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  • 17 VOLUME SET BOUND IN 34, IN DELIGHTFUL HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works. by MAUPASSANT, Henri Rene Guy de
    MAUPASSANT, Henri Rene Guy de
    The Works.

    New York & London: M. Walter Dunne, 1903. 17 volume set bound in 34, 8 inches tall. A delightful half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, floral gilt tooling in the 'Art Nouveau' style. Illustrated throughout. Very slight staining to a few leaves, otherwise pristine. A splendid set of the works of this great French writer of the 19th century, considered one of the greatest short story writers. Translated into English.

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  • NOVEL CELEBRATING AN ENGLISH IDYLL IN WONDERFUL CHIVERS TRANSLUCENT VELLUM
    Our Village. by MITFORD, Mary Russell
    MITFORD, Mary Russell
    Our Village.

    London: Dent, 1904. Full vellum, 8 inches tall. One of Cedric Chivers of Bath's celebrated translucent vellum bindings in excellent condition. Particularly suited to this idyllic work, the binding has an image of the village with a mother of pearl frame within a delightful border and floral designs with red calf onlays. The title and design on the spine are also hand coloured under the vellum. The stamp of Cedric Chivers in gilt, is found on the rear turn in. Decorated with 25 colour plates by Charles E. Brock. The binding is in excellent condition with no warping having been housed in it's original, now slightly frayed, felt lined cloth case. There is some foxing, particularly to the first…

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    London: Dent, 1904. Full vellum, 8 inches tall. One of Cedric Chivers of Bath's celebrated translucent vellum bindings in excellent condition. Particularly suited to this idyllic work, the binding has an image of the village with a mother of pearl frame within a delightful border and floral designs with red calf onlays. The title and design on the spine are also hand coloured under the vellum. The stamp of Cedric Chivers in gilt, is found on the rear turn in. Decorated with 25 colour plates by Charles E. Brock. The binding is in excellent condition with no warping having been housed in it's original, now slightly frayed, felt lined cloth case. There is some foxing, particularly to the first few pages and to the verso of the plates. The vellum itself is very slightly spotted but this is still an exceptionally nice example of this style of binding.

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  • BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Costume of the hereditary states of The House of Austria, Displayed in fifty coloured engravings by MOLEVILLE, M. Bertrand de.
    MOLEVILLE, M. Bertrand de.
    The Costume of the hereditary states of The House of Austria, Displayed in fifty coloured engravings

    London: William Miller, 1804. Full morocco, 14.5 inches tall. A magnificent Georgian full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. The ornately gilt tooled centre tooling is framed within a series of blind and gilt tooled rolls and fillets. This is the tall folio edition and is adorned with 50 hand coloured aquatints. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of England. by MACKINTOSH, Sir James; WALLACE, William
    MACKINTOSH, Sir James; WALLACE, William
    The History of England.

    London: Longman et al., 1830-1839. 9 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality. The first 3 volumes are by Sir James Mackintosh, volumes 4 to 9 are by Wallace and evidently were bound 9 years later resulting in a slight variation of tooling. A tenth volume was printed some years later. A beautiful set.

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  • VERY FINE SET IN FULL CALF FROM ALFRED DE ROTHSCHILD'S LIBRARY
    The Life of Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield. by MONYPENNY, William Flavelle
    MONYPENNY, William Flavelle
    The Life of Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield.

    London: John Murray, 1910, 1912,1914 & 1916. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. An extremely good looking Edwardian full calf from the library of Evelyn de Rothschild and with his bookplate. Bound with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools and twin blind fillets frame the boards. Well illustrated throughout. Slight variation to the shade of green on the labels. A splendid set, with an interesting association, of the life of one of Britain's greatest Victorian Prime Ministers.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Monks of the West by MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    The Monks of the West

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1861. 7 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple very handsome full calf by Zaehnsdorf with wide gilt raised bands, framed panels and a series of 6 gilt fillets framing the boards. Dentelles and top edge gilt. An ink inscription, dated 1906, on the first blank. Charles Forbes René de Montalembert wrote his great work 'Moines d'occident' in 1860 and this is the authorised English translation, published the following year. He wrote in a style at once picturesque, fiery and polished while his mastery of the Middle Ages was tempered by his religious sentiments.

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  • FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters. by MAYER, Alfred M.
    MAYER, Alfred M.
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters.

    Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. An elegant full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and the panels and boards framed with gilt pallets and rolls. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.

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  • WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO WITH STRIKING RED DOUBLURES
    Moore's Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Moore's Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. Full morocco, 10 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful mid-Victorian heavy morocco binding by Bickers. With gilt raised bands, very fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Very wide dentelles and striking bright red doublures with superb gilding incorporating olive onlays. All edges gilt. Every page is beautifully decorated with delicate borders and engraved illustrations by Maclise. Light foxing. A splendid copy of this celebrated work.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN HALF NAVY BLUE MOROCCO
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain. by MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    The Life of Nelson. The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1897. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. This great 'Life of Nelson', first edition, in a very smart half navy blue morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and fine gilt naval centre tools within neat gilt frames on the panels. Gilt top edges. With 20 full page illustrations and a further 20 maps and battle plans. Captain Mahan of The United States Navy wrote several of the most important and influential naval histories of the 19th century. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild, but without his bookplate. A magnificent set.

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  • FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    The Plays of Philip Massinger. by MASSINGER, Philip
    MASSINGER, Philip
    The Plays of Philip Massinger.

