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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    French Bookbinders of the Eighteenth Century. by UZANNE, Octave
    UZANNE, Octave
    French Bookbinders of the Eighteenth Century.

    Chicago: The Caxton Club, 1904. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt, slightly rubbed, raised bands, extra gilt panels and gilt top edge. With 6 illustrations from wash drawings by Paul Avril, 14 facsimile binders labels and 20 plates of bookbindings. First edition, limited to 252 copies on handmade paper. Armorial bookplate. An excellent copy of a rare volume.

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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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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED MEMOIRS IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes. by ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes.

    London: (Leonard Smithers) Privately Printed, 1896-1897. 4 Volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Superbly bound by Nichols in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt, the other edges untrimmed. 'This edition is strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies, 500 of which are for America'. This copy unnumbered. A fascinating work by the team of Leonard Smithers and Harry Sidney Nichols, celebrated printers and publishers of erotic and pornographic volumes.

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  • ENTERTAINING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED DELUXE EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Fifty Years of my Life. by ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    Fifty Years of my Life.

    London: Hurst and Blackett, 1894. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid half morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, 'hunting, shooting and fishing' gilt centre tools to the panels and gilt top edges. Bookplates. With a total of 33 plates. Inscribed by the author to his brother. Subscriber's special copy. These entertaining reminiscences contain the first recorded appearance of the phrase "like a duck to water".......I always took to shooting like a duck to water.

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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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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID HALF CITRON MOROCCO
    Romola. by ELIOT, George
    ELIOT, George
    Romola.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of…

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    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 2 volume set, 10 3/4 inches tall. Extraordinary half morocco by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edge. Very unusually a full page bookplate has been bound in to both volumes, that of Alfred Percy Allsopp. This set is number 300 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Smith, Elder & Co. produced deluxe well illustrated limited editions in this tall format of the works of several great novelists including Dickens, Thackeray, Smollett and Fielding but this single title is as far as they got with Eliot. Profusely illustrated by Sir Frederick Leighton on India paper laid down. A pristine copy of her great historical novel set in 15th century Florence at the time of the Renaissance.

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  • DELUXE EDITION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Masuccio by MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    The Novellino of Masuccio

    London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A most attractive half morocco binding by Harrison with gilt raised bands, titles, fine and delicate gilt tooling to the panels with onlays and gilt top edges. No 71 of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Full page illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A lovely set.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors by SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors

    City of Westminster: Chas J. Sawyer, (1927). 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Very fine half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. Slight variation to the tooling of each volume. With an inscription 'with the author's compliments' on the half title. Limited to 2000 copies. With 100 illustrations. A very fine set.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. by RABELAIS, Francis
    RABELAIS, Francis
    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1892. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A very smart full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, gilt fillets to the panels and rolls to the boards. Gilt top edges. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 73. Portrait and 14 full page plates by Louis Chalon. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquart of Cromarty and Peter Anthony Motteux. A handsome set of this great 16th century fantasy.

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  • EXQUISITE LITTLE LIMITED EDITION BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO BY RUBAN
    Le Petit Chien de la Marquise. by GAUTIER, Theophile
    GAUTIER, Theophile
    Le Petit Chien de la Marquise.

    Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1893. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A superb binding by (Pétrus) Ruban, dated 1899, with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of Daniel Henry Holmes. With a delicate hand coloured title page and further illustrations by Louis Morin. From a limited edition of 500 copies. In the original french.

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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED LIMITED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Poems of Master François Villon of Paris, Now First Done into English. by VILLON, François. PAYNE, John (translated into English by).
    VILLON, François. PAYNE, John (translated into English by).
    The Poems of Master François Villon of Paris, Now First Done into English.

    London: The Villon Society, 1892. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A rather spectacular binding by Popelin with gilt raised bands and magnificent gilt tooling to the panels and boards, splendid dentelles and top edge gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and with the leather bookplate of Rudolf August Witthaus. The book is solid and firm but there is a split to the top inch of leather on both boards. There is an ink inscription facing the half title. This copy is number 124 in a limited edition on hand-made paper. Privately printed 'for private circulation only' due to the scurrilous nature of Villon's verse. François Villion was a Parisian 15th century poet whose…

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    London: The Villon Society, 1892. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A rather spectacular binding by Popelin with gilt raised bands and magnificent gilt tooling to the panels and boards, splendid dentelles and top edge gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey, and with the leather bookplate of Rudolf August Witthaus. The book is solid and firm but there is a split to the top inch of leather on both boards. There is an ink inscription facing the half title. This copy is number 124 in a limited edition on hand-made paper. Privately printed 'for private circulation only' due to the scurrilous nature of Villon's verse. François Villion was a Parisian 15th century poet whose poems are sprinkled with mysteries and hidden jokes. They are peppered with the slang of the time and the underworld subculture in which he moved and are also replete with private jokes and full of the names of real people, rich men, royal officials, lawyers, prostitutes, and policemen, from medieval Paris.

