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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Contes et Nouvelles en vers, Par M. de La Fontaine. by La Fontaine, J. de.
    La Fontaine, J. de.
    Contes et Nouvelles en vers, Par M. de La Fontaine.

    (Paris: Barbou) Amsterdam, 1762. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. The celebrated and very scarce Fermiers-Generaux edition. Complete with half-titles, 2 engraved portraits and 80 superb plates after Eisen by Aliamet, Delafosse, Longueil, Le Mire et al.. with over 50 delightful and ornate vignettes by Choffar. The later binding is by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in the style of the period with gilt raised bands, extra floral gilt tooling to the panels, fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. The bindings have been expertly rebacked. Internally exceptionally clean and fresh with slight creasing to a couple of plates. A fine set of this great example of French 18th century printing.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera. by LUCIAN of Samosata.
    LUCIAN of Samosata.
    Luciani Samosantensis Opera.

    Amsterdam: sumptibus Jacobi Wetstenii, 1743. 4 volume set, 11.5 inches tall. A magnificently bound set with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Simple gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. The index was published in 1746. With the armorial bookplate of Tatton Park. Slightly rubbed but with no loss or splitting. Beautifully printed in Greek and Latin. Dibdin considered this to be the most accurate and most beautiful edition of the works of Lucian, the great satirist and rhetorician.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THE WORKS OF THIS GREAT AUTHOR.
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition. by LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    LYTTON, Edward Bulwer (Lord Lytton).
    The Complete Works. The Warwick Edition.

    Boston: Dana Estes, n.d. c. 1900. 32 volume set, 9 inches tall. Imposing set bound in true Edwardian style. Half morocco with raised bands, elegant gilt panels, titles and top edge. This deluxe edition was limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 304. Some very slight rubbing but an elegant, grand finely illustrated set.

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  • A MAGNIFICENT SET OF THIS LARGE PAPER DELUXE EDITION
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LESAGE, Alain-René
    LESAGE, Alain-René
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, et Orme, 1809. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent crushed and straight grain morocco with triple gilt and blind tooled raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have a central straight grain panel framed by very fine and elaborate gilt and blind tooling. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Large Paper deluxe edition with india proof impressions of the plates by Smirke. Offsetting from the plates, otherwise clean. The armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Some rubbing and scuffing to the edges but with no splitting or loss. An exceptionally impressive example of this celebrated edition. In the original French.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED SET IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Portraits of the Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. by Lodge, Edmund
    Lodge, Edmund
    Portraits of the Illustrious Personages of Great Britain.

    London: Harding and Lepard, 1835. 12 volume set bound in 6 volumes, 11 inches tall. A superb full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, blind and gilt fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With 240 full page engraved portraits from Elizabeth York in 1502, through to The Duke of Wellington in the 1830's. Some foxing to the plates, as usual. A stunning set.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF BY CHARLES LEWIS.
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène. by LAS CASES, Comte de
    LAS CASES, Comte de
    Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène.

    Paris: Ernest Bourdin, 1842. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A beautiful set bound in full cat's paw calf by Charles Lewis, one of the finest London binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and wonderful gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout by Charlet. Armorial bookplate. In the original French.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis. by LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    LIVY (TITUS LIVIUS) Titti Livii
    Historiarum Quod Extat. Cum Perpetuis Gronovii et Variorum Notis.

    Amsterdam: Elzevir ( Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios), 1665. 3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A wonderful set in a full crushed morocco, unsigned but possibly by Clarke at the beginning of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt rolls, fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Fine engraved frontispiece to volume 1. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Sold at Sotheby's in December 1857. A fine set of this work by this great Roman Historian, in the original Latin.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    The Bibliographer’s Manual of English Literature by LOWNDES, William Thomas
    LOWNDES, William Thomas
    The Bibliographer’s Manual of English Literature

    London: William Pickering, 1834. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding by HAYDAY, one of the great binders of the Victorian era. Gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling of the highest order to the panels and gilt tooling in the design of a Cambridge panel to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate. Some foxing to the preliminaries. A mark to the joint of the upper board of volume 2 of no structural significance.

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  • COMPLETE WITH 65 PLATES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Les Augustes Répresentations de tous les Roys de France depuis Pharamond, jusqu’à Louys XIIII, dit le Grand. by L’ARMESSIN NICOLAS, de
    L’ARMESSIN NICOLAS, de
    Les Augustes Répresentations de tous les Roys de France depuis Pharamond, jusqu’à Louys XIIII, dit le Grand.

    Paris: chez la Veuve P. Bertrand, 1714. Full calf, 11 inches tall. Splendid full later cat's paw calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooled panels. Gilt dentelles and pink edges. With 65 portraits of the French kings. Some foxing to the preliminaries. Expert repair to the title page. With the bookplates of the Marquis de Biencourt of the Château de Masfaure.

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  • IRISH TALES IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Novels. (Comprising: Charles O'Malley; Lord Kilgobbin; The Bramleighs, The Daltons; Knight of Gwynne; Barrington; Martins of Cro'Martin; Con. Cregan; Tom Burke, Dodd Family Abroad; Jack Hinton; Davenport Dunn; Luttrell of Arran; Harry Lorrequer; Roland Cashel and The O'Donahue). by LEVER, Charles
    LEVER, Charles
    Novels. (Comprising: Charles O'Malley; Lord Kilgobbin; The Bramleighs, The Daltons; Knight of Gwynne; Barrington; Martins of Cro'Martin; Con. Cregan; Tom Burke, Dodd Family Abroad; Jack Hinton; Davenport Dunn; Luttrell of Arran; Harry Lorrequer; Roland Cashel and The O'Donahue).

