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  • DELUXE SIGNED LARGE PAPER EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales. by JACOBS, Joseph
    JACOBS, Joseph
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales.

    London: David Nutt 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folk-Lore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as 'Goldilocks and…

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    London: David Nutt 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folk-Lore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Jack the Giant Killer', 'The History of Tom Thumb' and 'The Three Little Pigs'. A splendid set of these two scarce deluxe limited editions.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    The Life of George Cruikshank. by JERROLD, Blanchard
    JERROLD, Blanchard
    The Life of George Cruikshank.

    London: Chatto and Windus, 1882. 2 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and with triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. With the armorial bookplates of W.H. Lever of Thornton Manor, Sir W. Hesketh Lever, Bart. and Baron, Lord Leverhulme of Bolton-Le Moors, all one and the same and the founder of 'Port Sunlight'. This beautiful set has an extra 89 plates, 34 hand-coloured, bound in, some particularly interesting ones, including Mr. Kean as Richard and as Count Bertram and 2 box tickets for His Majesty's Theatre. A unique set in pristine condition.

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  • SPECTACULAR TALL FULL MOROCCO BY WRIGHT
    The Beauties of the Court of King Charles the Second. by Jameson, Anna Brownell
    Jameson, Anna Brownell
    The Beauties of the Court of King Charles the Second.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1833. Full morocco, 15 inches tall. A spectacular and beautiful full morocco binding by Wright with wide gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Git dentelles and all edges. With 21 engraved plates of the Beauties of the day. Some offsetting. There has been a damp stain to a small section of the foredge affecting the first 40 pages. This extends in a short distance, far away from any text or illustrations. Otherwise the text is clean and the binding is in fine condition. A magnificent early Victorian binding.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO GILT BY BICKERS
    Sacred and Legendary Art; Legends of the Monastic Orders as Exemplified in Works of Art; Legends of the Madonna as Exemplified in Works of Art; The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art. by JAMESON, Mrs.
    JAMESON, Mrs.
    Sacred and Legendary Art; Legends of the Monastic Orders as Exemplified in Works of Art; Legends of the Madonna as Exemplified in Works of Art; The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1890-91. 6 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. Splendid late Victorian full morocco bindings by Bickers with gilt raised bands and exquisite gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A neat ink signature dated 1894 on the front free endpapers. Very profusely illustrated throughout with vignettes and full page plates. Some foxing in particular on the preliminaries. A very good looking set of this great Dublin born art historian.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BINDING
    Rasselas by JOHNSON, Samuel
    JOHNSON, Samuel
    Rasselas

    London: Hector M'lean, 1819. Full straight grain morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A very fine Regency binding with wide extra gilt raised bands and panels. The boards are framed within wide gilt and blind rolls. All edges gilt. Fine engraved plates by Smirke. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.

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  • SUPERB COPY OF THIS HAND-COLOURED EDITION IN FULL CALF BY ROOT
    Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea: by an Adept. by JOHNSTON, Charles
    JOHNSTON, Charles
    Chrysal; or the Adventures of a Guinea: by an Adept.

    London: Hector McLean, 1821. 3 volume set, 8 1/4 inches tall. A splendid full calf by Root with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Embellished with 15 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates. A delightful edition in pristine condition. The adventures of a golden Guinea as it silently passes from person to person, and the variety of human nature encountered.

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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE SET OF THIS FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Traité Général des chasses à courre et à tir. by JOURDAIN, F.X.J.
    JOURDAIN, F.X.J.
    Traité Général des chasses à courre et à tir.

    Paris: Audot, 1822. 2 volumes complete, 8 inches tall. A most attractive set in half speckled calf with gilt pallets, large blue labels and delicate gilt centre tools. Armorial bookplate. Yellow edges and interesting endpapers. With 36 engraved plates. Described by Thiebaud (522) " Un des livres de chasse les plus agréablement illustrés de cette époque". In the original French.

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  • GREAT TALL EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Rasselas. by JOHNSON, Samuel. SMIRKE, R. (illustrated by).
    JOHNSON, Samuel. SMIRKE, R. (illustrated by).
    Rasselas.

    London: Hector M'Lean, 1819. Full morocco, 10 1/2 inches tall. A Splendid full Georgian straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, delightful gilt tooling to the panels and fillets and wide blind and gilt rolls framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Uniacke-Penrose-Fitzgerald, 1st Baronet of Lisquinlan and Corkbeg. With the fine engravings by Raimback of the celebrated Smirke illustrations.

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  • UNIQUE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY IN FINE FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Memoirs of the Pretenders and their Adherents by JESSE, John Heneage
    JESSE, John Heneage
    Memoirs of the Pretenders and their Adherents

    London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning set in full morocco bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and neat gilt tooling to the boards creating a fine panel. Gilt top edges and dentelles. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Extra-illustrated with over 100 engraved portraits and views. This is the tale of the 'Great Pretender' James Francis Edward Stuart, his recognition by the French and Spanish Crown as the rightful heir to the English, Irish and Scottish thrones, his followers and eventual defeat and exile. A magnificently bound and superbly extra-illustrated unique copy in pristine condition.

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  • MUCH IMITATED SATIRE IN BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea by (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea

    London: Cooke, 1797. 3 volume set, 5 1/2 inches tall. Beautiful 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. Slightly marked endpapers, otherwise pristine. Bookplate. Embellished with engraved frontispieces, title pages and full page plates. The plates dated 1797. This extraordinary dark satire spawned many imitations. 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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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION OF 150 COPIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY GRIEVE
    The Life of George Brummell, Esq. commonly called Beau Brummell. by JESSE, Captain
    JESSE, Captain
    The Life of George Brummell, Esq. commonly called Beau Brummell.

