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Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors.
London: John Murray, 1850. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A pristine set of this classic work in full mid-Victorian honey calf. With gilt raised bands, exquisite floral gilt tooling to the panels and double gilt fillet framing the boards. First edition. With the bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt of Wirksworth. This superb set is in pristine condition, both in terms of the text block and binding, evidently having not been read.More details Price: £2,500.00
New York & London: Putnam's, (1901). 2 vol set, 9 inches tall. This is the complete Bracebridge Hall from the Joseph Jefferson Edition of The Complete Works, limited to 250 sets. An extraordinarily bright and colourful binding by the Paris bindery Trautz Bauzonnet in full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the spine. The boards and doublures are elaborately gilt tooled with floral onlays. Top edge gilt. Embellished with colour frontispieces, full page plates and vignettes. Classic work in a fabulous binding.More details Price: £750.00
A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant, and part of France: Made in the Autumn of 1789.
London: T. Egerton et al., 1796. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A remarkable Georgian full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and an extraordinary series of blind fillets and rolls framing the boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with aquatint vignettes on the engraved title pages, and a further 45 engraved or aquatint plates. There is heavy foxing to the title pages and less to the rest of the prints. The binding itself is rubbed but form and not splitting. A striking copy of the second, enlarged, edition.More details Price: £600.00
Memoirs of Henry the Great, and the Court of France during his Reign.
London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A smart Georgian half vellum with gilt bands, gilt centre tools, twin labels and pink speckled edges. With the bookplates 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. Splendid engraved frontispiece to the first volume. Henry IV, known as 'The Great' was the first Bourbon monarch of France.More details Price: £450.00
The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth & Marvels.
London: Dent, 1930. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A classic tree calf binding with gilt raised bands and ornate gilt floral tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the tree calf and gilt prize block on the upper board. Prize bookplate on the front paste down endpaper. Decorated with 12 colour illustrations and profuse black line vignettes and full page illustrations.More details Price: £400.00
The Revenge; Gustavus Vasa; Barbarossa; Cato; Tamerlane; The Mourning Bride; The Grecian Daughter.
London: Longman et al, n.d. c. 1825. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A very fine little binding with gilt raised bands and delicately tooled panels. The straight grain of the boards is framed within gilt and blind fillets. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. Each play is separately paginated. A delightful volume in fine condition.More details Price: £160.00