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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN EXTRAORDINARILY BRIGHT MOROCCO, GILT
    The GIFT: A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1840. by LESLIE, Miss (Editor) (POE, Edgar Allan, STOWE, Mrs H Beecher and others)
    LESLIE, Miss (Editor) (POE, Edgar Allan, STOWE, Mrs H Beecher and others)
    The GIFT: A Christmas and New Year’s Present for 1840.

    Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1840. Full morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive binding in exceptional condition with extra gilt tooling to the spine and boards and all edges gilt. The contributions include Edgar Allen Poe's 'William Wilson' and Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Justice and Charity'. With all 9 engraved plates. A neat small square patch has been pasted to a corner of the front free endpaper, presumably to cover up a previous owner's name and a stamp has been obscured at the head of the title page. A superb example of this celebrated annual.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Lives and Characters, Deaths, Burials and Epitaphs, Work of Piety, Charity and other Munificent Benefactions of all the Protestant Bishops of the Church of England since the Reformation. As settled by Queen Elizabeth Anno Dom. 1559. by LE NEVE, John.
    LE NEVE, John.
    The Lives and Characters, Deaths, Burials and Epitaphs, Work of Piety, Charity and other Munificent Benefactions of all the Protestant Bishops of the Church of England since the Reformation. As settled by Queen Elizabeth Anno Dom. 1559.

    London: Printed by W. Bowyer for William and John Innys, 1720. 8vo (9.25" tall). Full straight grain aubergine morocco. Wide gilt raised bands, gilt lettering to panels. Double gilt rule with small corner tools framing boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Wide margins and lovely woodcut head- and tail-pieces. All published. A superb copy.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Nouveaux Tableaux de famille ou, la Vie d’un pauvre ministre de village allemand, et de ses enfans. Traduit de l’allemand . par Isabelle de Montolieu. by LAFONTAINE, August ( HEINRICH, Julius )
    LAFONTAINE, August ( HEINRICH, Julius )
    Nouveaux Tableaux de famille ou, la Vie d’un pauvre ministre de village allemand, et de ses enfans. Traduit de l’allemand . par Isabelle de Montolieu.

    Geneva: Paschoud, 1802. 5 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A fine binding of the period in quarter calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to most panels and splendid blind tooling to the other.First edition in french of Lafontaine's popular novel Leben eines armen Landpredigers.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN A HALF CALF SPECKLED REGENCY BINDING
    Letters of a Mamaluke; Or a Moral and Critical Picture of the Manners of Paris (Translated into the English) by LAVALLEE, Joseph
    LAVALLEE, Joseph
    Letters of a Mamaluke; Or a Moral and Critical Picture of the Manners of Paris (Translated into the English)

    London: John Murray, 1804. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. Half speckled calf with gilt bands, a red title label and black volume cartouche. A superb set in pristine condition.

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  • FINE EDITION IN REMARKABLE HEAVY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A remarkable heavy mid-Victorian full crushed morocco by David Bryce of Glasgow with twin raised bands, fine gilt panels and stunning gilt tooling to the boards with a panel in relief. Gilt dentelles and superb gauffered gilt edges. With an neat small inscription dated 1864 to 'Georgie Waddell from her cousin C.M. Fenton Livingstone'. Illustrated with over 100 designs by John Gilbert, engraved by the brothers Dalziel. Some rubbing but in fine condition.

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  • FINE HALF CALF BY HARRISON OF PALL MALL
    Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon. by LEWIS, Lady Theresa
    LEWIS, Lady Theresa
    Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon.

    London: John Murray, 1852. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic early Victorian half calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplates. An exceptionally bright and pristine set with 3 frontispieces.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Prince Charles Edward by LANG, Andrew
    LANG, Andrew
    Prince Charles Edward

    London and Paris: Goupil & Co, 1900. Half crushed red morocco, 13.25 inches tall. A simple elegant binding by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, titles, centre tools and top edge. One of 1500 copies, beautifully illustrated throughout. Some foxing. A splendid copy of this deluxe edition. See our other Goupil publications.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN MID-VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of Philosophy. by LEWES, George Henry
    LEWES, George Henry
    The History of Philosophy.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1871. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A handsome mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Double gilt fillets and a blind roll frame the gilt prize block on the boards. All edges gilt. The fourth edition, corrected and partly rewritten covers the History of philosophy from Thales to Comte.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF SET FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c. by LACOMBE, Francois.
    LACOMBE, Francois.
    Dictionnaire d’Anecdotes, de traits singuliers et caracteristiques, historiettes, bon mots, naivetes, sailles, reparties ingenieuses &c, &c.

    Paris: La Combe, 1766. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid full 18th century mottled calf with twin labels, gilt bands and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. FIRST EDITION of a lively miscellany of definitions icluding: Americains, amour conjugal, pantomimes, ruses de guerre and sourds et muets. Lacombe also composed the first dictionary of Old French.

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  • FINELY PRINTED IN SPLENDID CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Maximes by LA ROCHEFOUCAULT (François. Duc de).
    LA ROCHEFOUCAULT (François. Duc de).
    Maximes

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid binding in the style of Cobden Sanderson with raised bands, simple gilt tooling to the panels and fine gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Some severe foxing to 10 leaves, otherwise a pristine example..

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  • THE 3 VOLS OF "OUR MESS" IN SUPERB RIVIERE TREE CALF
    Our Mess. Jack Hinton, The Guardsman. Tom Burke. by LEVER, Charles
    LEVER, Charles
    Our Mess. Jack Hinton, The Guardsman. Tom Burke.

