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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL WORKS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies). by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible (2 copies); The Book of Common Prayer (2 copies); The Psalms of David (2 copies); The Week’s Preparation for a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper (2 copies).

    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound…

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    In black: London: Eyre & Strahan, 1813; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1816; London: Company of Stationers, 1810; London: Bent, (1818). In Red: Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1823; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1820; London: Company of Stationers, 1825; London: Rivington et al, 1827. 8 volumes, 6.25 inches - 13.5 inches tall. A magnificent and unique collection of devotional works belonging to Nicholas Robinson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 1828-1829.
    On his becoming the Bailiff of Liverpool in 1818 he had the 4 great devotional works bound in uniform full black morocco with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panel and boards, dentelles and all edges.
    On becoming Lord Mayor he had another set of the 4 works bound in even more sumptuous uniform full red morocco. These have gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, glorious gilt flourishes to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. These volumes also have watered silk doublures and free endpapers.
    All 8 volumes have his autographed armorial bookplates and his gilt embossed inscriptions on the upper boards.
    There is minor rubbing and scuffing, otherwise all the volumes are in superb condition. An extraordinary collection.

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  • VERY SCARCE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Works. SMOLLETT, Tobias (translated from the French by) by VOLTAIRE, M. De
    VOLTAIRE, M. De
    The Works. SMOLLETT, Tobias (translated from the French by)

    London: Newbery et al, 1761-1763. 27 volumes, 7 inches tall. A superb collection of the first English edition of these great works translated by Dr. Smollett. 18th century runs in English are scarce, in this condition exceptionally so. Full speckled calf with gilt bands, triple labels and gilt centre tools. This edition was expanded to 38 volumes in 1774. An engraved frontispiece to each volume excepting volume 25, 2 folding plates in volume 26. Each volume has the neat ink inscription 'Mr G.F.Edwards Surgeon Bath' on the first blank. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. the late 18th century Edwards was a member of the Royal College and writer and surgeon in Bath.

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    London: Newbery et al, 1761-1763. 27 volumes, 7 inches tall. A superb collection of the first English edition of these great works translated by Dr. Smollett. 18th century runs in English are scarce, in this condition exceptionally so. Full speckled calf with gilt bands, triple labels and gilt centre tools. This edition was expanded to 38 volumes in 1774. An engraved frontispiece to each volume excepting volume 25, 2 folding plates in volume 26. Each volume has the neat ink inscription 'Mr G.F.Edwards Surgeon Bath' on the first blank. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. the late 18th century Edwards was a member of the Royal College and writer and surgeon in Bath.
    A remarkable set of the works of the great French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Johnson, Cuthell et al, 1803. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BINDING
    Rasselas by JOHNSON, Samuel
    JOHNSON, Samuel
    Rasselas

    London: Hector M'lean, 1819. Full straight grain morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A very fine Regency binding with wide extra gilt raised bands and panels. The boards are framed within wide gilt and blind rolls. All edges gilt. Fine engraved plates by Smirke. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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  • V SCARCE EARLY DETECTIVE STORIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life). by GABORIAU, Emile
    GABORIAU, Emile
    Gaboriau’s Sensational Novels. (Comprising: The Slaves of Paris, 2 vols.; The Mystery of Orcival and Promise of Marriage; The Intrigues of a Poisoner and Captain Coutanceau; The Gilded Clique; Other People’s Money; Lecoq, The Detective, 2 vols.; Dossier No.113; The Little Old Man of Batignoles, and other Stories; The Lerouge Case; The Catastrophe, 2 vols.; In Peril of his Life).

    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little…

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    London: Vizetelly & Co, 1881-1886. 14 volumes, 7 inches tall. Translated into English. A splendid collection of these pioneering detective stories in a sumptuous full morocco. The bindings, by Wallis, have gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The text, in contrast, is of a basic nature, typical of the genre of popular sensational novels of the period. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst. All of these titles are scarce and a fine collection like this extremely rare. A note in Hayhurst's hand in 'The Lerouge Case' states that when translated into English c. 1866 it was perhaps the first detective novel in the English language, predating 'The Moonstone'. There is a little foxing, a few protruding sections, a very few slight stains but overall a splendid survival of what were original very light weight productions.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY WRIGHT
    Sacred Architecture. by BROWN, Richard
    BROWN, Richard
    Sacred Architecture.

    London: Fisher, (1845). Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound by Wright, one of the most accomplished London firms of the period. With gilt raised bands, exceptional gilt floral tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with 63 engraved plates. With the armorial bookplate of Earl Brownlow of Belton House. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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  • GREAT HISTORY IN HALF CALF BY WORSFOLD
    The Invasion of the Crimea. by KINGLAKE, Alexander William
    KINGLAKE, Alexander William
    The Invasion of the Crimea.

