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  • PARALLEL ENGLISH AND FRENCH TEXT IN SUPERB FULL CALF BINDING
    Hudibras by BUTLER, Samuel
    BUTLER, Samuel
    Hudibras

    London: 1757. 3 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. Superb full calf bindings of the period with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful floral tooling to the panels. The binding is in splendid condition other than some loss to the headcap of volume 1. The text and all the plates, some folding, are all particularly clean. This interesing edition has the text in both English and French and has corresponding English and French title pages. Although the title page states that the book was published in London, I would assume it was actually printed on the Continent. A fine set.

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  • HALF CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Bab Ballads. by GILBERT, W.S.
    GILBERT, W.S.
    The Bab Ballads.

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1914. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A pleasing binding by Spottiswoode with a single gilt raised band and gilt tooling in the Art Deco style to the spine and gilt top edge. With 350 illustrations by the author. From the Library of The Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace, and with his bookplate. An ink inscription reads 'H.R.H. Prince Henry, Honoris causa (For the sake of honour) from E.L.C.' Eton, Easter 1916'. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII, and the first son of a British monarch to attend school.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY COMIC WORK IN FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures. by JERROLD, Douglas
    JERROLD, Douglas
    Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures.

    London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., 1866. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A double gilt fillet and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Colour frontispiece and illustrations by Charles Keane throughout. A lovely copy of this extraordinary comic work.

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  • The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    The Works of Peter Pindar.

    London: John Walker, 1794. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive Georgian full tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf is framed with a gilt Greek roll. Yellow edges. Loss to one headcap, some rubbing and occasional superficial loss of leather to a long defunct insect, but still a fine looking set of the poetical works of this great satirist.

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  • PRISTINE HEAVY MOROCCO BINDING
    The Ingoldsby Legends. by BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    BARHAM, Reverend. (INGOLDSBY, Thomas)
    The Ingoldsby Legends.

    London: Bentley, 1874. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With raised bands, gilt titling, Macabre gilt centre tools and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout.

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  • EXTRA HAND COLOURED FRONTISPIECE IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Comic English Grammar. by LEIGH, Percival. BECKETT, G. A. à. LEECH, John (illustrator)
    LEIGH, Percival. BECKETT, G. A. à. LEECH, John (illustrator)
    The Comic English Grammar.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1840. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very fine binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, olive label and delicate floral gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and a triple fillet. Gilt dentelles and top edge. The original cloth covers and spine are bound in. First edition. With over 50 comic vignettes by Leech.

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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL MOROCCO ILLUSTRATED BY BIRKET FOSTER
    Poems By Thomas Hood by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    Poems By Thomas Hood

    London: Moxon, 1872. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid large paper copy bound by George Rutland of Newcastle. With raised bands, titles, very delicate and ornate gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The boards have elegant panels framed with heavy gilt rolls. With 22 full page engravings of scenes by Birket Foster. Slight fading to the spine but overall a fine copy.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The High-Mettled Racer. by DIBDIN, Charles. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    DIBDIN, Charles. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    The High-Mettled Racer.

    London: William Kidd, 1831. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 10 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Old Booty! by MONCRIEFF, W. T.. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    MONCRIEFF, W. T.. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    Old Booty!

    London: William Kidd, 1830. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 6 spirited engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The March of Intellect, a Comic Poem. by MONCRIEFF, W. T.. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    MONCRIEFF, W. T.. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    The March of Intellect, a Comic Poem.

    London: William Kidd, 1830. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 6 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Devil's Visit: A Poem, from the Original Manuscript. With Notes by a Barrister. by CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    The Devil's Visit: A Poem, from the Original Manuscript. With Notes by a Barrister.

    London: William Kidd, 1830. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 8 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Steamers v. Stages; Or, Andrew and His Spouse. by HOOD, Thomas. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    HOOD, Thomas. CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    Steamers v. Stages; Or, Andrew and His Spouse.

    London: William Kidd, 1830. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 6 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Brighton!! A Comic Sketch. by CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    Brighton!! A Comic Sketch.

    London: William Kidd, 1830. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 6 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SCARCE COMIC WORK IN SUPERB FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Margate: A Humorous Poem. by CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    CRUIKSHANK, Robert (illustrated by)
    Margate: A Humorous Poem.

    London: William Kidd, 1831. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A superb later binding by Zaehnsdorf with 2 gilt raised bands bordering an elongated label with gilt tooling to the 2 panels and triple gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by 9 engravings from designs by Robert Cruikshank. A delightful and scarce little volume.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Plain or Ringlets?” by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Plain or Ringlets?”

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FINE ZAEHNSDORF BINDING.
    Sir Guy De Guy: A Stirring Romance. by HALSE, George. ( Rattlebrain ).
    HALSE, George. ( Rattlebrain ).
    Sir Guy De Guy: A Stirring Romance.

    London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1864. Full green calf by Zaehnsdorf, 8 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, very fine extra gilt panels, triple labels, gilt doublures and all edges. Original cloth covers bound in. A charming comic work profusely illustrated by Phiz.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    The Comic Latin Grammar. by LEIGH, Percival. BECKETT, G. A. à. LEECH, John (illustrator)
    LEIGH, Percival. BECKETT, G. A. à. LEECH, John (illustrator)
    The Comic Latin Grammar.

    London: Charles Tilt, 1840. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very fine binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, olive label and delicate floral gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within gilt corner tools and a triple fillet. Gilt dentelles and top edge. The original cloth covers and spine are bound in. First edition. With 8 engraved plates and many vignettes by Leech. A very fine example with a few marks to the binding.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Faint stains to the boards. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SUPERB ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL CALF
    The Comic History of England. by BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A'. LEECH, John (illustrated by).
    The Comic History of England.

    London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., c. 1870. Full calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and rather splendid gilt tooled panels. Book plate. Embellished with 20 coloured etchings and 200 woodcut vignettes by Leech.

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