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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO WITH ONLAYS BY KELLY & SONS
    Old Christmas. by IRVING, Washington
    IRVING, Washington
    Old Christmas.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1882. Full Morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful 'Kelliegram' binding by the great English firm of Kelly & Sons in a style they introduced that has since been much imitated. With gilt raised bands, delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels and on the boards, framing the Old Stage Coach man recreated in crushed morocco onlays. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott throughout. Original cloth covers bound in. With the gilt stamps of Kelly & Sons and that of Brentano's New York (booksellers). Washington Irving, the great American short story writer, published 'Old Christmas' in 1876 with its wonderful nostalgic view of an English Victorian Christmas. One evocative image being that of…

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    London: Macmillan and Co., 1882. Full Morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful 'Kelliegram' binding by the great English firm of Kelly & Sons in a style they introduced that has since been much imitated. With gilt raised bands, delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels and on the boards, framing the Old Stage Coach man recreated in crushed morocco onlays. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott throughout. Original cloth covers bound in. With the gilt stamps of Kelly & Sons and that of Brentano's New York (booksellers). Washington Irving, the great American short story writer, published 'Old Christmas' in 1876 with its wonderful nostalgic view of an English Victorian Christmas. One evocative image being that of the stage coach man on the York coach in a snowy December, here represented.. A lovely book in pristine condition.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN STUNNING FULL HONEY CALF
    Life of Mohamet and Lives of Mohamet and his Successors. by IRVING, Washington
    IRVING, Washington
    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.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Bracebridge Hall. by IRVING, Washington
    IRVING, Washington
    Bracebridge Hall.

    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.

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  • FINE AQUATINTS IN REMARKABLE GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    A Picturesque Tour Through Holland, Brabant, and part of France: Made in the Autumn of 1789. by IRELAND, Samuel
    IRELAND, Samuel
    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 firm and not splitting. A striking copy of the second, enlarged, edition.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FINE HALF VELLUM
    Memoirs of Henry the Great, and the Court of France during his Reign. by IRELAND, William Henry
    IRELAND, William Henry
    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.

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  • BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL TREE CALF
    The Ingoldsby Legends. Or, Mirth & Marvels. by INGOLDSBY, Thomas. (BARHAM, Richard Harris). RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrated by).
    INGOLDSBY, Thomas. (BARHAM, Richard Harris). RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrated by).
    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.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY MORRELL
    The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels. by INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]
    INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]
    The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1906. Full crushed morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very fine full crushed morocco by the great firm of Morrell with gilt raised bands, suitably macabre/comic centre tools and ornate gilding to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is a neat ink former owners name on the first blank that has partially offset. 20 superb full page steel engravings by Cruikshank, Leech and the author. A super copy of this classic comic work.

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  • 7 PLAYS IN VERY FINE STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF BINDING
    The Revenge; Gustavus Vasa; Barbarossa; Cato; Tamerlane; The Mourning Bride; The Grecian Daughter. by INCHBALD (YOUNG, Edward; BROOKE, Henry; BROWN, Dr.; ADDISON, Joseph; ROWE, Nicholas; CONGREVE, William; MURPHY, Arthur ).
    INCHBALD (YOUNG, Edward; BROOKE, Henry; BROWN, Dr.; ADDISON, Joseph; ROWE, Nicholas; CONGREVE, William; MURPHY, Arthur ).
    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.

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