    London: Nicol, Rivington et al, 1813. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple but very fine later half crushed morocco by Ramage with gilt raised bands, titles and top edges. Bookplate. Portrait. A splendid set of the second edition of the dramatic works of this great seventeenth century English playwright.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Phil May's ABC: Fifty-Two Original Designs Forming Two Humorous Alphabets from A to Z. by MAY, Phil
    MAY, Phil
    Phil May's ABC: Fifty-Two Original Designs Forming Two Humorous Alphabets from A to Z.

    The Leadenhall Press Limited, 1897. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Finely gilt tooled dentelles and all edges. Silk endpapers. Though the binding is still firm there are cracks running the length of the spine on both boards. Limited to 1050 copies of which this is number 362.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of Ireland. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The History of Ireland.

    London: Longman et al., 1835; 1837; 1840 & 1845. 4 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. The title label of volume 4, which appeared 5 years after the third volume, is of a different colour. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • EPIC POEM IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    The Poetical Works of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton.

    London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. A splendid early VIctorian classic full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine extra gilt panels. Gilt corner tools, gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise pristine. Embellished with 120 fine engraved vignettes. From the library and with the bookplate of Alfred de Rothschild. Facing the title page is the following poignant ink inscription: Natty de Rothschild (Nathaniel Mayer de Rothschild) from his affectionate sister Evelina (Evelina Gertrude de Rothschild).

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  • CLASSIC MEMOIRS IN MOST ATTRACTIVE HALF CALF
    Memoirs to Serve for the History of Napoleon I. From 1802 to 1815. by MÉNEVAL, Baron Claude-François de
    MÉNEVAL, Baron Claude-François de
    Memoirs to Serve for the History of Napoleon I. From 1802 to 1815.

    London: Hutchinson, 1894. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A very good looking half calf by Worsfold with gilt raised bands, striking labels and Napoleonic centre tools. Gilt top edges. Bookplates. With photogravure portraits. A fine set.

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  • FINE SET IN NAVY BLUE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812. by MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    MAHAN, Captain A. T.
    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1905. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid half crushed navy blue morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, neat panels with naval gilt centre tools framed within gilt pallets and corner tooling. Gilt top edges. The binding has tooled the second volume with a I, as well as the first volume. Decorated with 25 maps and battle plans and 27 full page illustrations. A superb first edition of this classic work on the war between the United States and Great Britain.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN WONDERFUL LATE 18TH CENTURY BINDING
    The British Tourists; or Traveller's Pocket Companion, through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Comprehending the most Celebrated Tours in the British Islands. by MAVOR, William.
    MAVOR, William.
    The British Tourists; or Traveller's Pocket Companion, through England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. Comprehending the most Celebrated Tours in the British Islands.

    London: Newbery, 1798. 5 volume set, 6 inches tall. A wonderful full straight grain morocco in exceptional condition with gilt bands and simple late 18th century gilt tooling to the panels and a single gilt fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This is the complete first edition, with later editions expanded to 6 volumes. Embellished with 4 hand coloured folding maps. This charming work 'comprehends' tours taken by Moritz, Twiss, Johnson, Pennant, amongst many others. There are a few small marks but the set is otherwise pristine indicating that it has spent no time in any traveller's pocket since publication. The set is housed in a modern open front cloth box.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL DICED CALF
    The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man. by MILLS, Mark Anthony
    MILLS, Mark Anthony
    The Ancient Ordinances and Statute Laws of the Isle of Man.

    Douglas: Printed at the Phoenix Press, 1821. Full calf, 12 inches tall. An extraordinary Georgian full diced calf with raised bands, bold gilt tooling to the panels and a series of gilt rolls framing the diced boards. Gilt dentelles and all Edges. Printed and probably bound in the Isle of Man. From the library of Lord Londonderry, whose name and coronet is embossed at the centre of the upper board. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Some rubbing and scuffing…

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    Douglas: Printed at the Phoenix Press, 1821. Full calf, 12 inches tall. An extraordinary Georgian full diced calf with raised bands, bold gilt tooling to the panels and a series of gilt rolls framing the diced boards. Gilt dentelles and all Edges. Printed and probably bound in the Isle of Man. From the library of Lord Londonderry, whose name and coronet is embossed at the centre of the upper board. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. Some rubbing and scuffing but with no splitting or loss, a splendid copy of this finely printed and encyclopaedic survey and history of the laws of the Isle of Man.

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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN SPLENDID 'COUNTRY HOUSE' FULL DICED CALF
    The Lusiad; Or The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem from the Original Portuguese of Luis de Camöens. by MICKLE, William Julius. CAMÖENS, Luis.
    MICKLE, William Julius. CAMÖENS, Luis.
    The Lusiad; Or The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem from the Original Portuguese of Luis de Camöens.

    Oxford: Jackson and Lister, 1778. Full calf, 11 inches tall. Full 18th century 'country house' diced calf with gilt bands, fine centre tool and green label. Speckled edges. With the bookplate of Lord Kinnaird of Rossie Priory. A superb copy of the second edition complete with engraved frontispiece and folding map. With "Bells Library Strand" in ink on the title page at the head of Book III. There is the occasional ink stain, most noticeably on the folding map, but overall a very good copy of this scarce English language edition of this classic Portuguese epic poem.

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  • SUPERB EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    The Poetical Works. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Longman et al, 1844. 10 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full early Victorian calf by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Each volume has a fine engraved frontispiece and title page. Thomas Moore, Irish poet and songwriter, 'Ireland's National Bard', infamous for burning Byron's Memoirs.

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  • NEAT SET IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of England. by MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    The History of England.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. 8 volume set, 7 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and twin pallets framing the boards. Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A neat set of this great history.

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