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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN EXQUISITE FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Opera (The Works). by HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    HORACE (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Opera (The Works).

    London: Pine, 1733-1737. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful 18th century full crushed morocco, as fresh as the day it was bound. With gilt raised bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls and corner tools to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. The first edition of both volumes. The finest example of an 18th century English books in which text and illustrations are entirely engraved. With exquisite rococo decoration to almost every page. The bookplate of Hans Furstenberg. The condition of the binding and text is pristine. In the original Latin. A remarkable set.

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  • VERY RARE TITLE IN HALF LEATHER WITH VELLUM CORNERS
    Iconologies ou sont representés les Vertues, les Vices, les Sciences, les Arts, et les divinites de la Fable en 216. Estampes jnventeés et Graveés par Huquier. by HUQUIER
    HUQUIER
    Iconologies ou sont representés les Vertues, les Vices, les Sciences, les Arts, et les divinites de la Fable en 216. Estampes jnventeés et Graveés par Huquier.

    Paris: Chez le dit Huquier, rue des Mathurins au coin de celle de Sorbonne, (1768). Half calf, 10.25 inches tall, 6 inches deep (26cm x 21cm). A splendid example of a very rare book in a neat half calf with label and gilt pallets, speckled pink edges and vellum (recycled manuscript fragments) corners. The margins are exceptionally wide. The plates are lettered and numbered A1-12, B1-12 etc. to S1-12 , there is no J1-12) and in this example the last two leaves S11 and S12 are lacking, they do not appear to have ever been bound in, so we have 214 of 216 plates. Copac records only one copy in the UK (in the Royal Academy of Arts).

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY TALL LARGE PAPER COPY IN FULL CALF
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744. by HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    HAZLITT, W. Carew. ( Revised, enlarged and with notes by ).
    A Selection of Old English Plays. Originally Published by Robert Dodsley in The Year 1744.

    ondon Reeves and Turner, 1874. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. Superb full calf by Mansell. A very fine binding with gilt raised bands, triple labels and dense gilt floral panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges.One of only a handful, possibly as few as 10, tall large paper copies on handmade paper were printed. With the armorial bookplate of Horatio Noble Pym, celebrated author and bibliophile who used the finest bookbinders of his day. This is a splendid set of this important collection of early English plays, largely from the 16th century, with more than 30 being added to this enlarged edition.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL TREE CALF
    The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth. by HOOKE, Nathaniel
    HOOKE, Nathaniel
    The Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth.

    London: Bettesworth and Hitch, 1738-1771. 4 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. A magnificent set in full 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and wonderful twin labels. The tree calf of the boards is framed within a fine gilt roll. Yellow edges typical of the period. Armorial bookplate of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside and a neat previous owner's ink name, dated 1833, on the first and third title pages. A spectacular set of the rare first edition with engraved frontispiece and a further 37 plates.

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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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  • FINE SET IN REGENCY TREE CALF
    The History of England. by HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Cadell & Davies, 1802-1804. 13 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb tree calf from the very beginning of the nineteenth century with gilt bands, green label and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved portraits of the authors, all the monarchs and important historical figures. Neat early ink owners name at the head of each title page. A fine set of this celebrated History of England.

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  • FINE SET IN MOST ATTRACTIVE HALF CALF
    The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes. by HOLMES, Oliver Wendell
    HOLMES, Oliver Wendell
    The Writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes.

    Cambridge (Massachusetts): The Riverside Press, 1899. 14 volume set, 8 inches tall. Half calf, with ornate twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. One of Boston's Fireside Poets, acclaimed by the likes of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and James Russell Lowell as one of the greatest writers of his day. An exceptionally good looking set of his works including 'The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table', 'The Professor at the Breakfast-Table' and 'The Poet at the Breakfast-Table'.

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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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  • 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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  • TALL SET WITH 72 SPLENDID LITHOGRAPHS IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Baronial Halls and Ancient Picturesque Edifices of England by HALL, S.C.
    HALL, S.C.
    The Baronial Halls and Ancient Picturesque Edifices of England

    Chapman and Hall, London, 1848. 2 volume set, 18 inches tall. A rather magnificent tall set in full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The binding is rubbed, scuffed and marked with a dark in stain on the lower board of volume II, but it is not splitting and is firm, solid and impressive. There are 72 splendid full page lithographs by J. D. Harding, C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland and other eminent Artists. With the armorial bookplate of F.W. Tetley.

