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  • SCARCE WORK IN MAGNIFICENT AND PRISTINE FULL 18TH CENTURY DICED CALF
    Antiquities of Great-Britain, Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, Now Existing. by HEARNE, Thomas and BYRNE, William
    HEARNE, Thomas and BYRNE, William
    Antiquities of Great-Britain, Illustrated in Views of Monasteries, Castles, and Churches, Now Existing.

    London: James Phillips, 1786. Full Calf, 16 1/2 inches tall. Two volumes bound in one. A magnificent tall 18th century full diced calf folio with blind tooled raised bands, glorious gilt tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the diced boards. This is an extremely scarce work, especially in this pristine state, complete with all 83 full page engraved plates. The text is in both English and French. In absolutely exceptional condition both internally and externally.

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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. One of the finest examples of 18th century English book production in which the 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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  • 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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  • FIRST EDITION IN FULL CALF, EXTRA GILT
    The Philosophical Works of David Hume. by HUME, David
    HUME, David
    The Philosophical Works of David Hume.

    Edinburgh: Adam Black, William Tait and Charles Tait, 1826. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and a single fillet framing the boards. Slight rubbing and a degree of scuffing to the boards. Portrait. A handsome set of the first edition of these collected works. From a Northumberland country house.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPERB VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Constitutional History of England. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Constitutional History of England.

    London: John Murray, 1854. 3 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A superb Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A little marking to the boards but overall an exceedingly smart set of this classic history.

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  • CLASSIC FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Biographical and Critical Essays. by HAYWARD, Abraham
    HAYWARD, Abraham
    Biographical and Critical Essays.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans and Roberts, 1858. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, triple labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Armorial bookplate. A fine set by this celebrated English 'man of letters'.

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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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  • 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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  • CLASSIC FULL MID-VICTORIAN DICED CALF
    The Constitutional History of England. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Constitutional History of England.

    London: John Murray, 1846. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most impressive mid-Victorian full diced calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb extra gilt panels. Speckled pink edges. A neat ink inscription on the first blank. A great history in a classic binding of the period.

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  • CLASSIC FULL MID-VICTORIAN DICED CALF
    View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages.

    London: John Murray, 1846. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most impressive mid-Victorian full diced calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb extra gilt panels. Speckled pink edges. A neat ink inscription on the first blank. A great history in a classic binding of the period.

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  • PARIS PRINTING IN ENGLISH IN HANDSOME HALF CALF
    Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries.

    Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1839. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A handsome half calf with raised bands, label and gilt pallets. Slightly rubbed and with a degree of foxing throughout, typical of Baudry's somewhat inferior paper quality, but still a solid good looking set. The same year as the first English edition.

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