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  • FABULOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY BINDINGS BY HAYDAY
    The Holy Bible. (Bound uniformly with) The Book of Common Prayer. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible. (Bound uniformly with) The Book of Common Prayer.

    Oxford: Printed at the University Press for Edward Gardiner, 1840 & 1841. 2 volume set, 5 3/4 inches tall. An extraordinary and fabulous pair of bindings in pristine condition, having been preserved in their original morocco slipcase. Exquisitely bound in early Victorian scarlet morocco, with twin raised bands, elaborate green, blue and olive morocco onlays, and the most striking combination of closed fore-edge decorating and gauffering that one is ever likely to see, by the great firm of binders, Hayday. Gilt dentelles. The fabulous paintings on the closed fore-edges read: 'Is true Thy Word', 'Scripture the Search', 'Thy word is pure', 'Always pray', ' Pray and watch' and 'Always pray'. The condition of the 2 volumes is fine, the…

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    Oxford: Printed at the University Press for Edward Gardiner, 1840 & 1841. 2 volume set, 5 3/4 inches tall. An extraordinary and fabulous pair of bindings in pristine condition, having been preserved in their original morocco slipcase. Exquisitely bound in early Victorian scarlet morocco, with twin raised bands, elaborate green, blue and olive morocco onlays, and the most striking combination of closed fore-edge decorating and gauffering that one is ever likely to see, by the great firm of binders, Hayday. Gilt dentelles. The fabulous paintings on the closed fore-edges read: 'Is true Thy Word', 'Scripture the Search', 'Thy word is pure', 'Always pray', ' Pray and watch' and 'Always pray'. The condition of the 2 volumes is fine, the slipcase is rubbed.
    A beautiful, fresh, vibrant and striking example of the best of early Victorian binding and finishing, created by James Hayday.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING SIGNED BINDING
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi. by FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.

    London: The Florence Press by Chatto & Windus, 1909. Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A remarkable binding by J(ulius) Dratva of Vienna with large raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The upper board shows St Francis kneeling before a winged Christ through an arch with dragon heads in the top corners. All edges have very unusual floral gilt gauffering. A gilt armorial device G.T. with a Griffin wielding an anchor and sword on the paste down endpaper. Number 191 from a limited edition of 500. An exceptional item.

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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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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SPLENDID 'GOTHIC' FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

    Paris: Garnier Freres, 1844. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A splendid 'Gothic' binding with raised bands and blind tooling to the panels and boards. There is a recessed panel with vellum onlays on both boards with 'Paris 1844' on the lower board and 'a slightly smudged 'Victor Hugo. Notre Dame de Paris' on the upper, both with fine caligraphic flourishes. Blind dentelles and all edges gauffered and gilt. With an armorial bookplate. This is the first issue with these illustrations comprising engraved title and 54 engraved plates. In the original French. A fine edition of this classic French novel in a suitably sombre binding.

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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Imitation of Christ. by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    The Imitation of Christ.

    Glasgow: William Collins, 1841. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A lovely bright hard grain morocco for Hatchards with raised bands, and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. There is a neat ink on the free endpaper 'Mary Cornelia S(?) from dear Lady Corbet. 1846'. M.C.S. has her initials and coronet on the upper board. Gauffered edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries, then clean. A fine copy.

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  • EARLY EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL REGENCY MOROCCO WITH GAUFFERED EDGES
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field.

    London: John Sharpe, 1809. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A remarkable and most attractive Regency straight grain morocco with twin gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and gilt gauffered edges. Engraved title page and full page plates from designs by Richard Westall. Very lightly foxed facing the plates. Overall a fine copy.

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  • REMARKABLE FULL RED MOROCCO
    Rewards and Fairies. by KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIPLING, Rudyard
    Rewards and Fairies.

    London: Macmillan, 1923. Full morocco, 7 3/4 inches tall. A splendid and remarkable full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt and gauffered. Illustrated by Frank Craig.

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