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  • FINELY PRINTED FOLIO IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO AND TREE CALF
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi. by KEMPIS, Thomas A
    KEMPIS, Thomas A
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi.

    Paris: Didot Junior, Typographiae Fratris Regis, 1788. Tree Calf with morocco spine, 13 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent and most unusual French 18th century binding with a straight grain morocco binding with two green calf labels and wonderful gilt floral tooling. A superb gilt vine roll frames the boards. Lovely printed bookseller's ticket on the paste down end paper. Engraved title page and frontispiece. Pristine condition. In the original Latin. Since its first printing in 1471-2, 'The Imitation of Christ' has remained one of the most enduring and popular of all Christian devotional works.

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  • STUNNING DELUXE SET IN HALF MOROCCO GILT TOOLED IN THE ART NOUVEAU STYLE
    The Works of Charles Paul de Kock by KOCK, Charles Paul de
    KOCK, Charles Paul de
    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…

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    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.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN FULL EMBOSSED MOROCCO.
    A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings. With Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes. by KAY, John
    KAY, John
    A Series of Original Portraits and Caricature Etchings. With Biographical Sketches and Illustrative Anecdotes.

    Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, Carver and Gilder to her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1837-38. 2 volumes bound in 4, 10 1/2 inches tall. A spectacular set of the first edition of this extraordinary and hilarious works with its 329 etched plates in superb condition. In a full early Victorian hard grained embossed morocco with raised bands and very fine blind tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is very slight fading to the spines and a couple of tiny scuffs, otherwise in pristine condition. There is a little offsetting from the plates and a small tear to the folding plate otherwise clean. This famous collection of portraits by the Edinburgh engraver John Kay (1742-1826) was later…

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    Edinburgh: Hugh Paton, Carver and Gilder to her Majesty Queen Victoria, 1837-38. 2 volumes bound in 4, 10 1/2 inches tall. A spectacular set of the first edition of this extraordinary and hilarious works with its 329 etched plates in superb condition. In a full early Victorian hard grained embossed morocco with raised bands and very fine blind tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is very slight fading to the spines and a couple of tiny scuffs, otherwise in pristine condition. There is a little offsetting from the plates and a small tear to the folding plate otherwise clean. This famous collection of portraits by the Edinburgh engraver John Kay (1742-1826) was later reprinted in 1842 and 1877. 'Kay's caricatures provide light relief in the field of portraiture at the end of the eighteenth century. He quickly and deftly summed up the characters of those living in a very prosperous Georgian Edinburgh' (ODNB). A really nice set.

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  • EXCEPTIONALLY GOOD LOOKING MID-VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    London. by KNIGHT, Charles (editor)
    KNIGHT, Charles (editor)
    London.

    London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851. 6 volume set, bound in 3, 10 inches tall. An exceptionally good looking mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and really fine dense gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Evan Charles Sutherland-Walker of Skibo Castle. A superb copy of this profusely illustrated and highly entertaining work.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Russia. by KOHL, J.G.
    KOHL, J.G.
    Russia.

    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'.

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  • SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    Trials; A Tale. by KELTY, Mary Ann
    KELTY, Mary Ann
    Trials; A Tale.

    London: Whittaker, 1824. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. An elegant Georgian half calf with gilt bands and simple blind tooled panels. Pink speckled edges. With the heraldic crest of Vane Londonderry in the top panel. 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. A scarce and elegant set of this first edition triple decker.

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  • SPARKLING FULL CALF BY RIVIERE
    The Poetical Works of John Keats. by KEATS, John
    KEATS, John
    The Poetical Works of John Keats.

    Oxford: University Press, 1925. Full calf, 7 3/4 inches tall. A sparkling copy in full calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have fine gilt tooling adorning a large onlayed panel. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate. A lovely volume of the poetry of the great romantic poet who died tragically at the age of only 25.

