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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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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED WORK IN BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery. by HERBERT, William
    HERBERT, William
    Antiquities of the Inns of Court and Chancery.

    London: Vernoe and Hood et al., 1804. Full morocco, 10 3/4 inches tall. A beautiful copy bound at the beginning of the 19th century with twin raised bands and fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed in a splendid series of gilt rolls and fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 24 full page engravings. A sparkling tall copy of this classic law book which includes "Historical and Descriptive Sketches Relative to their Original Foundation, Customs, Ceremonies, Buildings, Government, &c. &c. With a Concise History of The English Law".

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  • RARE TITLE WITH ALL 84 PLATES IN BEAUTIFUL REGENCY FULL CALF
    Antiquities of Great Britain. Illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing. by HEARNE, Thomas (drawings by). BYRNE, William (engraved by).
    HEARNE, Thomas (drawings by). BYRNE, William (engraved by).
    Antiquities of Great Britain. Illustrated in views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, now existing.

    London: T. Hearne and W. Byrne, 1786 & London: Cadell and Davies, 1807. 2 volumes bound in one, 16 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful tall, full Regency diced calf with blind tooled raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. The first title page is engraved and the second undecorated title page to volume 1 is not bound in. The title page to the second volume is present, as are all the large and highly attractive engraved view, 52 (including the first title page) in the first volume and 32 in the second, making a total of 84. Each engraved view is followed by a leaf with details in English and…

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    London: T. Hearne and W. Byrne, 1786 & London: Cadell and Davies, 1807. 2 volumes bound in one, 16 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful tall, full Regency diced calf with blind tooled raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. The first title page is engraved and the second undecorated title page to volume 1 is not bound in. The title page to the second volume is present, as are all the large and highly attractive engraved view, 52 (including the first title page) in the first volume and 32 in the second, making a total of 84. Each engraved view is followed by a leaf with details in English and French. Copies with all the plates are very rare, especially in such a magnificent binding of the period. There is some rubbing to the shoulders but no splitting or loss. There is some foxing to the preliminaries but otherwise remarkably clean.

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  • UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET WITH LINEN BACKED MAPS IN QUARTO ATLAS VOLUME
    The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent. by HASTED, Edward
    HASTED, Edward
    The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent.

    Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, on the Parade, 1797-1801. 13 volume set, the text being in 12 volumes, 8 1/4 inches tall, the atlas volume being 11 1/2 inches tall. The Second, Improved and Corrected edition. A unique set complete with an atlas volume containing the 35 folding Kent maps from the text all lined backed and extra-illustrated with 8 celebrated Kent maps, all paper backed, dating back as far as 1605. The text volumes contain the 32 engraved plates and 49 engraved vignettes called for. The superb bindings are later speckled half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt fillets. Yellow edges. The paste down endpaper of the first volume has a pencil inscription: 'from Chislett…

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    Canterbury: Printed by W. Bristow, on the Parade, 1797-1801. 13 volume set, the text being in 12 volumes, 8 1/4 inches tall, the atlas volume being 11 1/2 inches tall. The Second, Improved and Corrected edition. A unique set complete with an atlas volume containing the 35 folding Kent maps from the text all lined backed and extra-illustrated with 8 celebrated Kent maps, all paper backed, dating back as far as 1605. The text volumes contain the 32 engraved plates and 49 engraved vignettes called for. The superb bindings are later speckled half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt fillets. Yellow edges. The paste down endpaper of the first volume has a pencil inscription: 'from Chislett Park 1883 Maps bound separately in Quarto' and, in ink , a previous owners name and address dating to 1921. Rubbing and minor splitting, especially to the atlas volume, but still a firm, solid and very attractive set of this great history of Kent.

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  • A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Chrysomela. by HERRICK, Robert
    HERRICK, Robert
    Chrysomela.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A beautiful full morocco by Ramage with gilt raised bands, delicate, tiny gilt tooling to the panels and boards with a multitude of stars and flowers. Gorgeous gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and free end paper. All edges gilt. From the Golden Treasury Series. A delightful little binding of great quality in pristine condition.

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  • GREAT STORY TELLER IN SPLENDID HALF TERRACOTTA MOROCCO
    The Writings of Bret Harte. by HARTE, Bret
    HARTE, Bret
    The Writings of Bret Harte.

    Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. 19 volume complete set, 8 1/4 inches tall. A splendid earthy terracotta morocco binding, somehow fitting for the tales of Harte, with gilt raised bands, handsomely framed gilt floral centre tools and gilt top edges. Bookplates and owner's name in ink on the half-titles. 'The Standard Library Edition'. Illustrated throughout. The bindings are in fine condition with the occasional mark but absolutely no signs of wear, splitting or loss. Bret Harte was a greatly admired and popular American short story writer and poet, famed for his description of miners, gamblers and other romantic characters of the Californian Gold Rush. While a reporter he covered the 1860 massacre of around 200…

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    Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896. 19 volume complete set, 8 1/4 inches tall. A splendid earthy terracotta morocco binding, somehow fitting for the tales of Harte, with gilt raised bands, handsomely framed gilt floral centre tools and gilt top edges. Bookplates and owner's name in ink on the half-titles. 'The Standard Library Edition'. Illustrated throughout. The bindings are in fine condition with the occasional mark but absolutely no signs of wear, splitting or loss. Bret Harte was a greatly admired and popular American short story writer and poet, famed for his description of miners, gamblers and other romantic characters of the Californian Gold Rush. While a reporter he covered the 1860 massacre of around 200 Wiyot Indians in California, condemning the slayings, "A more shocking and revolting spectacle never was exhibited to the eyes of a Christian and civilized people. Old women wrinkled and decrepit lay weltering in blood, their brains dashed out and dabbled with their long gray hair. Infants scarce a span long, with their faces cloven with hatchets and their bodies ghastly with wounds." Harte was forced to leave his post, eventually moving to the East Coast, then to Europe, finally settling in England, where he died in 1902.

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  • GLORIOUS RARE LIMITED EDITION
    The Book Lover's Almanac. by HENRIOT (Henri Maigrot) Illustrated by.
    HENRIOT (Henri Maigrot) Illustrated by.
    The Book Lover's Almanac.

    New York: Duprat & Co. 1893, 1894 & 1895. The first 3 volumes of this very rare limited edition, 7" tall. Beautifully bound by Canape in half red morocco with gilt raised bands, ornate tooling to the panels around a calf onlay. Gilt top edges. With the bookplates of Pierre Munier and I. Fernandez. With an ink inscription from the publisher on the first blank. Number 416 of 600 copies on handmade paper. The first volume has delightful coloured comic illustrations of various aspects of the book trade facing each month. The second and third volumes have fine monochrome plates. Copies of these volumes are exceedingly scarce and, especially in pristine condition and in fine bindings.

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  • COMPLETE SET OF THIS RARE TITLE IN FINE HALF MOROCCO BINDING
    The Book Lover's Almanac. by HENRIOT (MAIGROT, Henri) Illustrated by.
    HENRIOT (MAIGROT, Henri) Illustrated by.
    The Book Lover's Almanac.

    Published by New York: Duprat & Co. 1893 - 97. 5 volume set, 7 inches tall. A superb complete set of this wonderful and very scarce title in a half crushed morocco binding of the period with gilt raised bands and ornate floral gilt tooling with red calf onlays to the panels. Limited to a total of 600 copies Beautifully illustrated throughout, volume I by Henriot, volume II by Robida, the remaining volumes are more serious in tone. Volume V contains an original watercolour.

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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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  • FINE EDITION IN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME FULL 'RUSSIA' CALF
    The Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland. by HOLINSHED, Raphael
    HOLINSHED, Raphael
    The Holinshed Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland.

    London: J. Johnson, 1807-1808. 6 volume set, 12 inches tall. Exceptionally good looking Georgian full russia calf with blind tooled twin raised bands and splendid blind tooling to the panels, typical of the period. The boards have a series of blind rolls and fillets and single gilt fillet framing a central blind panel with corner tools. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. Some foxing but generally very clean. The books are in excellent condition but, as is so often the case with heavy russia calf, some joints are fragile and creased. This is an important new edition of this great work, first printed in 1577 that is the basis for many of Shakespeare's plays.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL CALF EXTRA GILT
    The Literature of Europe. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Literature of Europe.

    London: John Murray, 1837-39. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A beautiful early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, superb twin labels and extra gilt panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild but without his bookplate. 'Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries' achieved great success and was reprinted throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A sparkling set.

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  • A SCARCE TITLE IN SPARKLING VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe. by HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Von. OTTÉ, E.C. (Translated from the German by).
    HUMBOLDT, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander Von. OTTÉ, E.C. (Translated from the German by).
    Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe.

    London: Bell and Daldy, 1871-72. 5 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A sparkling Victorian full calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have twin gilt fillets and corner tools framing a remarkable gilt prize block. Prize bookplates. In his lifetime Humboldt was one of the most famous men in Europe and academies elected him to their membership, the first being The American Philosophical Society. He was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. 'Kosmos' was Humboldt's work bringing together all the research from his long career, It is rarely found in a finely bound set in English.

