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The Philosophical History And Memoirs of The Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris: Or, An Abridgement of All The Papers Relating To Natural Philosophy, Which Had Been Published By Members of That Illustrious Society, From The Year 1699 to 1720.
London: John and Paul Knapton et al., 1842. 5 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A very finely bound set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Alternating speckled pink on white and pink edges for each section. 45 engraved plates, mostly folding. Ex-Earls of Macclesfield, with their bookplate and blind stamp on the first 3 leaves. Containing papers and discussions of the works of Halley, Descartes, Huygens, Boyle, Lewenhoeck, Newton, Malpighi, etc..More details Price: £5,000.00
History of The French Revolution And The Wars Resulting From That Memorable Event. Comprehending The political And Military Annals of Europe, From The Meeting of The States General at Versailles in 1789 to The Battle of Waterloo.
Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and…(more)
Waterford: John Bull, 1816. 12 volumes, 8.35 inches tall. A superb set of this very scarce work in a classic mid Victorian half calf binding. With gilt raised bands, labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The first seven volumes were published in Waterford and are embellished with portraits and maps; the last five volumes were published in Dublin by which time the publisher's money or enthusiasm for illustration had disappeared. Volume VI also contains a Dedication to Charles Chetwynd, Earl Talbot, General Governor of Ireland. A former owner has neatly inscribed his name, W.M. Humphreys, at the head of page 20 of several volumes. There are a total of twenty engraved portraits and five engraved maps and plans. Copac records two copies at Trinity College Dublin and one at Oxford, Cambridge and the National Trust. A fine set in excellent condition.(less)More details Price: £2,800.00
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.More details Price: £2,500.00
The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet; containing an account of the cruel civil wars between the houses of Orleans and Burgundy; of the possession of Paris and Normandy by the English; their expulsion thence; and of other memorable events that happen
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown and J. White, 1810. 13 vols., 8vo (9" tall). 51 fine engravings in volume 13. Full red morocco by J. Clarke. A superb binding from the beginning of the 19th century. Gilt raised bands, palette lines, double roll framing the boards, dentelles and edges. A slight superficial darkening to one panel on volume four.More details Price: £1,450.00
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 edge. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.More details Price: £1,250.00
The Works of Lord Morley. Edition de Luxe. (Titles include: Oliver Cromwell; Voltaire; Rousseau; Diderot; Walpole & Burke).
London: Macmillan, 1921. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome half calf binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Portrait. A splendid set of the deluxe edition of the works of this famous statesman and writer.More details Price: £1,250.00
The Poetical Works of John Milton.
London: Rivingtons et al, 1852. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A truly superbly bound set by White of Piccadilly with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. With a Life of Milton and notes by Henry John Todd.More details Price: £1,000.00
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.More details Price: £900.00
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.More details Price: £750.00
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.More details Price: £750.00
London: Rivington et al, 1817. Full straight grain morocco, 8.25 inches tall. An usual and superb biding from the Georgian period. With 3 very finely decorated raised bands, 1 inch square, titles, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind tooled rolls. Contains the "Life of The Author" and "Criticism On The Poem" by Samuel Johnson. Engraved portrait and title page. Neat early owners inscription on first blank.More details Price: £650.00
France in 1829-30.
London: Saunders and Otley, 1831. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most handsome late Victorian straight grain pink calf by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense floral gilt tooling to the panels. Portrait. An amusing and eccentric account of a trip to France by this Irish novelist, best known as the author of 'The Wild Irish Girl' and one of the most talked about literary figures of her generation.More details Price: £550.00
The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838.
London: John Murray, 1903. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Edwardian full calf by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Slight fading to the spines and some foxing facing the plates. Here the original 2 volumes have been extended to 4 with the original 20 plates and an additional 91 plates.More details Price: £500.00
Picturesque Views of Ramsgate
London: H.Moses, 1817. Full calf, 11 inches tall. With raised bands, labels, decorated gilt spine and boards, dentelles and top edge. Bound by Burgess of Ramsgate in 1940 (at the cost of one pound five shillings). With 24 superb engravings by Henry Moses and one folding plan of Ramsgate Harbour. There is a degree of foxing, some fraying to a couple of title pages with no loss and a small professional repair to the plan of Ramsgate Harbour, again with no loss. An unusually tall and handsome copy of this difficult title.More details Price: £500.00
Souvenirs de Madame de Caylus
Paris: J. Techener, 1860. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A splendid full morocoo binding by Bedford, one of London's finest binders of the period, with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. dentelles and top edge. With the armorial bookplate of Ernest William Greg.
Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.
London: Odhams, 1950. Full crushed morocco, 10 inches tall. A glorious binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom on the upper board is framed by a series of gilt fillets and corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Profusely illustrated throughout. This modest work is almost overwhelmed by such a lavish binding which has come from the library at Kensington Palace.
Paris, aris: Chez Merlin. 1765. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful set bound by Paul Vié in full cat's paw calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and 23 superb engraved plates by GRAVELOT. Neat expert repair to the first title page.
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.
Hero and Leander.
London: Dent, 1909. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Bumpus with raised bands, gilt and blind framed panels and a series of inked and gilt fillets and rolls framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges.
Slight fading to the spine, bumped corners and superficial abrasions to the boards. Number 10 of a limited edition of 500 copies. printed by the Ballantyne Press on hand made paper.
This beautiful poem by the great 16th century poet Christopher Marlowe was unfinished at his mysterious death and finished by his fellow Elizabethan poet, George Chapman.
London: Longman, 1846. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Superbly bound with gilt railed bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully decorated throughout by Maclise on every page, the text being embellished with illustrations and borders. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An ink inscription dated 1870 on the first blank.