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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO LIMITED EDITION
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum. by FLETCHER, William Younger
    FLETCHER, William Younger
    English Bookbindings in The British Museum. (Together with) Foreign Bookbindings in the British Museum.

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1895 & 1896. 2 volumes, 15 inches tall. Magnificently bound in full crushed morocco and signed 'Tregaskis Caxton Head'. With tall gilt raised bands and neat geometric gilt tooling with fillets and rolls. There are vellum doublures framed within superb gilt tooling. The free endpapers are also vellum. The dentelles, with gilt tooling and calf onlays, are superb. Top edges gilt. Limited to 500 copies. There are 63 tissue guarded chromo-lithographs in each volume by Griggs, chromo-lithographer to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. There is a minor repair to the head of the Foreign volume. The green of the morocco has faded to a rich brown.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Complete works. by NASHE, Thomas
    NASHE, Thomas
    The Complete works.

    rinted for Private Circulation only, 1883-84. 6 volume set, 10 inches tall. A truly magnificent full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. This is the first collected edition of the Works of Nashe, the great English Elizabethan pamphleteer, satirist, novelist, playwright and poet. Printed for the Huth Library in an edition of 50 sets for private circulation only.

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  • SUPERB DELUXE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward. by WARD, Mrs Humphry
    WARD, Mrs Humphry
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Miflin Company, 1909. 16 volume set, 9 inches high. A truly splendid set bound by OLDASH in full morocco with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and top edge. Watered silk doublures and endpapers. With full page illustrations throughout. With the armorial bookplate of John J. Raskob. A superb set in pristine condition.

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  • MAGNIFICENT AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. 24 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent set of this tall edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is numbered 645. In half morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Bookplates. Gilt top edge. A very fine set of the works of one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century. Illustrated throughout with engravings on india paper laid down.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN STUNNING SIGNED BINDING
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi. by FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    FRANCIS, Saint (translated into English by ARNOLD, T.W.)
    The Little Flowers of S. Francis of Assisi.

    London: The Florence Press by Chatto & Windus, 1909. Full crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A remarkable binding by J(ulius) Dratva of Vienna with large raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The upper board shows St Francis kneeling before a winged Christ through an arch with dragon heads in the top corners. All edges have very unusual floral gilt gauffering. A gilt armorial device G.T. with a Griffin wielding an anchor and sword on the paste down endpaper. Number 191 from a limited edition of 500. An exceptional item.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN ENGLISH BOUND IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Novels. Complete and Unabridged. by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    The Novels. Complete and Unabridged.

    London: H.S. Nichols, 1895. 28 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A neat half morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fleur de lis centre tools to the panels and gilt top edge. The remaining edges are deckled. Limited to 1000 sets on hand made paper of which this is set number 2. Illustrated throughout. A superb and highly readable edition in English of which Les Miserable takes up 10 volumes and Notre-Dame of Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame) takes up 4. This set is in pristine condition inside and out.

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  • LIMITED TO ONLY 50 COPIES IN SPLENDID HALF CALF
    COURTIERS and Favourites of Royalty. Comprising: Madame Du Barri, in 4 volumes; Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay, in 3 volumes; Talleyrand, in 2 volumes; Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu, in 3 volumes; Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto; Marmontel, in 2 volumes; Cardinal de Retz; History of Henry IV.
    COURTIERS and Favourites of Royalty. Comprising: Madame Du Barri, in 4 volumes; Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay, in 3 volumes; Talleyrand, in 2 volumes; Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu, in 3 volumes; Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto; Marmontel, in 2 volumes; Cardinal de Retz; History of Henry IV.

    Paris: Société des Bibliophiles & New York and London: Merrill and Baker, 1903. 20 volume set, 9 inches tall. Beautifully bound in a most unusual and good looking half marbled calf with raised bands and delicate gilt tooling with blue calf onlays. Gilt top edges. Colour frontispieces. Bookplates by Harold Nelson. 'The Astral Edition', number 20 of a limited edition of just 50 copies. A wonderful set, in English, in pristine condition.

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  • UNIQUE COPY OF RARE BELTRAN MASSES ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Triomphe de la mort. by ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    ANNUNZIO, Gabriele d’. MASSES, Beltran.
    Triomphe de la mort.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Boxed glassine wrapped volume, total height 14 inches. 60 numbered copies were printed on velin d'Arches and 13 lettered. This copy is an 'Exemplaire imprime specialement pour un collaborateaur'.With 12 colour plates by BELTRAN MASSES, in 2 states, colour and monochrome. Our photographs are somewhat washed out and don't show the dark richness of the actual plates.The wooden box is leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe this was the publisher's copy. The box is slightly rubbed but in excellent condition and fully functioning. The glassine wrapper has some tears and has been crudely repaired.There is some foxing, particularly to the preliminaries.A unique copy of a very scarce volume.

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  • STUNNING LARGE PAPER COPY IN VERY FINE BINDING WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax). by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax).

    London: Printed by Bensley for Triphook, 1817. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A binding in full straight grain morocco of the highest quality attributed to C(harles) Lewis on an ancient tipped-in slip from an old catalogue. With wide gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine and dense gilt tooling to the panels and neat gilt tooling framing the boards. Superb gilt doublures. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the great bibliophile Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, whose magnificent library was housed at Kensington Palace. One of only 50 large paper sets with the woodcuts, after Thurston, being in 2 states, one on india paper. Some minor foxing.

