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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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  • GLORIOUS SET OF THE FIRST TODD EDITION IN FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton.

    London: Johnson et al., 1801. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A glorious Georgian full straight grain morocco with twin gilt raised bands, dense geometric gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. A fine gilt roll and twin fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A portrait of Milton is in volume I and an engraved plate in volume VI. A celebrated edition of the works of one of the greatest of all 17th century poets in a remarkable binding.

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  • GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself. by MARCUS, Aurelius Antoninus
    MARCUS, Aurelius Antoninus
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself.

    London: Macmillan, 1920. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A glorious binding by Ramage with gilt raised bands, and very intricate and elaborate gilt tooling and inlays to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. We have seen this Ramage binding on other volumes but none in this pristine condition. The Meditations of the great Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher (AD 121 - 180), in English.

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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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  • 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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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL NAVY BLUE CALF
    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 & Co., 1897. 2 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A superb copy in full navy blue calf by Mudie. With gilt raised bands, a paler blue labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within twin gilt fillets and a wavy blind roll. Foxing to the preliminaries then clean. First English edition. With all 19 portraits and 20 maps and battle plans. A very fine set of what is still recognised as the great biography of Admiral Lord Nelson.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • THE COMPLETE WORKS IN VERY HANDSOME FULL CALF
    The Works of Lord Macaulay. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    The Works of Lord Macaulay.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1896. 8 volumes, 8.75 inches tall. This run contains the Complete Works of Macaulay but it lacks the final 2 volumes (of 10) which contained the Life of Macaulay. A very handsome late Victorian full calf by Deighton Bell with gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels and a double fillet and corner tools framing the boards. There is a prize gilt block on the boards and a prize bookplate (for Trinity College, Cambridge) in the first volume.

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  • STUNNING FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France. by MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France.

    London: Strahan, Cadell and Davies, 1797. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A beautiful 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo and his signature at the head of the title page. The first edition of this near contemporary account.

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  • BIOGRAPHY IN SPARKLING VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight; Late President of the Royal Academy. by MALONE, Edmond
    MALONE, Edmond
    The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight; Late President of the Royal Academy.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1809. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A sparkling mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Pink Speckled edges. Foxing to the frontispiece facing the celebrated engraved portrait of Reynolds, otherwise clean.

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  • EXQUISITE GEORGIAN PINK FULL CALF
    Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Comus. Sonnets. Minor Poems etc.. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Comus. Sonnets. Minor Poems etc..

    London: John Sharpe, 1827. 2 volumes, 5 1/2 inches tall. An exquisite Georgian binding with blind raised bands, twin labels, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt and blind rolls framing the boards, so typical of the period. Neat ink owner's inscription, dated 1829, on the first blanks. Delightful engraved plates by Westall throughout. A most attractive set of these great 17th century poetical works.

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