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  • ONE OF 30 COPIES WITH AN ORIGINAL WATER COLOUR BY CAPY.
    Tartarin de Tarascon. by DAUDET, Alphonse.
    DAUDET, Alphonse.
    Tartarin de Tarascon.

    Collection Poivre Et Sel. Kra, Editeur, 1928. Half morocco by Thierry Simier. 8.5 inches tall. Fine binding with gilt and blind tooling and red and brown onlays. Superb hand coloured illustrations by Marcel Capy. This deluxe copy is number 12 of 30 containing an original watercolour by Capy. Pristine copy.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Novellino of Massucio by MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    MASUCCIO, Salernitano ( Translated into English by W.G. Waters )
    The Novellino of Massucio

    London: Lawrencea and Bullen, 1895. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A handsome half crushed morocco with twin gilt raised bands, titles, exceptionally handsome panels and top edge. One of 1000 copies, of which this is 156, with many full page illustrations by E.R. Hughes. A wonderful copy of these risqué tales.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LIMITED EDITION IN SUPERB HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Epitaphs and Inscriptions. by GOLDSMID, Edmund (editor)
    GOLDSMID, Edmund (editor)
    Epitaphs and Inscriptions.

    Edinburgh: Privately printed, 1885. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A very delicate and fine half crushed morocco by Riviere with raised bands, twin labels and all edges gilt. One of just 75 large-paper copies. The first title, on parchment, is foxed, the second title page and rest of the text is perfectly clean. A delightful collection of 'Epitaphs and Inscriptions interesting either from historical association or quaintness of wording'.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN HANDSOME HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio. by STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio.

    Paris: Carrington, 1906. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A handsome set with raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and top edges. Limited to one thousand copies and published in Paris due to its somewhat racy contents. Sometimes known as 'The Pleasant Nights' or 'The Facetious Nights', these 16th century fables and tales contain several of the first appearances of fairy stories still that are still familiar today.

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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses. (In English). by LACLOS, Choderlos de.
    LACLOS, Choderlos de.
    Les Liaisons Dangereuses. (In English).

    London: Privately Printed, 1898. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple half morocco binding with raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt top edges. The spine is somewhat faded, otherwise in excellent condition. Limited to 360 copies of which this is number 59. This epistolary novel, showing the depravity of the French nobility was still considered too risqué for general publication even at the end of the 19th century in England. Embellished with 15 plates. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. This great French novel was a huge success from its publication in 1784 and has remained in print ever since.

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  • TALL LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Treasury of Sacred Song Selected from the English Lyrical Poetry of Four Centuries. by PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    The Treasury of Sacred Song Selected from the English Lyrical Poetry of Four Centuries.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889. Half morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant, simple binding by Bayntun with raised bands and gilt top edge. Slight superficial blotchiness to the upper board and ink inscription on the first blank. A limited edition of 585 copies, on handmade paper, of which this is 367, signed by Palgrave.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    Chansons d’Amour by Hofmiller, Josef (herausgegeben und ausgewählt)
    Hofmiller, Josef (herausgegeben und ausgewählt)
    Chansons d’Amour

    ünchen, Bremer Presse, 1921. Full vellum, 10.5 inches tall. A very attractive yapp edged vellum binding with simple gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt top edge. No 49 of a limited edition of just 270. Bound by 'Bremer Binder F. TH.' A finely printed and bound collection of early French love songs in French.

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  • ONE OF 250 COPIES BOUND IN FULL VELLUM
    A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman in the Service of the Gospels. by WOOLMAN, John
    WOOLMAN, John
    A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman in the Service of the Gospels.

    London: Essex House Press, 1901. Full vellum, 6 inches tall. A fine example with yapp edges and black lettering to the spine. Uncut. One of 250 copies, of which this is number 74. A delightful work printed at this great Private Press 'under the care of C.R. Ashbee'.

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