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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 HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Reformation of the Church of England. by BLUNT, John Henry
    BLUNT, John Henry
    The Reformation of the Church of England.

    London: Rivingtons, 1885. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A rather magnificent full calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within gilt and blind panels. Git dentelles and all edges. Prize bookplate and gilt embossed motto on the boards. The finisher has labeled volume I as volume II and vice versa. A lovely set of this celebrated history.

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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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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL CALF
    Introduction To The Literature of Europe. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    Introduction To The Literature of Europe.

    London: Murray, 1837. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome set bound in full calf by Bickers. With wide gilt raised bands, triple labels, gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. With a gilt embossed device to the upper boards and an armorial bookplate.

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  • CLASSIC LATE VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    A History of our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. by MCCARTHY, Justin
    MCCARTHY, Justin
    A History of our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. 4 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A classic 'fin de siècle' full prize calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicately gilt tooled panels. With gilt prize blocks on the upper boards and a neat prize inscription, in ink, dated 1899 on the first blank. A neat set of this famous 19th century history.

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  • STUNNING FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BIRDSALL
    The Early Days of Christianity. by FARRAR, Frederic W.
    FARRAR, Frederic W.
    The Early Days of Christianity.

    London: Cassell, 1884. Full morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco by Birdsall with gilt raised bands, unusual extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. A very fine copy of this classic work on the history of the early church.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF BY NUTT
    The History of The French Revolution by THIERS, M. A.
    THIERS, M. A.
    The History of The French Revolution

    London: Bohn, 1855. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A very fine classic full calf by Nutt of Drury Lane, one of the smartest Westend binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, label and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Lacks blanks. Double column. A very handsome copy of this classic history.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Lectures on Modern History. by SMYTH, William
    SMYTH, William
    Lectures on Modern History.

    Cambridge: Deighton, 1841. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, unusual and ornate gilt tooling to the panels twin labels and gilt blocks to the boards. Armorial bookplate.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Histoire de S. Louis. by JOINVILLE, Jean, Sire de
    JOINVILLE, Jean, Sire de
    Histoire de S. Louis.

    Lille: Desclée, de Brouwer et Cie, c.1890. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A beautifully bound volume with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. A remarkable printing of this great work, written at the beginning of the 14th century. The first and last leaves are printed on vellum.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America. by ROBERTSON, William
    ROBERTSON, William
    The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America.

    Halifax: William Milner, 1844. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb gilt embossed binding with gilt panels, boards and titles. All edges gilt. Portrait, engraved title page and 2 folding maps. Ink inscription on free endpaper dated Xmas, 1845.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1901. Full Morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid full terracotta crushed morocco by Hatchards with raised bands and classic gilt framed panels and boards with triple dot corner tools and triple inked Aldine leaf clusters terminating the bands. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A superb copy of one of Humphrey's fine printings on handmade paper.

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  • FINE LITHOGRAPHS IN SPLENDID HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Baronial Halls, Picturesque Edifices, and Ancient Churches of England. by HALL, C.S.
    HALL, C.S.
    The Baronial Halls, Picturesque Edifices, and Ancient Churches of England.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. Full morocco, 14 inches tall. A very pleasing volume with wide raised bands, extra gilt panels, splendid gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. With 24 fine lithographs by J. D. Harding, C. Cattermole, S. Prout, W. Muller, J. Holland and other eminent Artists. This is the first edition with 2 further volumes being published in the following 2 years. There is no volume number on the spine and the volume number on the title page has been obscured.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Accounts and Extracts of the Manuscripts in the Library of the King of France. Published under the Inspection of a Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. Translated from the French. by TOOK, William (Translator)
    TOOK, William (Translator)
    Accounts and Extracts of the Manuscripts in the Library of the King of France. Published under the Inspection of a Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. Translated from the French.

    London: Faulder, Egerton, and Williams, 1789. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. There is some splitting to the joints of the upper boards but the books are still firm and tight.

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  • AN EXTRAORDINARY HALF CALF BIRDSALL BINDING
    Madame De Sevigne, Her Correspondents And Contemporaries. by PULIGA, The Comtesse de,
    PULIGA, The Comtesse de,
    Madame De Sevigne, Her Correspondents And Contemporaries.

    London: Tinsley Brothers, 1873. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and most attractive half cat's paw calf by Birdsall, one of the finest provincial binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, titles and fine gilt tooling to the spine. All edges gilt. A fine set.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town. by TIMBS, John
    TIMBS, John
    The Romance of London: Strange Stories, Scenes and Remarkable Persons of the Great Town.

    London: Frederick Warne c. 1870. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. A splendid Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, ornate gilt tooled panels, dentelles, gilt and blind rolls and gilt corner tools framing the boards. All edges gilt. Some foxing to the engraved frontispieces and title pages, otherwise clean. A delightful, anecdotal record of the bizarre and colourful events of old London town.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808. by REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808.

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1880. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome set with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' gilt centre tools and all edges gilt. The spine is slightly faded to a rich brown. Light foxing, particularly on the preliminaries. An elegant set of these celebrated memoirs of this great French lady of letters.

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  • FAMOUS BIOGRAPHY IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth by ROSCOE, William
    ROSCOE, William
    The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth

    London: Bohn, 1846. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic mid-Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine extra gilt tooled panels. Illustrated throughout. A particularly nice copy of this revised edition.

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  • ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO SET
    Lord Granville Leveson Gower. Private Correspondence 1781 to 1821 by GRANVILLE, Lord (Edited by GRANVILLE, Castalia Countess)
    GRANVILLE, Lord (Edited by GRANVILLE, Castalia Countess)
    Lord Granville Leveson Gower. Private Correspondence 1781 to 1821

    London: John Murray, 1916. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome Edwardian half morocco binding with raised bands, titles, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. With 10 full page illustrations. An elegant copy of this fascinating work.

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  • FIRST 2 VOLUMES IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort. by SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort.

    Paris: Truttel et Würtz, 1801. 2 volumes, 8.25 inches tall. A beautiful tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Folding portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. A further 6 volumes were published.

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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL TREE CALF.
    Moltke, A Biographical And Critical Study. by MORRIS, William O’Connor.
    MORRIS, William O’Connor.
    Moltke, A Biographical And Critical Study.

    London: Ward& Downey, 1893. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. Full prize tree calf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, prize block on upper board and blue label. Profusely illustrated with portraits and maps.

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