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  • VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF MONASTIC RULES IN FULL VELLUM
    Codex Regularum by HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    Codex Regularum

    Augsburg (Augustae Vindelicorum): Sumptibus ignatii adami & Francisci Antonii Veith, 1759. 6 volume set, 14.5 inches tall. Full vellum, dating from the middle of the 18th century with gilt tooled labels and unusual pink and green edges. The Codex Regularum, created in Aachen in 817, was designed by Benedict to restore the strict observation of monastic life which had been relaxed over recent centuries. Complete sets in contemporary bindings are scarce. There is some scuffing and staining to the vellum, in particular at the tails of each volume but there is no splitting and the bindings are in excellent condition. 2 bookplates. In the original Latin.

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  • ANNUAL ANTHOLOGIES IN MAGNIFICENT FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain. by HALL, S. C. (Editor).
    HALL, S. C. (Editor).
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain.

    London: Saunders and Otley, 1836, 1837 & 1838. 3 volumes, 8 3/4 inches tall. A very beautiful full calf set bound by Zaehnsdorf with an unusual 4 raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with superb engraved vignettes throughout. A fine set of these annual anthologies of British verse throughout the centuries.

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  • EARLY ENGLISH EDITION IN SUPERB FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses. by HAWKESWORTH, John (translated from the French of FENELON, Francois Salignac de la Mothe-)
    HAWKESWORTH, John (translated from the French of FENELON, Francois Salignac de la Mothe-)
    The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses.

    London: The Author and W. and W. Strahan, 1768. Full calf, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb 18th century mottled calf with raised bands and bright red label. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. With the list of subscribers. All 24 books have engraved head-pieces and tail-pieces. A few small tears with no loss and some small ink smudges internally and 2 faint stains to the boards, but overall a fine and clean example of a scarce translation. Telemachus was the son of Penelope and Odysseus (or the Latin variant Ulysses). His adventures in search of his wandering father and then his return to Ithaca where he found that Odysseus had returned home before him…

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    London: The Author and W. and W. Strahan, 1768. Full calf, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb 18th century mottled calf with raised bands and bright red label. With the armorial bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. With the list of subscribers. All 24 books have engraved head-pieces and tail-pieces. A few small tears with no loss and some small ink smudges internally and 2 faint stains to the boards, but overall a fine and clean example of a scarce translation. Telemachus was the son of Penelope and Odysseus (or the Latin variant Ulysses). His adventures in search of his wandering father and then his return to Ithaca where he found that Odysseus had returned home before him was one of the most read and influential tales of the 18th and 19th centuries.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO SET WITH HAND COLOURED TITLE PAGES.
    The Works of Mrs. Hemans; With a Memoir of her Life, by her Sister. by HEMANS, Mrs.
    HEMANS, Mrs.
    The Works of Mrs. Hemans; With a Memoir of her Life, by her Sister.

    London & Edinburgh: Cadell & Blackwood, 1839. 7 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Full hard grain morocco with wide gilt raised bands, gilt lettering dentelles and all edges. The panels are framed by blind pallets. The portraits and engraved title pages are hand coloured. Bookseller's tickets. A delightful set of the works of Felicia Hemans, the most considerable woman poet of the Romantic period.

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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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  • SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN DELIGHTFUL REGENCY FULL CALF
    Costume of the Ancients. by HOPE, Thomas
    HOPE, Thomas
    Costume of the Ancients.

    London: William Miller, 1809. Full calf, 9.75 inches tall. A delightful Regency full calf with gilt and inked raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally delicate gilt tooling to the panels and blind pallets. The boards are framed within gilt fillets and roll. Gilt dentelles. Illustrated with 200 splendid engraved plates by Henry Moses. Slight abrasions to the boards but overall a very fine copy. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart, British nobleman and soldier, the fourth son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute.

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  • DELUXE SET IN LATE VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Queen Victoria. by HOLMES, Richard R.
    HOLMES, Richard R.
    Queen Victoria.

    London & Paris:Boussod, Valadon & Co. (Goupil), 1897. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A very bright and attractive copy of this sumptuous edition with one colour plate and numerous monochrome full page illustrations. A couple of tiny ancient worm holes and slight foxing, otherwise pristine.

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  • PICKERING EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Ilias et Odyssea. The Iliad and the Odyssey. by Homer
    Homer
    Ilias et Odyssea. The Iliad and the Odyssey.

    London: Gulielmus Pickering, 1831. 2 volume set, 4 1/8 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco by Holloway. With raised bands, blind pallets and gilt Aldus leaves in the panels. The boards have a blind panel with gilt Aldus leaves as corner tools. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A delightful small set printed by William Pickering with miniscule type, in the original Greek.

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