- Category = Letters
Letters of Lady Rachel Russell.
London: Dilly, 1793. Full straight grain morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A fine example of the work of one of the greatest bookbinders of the late 18th century, with his bookplate. With his typical twin gilt raised bands, triple fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portraits.More details Price: £850.00
Lettres de Madame de Maintenon.
Maestricht: Dufour & Philippe, 1778. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full 18th century cat's paw calf with gilt bands, twin labels and a delightful gilt floral centre tool to the panels. Pink edges. Unusual green speckled endpapers. Bookplate. There are 2 small but nasty dents to the spines of volumes III and VIII, otherwise a very neat and clean set of this scarce collection. In the original French.More details Price: £480.00
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.More details Price: £300.00
Lettres d'Abailard et d'Héloïse.
Paris: E. Houndaille, 1839. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A very finely gilt tooled half calf with wide gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. Prefaced with an historical essay by M. & Mme Guizot. Full page engraved plates by Gigoux. Some foxing but overall a fine set of this great 12th century correspondence. In the original French.
The Letters of Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.
London: Dove, 1827. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A beautiful little vellum binding with label and fine gilt tooled panels, the boards are framed within a blue outline. A particularly clean copy inside and out. A collection of letters critical to George III, the true authorship has been much debated but never verified.
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.
Recueil de Lettres.
Paris: Belin; Caille; Gregoire; Volland, 1793. 7 volumes, 5.75 inches tall. These are the complete letters from a larger set of Rousseau's Works. A curious quarter calf with vellum tips. Bright labels and gilt bands at the head and tail. Extraordinary speckled and stenciled edges. A bright, clean set.
Letters of Rachel Lady Russell
London: Longman & Co, 1853. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full calf set exquisitely bound by STAMPER ( of Frith Street, Soho ).With gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Portraits and engraved title pages. A charming set.
Lord Granville Leveson Gower. Private Correspondence 1781 to 1821
London: John Murray, 1916. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome Edwardian half morocco binding with raised bands, titles, simple gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. With 10 full page illustrations. An elegant copy of this fascinating work.More details Price: £220.00
The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1876. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly handsome set with gilt raised bands, simple yet elegant panels, titles and top edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries and slight staining to the portrait. A splendid set.More details Price: £200.00
Letters and Life.
London: J.F. Dove, 1826. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little full vellum with gilt bands and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A blue fillet frames the boards. With 'The Life of Robert Burns' by Dr. Currie. Engraved frontispiece and title page.More details Price: £200.00
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.More details Price: £150.00
Letters on Several Subjects, By Sir Thomas Fitzosborne
London: John Sharpe, 1820. Full calf, 5.25 inches tall. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete. Extraordinary full calf binding with ornate floral tooling on its 'flat back' spine, delicate gilt tooling to the boards, dentelles and all edges. The armorial bookplate of the Earl of Ilchester. In very good condition.More details Price: £150.00