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  • NEAT SET IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of England. by MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    The History of England.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. 8 volume set, 7 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and twin pallets framing the boards. Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A neat set of this great history.

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  • STUNNING FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France. by MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France.

    London: Strahan, Cadell and Davies, 1797. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A beautiful 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo and his signature at the head of the title page. The first edition of this near contemporary account.

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET IN HALF MOROCCO BY TOUT
    ‘Mann’ and Manners at the Court of Florence, 1740-1786, founded on the Letters of Horace Mann to Horace Walpole. by DORAN, Dr.
    DORAN, Dr.
    ‘Mann’ and Manners at the Court of Florence, 1740-1786, founded on the Letters of Horace Mann to Horace Walpole.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1876. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A superbly bound set by Tout with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edges. Extra illustrated with 124 engraved plates. From the library of Brian Forbes, the Film Director. A unique and most elegant item bound by one of the most celebrated firms of binders of the period.

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  • LIMITED DELUXE EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Oliver Cromwell. by GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    Oliver Cromwell.

    London: Goupil, 1899. Full morocco, 12 1/2 inches tall. Full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt and inked pallets, gilt centre tools dentelles and all edges. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. Superb coloured portrait and full page illustrations throughout. Limited to 1475 copies on fine paper.

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  • SPLENDID 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain. by WATSON, Robert
    WATSON, Robert
    The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain.

    London: Robinson et al., 1783. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A splendid 18th century tree calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red label. Blue edges. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A little scuffing, otherwise a superb copy.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time. by WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A striking set in half green early Victorian calf with gilt bands and contrasting red labels. Red speckled edges. The splendid armorial bookplate of Lord Londonderry. A fascinating memoir decorated with 6 full page engraved portraits.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN NEAT HALF CALF
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester. by SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    SINGER, Samuel Weller (editor)
    The Correspondence of Henry Hyde, Earl of Clarendon and his Brother Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1828. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A neat Georgian half calf with raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels, with some rubbing to the bands. Pink speckled edges. Engraved portrait and further full page engraved plates. A very handsome copy of a scarce work. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • THE EDITORS COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Register of Baptisms and Marriages at St, George’s Chapel, May Fair. by ARMYTAGE, George J. (edited by)
    ARMYTAGE, George J. (edited by)
    The Register of Baptisms and Marriages at St, George’s Chapel, May Fair.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1889. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Comprising The Harleian Society volume XV. Presented to the Editor by Lord Bute. Scarce title in pristine condition.

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  • SUPERB HALF MOROCCO IN THE ART NOUVEAU
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes

    Chatto & Windus, 1892, 1894 and 1896. 3 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful half morocco art nouveau binding by Hatchards of Piccadilly. With two gilt raised bands. Most attractive lettering in the top panel and gilt floral tooling in the central panel. Series 1, 2 and 3 complete with the bookplate of Sir William G. Pearce. Folding frontispiece to the first page. Previous owners name in ink on the first blank.

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  • SCARCE EARLY TITLE IN SPLENDID HALF MOTTLED CALF
    The Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte. by GOLDSMITH, Lewis
    GOLDSMITH, Lewis
    The Secret History of the Cabinet of Bonaparte.

    London: Richardson, 1810. Half Calf, 9 inches tall. A splendid Regency half mottled calf with gilt bands, gilt centre tools and titles. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. A fine copy of the second edition which covers 'His private life, character, domestic administration, and his conduct to foreign powers; together with secret anecdotes of the different courts of Europe and of the French revolution'.

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  • PRESENTATION COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Parish Registers of St. Michael, Cornhill, London….1546-1754. by CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (partly edited by)
    CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (partly edited by)
    The Parish Registers of St. Michael, Cornhill, London….1546-1754.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1882. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Bound by Hammond. Presented to Sir George John Armytage. Comprising The Harleian Society volume VII.

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  • LUXURIOUS EDWARDIAN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV. by WILKINS, W.H.
    WILKINS, W.H.
    Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV.

    London: Longmans,Green, and Co, 1905. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A luxurious Edwardian half crushed morocco with wide gilt raised bands, simple but elegant gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. Armorial bookplate. Illustrated throughout. Some foxing to the edges. A handsome set.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN SPLENDID HALF VELLUM
    Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opinions. by HAWKINS, Laetitia-Matilda
    HAWKINS, Laetitia-Matilda
    Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opinions.

    London: Longman et al., 1824. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. An elegant binding with gilt bands, twin labels, gilt centre tools and the gilt monogram of Lord Londonderry in the top panel. Pink speckled edges. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY TREGASKIS
    The Visitations of the County of Oxford. Taken in the years 1566....1574....1634..... by TURNER, William Henry (edited and annotated by)
    TURNER, William Henry (edited and annotated by)
    The Visitations of the County of Oxford. Taken in the years 1566....1574....1634.....

    London: The Harleian Society, 1871. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Tregaskis at the the Caxton Head with gilt raised bands, simple framed panels and boards, dentelles and top edge gilt. Slightly rubbed and a few minor scratches. Harleian Society volume V. With 2 bookplates.

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  • Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes. by MACAULAY, Lord.
    MACAULAY, Lord.
    Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. 3 vols., 8vo (8.75 x 5.75 inches). Full calf, with twin red and green labels, gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to panels, marbled edges and endpapers, blind dentelles. Armorial bookplates. Slightly sunned at spine. The binder has had to correct the volume number on two of the three volumes. A very good set.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Privy Purse Expences of King Henry the Eighth. by NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris
    NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris
    The Privy Purse Expences of King Henry the Eighth.

    London: William Pickering, 1827. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. A top quality binding by HAYDAY, one of the finest binders of the period. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. A neat ink owner's inscription on the first blank. A fine copy of this important archival work.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Regulations and Establishment of the Household of Henry Algernon Percy, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland at His Castles of Wresill and Lekinfield in Yorkshire. Begun Anno Domini MDXII by PERCY, Bishop Thomas
    PERCY, Bishop Thomas
    The Regulations and Establishment of the Household of Henry Algernon Percy, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland at His Castles of Wresill and Lekinfield in Yorkshire. Begun Anno Domini MDXII

    London: William Pickering, 1827. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. A top quality binding by HAYDAY, one of the finest binders of the period. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. A neat ink owner's inscription on the first blank. A fine copy of this important archival work.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, Daughter of King Henry the Eighth, afterwards Queen Mary: with A Memoir of the Princess, and Notes. by MADDEN, Frederick
    MADDEN, Frederick
    Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, Daughter of King Henry the Eighth, afterwards Queen Mary: with A Memoir of the Princess, and Notes.

    London: William Pickering, 1831. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. A top quality binding by HAYDAY, one of the finest binders of the period. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. A neat ink owner's inscription on the first blank. A fine copy of this important archival work.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Privy Purse Expenses of Elizabeth of York: Wardrobe Accounts of Edward the Fourth. With a Memoir of Elizabeth of York, and Notes. by NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris
    NICOLAS, Nicholas Harris
    Privy Purse Expenses of Elizabeth of York: Wardrobe Accounts of Edward the Fourth. With a Memoir of Elizabeth of York, and Notes.

    London: William Pickering, 1830. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. A top quality binding by HAYDAY, one of the finest binders of the period. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. A neat ink owner's inscription on the first blank. A fine copy of this important archival work.

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  • FINE HALF CALF BY HARRISON OF PALL MALL
    Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon. by LEWIS, Lady Theresa
    LEWIS, Lady Theresa
    Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon.

    London: John Murray, 1852. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic early Victorian half calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplates. An exceptionally bright and pristine set with 3 frontispieces.

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