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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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  • FINE GOUPIL PRINTING IN FULL MOROCCO
    James I and VI by HENDERSON, T.F.
    HENDERSON, T.F.
    James I and VI

    Paris & London: Goupil, 1904. Full morocco,13 inches tall. Deluxe volume in superb signed binding by Riviere. With raised bands, gilt titles and fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Top edge gilt and wide dentelles. Illustrated throughout. Armorial bookplates of The Fairfax Rhodes Library. Slight variation of the blue on the boards. One of the luxuriously produced series of celebrated biographies printed by Goupil in Paris (in English). Limited to 200 copies on Japanese paper.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Book of British Ballads. by HALL. C.S. (editor)
    HALL. C.S. (editor)
    The Book of British Ballads.

    London: Jeremiah How, 1842. 2 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding with with gilt and blind raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight rubbing. The charming selection of old ballads and legends are lavishly illustrated on every page by some of the great artists of the period.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL TREE CALF
    The Literature of Europe. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Literature of Europe.

    London: John Murray, 1854. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A superb mid-Victorian full tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. A Greek key roll frames the boards. With the bookplate of William Preston of Ellel Grange. A most attractive set of this classic work on the Literature of Europe in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth Centuries.

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  • SUPERBLY BOUND AND PRINTED
    Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion and Occasional Offices according to the Use of the Church of England. by HOLY COMMUNION
    HOLY COMMUNION
    Order for the Administration of the Holy Communion and Occasional Offices according to the Use of the Church of England.

    London: William Pickering, 1848. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. An extraordinary binding with raised bands and blind centre tools to the panels. Gilt lettering and blind tooling to the boards around a deeply grooved cross. Gauffered edges. An owners ticket on the paste down endpaper. A superb copy of this beautifully printed work.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY MOROCCO BINDING BY WRIGHT
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain. by HALL, S.C.
    HALL, S.C.
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain.

    London: Saunders & Otley, 1836. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. An exceptionally finely tooled volume by Wright 'a binder of the highest order' (Ramsden, London Book Binders). With gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels and extraordinary elaborate tooling to the boards. Slightly sunned spine and some foxing, severe on a few pages. An anthology of British poetry illustrated by the artists of the period.

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  • TALL COPY IN SPLENDID 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    A Commentary on The Book of Psalms. by HORNE, George
    HORNE, George
    A Commentary on The Book of Psalms.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1776. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. Splendid full 18th century speckled calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and label. Some scuffing to the boards. A slip 'To Lieut General Melvill at John Balfour's Esq in the Advocate's Close Edinb.' is enclosed. This would appear to refer to General Robert Melvill, inventor of the carronade and Governor of Guadeloupe. A superb set of Bishop Horne's most celebrated work. From the library of the Farquharson family at Invercauld Castle.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED 'ART NOUVEAU' MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Count Grammont. by HAMILTON, Anthony
    HAMILTON, Anthony
    Memoirs of Count Grammont.

    London: Nimmo, 1889. Half morocco, 11.5 inches tall. With gilt raised bands and most attractive 'Art Nouveau' style gilt tooling to the panels. Slight stain at the foot of the spine, not affecting the endpapers or text. Number 738 of 750 copies. Armorial bookplate. With portrait and 33 etchings. A delightful volume.

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  • SIGNED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL VELLUM GILT
    Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea. by NEWBOLT, Henry. A. D. McCormick (Illustrator)
    NEWBOLT, Henry. A. D. McCormick (Illustrator)
    Drake's Drum and other Songs of the Sea.

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. c.1914. Full vellum, 11 inches tall. A fine copy in excellent condition with gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt top edge. Silk ties. With 12 colour tipped in plates. Number 112 of 250 signed limited editions. First edition thus. Some foxing to the edges and preliminaries but still a particularly fine edition of these stirring poems.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL CALF
    Introduction To The Literature of Europe. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    Introduction To The Literature of Europe.

    London: Murray, 1837. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome set bound in full calf by Bickers. With wide gilt raised bands, triple labels, gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. With a gilt embossed device to the upper boards and an armorial bookplate.

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