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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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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    Germinal. Illustré de trente compositions en couleurs de Jean Oberlé. by ZOLA, Emile. (Louise Ibels. Jean Oberlé)
    ZOLA, Emile. (Louise Ibels. Jean Oberlé)
    Germinal. Illustré de trente compositions en couleurs de Jean Oberlé.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1928 & 1929. 3 volumes in paper and glassine wraps housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 26 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 plates by Jean Oberlé in two states and with an ORIGINAL watercolour. In an extra suite are 60 etchings by Louise Ibels, all signed and a further ORIGINAL watercolour. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. The title page is dated 1928 whereas the wrapper is dated 1929. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed but fully functioning, the contents are pristine.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    L’Assommoir. Illustré De Trente Compositions En Couleurs De Dignimont. by ZOLA, Émile. DIGNIMONT. COURBOULEIX
    ZOLA, Émile. DIGNIMONT. COURBOULEIX
    L’Assommoir. Illustré De Trente Compositions En Couleurs De Dignimont.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1931. Text and 2 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 23 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 colour plates by Dignimont in the main text. With a further suite of his illustrations in monochrome. There is also an ORIGINAL watercolour by Dignimont. With a further suite of 30 original etchings by Courbouleix, each is in 2 states, monochrome and sepia. The 30 sepia etchings are all numbered and signed. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed and the main box lacks a popper, but they both still function., the contents are pristine. A unique set.

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  • SUPERB COPY WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR INSCRIBED
    Le Train de 8 h. 47 by COURTELINE, GEORGES
    COURTELINE, GEORGES
    Le Train de 8 h. 47

    Paris: Chez Sylvian Sauvage, 1927. Half morocco, 9.5 inches tall. with raised bands and fine gilt tooling with onlays, gilt top edge. This is example V of XX lettered 'examplaires de collaboration'. With splendid illustrations by Andre Dignimont including an original watercolour signed and inscribed to Pierre Macorlan, the celebrated french novelist and songwriter.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    Nana. Illustre de Trente Gravures Originales de Vertès. by ZOLA, Émile. Vertès. William Ablett.
    ZOLA, Émile. Vertès. William Ablett.
    Nana. Illustre de Trente Gravures Originales de Vertès.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1933. Text and 3 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 33 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 hand coloured plates by Vertès in the main text. With 2 further suites of his illustrations in monochrome. With a further suite of 30 plates by William Ablett on Japanese tissue, each with an original pencil design in the margin. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are rubbed, the main box particularly so and without poppers, the smaller box, containing the suites is fully functioning, the contents are pristine.A unique set.

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  • UNIQUE BOXED SET WITH EXTRA SUITES
    La Terre. Illustrée de trente compositions en couleurs de Pierre FALKÉ. by ZOLA, Émile. FARNETI, Carlo. FALKÉ, Pierre
    ZOLA, Émile. FARNETI, Carlo. FALKÉ, Pierre
    La Terre. Illustrée de trente compositions en couleurs de Pierre FALKÉ.

    Paris: Javal et Bourdeaux, 1928. Text and 2 extra suites housed in 2 boxes, 14 inches tall. Number 22 of 60 copies on 'Japon Imperial'. With 30 colour plates by Falké in the main text. With a further suite of his illustrations in monochrome. There is also an ORIGINAL watercolour by Pierre Falké. With a further suite of 30 original etchings on Japanese tissue by Carlo Farneti. The two wooden boxes are leather bound with gilt titles, and heavily padded and lined with watered silk. I believe these were publisher's copies. The boxes are slightly rubbed but fully functioning, the contents are pristine. A unique set.

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  • ONE OF 7 EXAMPLES WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR IN FULL MOROCCO
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent. by CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    CARCO, Francis. (DIGNIMONT, illustrator)
    Bob et Bobette s’amusent.

    aris, Emile Hazan, 1930. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A striking binding with 3 wide gilt raised bands and fine gilt designs to the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. On 'Japon Imperial'. From a limited edition of 833, one of only 7 examples with an original watercolour, this being number 6. Dignimont's wonderful illustrations are in 2 states. In pristine condition housed in a slightly worn slip case.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Oliver Cromwell. by GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    GARDINER, Samuel Rawson
    Oliver Cromwell.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co, 1899. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A splendid binding with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles. All edges gilt. Limited to 1475 copies. Illustrated throughout including a fine colour frontispiece.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Omsund
    AIRY, Omsund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co, 1901. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A superb binding by Gruel with raised bands, simple elegant framed panels and boards, gilt dentelles and top edge. Limited to 300 copies printed on Japanese paper of which this is number 11. With the plates in 2 states. Fine colour frontispiece. Slight blotchiness to the boards but still a magnificent copy.

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  • MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq. by FIELDING, Henry
    FIELDING, Henry
    The Works Of Henry Fielding, Esq.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1882. 10 volume set, 10 inches tall. Half morocco by Birdsall, one of the finest provincial binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, titles and most attractive floral gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt. A large limited edition illustrated throughout with engraved plates on India paper on stiff paper. A superb set of these great 18th century English novels.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Heptameron by NAVARRE, Margaret, Queen of
    NAVARRE, Margaret, Queen of
    The Heptameron

    London: The Society of English Bibliophilists, 1894. 5 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very neat half morocco of generous proportions with gilt raised bands, tooling and top edge. One of 312 copies on hand made paper. The 73 full page plates by Freudenberg printed on Japanese paper and mounted. 150 head and tail pieces by Dunker. Bookplates. A pristine set of this splendid edition.

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