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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    History of the English People. by GREEN, John Richard
    GREEN, John Richard
    History of the English People.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1881. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A bright full vellum with very fine gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Pink edges. Bookplate. Neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1883. Maps. Some speckles on the boards but generally clean with a nice patina. Hugely popular as an historian in his day Green is now considered overly romantic, passionate and patriotic but still highly readable. A fine set.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The United States. by UNITED STATES
    UNITED STATES
    The United States.

    London: Longman et al., 1830-1832. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. This 2 volume set constituted the first part of 'The History of the Western World' But is complete in itself. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN HALF NAVY BLUE MOROCCO
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. by MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. This great 'Life of Nelson', first edition, in a very smart half navy blue morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and fine gilt naval centre tools within neat gilt frames on the panels. Gilt top edges. With 20 full page illustrations and a further 20 maps and battle plans. Captain Mahan of The United States Navy wrote several of the most important and influential naval histories of the 19th century. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild, but without his bookplate. A magnificent set.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of Ireland. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The History of Ireland.

    London: Longman et al., 1835; 1837; 1840 & 1845. 4 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. The title label of volume 4, which appeared 5 years after the third volume, is of a different colour. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • SMALL BUT PERFECTLY FORMED SET IN SPARKLING FULL CALF
    The Works of William Robertson. by ROBERTSON, William
    ROBERTSON, William
    The Works of William Robertson.

    London: William Baynes et al., 1824. 12 volumes bound in 6, 6 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and extra gilt panels. Double gilt fillets and corner tools framing a gilt armorial block on each board. Folding maps. Covering Scotland, Charles V, America and India, this is a spectacular little set of Robertson's celebrated histories.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1901. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1250 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries and slight rubbing but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Prince Charles Edward. by LANG, Andrew
    LANG, Andrew
    Prince Charles Edward.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1900. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1500 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries and slight rubbing but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Henry VIII by POLLARD A. F.
    POLLARD A. F.
    Henry VIII

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1902. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1150 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries, slight rubbing and some fraying to the foredges of a few leaves and chips to the frontispiece but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • SPARKLING SET IN FULL TREE CALF
    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. by SLOANE, William Milligan
    SLOANE, William Milligan
    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    London: The Times Bookclub, 1911. 4 volume set, 8 inches tall. A classic early 20th century tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. A sparkling set of this well illustrated edition.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN BRIGHT, NEAT FULL CALF
    A History of England in the Eighteenth Century. by LECKY, William Edward Hartpole
    LECKY, William Edward Hartpole
    A History of England in the Eighteenth Century.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1913. 7 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. Splendid set in full calf with gilt raised bands and gilt tooled panels. Gilt corner tools and twin fillets frame the prize gilt block on the upper boards. Prize bookplate on the paste down endpaper. Slight fading of the spines but still a very bright smart set by this great Irish historian.

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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE SET IN VICTORIAN FULL CALF, EXTRA GILT
    History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713-1783. by MAHON, Lord
    MAHON, Lord
    History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Versailles, 1713-1783.

    London: John Murray, 1858. 7 volume set, 7 inches tall. A most attractive Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Gilt corner tools and fillets and a blind fillet frame the boards. A couple of edges are badly scuffed, otherwise in fine condition. Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, Viscount Mahon was a politician, antiquarian and historian, this history of England being his greatest work.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of France. by CROWE, Eyre Evans
    CROWE, Eyre Evans
    The History of France.

    London: Longman et al., 1830; 1831 & 1831. 3 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Famous Women. by BRANTÔME, Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de
    BRANTÔME, Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de
    Famous Women.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1908. Full Morocco, 8 1/2 inches high. A stunning binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, elaborate gilt paneling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. A wonderful copy, printed on handmade paper, of these potted biographies by Brantôme 1540-1614. celebrated adventurer and historian.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession. by WARD, Adolphus William
    WARD, Adolphus William
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1903. Full Morocco, 13 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands elegant gilt centre tools to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles, red watered silk endpapers and gilt top edge. One of One Thousand Copies on Fine Paper, of which this is No. 248. A fine colour portrait frontispiece and vignettes, initials and full page plates throughout.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1901. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Wm. Brown of Edinburgh in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 300 copies on Japanese paper, of which this is number 127. Armorial bookplate. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the Earl of Tweeddale, Viscount Walden. Fading to the spine but a very clean and smart copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN FULL EARLY VICTORIAN MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his Court and family. by D'ABRANTES, The Duchess. (Madame JUNOT)
    D'ABRANTES, The Duchess. (Madame JUNOT)
    Memoirs of Napoleon, his Court and family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid set of the first English language edition in full morocco with wide gilt raised bands and intricate blind tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and a blind roll frame the boards. Embellished with 16 fine full page portraits. A particularly neat set of this scarce first edition.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SUPERB HALF CALF BY A BINDER TO THE QUEEN
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1900. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning half calf by 'C. Cross. Binder to the Queen'. With gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Profusely illustrated with maps, battle plans, and photogravures. A late edition of this classic biography in a fine binding.

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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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  • SUPERB EDWARDIAN FULL CALF FROM EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD'S LIBRARY
    The Reign of Queen Anne. by McCARTHY, Justin
    McCARTHY, Justin
    The Reign of Queen Anne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb Edwardian full calf with gilt raised bands, smart twin labels and intricate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. From the library of Evelyn de Rothschild and with his bookplate.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED HISTORY IN A CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1886. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Twin fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of John Warren. With 18 full page steel engraved portraits and numerous wood engravings. Julia Pardoe was a well respected historian and novelist and was published on both sides of the Atlantic.

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