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1863-1887. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very good looking set in Victorian half calf by Worsford of London with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt panels. All maps and plates present. Volumes 1 and 2 are 4th edition, the rest 1sts. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. A splendid set of this pertinent and classic history.

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  • SPECTACULAR SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    The History of The Metropolitan Church of St. Peter, York. by BROWNE, John
    BROWNE, John
    The History of The Metropolitan Church of St. Peter, York.

    London: Longman, 1847. 2 volume set, 13.75 inches tall. A magnificently bound set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and unusual gilt rolls framing the goatskin on the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. 150 engraved plates, 10 in colour in volume 2.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY HALF CALF
    Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829. by A German Prince (PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Herman Ludwig Heinrich von). AUSTIN, Sarah (Translated into English by)
    A German Prince (PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Herman Ludwig Heinrich von). AUSTIN, Sarah (Translated into English by)
    Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829.

    London: Effingham Wilson, 1832. 4 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An extraordinary and most attractive half calf of the period with eccentric gilt tooling on the 'flat back' spine. Blue speckled edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. In 1828 Prince Puckler-Muskau came to England to restore his diminished fortune by marrying an English heiress. This and his subsequent adventures shocked his friends, led to a successful marriage and inspired a passionate admirer, Sarah Austen to translate the Diary into English.

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  • SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION
    Question Curieuse si M. Arnauld Docteur de Sorbonne est Heretique. A Monsieur ….. Conseiller de Son Altesse l’Evêque & Prince de Liege. by QUESNEL, Pasquier
    QUESNEL, Pasquier
    Question Curieuse si M. Arnauld Docteur de Sorbonne est Heretique. A Monsieur ….. Conseiller de Son Altesse l’Evêque & Prince de Liege.

    Cologne: Nicolas Schouten, 1690. Full mottled calf, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid late 17th century full calf with raised bands and fine gilt panels. There appears to be a Royal cypher at the foot of the spine but it is difficult to identify. This is the first edition of a very scarce pro-Jansenist work. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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  • EXCEEDINGLY RARE TITLE IN FINE HALF CALF
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes. by SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes.

    London: Pattie, (1838-1840). 3 volumes bound in 2, 11 inches tall. A most handsome half calf with gilt bands, titles and very ornate panels. Armorial bookplate. Arbitrary pagination in Volume 1. A very entertaining and extremely scarce work consisting of military adventures of the period and recent past. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There are just 2 examples in Copac and both seem to be incomplete. Profusely illustrated with vignettes and full page engraved portraits and plans.

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  • FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq; by SHENSTONE, William
    SHENSTONE, William
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq;

    London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1764-1769. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within a gilt roll. There is a little cracking of the joints but still perfectly firm and solid. A previous owner's ink stamp, B.Girlie, is at the head of the title pages. A handsome set of the first collected edition of the works of this English poet, who was also one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co, 1851. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian morocco binding with raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt and blind tooling to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. embellished with 28 steel engravings including views of Spain, Malta and North Africa.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co. c.1845. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A superb binding with raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and most attractive gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With maps and splendid engraved plates.

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  • VERY FINE HALF CALF
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LESAGE, Alain-René
    LESAGE, Alain-René
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees et Orme, 1809. 4 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. Very finely bound in half calf with gilt raised bands, label and ornate gilt tooling around a gilt tooled onlay in each panel. Engraved plates by Smirke. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An English edition in the original French. Very slight fading. A splendid copy of this celebrated 18th century picaresque novel.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites. by FLEURY, M.
    FLEURY, M.
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites.

    La Haye (The Hague): Adrian Moetjens, 1682. 2 volumes bound in 1, 5.5 inches tall. A beautiful late 19th century full straight grain calf with raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. From the Robert J. Hayhurst collection. In the original French.

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  • FINE VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATION IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO
    Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, 1846. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Superbly bound with gilt railed bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully decorated throughout by Maclise on every page, the text being embellished with illustrations and borders. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An ink inscription dated 1870 on the first blank.

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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    Night Thoughts. by YOUNG, Edward
    YOUNG, Edward
    Night Thoughts.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendidly bound volume with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally ornate gilt tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the library of Dalton Hall and from the Hayhurst collection. Bookplate. A well printed and handsomely bound copy of one of the most influential 18th century English poems.

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  • STUNNING MID-VICTORIAN HEAVY MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    English Sacred Poetry, of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. by Willmott, Robert Aris
    Willmott, Robert Aris
    English Sacred Poetry, of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

    London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1862. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid Victorian binding by Hayday with raised bands and dense and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Wide gilt rolls frame the boards. Engraved throughout. A degree of foxing. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An interesting anthology in a fine example of this type of binding.

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  • HANDSOME EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Pilgrim’s Progress. by BUNYAN, John
    BUNYAN, John
    Pilgrim’s Progress.

    London: George Virtue, 1847. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A delightful binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Embellished with full page engravings and many woodcuts within the text. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Some foxing, in particular on the title page.

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