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The Works of Charles Paul de Kock
London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De…(more)
London, Boston and Paris: Quinby, 1904. 25 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent half morocco binding with gilt titles and top edge, exceptionally tall gilt raised bands and fine floral tooling with calf onlays in the art nouveau style on the spines. With the armorial bookplate of John C. Wellington, with gilt monogram on the upper boards and evidence of a second bookplate that has been carefully removed from the free endpapers. Illustrated throughout. The spines have faded to a rich brown giving a very pleasing effect on the shelf. Charles de Kock was an immensely popular French novelist in the second half of the 19th century. This deluxe edition was translated into English by Arthur Martin. De Kock was hugely popular in the English speaking world, amongst many others, Thackeray was a particular admirer. A stunning set.(less)More details Price: £2,800.00
The Invasion of the Crimea
London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1874-1887. 8 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf set by Harrison of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Volumes 7 & 8 were published some years after the first 6 volumes and have a slight variation in tooling. A fine set of this authoritative work whose full title is 'The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of its Progress Down to The Death of Lord Raglan'. Armorial bookplate and neat ink inscription to the first blank. Many folding plans and maps.More details Price: £1,400.00
The Invasion of the Crimea.
London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1863-1887. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very good looking set in Victorian half calf by Worsford of London with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt panels. All maps and plates present. Volumes 1 and 2 are 4th edition, the rest 1sts. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. A splendid set of this pertinent and classic history.More details Price: £1,250.00
The Dramatic Works of James Sheridan Knowles.
London: Moxon, 1841-3. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A stunning full calf by Hopkins with gilt raised bands, triple labels, delicate gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and gilt top edges. Cousin of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and friend of Hazlitt, Coleridge and Lamb, Knowles was an Irish dramatist and actor.More details Price: £850.00
London: Chapman & Hall, 1844. Full morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid copy in pristine condition with gilt raised bands, titles and extra gilt panels. Very fine gilt rolls framing the boards and all edges gilt. Folding map. A celebrated work covering: 'St Petersburg, Moscow, Kharkoff, Riga, Odessa, The German Provinces On The Baltic, The Steppes, The Crimea and The Interior of The Empire'.More details Price: £800.00
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
London: Robert Riviere, 1928. Full calf, 8 inches tall. A pristine copy of this most attractive edition having been housed in its original slip case. With gilt raised bands, olive label and gilt tooling to the panels on sprinkled calf. The boards have an ornate arabesque gilt tooled panel against a sprinkled calf border. Vine gilt tooled dentelles and all edges gilt. With striking full page illustrations by Gilbert James.More details Price: £750.00
The Popular History of England.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1856. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very impressive regal gilt tooling to the panels. This 'Popular' edition is illustrated throughout with full page and vignette engravings. Some rubbing and scuffing but a good looking set with no splitting or loss.More details Price: £650.00
Most Remarkable Year in the Life of Augustus von Kotzebue; Containing an Account of his Exile into Siberia, and of the Other Extraordinary Events Which Happened to him in Russia.
London: Richard Phillips, 1802. 3 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. An exquisite full Georgian calf with gilt bands, twin labels and ornate and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait and one engraved frontispiece showing 'A Scene in a Tartar Village'. Blue speckled edges. A scarce title describing the extraordinary life of this German dramatist, notoriously murdered by a liberal student. From the library of a Northumberland Country House.More details Price: £500.00
The Five Nations.
London: Methuen, 1903. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. A beautiful volume in full crushed morocco with raised bands, dentelles and gilt top edge. This edition on handmade paper is limited to 200 copies with the inscription on the paste down endpaper admitting the Duke of Gloucester as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. From the Duke of Gloucester's library at Kensington Palace.More details Price: £500.00
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry; Elegant Epistles: Being a Copius Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters.
London: Johnson, Baldwin et al., 1805 & 1807, 1806. 4 books, bound in two volumes, 9 inches tall. A splendid 2 volume set in full Georgian tree calf with raised bands, gilt pallets, red labels and blue speckled edges. With four engraved title pages. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. Two classic and highly influential anthologies drawing on references from classical times through to the greatest writers of the 18th century.More details Price: £400.00
Of The Imitation of Christ.
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full morocco, 6.25 inches. with raised bands and simple gilt and blind tooling in the manner of Cobden-Sanderson. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. An unusual printing which, to suit Anglican Protestant sensibilities, omits the fourth book which deals with the Roman catholic Mass. A delightfully bound copy.More details Price: £320.00
Sylvan Sketches; or, A Companion to the Park and the Shrubbery: with Illustrations from the Works of the Poets.
London: Taylor and Hessey, 1825. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A near contemporary binding with gilt raised bands, blind and gilt pallets and gilt centre tools. A bookplate has been rather roughly removed from the paste-down endpaper. A curious and scarce work. Elizabeth Kent was a respected English Botanist who wrote Flora Domestica' with her brother in law Leigh Hunt, the famous critic and writer.More details Price: £240.00
The Imitation of Christ
London: Routledge, 1905. Half vellum, 9 inches tall. A smooth back with a gilt label and fine gilt tooling in the 'Art Nouveau' style. Illustrated with12 photogravures.More details Price: £220.00
Of the Imitation of Christ
Oxford: James Parker, c.1850. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A handsome heavy Victorian full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. An elegantly printed and finely bound copy of this great devotional work.More details Price: £200.00
De Imitatione Christi. (The Imitation of Christ)
Paris: J. Barbou, 1764. Full calf, 5 inches tall. With gilt bands, label and gilt floral tooling to the panels. All edges gilt. Frontispiece. In the original Latin.More details Price: £200.00
Paris: Borel, 1902. Full vellum, 7.5 inches tall. With a label and gilt tooling to the spine and a charming gilt design on the upper board with a butterfly alighting on a lotus. Tales of love from classical writers. From the Selbourne collection and with their tiny ink stamp on the reverse of the title page.More details Price: £180.00