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1872 & 1873. 16 volumes, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid run in a classic Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling including the ever present shamrock to the panels. Slightly rubbed and bumped. Profusely illustrated throughout with full page engravings by Phiz. Admired by Trollope and Dickens, Charles Lever's tales of Irish Life were hugely popular.

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  • DECADENT NOVEL IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Les Amours du Chevalier de Faublas. by LOUVET DE COUVRAY, Jean-Baptiste
    LOUVET DE COUVRAY, Jean-Baptiste
    Les Amours du Chevalier de Faublas.

    Paris: Chez Ambroise Tardieu, 1821. 4 volume set, 8 inches tall. A delightful full mottled calf by Bayntun of Bath with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A wide gilt roll frames the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Decorated with 8 engravings by Alexandre-Marie Colin, a student of Girodet. Slight rubbing to the edges and some light foxing. An exceptional set of this licentious novel.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Various Articles. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Leech.] by [LEECH, John (illustr.)].
    [LEECH, John (illustr.)].
    Various Articles. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter from Leech.]

    London: Richard Bentley, 1840-48. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine. Bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Autograph letter in black ink bound in, dated 6 March 1863, 2 pages.

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  • FULL CALF EXTRA GILT BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Works of Charles Lamb. Comprising: Tales from Shakespeare; Poems and Plays; Letters of Charles Lamb; Mrs. Leicester's School; Essays of Elia. by LAMB, Charles
    LAMB, Charles
    Works of Charles Lamb. Comprising: Tales from Shakespeare; Poems and Plays; Letters of Charles Lamb; Mrs. Leicester's School; Essays of Elia.

    London: Macmillan, 1904-1910. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. Superb full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, double gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplates.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Histoire de la Guerre des Hussites et du Concile de Basle. by LENFANT, Jaques
    LENFANT, Jaques
    Histoire de la Guerre des Hussites et du Concile de Basle.

    Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Humbert, 1731. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A superb early 18th century full French calf with gilt raised bands, twin morocco labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Pink edges. Fine full page engravings throughout. Slight foxing to the title page, otherwise clean. From the library of Madame de Simiane at the Chateau de Cirey. A fine set.

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  • REMARKABLY FRESH AND BRIGHT VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    The Works of Charles Lamb. by LAMB, Charles
    LAMB, Charles
    The Works of Charles Lamb.

    London: Edward Moxon, 1850. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A very finely bound set in full morocco in remarkably bright and fresh condition with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels, a wide gilt roll framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portrait.

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  • VERY ELEGANT SET OF THIS RARE TITLE.
    Histoire de L’Origine, Des Progres, Et de La Decadence des Diverses Factions…..Jusqu’a L’Abdication de Napoleon. by LAVALLEE, Joseph.
    LAVALLEE, Joseph.
    Histoire de L’Origine, Des Progres, Et de La Decadence des Diverses Factions…..Jusqu’a L’Abdication de Napoleon.

    London: John Murray, 1816. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Half blue calf with gilt raised bands. Foxing to the preliminaries. A fine set.

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  • VERY FINE HALF CALF
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LESAGE, Alain-René
    LESAGE, Alain-René
    Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees et Orme, 1809. 4 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. Very finely bound in half calf with gilt raised bands, label and ornate gilt tooling around a gilt tooled onlay in each panel. Engraved plates by Smirke. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An English edition in the original French. Very slight fading. A splendid copy of this celebrated 18th century picaresque novel.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived About the Time of Shakspeare. by LAMB, Charles
    LAMB, Charles
    Specimens of English Dramatic Poets, who lived About the Time of Shakspeare.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. Full morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A very fine crushed morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, densely tooled gilt floral panels, triple fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. First edition.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL PINK STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    The Essays of Elia; The Last Essays of Elia. by LAMB, Charles
    LAMB, Charles
    The Essays of Elia; The Last Essays of Elia.

    London: Dent, 1923. 2 volumes, 7 inches tall. Exceptionally pretty set bound in full pink straight grain calf by Riviere withgilt raised bands, labels, ornate gilt tooled panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The boards are framed within gilt rolls. Decorated throughout with charming illustrations by Charles Brock.

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  • CURIOUS AND SCARCE WORK IN FINE FULL CALF
    Aphorisms from Shakespeare; Arranged according to the plays, &. With a Preface and Notes; by LLOFT, Capel. (SHAKESPEARE)
    LLOFT, Capel. (SHAKESPEARE)
    Aphorisms from Shakespeare; Arranged according to the plays, &. With a Preface and Notes;

    London: Longman et al., Printed by Gedge and Barker, Bury, 1812. Full calf. 5.75 inches tall. A fine example of this curious and rare title. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait of Shakespeare. Not signed but bound by Clarke and Bedford toward the end of the Victorian era. Expert repair to the top corner of the title page and slight stain to upper board, but overall a splendid copy.

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