    London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding by Grieve of Edinburgh with raised bands and very fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Rather spectacular tooling to the boards and gilt dentelles and top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Some light scratching and an area of fading to the upper board of volume I, otherwise in fine condition. This set is number 20 of an edition of 150 large paper copies. With 40 portraits in colour of Brummell and his contemporaries. An important figure in Regency England, Beau Brummell was for many years the arbiter of an English gentleman's fashion. Once…

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    London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding by Grieve of Edinburgh with raised bands and very fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Rather spectacular tooling to the boards and gilt dentelles and top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Some light scratching and an area of fading to the upper board of volume I, otherwise in fine condition. This set is number 20 of an edition of 150 large paper copies. With 40 portraits in colour of Brummell and his contemporaries. An important figure in Regency England, Beau Brummell was for many years the arbiter of an English gentleman's fashion. Once close to the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, the two quarrelled and Brummell, now loaded with debt, had to flee to France.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FULL CALF
    Cakes and Ale by JERROLD, Douglas
    JERROLD, Douglas
    Cakes and Ale

    London: How and Parsons, 1842. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full calf extra gilt by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine floral tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and gilt top edges. With frontispieces and title pages by George Cruikshank. With the cloth boards and spines bound in. A superb copy in pristine condition.

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  • ONE OF 50 'IMPERIAL' COPIES IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    A General Outline of The Animal Kingdom and Manual of Comparative Anatomy. by JONES, Thomas Rymer
    JONES, Thomas Rymer
    A General Outline of The Animal Kingdom and Manual of Comparative Anatomy.

    London: John Van Voorst, 1841. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A stunning full hard grain morocco by Toovey of Piccadilly with gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and a triple fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. One of only 50 'Imperial' copies. With the leather label of Denning. Illustrated with 336 engraved vignettes. Thomas Rymer Jones, eminent English surgeon, academic and zoologist was Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution in 1840 to 1842.

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  • SCARCE ENGLISH EDITION IN CHARMING GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Memoirs of Guy Joli, Private Secretary to Cardinal de Retz; Claude Joli. by JOLI, Guy
    JOLI, Guy
    Memoirs of Guy Joli, Private Secretary to Cardinal de Retz; Claude Joli.

    London: Davies, 1775. 3 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very good looking 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. A single gilt fillet frames the boards, With bookplate of Ellen James. A little rubbing but overall a perfectly firm and solid set of this scarce English language edition.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN HIGHLY ORNATE HALF CALF
    The Gentleman of the Old School. by JAMES, G.P.R.
    JAMES, G.P.R.
    The Gentleman of the Old School.

    London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1839. 3 vol set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A most ornate and attractive half calf with gilt raised bands and fine extra gilt tooling to the panels. First edition with dedication leaf to volume I and half titles to vols II & III, as called for. Corners a little bumped, very slight split to one joint and light spotting. From the library of Captain Thomas Robert Brigstoke and with his ink signature to each volume. Robert J. Hayhurst bookplate.

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  • GREAT TITLE IN LATE VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family. by JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    JUNOT, Madame, Duchesse D'Abrantès
    Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantès. Napoleon: His Court and Family.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1883. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome late Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Bumped tips. With 20 engraved plates, as called for. A handsome 'New and Revised Edition' of this classic work on Napoleon by the wife of General Jean-Andoche Junot, one of Napoleons most trusted officers during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars.

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  • CLASSIC COUNTRY TALES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Gamekeeper at Home. by JEFFERIES, Richard
    JEFFERIES, Richard
    The Gamekeeper at Home.

    London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1896. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful binding in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and superb field sport centre tools framed in the panels. The same centre tools adorn the boards around an ornate decorated panel. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Charming frontispiece and vignettes by Charles Whymper. A fine copy of one of Jefferies works in which the great English naturalist depicts various aspects of English rural life.

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  • BEAUTIFUL COPY IN FINE FULL CALF EXTRA GILT
    Legends of the Madonna, as Represented in the Fine Arts. by Jameson, Mrs.
    Jameson, Mrs.
    Legends of the Madonna, as Represented in the Fine Arts.

    London: Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1852. Full calf, 8 1/4 inches tall. A superb binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. All edges gilt and dentelles on large squares. With the bookplate of Alfred de Rothschild. Embellished with 152 woodcuts and 29 line engravings, as called for. Slight blotchiness on the labels and boards, overall a wonderful volume of one of Dublin born, Anna Brownell Jameson's, great art histories.

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  • FINE ELZEVIR IN SPLENDID 17TH CENTURY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    History (Justini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii). by JUSTINIUS
    JUSTINIUS
    History (Justini Historiarum Ex Trogo Pompeio Lib. XLIV cum notis Isaaci Vossii).

    Batavorum Lugdunum: Elzevir, 1640. Full crushed morocco, 4.75 inches tall. A delightful little volume in a sumptuous binding with gilt bands and floral tooling to the panels, dentelles, triple gilt fillet to the boards and all edges gilt. With wonderful gilt stamped endpapers. Voluptuous engraved title page. There were two first editions, this being the larger without the dedication from Vossius to Bielke but with summaries of the contents of each book. With the Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection.

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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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