French tales and poems.

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  • REMARKABLE MID-VICTORIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BY MANSELL
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical. by WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical.

    London: Orr, 1853. Full morocco, 10 1/4 inches tall. A stunning mid-Victorian full straight grain morocco by Mansell. With gilt raised bands and superb extra gilt tooling to the panels. The straight grain of the boards is framed within a series of gilt fillets and rolls. All the edges are gauffered. Embellished with 25 full page steel engraved views and further vignettes and full page wood engravings throughout. Slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page, otherwise clean and with minor abrasions to the upper board. A remarkable example of this fine edition.

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  • TALL COPIES IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO BY C. LEWIS
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series. by NORTHCOTE, James
    NORTHCOTE, James
    One Hundred Fables, Original and Selected. (Together with) Fables, Original and Selected. Second series.

    London: Geo: Lawford, 1828 & 1833. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A wonderful full morocco binding by C(harles) Lewis with raised bands, very fine tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Exceptionally tall copies with vignettes and decorated initials throughout. James Northcote, as well as being a celebrated Fabulist was a fine artist.

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