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  • WONDERFUL SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Antiquities of England and Wales. by GROSE, Francis
    GROSE, Francis
    The Antiquities of England and Wales.

    London: Hooper and Wigstead, 1772 - 1778. 8 volume set, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound in the 18th century in full tree calf in exceptional condition, inside and out. With gilt bands, twin labels and superb delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved views together with maps and plans throughout. The armorial bookplate of Maxwell of Kirkconnell. A remarkably fine set.

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  • STUNNING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner by GESSNER, Salomon
    GESSNER, Salomon
    Oeuvres de Salomon Gessner

    Paris: L’auteur des Estampes, 1786-1793. 3 volume set, 12 inches tall. An old tipped in catalogue entry attributes this magnificent binding to Charles Lewis. With wide gilt raised bands, delicate and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Complete with 3 engraved title pages, portrait and 73 engraved plates after Le Barbier. The are an extra 18 stipple engraved plates and 70 highly decorative vignettes. Some speckling and scuffing to the boards. A super copy of this beautiful 18th century deluxe edition.

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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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  • V SCARCE EARLY DETECTIVE STORIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life). by GABORIAU, Emile
    GABORIAU, Emile
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life).

    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little…

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    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little foxing, a few protruding sections, a very few slight stains but overall a splendid survival of what were original very light weight productions.

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  • GAVARNI'S PARIS AND THE PARISIENS IN STUNNING CAT'S PAW CALF
    Le Diable à Paris. Paris et les Parisiens. Moeurs et coutumes, caractères et portraits des habitants de Paris, tableau complet de leur vie privée, publique, politique, artistique, littéraire, industrielle, etc, etc. Précédé d’une Histoire de Paris par Théophile Lavallée. Illustrations les gens de Paris – Séries de gravures avec légendes par GAVARNI. Paris comique – Vignettes par Bertall. by SAND, George – STAHL, P.J. – GOZLAN, Léon – PASCAL, P. – SOULIE, Frédéric – NODIER, Charles – BRIFFAUT, Eugène – LAVALETTE, S. – BALZAC, Honoré de – DELORD, Taxile – KARR, Alphonse – MERY – JUNGETIS, A. – NERVAL, Gérard de – HOUSSAYE, Arsène – AUBERT, Albert – GAUTIER Théophile, FEUILLET, Octave – MUSSET, Alfred de – BERAT, Frédéric.
    SAND, George – STAHL, P.J. – GOZLAN, Léon – PASCAL, P. – SOULIE, Frédéric – NODIER, Charles – BRIFFAUT, Eugène – LAVALETTE, S. – BALZAC, Honoré de – DELORD, Taxile – KARR, Alphonse – MERY – JUNGETIS, A. – NERVAL, Gérard de – HOUSSAYE, Arsène – AUBERT, Albert – GAUTIER Théophile, FEUILLET, Octave – MUSSET, Alfred de – BERAT, Frédéric.
    Le Diable à Paris. Paris et les Parisiens. Moeurs et coutumes, caractères et portraits des habitants de Paris, tableau complet de leur vie privée, publique, politique, artistique, littéraire, industrielle, etc, etc. Précédé d’une Histoire de Paris par Théophile Lavallée. Illustrations les gens de Paris – Séries de gravures avec légendes par GAVARNI. Paris comique – Vignettes par Bertall.

    Paris: Hetzel, 1845 - 1846. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A stunning full cat's paw calf by Clarke & Bedford, one of the finest London binders of the period in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, delightful labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Does not include the Plan of Paris reserved for subscriber's copies only. Embellished with superb engravings and vignettes throughout.

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  • ROWLANDSON AQUATINTS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Vicar of Wakefield. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London: Ackermann, 817. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A superb binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of the Duke of Gloucester, son of King George V and Queen Mary. An immaculate copy of this great comic novel with the 24 splendid hand coloured aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson.

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  • ONE OF 100 COPIES IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Poems and Letters by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    Poems and Letters

    London: The Chiswick Press, 1863. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A magnificent full hard grain morocco by Riviere. With gilt raised bands and remarkable extra gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are decorated with triple gilt fillet, a further triple fillet and superb gilt floral corner tools. Dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Illustrated with mounted albumen photographs. One of 100 copies in this deluxe edition.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    Götz von Berlichingen. Ein Schauspiel. by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von
    Götz von Berlichingen. Ein Schauspiel.

