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  • A SCARCE SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon. by MAINTENON, Madame de
    MAINTENON, Madame de
    Lettres de Madame de Maintenon.

    Maestricht: Dufour & Philippe, 1778. 9 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full 18th century cat's paw calf with gilt bands, twin labels and a delightful gilt floral centre tool to the panels. Pink edges. Unusual green speckled endpapers. Bookplate. There are 2 small but nasty dents to the spines of volumes III and VIII, otherwise a very neat and clean set of this scarce collection. In the original French.

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  • FINE EDITION IN FULL MOROCOO BY BEDFORD
    Souvenirs de Madame de Caylus by Madame de Caylus
    Madame de Caylus
    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.

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  • ROYAL PROVENANCE IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh. by MORRAH, Dermot
    MORRAH, Dermot
    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.

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  • GRAVELOT PLATES IN SPLENDID CAT'S PAW CALF BY PAUL VIE
    Contes Moraux. by MARMONTEL Jean-François
    MARMONTEL Jean-François
    Contes Moraux.

    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.

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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 FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB SIGNED FULL MOROCCO
    Hero and Leander. by MARLOWE, Christopher. CHAPMAN, George
    MARLOWE, Christopher. CHAPMAN, George
    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.

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  • FINE VICTORIAN ILLUSTRATION IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO
    Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Irish Melodies.

    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.

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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 'risque' tales.

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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE HALF MOROCCO
    Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, petite-fille d'Henri IV, Contenant ce qu'elle a vu et ce qui lui est arrivé pendant les dernières années de la vie de Louis XIII, la minorité et le règne de Louis XIV. by MONTPENSIER, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de,
    MONTPENSIER, Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de,
    Mémoires de Mademoiselle de Montpensier, petite-fille d'Henri IV, Contenant ce qu'elle a vu et ce qui lui est arrivé pendant les dernières années de la vie de Louis XIII, la minorité et le règne de Louis XIV.

    Paris: Lerouge & Petit, 1806. 4 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. An exceptionally pretty half morocco set from the beginning of the 19th century with gilt bands, finely tooled panels and label. Portrait. A most attractive set, in the original French. 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.

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  • BRIGHT EARLY VICTORIAN HALF MOROCCO
    Critical and Historical Essays. by MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington
    Critical and Historical Essays.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1844. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A bright early Victorian half morocco with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Slightly marked boards, otherwise a very good looking set of these famous essays.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL DICED CALF
    Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern. by MOSHEIM, John Lawrence Von
    MOSHEIM, John Lawrence Von
    Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Ancient and Modern.

    London: Longmans et. al., 1845. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome set of this classic work in full diced calf. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A small neat owners inscription on the title page. Translated by James Murdock and with additions by Henry Soames.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Critical and Historical Essays. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    Critical and Historical Essays.

    London: Longmans, 1873. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. An ink inscription 'on leaving Eton' on the reverse of the free endpaper. A superb set of this great work.

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  • Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes. by MACAULAY, Lord.
    MACAULAY, Lord.
    Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. 3 vols., 8vo (8.75 x 5.75 inches). Full calf, with twin red and green labels, gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to panels, marbled edges and endpapers, blind dentelles. Armorial bookplates. Slightly sunned at spine. The binder has had to correct the volume number on two of the three volumes. A very good set.

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  • VERY FINE SET BOUND BY HERING.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio. by METASTASIO, Pietro.
    METASTASIO, Pietro.
    Opere di Pietro Metastasio.

    Mantova: Co' Tipi Dell'Erede Pazzoni, 1816. 6 volumes, 6.5 inches tall. Full blue morocco by Hering. Superb set with wide floral gilt raised bands, framed panels, dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed on the spines.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN HALF STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Peter's Letters to his Kinfolk. by MORRIS, Peter (LOCKHART, John Gibson)
    MORRIS, Peter (LOCKHART, John Gibson)
    Peter's Letters to his Kinfolk.

    Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1819. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. An elegant and unusual binding in a tight straight grain half morocco with gilt bands. and the gilt device of Lord Londonderry in the top panel. With the magnificent bookplate of Londonderry and the neat ink inscription of Frances Anne Vane Stewart on the half title. A portrait of 'Peter Morris' in volume 1 and a charming engraving to all three title pages. Full page engraved portraits in each volume. Blue speckled edges. 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.…

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    Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1819. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. An elegant and unusual binding in a tight straight grain half morocco with gilt bands. and the gilt device of Lord Londonderry in the top panel. With the magnificent bookplate of Londonderry and the neat ink inscription of Frances Anne Vane Stewart on the half title. A portrait of 'Peter Morris' in volume 1 and a charming engraving to all three title pages. Full page engraved portraits in each volume. Blue speckled edges. 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.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, Daughter of King Henry the Eighth, afterwards Queen Mary: with A Memoir of the Princess, and Notes. by MADDEN, Frederick
    MADDEN, Frederick
    Privy Purse Expenses of the Princess Mary, Daughter of King Henry the Eighth, afterwards Queen Mary: with A Memoir of the Princess, and Notes.

    London: William Pickering, 1831. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. A top quality binding by HAYDAY, one of the finest binders of the period. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and superb tooling to the boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate. A neat ink owner's inscription on the first blank. A fine copy of this important archival work.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO GILT TOOLED BINDINGS
    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 pristine set of 'Tilt's Illustrated Edition'. Full crushed morocco with gilt titles in a panel decorated above and below and with gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. 120 engravings. Some light foxing to the first few leaves, otherwise a very clean set of this handsome edition.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY MORRELL
    The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot. by MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Général Baron de
    MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcellin, Général Baron de
    The Memoirs of Baron de Marbot.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1892. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome half morocco by Morrell with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' centre tools, framed within gilt panels and gilt top edge. Bookplates. Translated into English by Arthur John Butler. Famous for depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare, Marbot's Memoirs were read by and much approved of by Napoleon himself. A fine set.

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  • CLASSIC LATE VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    A History of our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. by MCCARTHY, Justin
    MCCARTHY, Justin
    A History of our Own Times from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. 4 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. A classic 'fin de siècle' full prize calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicately gilt tooled panels. With gilt prize blocks on the upper boards and a neat prize inscription, in ink, dated 1899 on the first blank. A neat set of this famous 19th century history.

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  • HANDSOME FULL MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, 1846. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Splendid heavy Victorian binding with raised bands, extra floral gilt panels and boards, titles, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout by Maclise with beautiful illustrations all within decorative borders. Some foxing throughout and light scuffing, a patch of leather on the lower board has been squidged with no loss.

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