- Category = Irish
The Works of Charles Lever. (Comprising Knight of Gwynne; Dodd Family Abroad; The Daltons; Davenport Dunn; Charles O'Malley; Martins of Gro'Martin; One of Them; Barrington; Roland Cashel; Luttrel of Arran).
London: Chapman and Hall, 1865-69. A 17 volume collection, 7 3/4 inches tall. An exceptionally good looking Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and intricate gilt tooling to the panels. A wide gilt roll, gilt and blind fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Fine engraved frontispieces, title pages and full page illustrations by Phiz throughout. Though not a complete set of Lever's works this is a beautifully bound collection of 10 of his most popular novels, individually published, in 17 volumes. In his day the Irish novelist, Charles Lever, was hugely popular and influential and his rollicking style is still enjoyed.More details Price: £1,200.00
The Dodd Family Abroad.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1854. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A superb Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and gilt top edge. Gilt triple fillets and corner tools frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of the great collector Cecil E Byas and a Sotheran bookseller's ticket. Profusely illustrated with full page engravings by Phiz. First edition. A fine copy of one of this Irish novelist's most amusing novels.
London: Longman, 1846. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Splendid heavy Victorian binding with raised bands, extra floral gilt panels and boards, titles, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout by Maclise with beautiful illustrations all within decorative borders. Some foxing throughout and light scuffing, a patch of leather on the lower board has been squidged with no loss.
Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies)
Paris: Chez Chasseriau, 1823. Full straight grain morocco, 8 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, titles, fine gilt floral panels, gilt and blind tooled boards, dentelles and pink endpapers. All edges gilt. Portrait. A very elegant copy in pristine condition.
Our Mess. Jack Hinton, The Guardsman. Tom Burke.
Dublin: William Curry, 1843-1844. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning tree calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin, slightly faded, labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by Phiz. Bookplates. Some foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise a lovely set of Lever's Military "Our Mess" novels.More details Price: £320.00
One of Them.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A superb Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, triple labels and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and centre tools frame the boards, gilt dentelles and top edge. Armorial bookplate. In his day the Irish novelist, Charles Lever, was hugely popular and influential. This is a fine copy of the first edition beautifully illustrated with full page engravings by Phiz.More details Price: £320.00
Rory O’More: A National Romance.
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A most good looking early Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling, including shamrocks, to the panels. The engraved frontispiece and title page are foxed, otherwise the text is clean. Armorial bookplate. Complete in itself but published as volume XXIII in the series of Standard Novels. A handsome copy of Lover's great tale of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.More details Price: £125.00