    Stuttgart & Tübingen: J.G.Cotta scher Verlag, 1846. Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A magnificent binding by one of the greatest London bookbinders of the period, Clarke and Bedford. With gilt raised bands, extraordinary and ornate gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. In the original German. A superb copy of Goethe's great play about Götz von Berlichingen, Imperial Knight, mercenary, and poet famed for his exploits and prosthetic iron hand which replaced the one lost during the seige of Landshut.

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  • VERY FINE PRINTING WITH BEWICK ENGRAVINGS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The Traveller & The Deserted Village (bound together with) PARNELL, Thomas by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Traveller & The Deserted Village (bound together with) PARNELL, Thomas

    London: Shakspeare Printing Office, 1804. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning binding with an ancient tipped-in catalogue entry ascribing it to C(harles) Lewis. A flat back with the title in an ornate cartouche, the gilt blocked armorial device of the bibliophile the Rev. Theodore Williams on the boards and all edges gilt. Very finely printed and embellished with superb engravings by Thomas Bewick.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Oliver Cromwell. by GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    Oliver Cromwell.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co, 1899. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A splendid binding with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles. All edges gilt. Limited to 1475 copies. Illustrated throughout including a fine colour frontispiece.

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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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  • RARE ITEM IN FINE FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Fairy Tales. by GRIMM, Albert Ludwig
    GRIMM, Albert Ludwig
    Fairy Tales.

    London: Tilt, 1827. 7.5 inches tall. Full crushed morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and the board framed within triple gilt fillets. Wide gilt dentelles and top edge. Illustrations by Cruikshank. The original paper wrappers bound in. Armorial bookplate and 2 catalogue entries for this copy tipped in. Albert Ludwig was not related to Jacob and Wilhelm, the Brothers Grimm. Slight split to the head of the spine but still a superb copy of a very rare item.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    Catalogue de Reliures du XVe au XIXe siecle, en vente a la librairie Gamuchian & Cie by GAMUCHIAN
    GAMUCHIAN
    Catalogue de Reliures du XVe au XIXe siecle, en vente a la librairie Gamuchian & Cie

    Paris: rue de Richelieu, 1929. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A splendid binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. One of only 100 signed copies on 'papier d'Hollande'. 398 items described. With 235 plates of bindings, some in colour. An excellent copy in a handsome binding.

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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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  • EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD LOOKING SET OF THIS CLASSIC HISTORY
    A Short History of the English People. by GREEN, J.R.
    GREEN, J.R.
    A Short History of the English People.

    London: Macmillan, 1892. 4 volume set, 9.75 inches tall. A very good looking late Victorian binding in half crushed goat's skin with gilt raised bands and elegant gilt centre tools representing the rose and crown of England. All edges gilt. A neat ink inscription on the paste down endpaper. Embellished with colour and monochrome illustrations throughout.

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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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  • GREAT DIARIST'S WORK IN FULL CALF BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV. by GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV and King William IV.

    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 part of Lord Greville's Memoirs. A Handsome set.

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  • IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    L’Église et la Société Chrétienne en 1861; Méditations sur l’essence de la Religion Chrétienne (1e série & 2e série). by GUIZOT, M.
    GUIZOT, M.
    L’Église et la Société Chrétienne en 1861; Méditations sur l’essence de la Religion Chrétienne (1e série & 2e série).

    Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1861-1866. 3 volumes, 8.75 inches tall, Superbly bound in full Victorian calf with gilt raised bands, twin label and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. This collection includes the 1st and 2nd series of Meditations of which a 3rd volumes was published later. In the original French.

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  • HALF CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Bab Ballads. by GILBERT, W.S.
    GILBERT, W.S.
    The Bab Ballads.

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1914. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A pleasing binding by Spottiswoode with a single gilt raised band and gilt tooling in the Art Deco style to the spine and gilt top edge. With 350 illustrations by the author. From the Library of The Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace, and with his bookplate. An ink inscription reads 'H.R.H. Prince Henry, Honoris causa (For the sake of honour) from E.L.C.' Eton, Easter 1916'. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII, and the first son of a British monarch to attend school.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL BLIND TOOLED STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    George the Third, his Court, and Family. by GALT, John
    GALT, John
    George the Third, his Court, and Family.

    ondon; Colburn, 1820. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid binding very typical of the period with gilt raised bands and dense blind tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookseller's ticket of Hoitt of Portman Square and armorial bookplate. With 18 full page engraved portraits.

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