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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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  • LIMITED EDITION IN ENGLISH BOUND IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Novels. Complete and Unabridged. by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    The Novels. Complete and Unabridged.

    London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. 28 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A neat half morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fleur de lis centre tools to the panels and gilt top edge. The remaining edges are deckled. Limited to 1000 sets on hand made paper of which this is set number 2. Illustrated throughout. A superb and highly readable edition in English of which Les Miserable takes up 10 volumes and Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) takes up 4. This set is in pristine condition inside and out.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Iliad of Homer (together with) The Odyssey of Homer. by HOMER. POPE, Alexander (translator).
    HOMER. POPE, Alexander (translator).
    The Iliad of Homer (together with) The Odyssey of Homer.

    London: Whiston et al., 1771. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome contemporary binding in full speckled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling around a thistle centre tool in the panels. With the armorial bookplates of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory, Perth. Some rubbing and abrasions but perfectly firm and unsophisticated. With the 2 portraits, 2 plates and folding map and folding engraved Shield of Achilles. A scarce and desirable early edition of Pope's great translations of Homer into English.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH THE TICKET OF GEORGE MULLEN OF DUBLIN
    Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont. by HARDY, Francis
    HARDY, Francis
    Memoirs of the Political and Private Life of James Caulfield, Earl of Charlemont.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1810. Full morocco, 11 1/2 inches tall. A superb full straight morocco by one of the greatest binders of the period, George Mullen of Dublin. With gilt raised bands, blind tooled panels and all edges gilt. The straight grain boards are framed within a delicate gilt fillet and a blind roll. Portrait. Slight foxing to the preliminaries and rubbing to the head, tail and edges but with no splitting or loss. The Earl of Charlemont of Marino House was an Irish Statesman of great artistic tastes.

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  • ALL PUBLISHED IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Opera. Illustravit Christ. Guil. Mitscherlich. (Works) by Horatii Flacci. (Quintus Horatius Flaccus). Horace.
    Horatii Flacci. (Quintus Horatius Flaccus). Horace.
    Opera. Illustravit Christ. Guil. Mitscherlich. (Works)

    Lipsiae (Leipzig), 1800. 2 volume, all published, 8 inches tall. A stunning Georgian full morocco with gilt raised bands and beautifully gilt tooled panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind fillets and gilt corner tools. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some foxing but mostly clean. Originally five volumes were planned in this edition but only the first two were printed. These contain the Odes, Epodes and Carmen Seculare. Finely printed on heavy 'vellum' paper with vignettes engraved after designs by Fiorillo, a splendid copy of these works by this great Roman lyric poet.

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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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  • RARE SET IN FINE GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    The Hive, or Weekly Entertaining Register by HIVE
    HIVE
    The Hive, or Weekly Entertaining Register

    London: Onwhyn, (1822-1824). 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive set of this rare and entertaining periodical. Half calf with gilt bands, finely tooled panels and labels. Slightly rubbed and scuffed. In 118 parts. The last dated December 29th 1824. The first part only is 'second edition'. With engraved title pages and illustrations. By the second part the title has become: The Hive, or Weekly Register of Remarkable Events, in Domestic Occurrences, Literature, the Arts, and Manufactures, the Drama, Public Exhibitions, Life and Manners.

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  • SPECTACULAR FULL CALF SET
    The Life of Spencer Compton, Eighth Duke of Devonshire. by HOLLAND, Bernard
    HOLLAND, Bernard
    The Life of Spencer Compton, Eighth Duke of Devonshire.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1911. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A spectacular copy in full calf with raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the volume labels and panels. Gilt and blind fillets frame the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild and with his bookplate. A superb set recounting the life of one of the greatest British statesmen of his day.

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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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  • 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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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL CALF
    The Works. View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages; Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries; The Constitutional History of England. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Works. View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages; Introduction to the Literature of Europe, in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries; The Constitutional History of England.

    London: John Murray, 1846; 1847; 1850. 7 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superb full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels, including elegantly tooled volume labels, and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within 2 gilt fillets. With armorial book plates. This a fine set of the 3 major works of the great English Historian Henry Hallam in a most handsome uniform full mid-Victorian calf.

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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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  • AMUSING AND INFORMATIVE WORK IN SUPERB FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    The Every-Day Book. by HONE, William
    HONE, William
    The Every-Day Book.

    London: William Tegg, 1878. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and handsome gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools, twin fillets and a blind fillet frame the boards. Gilt dentelles. A thoroughly entertaining work 'Guide to the Year: Relating the Popular Amusements, Sports, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, incident to the 365 Days in Past and Present Times; Being a Series of 5000 Anecdotes and Facts....'

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Report of The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; And the anniversary sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul. by HUGH, Lord Bishop of Carlisle
    HUGH, Lord Bishop of Carlisle
    Report of The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; And the anniversary sermon preached in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul.

    London: Rivington, 1832. Full morocco, 8.25 inches tall. Full morocco with wide raised gilt bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and a remarkable wide gilt roll to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Fragments of Voyages and Travels. (British India). by HALL, Captain Basil
    HALL, Captain Basil
    Fragments of Voyages and Travels. (British India).

    Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1834. 3 volume set, 6 inches tall. An extraordinary full hard grain morocco with unusual gilt tooling to the smooth back and flamboyant gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. Third Series. Slight foxing to the 3 frontispieces, otherwise clean. Fading to the spines, especially to the first volume. An ink inscription first blank reading: 'H.J. Coleridge from H.G. Hulse Eton. May 1841.' Followed in pencil by: 'Died at Messina June 1. 1851 and a Latin quotation.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London. by HEATH, Baron.
    HEATH, Baron.
    Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London.

    London, privately printed, 1869. Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A spectacular binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have gilt tooling of the highest quality framing the heraldic crest of the company. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The Grocers is one of London's Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The company was founded in the 14th century by members of the Guild of Pepperers, dating from 1180. The Company maintained standards of purity of spices and for the setting of weights and measures. Its members included London's pharmacists who separated forming the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1617. Beautifully printed on heavy hand made paper, and bound to the highest…

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    London, privately printed, 1869. Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A spectacular binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have gilt tooling of the highest quality framing the heraldic crest of the company. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The Grocers is one of London's Great Twelve City Livery Companies. The company was founded in the 14th century by members of the Guild of Pepperers, dating from 1180. The Company maintained standards of purity of spices and for the setting of weights and measures. Its members included London's pharmacists who separated forming the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in 1617. Beautifully printed on heavy hand made paper, and bound to the highest specifications, a tall and enlarged edition of this interesting history.

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