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Robert Blake. Admiral and General at Sea.
London: Bickers, 1885. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, label, finely gilt tooling around a striking anchor centre tool. With a Rugby school gilt prize block on the upper board and prize bookplate. 10 plates. A stirring account of the adventures of Admiral Blake, one of the greatest English military commanders of the 17th century, in a very smart binding.
London: Button, 1817. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Full calf with wide gilt raised bands and twin labels. Neat owners inscription on the paste-down endpaper. Portrait and charming primative engravings throughout.
The Odyssey. (Together with) The Batrachomuomachia; or, the Battle of the Frogs and Mice. With the Hymns and Epigrams.
London: Sharpe, 1809 & 1810. 4 volumes bound in 2, 5.25 inches tall. All 24 books of the Odyssey bound in 3 volumes and the 4th volume comprising of the Batrachomuomachia, with the Hymns and Epigrams. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to all 4 volumes. An exquisite little set.
Meditations and Contemplations.
London: Rivington et al., 1774. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full speckled calf with twin labels, raised bands and simple gilt tooling. A very pleasing, simple, 18th C. binding. The book plates have been neatly removed.
A series of Plain And Familiar Discourses on The Apostles’ Creed, Delivered in the new church of St. Luke, Chelsea
London: William Watson, 1827. Full straight grain calf, 8.25 inches tall. A handsome Georgian binding with wide gilt raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt and blind tooling framing the straight grain of the boards. With a slip 'with the Publishers Kind Regards' bound in and a later owners signature on the first blank.More details Price: £150.00
Tom Brown's School Days.
London: Macmillan, 1888. Full tree calf, 7.5 inches tall. A handsome copy of this classic novel in tree calf by Bickers. Gilt raised bands, elegant floral tooling to the panels, label and a gilt 'prize' block to the upper board. A prize inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper. Slight foxing to the plates, otherwise clean. With evocative illustrations by Arthur Hughes and Sydney Prior Hall.More details Price: £150.00
The Poetical Works.
London: George Bell, 1892. Half morocco, 7 inches tall. A very neat half morocco by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, Aldine Leaf centre tools and gilt top edge. A charming copy of the poetical works of this great 17th century devotional poet.More details Price: £120.00
The Book of Gems.
London: Bohn, 1853. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A most sumptious binding from the early Victorian period with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooled panels. finely gilt boards, dentelles and all edges. A anthology of verse by the greatest British poets of the period, illustrated by some of the most illustrious artists. As is usually the case with this edition there is foxing, some severe, throughout.More details Price: £120.00