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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Naples and the Campagna Felice: In a series of Letters. by ROWLANDSON Thomas; ENGELBACH Lewis
    ROWLANDSON Thomas; ENGELBACH Lewis
    Naples and the Campagna Felice: In a series of Letters.

    London: Ackermann, 1815. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent copy in full navy blue morocco for Sawyer with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels and top edge gilt. Triple gilt fillet framing the boards. With 2 maps, 1 folding and 17 superb hand coloured aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson.

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  • LARGE-PAPER COPIES BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED IN PRISTINE FULL MOROCCO
    The Landscape Annual for 1831, 32 & 33. The Tourist in Italy. by ROSCOE, Thomas
    ROSCOE, Thomas
    The Landscape Annual for 1831, 32 & 33. The Tourist in Italy.

    London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1831,32 & 33. 3 volumes, 10 inches tall. A splendid collection of the 3 Italy volumes of 'The Landscape Annuals' for 1831, 32 & 33, all are large-paper copies and in pristine condition. Bound in their published full green morocco by F. Westley and with the binder's ticket. With gilt raised bands, blind rolls and corner tools framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With a total of 74 superb engraved plates on India paper of city views by J.D. Harding and Samuel Prout as well as engraved frontispieces and title page vignettes to each volume.

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  • INTERESTING WORK RARELY FOUND IN A FINE BINDING
    Italy and her Invaders. by HODGKIN, Thomas
    HODGKIN, Thomas
    Italy and her Invaders.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892-99. 8 volume set bound in 9, 8 1/2 inches tall. A handsome half calf with gilt raised bands, dense gilt panels and twin labels. Colour frontispiece to volume I, photographic views, maps and other illustrations throughout. An interesting work rarely found in a fine binding.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID HALF CITRON MOROCCO
    Romola. by ELIOT, George
    ELIOT, George
    Romola.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of…

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    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of her great historical novel set in 15th century Florence at the time of the Renaissance.

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  • DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    The Italian Novelists. by ROSCOE, Thomas
    ROSCOE, Thomas
    The Italian Novelists.

    London: Septimus Prowett, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A delightful Georgian half vellum with gilt bands, fine gilt centre tools, labels and pink speckled edges. The engraved title pages are somewhat foxed and offset, the rest of the text block is unblemished. A fine set of this classic work, detailing the lives of the Italian novelists from the earliest period down to the close of the eighteenth century, arranged in an historical and chronological series. 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.

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  • BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Delle Rivoluzioni D'Italia. by DENINA, Carlo
    DENINA, Carlo
    Delle Rivoluzioni D'Italia.

    VENEZIA (Venice): Giovanni Gatti, 1784. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very beautiful Italian full 18th century tree calf. With triple labels and charming gilt centre tools. Blue speckled edges. Frontispiece and engraved vignette to each title page. Sadly there is staining throughout the fourth volume which has not affected the shape or thickness of that volume or indeed of its binding. A fine Italian printing in the original language.

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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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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL VICTORIAN 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. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A splendid Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate extra gilt panels. Gilt and blind fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Colour frontispiece. An inscription on the first blank has been erased. 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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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The World’s Famous Prisons. Italian Prisons. St. Angelo – The Piombi – The Vicaria – Prisons of The Roman Inquisition. by GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur
    GRIFFITHS, Major Arthur
    The World’s Famous Prisons. Italian Prisons. St. Angelo – The Piombi – The Vicaria – Prisons of The Roman Inquisition.

    London: The Grolier Society, 1905. Half morocco, 9 inches tall. A superb and scarce title in half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and top edges. There are excellent centre tools representing the sword and scales of justice on red calf onlays in the panels. Slight fading to the spine but still very bright. Published by the Grolier Society, the Connoisseur Edition is limited to 150 copies, of which this is number 122. This Italian volume is complete in itself though published as part of a 12 volume set. There are no overall volume numbers on the spines or within the text. The plates are in 2 states.

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