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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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  • 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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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SUPERB HALF CALF BY A BINDER TO THE QUEEN
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1900. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning half calf by 'C. Cross. Binder to the Queen'. With gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Profusely illustrated with maps, battle plans, and photogravures. A late edition of this classic biography in a fine binding.

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  • FINE SET IN SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Milton's Poetical Works. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    Milton's Poetical Works.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful early Victorian full straight grain morocco by J. Wright with gilt raised bands and absolutely superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A fine set of the poetical works of John Milton the great 17th century poet who in 'Paradise Lost' wrote perhaps the greatest of all English epic poems.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN VERY HANDSOME MID-VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Principles of Political Economy. by MILL, John Stuart
    MILL, John Stuart
    Principles of Political Economy.

    London: John W. Parker and Son, 1857. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. Fourth edition. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. A neat ink inscription dated 1859 is to be found on the first blank. "John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher, political economist, politician, and civil servant. One of the most-influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century" by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, he conceived of liberty as justifying the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control." (Wikipedia).

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  • SUPERB IN FULL GEORGIAN STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Paradise Lost by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    Paradise Lost

    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.

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  • SUPERB EDWARDIAN FULL CALF FROM EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD'S LIBRARY
    The Reign of Queen Anne. by McCARTHY, Justin
    McCARTHY, Justin
    The Reign of Queen Anne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb Edwardian full calf with gilt raised bands, smart twin labels and intricate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. From the library of Evelyn de Rothschild and with his bookplate.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN HALF MOROCCO
    Lives of British Statesmen. by MACDIARMID, John
    MACDIARMID, John
    Lives of British Statesmen.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1807. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A superb copy in Georgian half morocco. With gilt bands and very ornate gilt centre tooling, typical of the period. With 4 engraved portraits. With the bookplate of Stewart, Lord Londonderry. 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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  • CELEBRATED HISTORY IN SMART HALF MOROCCO
    The Life of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort. by MARTIN, Sir Theodore
    MARTIN, Sir Theodore
    The Life of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 5 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A smart half morocco binding with gilt raised bands and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. With the armorial bookplate of Farnham of Quorn of Quorn Hall. Embellished with portraits and views. Some light rubbing, otherwise a fine set of this celebrated Life of H.R.H. Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria.

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  • REMARKABLE COPY OF THIS SCARCE TITLE
    Picturesque Views of Ramsgate by MOSES, Henry
    MOSES, Henry
    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.

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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CALF BY MORRELL
    The Creevey Papers. A Selection from the Correspondence & Diaries of the Late Thomas Creevey, M.P. Born 1768 – Died 1838. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    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.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race. by MÜLLER, C. O.
    MÜLLER, C. O.
    The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race.

    London: John Murray, 1839. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A most good looking full early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. Embossed gilt 'Rugby School' on the upper boards and a neat ink presentation inscription on the first blank. With 2 rather large hand coloured maps. A splendid example of the second, revised edition.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN A MOST HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BINDING
    A History of the Four Georges. by McCARTHY, Justin
    McCARTHY, Justin
    A History of the Four Georges.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A most elegant set in half straight grain morocco with wide gilt bands, ornate centre tools within gilt framed panels. Gilt top edges. A celebrated history of the first 4 king Georges from the library of Alfred de Rothschild.

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  • FOULIS PRINTING IN FINE 18TH CENTURY FULL CALF
    Paradise Lost; Paradise Regain'd;Samson Agonistes; Comus; Poems on Several Occasions Etc.. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    Paradise Lost; Paradise Regain'd;Samson Agonistes; Comus; Poems on Several Occasions Etc..

    Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1771-1772. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A Charming set in 18th century calf, in excellent condition with raised bands, gilt fillets and fine labels. Pink speckled edges. A slight nick to the head cap of the first volume and scuffs to a couple raised bands, overall a fine set. The first 2 volumes contain Paradise Lost, the remaining titles are found in the second 2 volumes.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN HALF CALF OF A VERY SCARCE WORK
    The Young Rifleman's Comrade: a Narrative of his Military Adventures, Captivity, and Shipwreck. by MÄMPEL, Johan Christian
    MÄMPEL, Johan Christian
    The Young Rifleman's Comrade: a Narrative of his Military Adventures, Captivity, and Shipwreck.

    London : Henry Colburn, 1826. Half Calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very scarce work in a splendid half pink calf from the library of Lord Londonderry, but without his bookplate. Speckled pink edges. With gilt bands and a striking blind centre tool. Translated from the German, this is a terrific tale of adventure and travels of a young soldier just after the French Revolution. Other than a nasty scuff to the centre of the lower board, in lovely condition.

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  • NAPOLEONIC MEMOIRS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Mémoires du Général Baron de Marbot. by MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcelin, Général
    MARBOT, Jean-Baptiste Antoine Marcelin, Général
    Mémoires du Général Baron de Marbot.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1892. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Birdsall with wide gilt raised bands and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Decorative gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispieces. The binding is sound and highly decorative on the shelf with no splitting but there is heavy rubbing and scuffing to the edges. Monogram and coronet on the bookplate. Marbot is celebrated for his memoirs depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz before serving in the Peninsular War under Marshals Jean Lannes and André Masséna. He then showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian…

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    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1892. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Birdsall with wide gilt raised bands and very ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Decorative gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Frontispieces. The binding is sound and highly decorative on the shelf with no splitting but there is heavy rubbing and scuffing to the edges. Monogram and coronet on the bookplate. Marbot is celebrated for his memoirs depicting the Napoleonic age of warfare. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Austerlitz before serving in the Peninsular War under Marshals Jean Lannes and André Masséna. He then showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian campaign of 1812. After taking part in the Battle of Waterloo alongside Emperor Napoleon I he served a period of exile before returning he was promoted to the rank of maréchal de camp (brigadier general) under King Louis Philippe I. In the original French.

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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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  • A SPLENDID SET OF THIS AMUSING BIOGRAPHY
    Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian. by MATHEWS, Mrs. Anne Jackson
    MATHEWS, Mrs. Anne Jackson
    Memoirs of Charles Mathews, Comedian.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very good looking full Victorian calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edges. With the bookplate of Charles B. Cochran, the English theatrical producer. Embellished with 16 engraved plates, many folding. The life and career of Charles Mathews, celebrated English theatre manager and comic actor in theatre and entertainment in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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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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  • 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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