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  • CLASSIC BIOGRAPHY IN EXCEPTIONALLY SMART VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    History of Charles the Bold. Duke of Burgundy. by KIRK, John Foster
    KIRK, John Foster
    History of Charles the Bold. Duke of Burgundy.

    London: John Murray, 1863. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and ornate gilt panels. Yellow edges. Armorial bookplate. 2 portrait frontispieces. Chip to the foot of volume 1. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Charles consolidated the growing Burgundian State into one continuous Kingdom upsetting several European powers and instigating the Burgundian wars in which he died on the battlefield in 1476. An exceptionally good looking set.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN EXQUISITE FULL GEORGIAN CALF
    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. by KOTZEBUE, Augustus von. BERESFORD, Benjamin (translated into English by).
    KOTZEBUE, Augustus von. BERESFORD, Benjamin (translated into English by).
    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 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 WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Five Nations. by KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIPLING, Rudyard
    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.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco with raised bands, simple, yet very pleasing, geometric gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL GEORGIAN TREE CALF
    Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry; Elegant Epistles: Being a Copius Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters. by KNOX, Vicesimus
    KNOX, Vicesimus
    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. 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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  • CLASSIC WORK IN REMARKABLE FULL MOROCCO
    Rewards and Fairies. by KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIPLING, Rudyard
    Rewards and Fairies.

    London: Macmillan, 1923. Full morocco, 7 3/4 inches tall. A splendid and remarkable full crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges gilt and gauffered. Illustrated by Frank Craig.

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK ON HANDMADE PAPER IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Of The Imitation of Christ. by A KEMPIS, Thomas
    A KEMPIS, Thomas
    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.

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  • SMART VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of his Life. by KINGSLEY, Charles.
    KINGSLEY, Charles.
    Charles Kingsley: His Letters and Memories of his Life.

    London: Henry S. King, 1877. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A smart Victorian half calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Neat ink inscription on the first blank. Foxing to the preliminaries then clean. Portrait.

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  • CLASSIC TALE IN SMART HALF CALF
    The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby. by Kingsley, Charles
    Kingsley, Charles
    The Water-Babies. A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1889. Half calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A smart copy of this great Victorian morality 'Fairy Tale' in a mid 20th century binding for Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and handsome gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt. A new edition with 100 illustrations by Linley Sambourne. A lovely copy of this tale of the horrors endured by child labour, specifically by chimney sweeps and their eventual Christian redemption.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HANDSOME MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A handsome full morocco by Hatchards with raised bands, geometric gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed and darkened around the borders of the boards. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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  • DELIGHTFUL WORK IN FULL EMBOSSED MOROCCO
    The Eve of St. Agnes. by KEATS, John
    KEATS, John
    The Eve of St. Agnes.

    London: Samson Low, 1859. Full Morocco, 8 inches tall. A remarkable Victorian embossed binding with raised bands, blind centre tools and pallets to the spine and complex blind embossed tooling around a much decorated gilt title to the boards. All edges gilt. 20 engraved illustrations by Wehnert. Ink inscription to the second blank 'Miss M. Hogoboom Sharon'. There has been some near invisible expert restoration to the tooling on the upper board, overall a splendid copy.

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  • ELEGANT HALF VELLUM
    The Imitation of Christ by KEMPIS, Thomas A
    KEMPIS, Thomas A
    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.

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  • STIRRING WORK IN SPLENDID HALF NAVY BLUE CALF
    The Sailor's Nelson. by KERR, Admiral Mark
    KERR, Admiral Mark
    The Sailor's Nelson.

    London: Hurst & Blackett, 1932. Half navy blue calf, 9 inches tall. A handsome binding with gilt raised bands, twin plum labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With the gilt prize block of the crest of the Admiralty on the upper board and their prize bookplate on the paste down endpaper. Colour portrait. "This book is not only for Naval experts, but for any person who wishes to know the unique charm of our best-loved hero..." thus begins this splendid volume.

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