Literature

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  • SCARCE EDITION WITH OVER 700 PLATES IN FULL DICED CALF
    Encyclopaedia Britannica. The Sixth Edition. by ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA
    Encyclopaedia Britannica. The Sixth Edition.

    Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1822-24. 26 volumes (Complete 6th Edition in 20 volumes with the Supplementary edition in 6 volumes), 11 inches tall. A superb full diced calf with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within twin gilt fillets. There is blotchiness to the panels of the first 20 volumes, some foxing and browning of leaves, a small amount of ancient superficial loss to long defunct insects, there is also a slight musty smell but the vast majority of plates and leaves are clean and there is no splitting. The first 20 volumes contain all 581 numbered engraved full page plates. The Supplement appears to lack I plate…

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    Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Company, 1822-24. 26 volumes (Complete 6th Edition in 20 volumes with the Supplementary edition in 6 volumes), 11 inches tall. A superb full diced calf with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within twin gilt fillets. There is blotchiness to the panels of the first 20 volumes, some foxing and browning of leaves, a small amount of ancient superficial loss to long defunct insects, there is also a slight musty smell but the vast majority of plates and leaves are clean and there is no splitting. The first 20 volumes contain all 581 numbered engraved full page plates. The Supplement appears to lack I plate but has a total of 123 (more than called for) engraved full page plates and all 19 engraved maps. The 6th edition is difficult to find in remotely presentable condition and for all its minor faults this is a splendid set. With the green ticket of G. & J. Robinson Booksellers (and Binders) Liverpool.

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  • WONDERFUL SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BY C. HERING
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland. by WALPOLE, Horatio, Earl of Orford. PARK, Thomas (enlarged and continued to the present time by).
    WALPOLE, Horatio, Earl of Orford. PARK, Thomas (enlarged and continued to the present time by).
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

    London: John Scott, 1806. 5 volume set, 9 inches tall. A wonderful full straight grain morocco with the ticket of C. Hering, one of the greatest English binders of the period. With gilt raised bands end dense and very finely tooling to the panels and gilt fillets, rolls and corner tools to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With over 145 superbly engraved portraits. From the library of Evelyn de Rothschild.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN SIGNED FULL CALF
    Views and Reviews. by HENLEY, W(illiam). E(rnest).
    HENLEY, W(illiam). E(rnest).
    Views and Reviews.

    London: David Nutt, 1890. Full calf, 7 inches tall. A neat little Victorian binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and charming floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edge. Extra-illustrated with 26 plates added. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A delightful copy of this collection of essays on celebrated literary characters.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY DICED CALF
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

    Edinburgh: Constable, Miller & Murray, 1808. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a fourth edition of this celebrated poem.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY FULL DICED CALF
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel. by SCOTT, Walter.
    SCOTT, Walter.
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a dark patch on the upper board and a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a tenth edition of this celebrated poem.

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  • FINE COPY IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    The Wandering Jew. by SUE, M. Eugene
    SUE, M. Eugene
    The Wandering Jew.

    London: Appleyard, 1845. Half calf, 10 inches tall. A rather splendid Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With a portrait and fine engraved illustrations throughout. A handsome single volume edition, in double columns, of this celebrated tale.

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