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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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  • CLASSIC ITALIAN HISTORY IN FINE VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Life and Times of Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan. by URQUART, Wm. Pollard
    URQUART, Wm. Pollard
    Life and Times of Francesco Sforza Duke of Milan.

    Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1852. Full calf, 8 3/4 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1, complete. A splendid Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, label and ornate extra gilt panels. Gilt and blind fillets and corner tools frame the boards. There is a neat ink inscription 'on leaving Eton', dated 1865, on the first blank. Colour frontispiece. Francesco Sforza was the great 15th century military leader who founded the Sforza dynasty in the duchy of Milan.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SMART FULL CALF
    The French Revolution. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    The French Revolution.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1889. 2 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A splendid little set of this classic history in late Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. The boards have gilt and blind fillets framing the gilt prize blocks of St. Paul's school. All edges gilt. A prize bookplate on the front paste down endpapers and a further bookplate.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Constitutional History of England. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Constitutional History of England.

    London: John Murray, 1872. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. A neat Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. A smart little set of this classic history covering the period from the 'Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II'.

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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 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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  • 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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  • CURIOUS WORK IN REGENCY HALF MOROCCO
    A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the end of George I's Reign. by NOBLE, Mark
    NOBLE, Mark
    A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the end of George I's Reign.

    London: Richardson, 1806. 3 vol set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A pleasing Regency half morocco with ornate gilt bands and fine centre tools. Slight ink marks on the title page of the first volume. A nice copy of this scarce and curious history.

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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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  • 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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  • NEAT 'COUNTRY HOUSE' GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal. by VERTOT, M. L'Abbé de
    VERTOT, M. L'Abbé de
    Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal.

    La Haye: Scheurleer, 1729. Half calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A simple, though very pleasing, Georgian half calf with gilt bands, label and blind centre tools. With the armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. 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. Engraved frontispiece and folding Royal pedigree, the latter has a small tear with no loss.

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  • ELEGANT COPY IN GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang. by MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang.

    Paris: Baudouin Fréres, 1824. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. an elegant volume in a neat half vellum binding with gilt pallets and centre tools and contrasting green label. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. 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. Engraved frontispiece. Following the revolution, Antoine, the younger brother of the last King of France, fled France and died in exile in England. In the original French.

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  • ELEGANT SET WITH 6 PORTRAITS IN HALF RUSSIA CALF
    Vie de Catherine II, Impératrice de Russie. by CASTÉRA, Jean-Henri
    CASTÉRA, Jean-Henri
    Vie de Catherine II, Impératrice de Russie.

    Paris: Buisson, 1797. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A simple but good looking late 18th century 'russia' calf from the library of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. With gilt bands and titles. Some rubbing and slight splitting but still firm and solid. Embellished with 6 engraved portraits. In the original French.

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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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SMART EDWARDIAN TREE CALF
    The Rise of the Dutch Republic. by MOTLEY, John Lothrop
    MOTLEY, John Lothrop
    The Rise of the Dutch Republic.

    London: Bickers, 1899. Tree Calf, 9 inches tall. A very smart Edwardian tree calf with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the tree calf and prize blocks. Single volume edition of this classic history of The Dutch Republic.

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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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  • CLASSIC AMERICAN HISTORY IN SPARKLING TREE CALF
    History of the Conquest of Mexico. by PRESCOTT, William H.
    PRESCOTT, William H.
    History of the Conquest of Mexico.

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1925. Full Calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, contrasting twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the gilt prize block. Eton prize bookplate. A splendid copy of this great American history.

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  • SPANISH GOLDEN AGE HISTORY IN FULL TREE CALF
    History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. by PRESCOTT, William H.
    PRESCOTT, William H.
    History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    London: Bickers, 1899. Full Calf, 9 inches tall. A fine Edwardian tree calf binding with gilt raised bands, splendid gilt floral tooling to the panels and an ornate gilt roll framing the gilt block and tree calf boards. A new and revised edition in near pristine condition of this great history of exploration and intrigue in the Spanish Golden Age.

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