    Dublin: William Curry, 1843-1844. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning tree calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin, slightly faded, labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by Phiz. Bookplates. Some foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise a lovely set of Lever's Military "Our Mess" novels.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE EDITION IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Fables Choisies, mises en vers par M. de La Fontaine. by LA FONTAINE
    LA FONTAINE
    Fables Choisies, mises en vers par M. de La Fontaine.

    Londres, 1780. 2 volumes, 5 inches tall. Very pretty full 18th century mottled calf with gilt bands, simple floral gilt tooling and twin olive labels. All edges gilt. With the small ink inscription 'W. Danby 1806' (of Swinton Park). Engraved frontispiece.

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  • FASCINATING COLLECTION OF EDITED PLAYS IN HALF CALF
    The London Stage; A Collection of the most reputed Tragedies, Operas, Melo-Dramas, Farces and Interludes. Accurately printed from acting copies, as performed at the Theatres Royal, and carefully collated and revised. by LONDON STAGE
    LONDON STAGE
    The London Stage; A Collection of the most reputed Tragedies, Operas, Melo-Dramas, Farces and Interludes. Accurately printed from acting copies, as performed at the Theatres Royal, and carefully collated and revised.

    London, Published for the Proprietors by Sherwood, c.1850 Jones, and Co. 3 volumes, 8.75 inches tall. Simply bound in half calf with gilt and blind bands and gilt titles. A charming collection of over 100 pared down plays popular in the early 19th century, each one with a delightful engraved heading. Neat ink owners name, dated 1857 on the paste-down endpapers.

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  • DELIGHTFUL RUN IN FINE HALF CALF FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789 by LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    LA HARPE, Jean-Francois
    Correspondance littéraire, adressée à son Altesse impériale Mgr le Grand-Duc, aujourd’hui Empereur de Russie, et à M. le Comte André Schowalow, Chambellan de l’Impératrice Catherine II, depuis 1774 jusqu’à 1789

    Paris: Migneret, 1801 ( AN IX ). 4 volumes, 8 inches tall. A fine very early 19th century mottled half calf binding with a double label, simple gilt centre tools and gilt bands. The curved calf corners are striking. Speckled yellow boards. Pale yellow edges. With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Aucassin And Nicolette by LAWRENCE SMITH, Dulcie ( Translator )
    LAWRENCE SMITH, Dulcie ( Translator )
    Aucassin And Nicolette

    London: Andrew Melrose, 1914. Full crushed morocco, 10 iches tall. A splendid copy bound by Bumpus with raised bands, titles, elegant gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. With full page illustrations in colour and black and white. The spine has been somewhat faded by the sun but still an exceptionally attractive copy in otherwise pristine condition. A fine interpretation of this 12th century French romance.

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  • SUPERB FULL CALF SET FROM THE CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Di Tito Lucrezio Caro Della Natura Delle Cose, Libri VI. Tradotti da Alessandro Marchetti. by LUCREZIO ( Titus Lucretius Carus )
    LUCREZIO ( Titus Lucretius Carus )
    Di Tito Lucrezio Caro Della Natura Delle Cose, Libri VI. Tradotti da Alessandro Marchetti.

    ondon ( Londra ), 1761. 2 volume set, 5.75 inches tall. Fine full 18th century mottled calf. With gilt bands, double label and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait. A delightful edition in Italian.With the bookplate of the Chateau de Cirey in each volume.

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  • AMUSING 18th CENTURY LETTERS IN FULL TREE CALF
    Letters of The Late Lord Lyttelton. by LYTTELTON, Lord (COMBE, William)
    LYTTELTON, Lord (COMBE, William)
    Letters of The Late Lord Lyttelton.

    London: J. Bew, 1780. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A later full tree calf with raised bands, gilt panels and a single gilt fillet framing the boards. Bookplate. Commonly attributed to William Combe, though sometimes considered genuine. The scarce first edition. A lovely copy of these highly amusing glimpses of 18th century life.

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  • GREAT ROMAN HISTORIAN IN HALF CALF
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta. by LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    LIVY (Titus Livius Patavinus)
    T. Livii Patavini Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt Omnes et Deperditorum Fragmenta.

    EIPZIG, Tauchnitz, 1829-1848. 5 volume set, 5.25 inches tall, Half calf with gilt bands and tooling to the spines and red labels. Some foxing and rubbing and scuffing to the boards but no splitting. A neat little set of the works of this great Roman historian. In the original Latin.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FRENCH 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane. by LE SAGE, Alain Rene
    LE SAGE, Alain Rene
    Les Adventures de Gil Blas de Santillane.

    Amsterdam: Uytwerf, 1733. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. Full French 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful gilt centre tools. A gilt fillet frames the boards. Full page engraved plates. Some binder's trimming of the text block resulting to small loss at the margins. A lovely little set in the original French.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN CHARMING CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Ninon de Lenclos. by LENCLOS, Anne de
    LENCLOS, Anne de
    Ninon de Lenclos.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1904. Full crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A delightful binding in full terracotta crushed morocco, with raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and distinctive gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Finely printed on hand made paper. Some rubbing and slight wear to the upper joint. Lenclos is celebrated for her charm, wit, intellect and for her liaisons with many of the most distinguished men of the day. Her salon was frequented, amongst others, by La Fontaine, Racine and Moliere.

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