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Pharsalia. (ROWE, Nicholas, translated into English by).
London: Suttaby et al, 1812. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. Lucan's epic Roman poem telling the story of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the Senate under Pompey the Great. From a larger set of "The Works of the British Poets", hence the volume numbers on the spine. In a beautiful Regency binding in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt centre tools and blind corner tools to the panels and all edges gilt. On both boards a Grecian lyre within a wreath is framed by elaborate blind tooling. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces to both volumes. An exquisite little set.
England and the English.
Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1833. Half morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A very finely bound volume with gilt raised bands, elaborate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Complete in one volume this is one of Baudry's classic English language editions.
The Essays of Elia (together with) The Last Letters of Elia.
London: Dent, 1926. 2 volumes, 7.5 inches tall. A handsome half morocco with wide gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. Illustrated throughout by Charles E. Brock.
The New Week’s Preparation For a Worthy receiving of the Lord’s Supper As Appointed and Practised by the Church of England.
London: Bent, 1787. Full red calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful binding in pristine condition. Gilt bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a geometric roll. Two parts with separate title pages and frontispieces. An early owners inscription on the first blank. Very curious bookplate in the form of a very delicate cut out on which is a minuscule manuscript inscription. Some worming affecting 14 leaves towards the end of the first part.
The Poetical Works.
Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, c.1875. Full crushed morocco, 7 inches tall. An elaborate binding in pristine condition with raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece, title page and full page plates.
The Golden Legend.
London: Bogue, 1854. Full red morocco, 8 inches tall. A rather splendid full blind tooled morocco with gilt titles and all edges. With 50 wood engravings by Birket Foster and Jane E. Hay. Lacking the half title.
The Letters of Charles Lamb.
London: Moxon, 1841. Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, label and blind and gilt rolls framing the panels. Two parts bound in one, complete. With a Sketch of his Life by Thomas Noon Talfourd, one of his executors.
Essays of Elia.
London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Full crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with raised bands, gilt and blind tooling in the Arts and Crafts style. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Finely printed on hand made paper. A handsome binding if somewhat rubbed.More details Price: £140.00
Rory O’More: A National Romance.
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A most good looking early Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling, including shamrocks, to the panels. The engraved frontispiece and title page are foxed, otherwise the text is clean. Armorial bookplate. Complete in itself but published as volume XXIII in the series of Standard Novels. A handsome copy of Lover's great tale of the Irish Rebellion of 1641.More details Price: £125.00
Les Chansons de Bilitis. (Translated into French from the Greek).
Paris: Artheme Fayard, c.1910. Half vellum, 9.5 inches tall. Vellum spine and tips with gilt tooling and top edge. An amusingly illustrated edition in fine condition.More details Price: £125.00
Le Diable Boiteux
Paris: Ledoux et Tenre, 1817. 2 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. Charming quarter speckled calf with treecalfed paper on the boards cleverly imitating calf. Twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A pretty little set.More details Price: £100.00
The Poetical Works of George Granville, Lord Lansdowne
Edinburg: The Apollo Press, 1780. Full speckled calf, 5 inches tall. With gilt bands and label. Some scratching and marking of the leather on the lower board, otherwise a very clean copy in a charming 18th century binding.More details Price: £80.00