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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FINELY GILT TOOLED CALF
    A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont ........ Illustrative of Events from 1685 to 1750. by MARCHMOUNT, Earls of.
    MARCHMOUNT, Earls of.
    A Selection from the Papers of the Earls of Marchmont ........ Illustrative of Events from 1685 to 1750.

    London: John Murray, 1831. 3 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Full early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are marked and scuffed but with no splitting. A rather splendid, though somewhat worn set of this important and scarce work.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    The Story of San Michele. by MUNTHE, Axel
    MUNTHE, Axel
    The Story of San Michele.

    London: John Murray, 1936. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full morocco presentation binding by Bayntun. With gilt raised bands and very fine gilt interlacing geometric tooling to the panels and boards. Very slight fading to the spine. Wide, decorated dentelles and all edges gilt. With a leather bookplate commemorating the opening of North Finchley Library in 1936. The first edition of the Illustrated Edition of this hugely popular work, set on the island of Capri and first published in 1929.

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  • CHARMING ANECDOTAL WORK IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Sporting Scenes and Country Characters. by MARTINDALE (WHITE, Charles)
    MARTINDALE (WHITE, Charles)
    Sporting Scenes and Country Characters.

    London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Full morocco, 8 1/4 inches tall. A really splendid binding by TOUT with raised bands, classic hunting gilt centre tools within a cartouche and delicate gilt borders. Similar exquisite gilt tooling and quadruple fillets frame the boards. Fine woodcuts throughout. Slight marking to the boards, overall a lovely copy.

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  • A FINE EDITION IN A SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY J. WRIGHT
    Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance.

    London: Longman, Orme, Brown, green & Longmans, 1838. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A terrific full morocco binding by J. Wright of Noel Street, Soho, who was one of the greatest London book binders of the period. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt tooling to the panels, flamboyant gilt tooling in the French style to the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With splendid full page engravings under the supervision of Charles Heath. With the leather bookplate of W.A.Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey which has somehow adhered to the free endpaper tearing a small section away. Dublin born poet Thomas Moore is today mostly remembered for his Irish Melodies.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    History, Philosophically Illustrated, from The Fall of the Roman Empire, To the French Revolution. by MILLER, George
    MILLER, George
    History, Philosophically Illustrated, from The Fall of the Roman Empire, To the French Revolution.

    London: Bohn, 1849. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and finely gilt tooled panels. A handsome set, clean inside and out.

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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 risqué 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED IN FINE HALF MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    In the Footprints of Charles Lamb. by MARTIN, Benjamin Ellis
    MARTIN, Benjamin Ellis
    In the Footprints of Charles Lamb.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1891. Half morocco, 9 inches tall. A very fine half crushed morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and superb gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Embellished with 16 charming views of Old London by Herbert Railton and John Fulleylove. A further 50 engravings have been added. A unique copy of this delightful work.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION WITH COLOURED PLATES IN HALF MOROCCO
    D'Horsay or The Follies of the Day by MILLS, John. A Man of Fashion
    MILLS, John. A Man of Fashion
    D'Horsay or The Follies of the Day

    London: Doewney & Co., 1902. Half morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. Half straight grain morocco binding by L. Broca, one of the finest and most interesting binders of his day. With gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edge. This deluxe reprint is limited to 100 copies, of which this is numbered 83 and has the 12 plates and engraved title page hand coloured. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A satire on English society and specifically the Count d'Orsay. A lovely copy.

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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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  • 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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  • SUPERB COPY OF THE FIRST FRENCH EDITION
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies) by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Les Amours des Anges, et Les Melodies Irlandaises. (Irish Melodies)

    Paris: Chez Chasseriau, 1823. Full straight grain morocco, 8 inches tall. Gilt raised bands, titles, fine gilt floral panels, gilt and blind tooled boards, dentelles and pink endpapers. All edges gilt. Portrait. A very elegant copy in pristine condition.

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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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  • 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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  • RATHER SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Poems Written in Early Youth, Poems from 'Modern Love' and Scattered Poems. by MEREDITH, George
    MEREDITH, George
    Poems Written in Early Youth, Poems from 'Modern Love' and Scattered Poems.

    London: Constable and Company, 1909. Full morocco, 7 3/4 inches tall. A very neat binding by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, framed gilt panels and ornate gilt tooling to the boards within a series of gilt fillet panels. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Before establishing himself as a very successful novelist Meredith's first emphasis was as a romantic poet, Oscar Wilde described his poetry as "chaos illumined by brilliant flashes of lightning".

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  • EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN ELEGANT FULL CALF
    Dean Swift and his Writings. by MORIARTY, Gerald P.
    MORIARTY, Gerald P.
    Dean Swift and his Writings.

    London: Seeley and Co., 1893. Full calf, 8 inches tall. An elegant full calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Triple gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Extra-illustrated with 51 engraved plates showing the life of Jonathan Swift, the Dublin born satirist, author and Anglican Cleric, Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, hence "Dean Swift", most famous today as the author of 'Gulliver's Travels', first published in 1726. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A superb copy of this literary biography.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Sportsman’s Library. by MILLS, John
    MILLS, John
    The Sportsman’s Library.

    Edinburgh: Tait, 1845. Full morocco, gilt, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid binding with gilt raised bands, 'hunting, shooting and fishing' centre tools to the panels and large gilt devices to the boards framed within gilt fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. With 10 fine lithographs. Spine slightly faded and light foxing to the portrait. Neat ink inscription '.........on leaving Eton 1857' on first blank.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1901. Full Morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid full terracotta crushed morocco by Hatchards with raised bands and classic gilt framed panels and boards with triple dot corner tools and triple inked Aldine leaf clusters terminating the bands. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A superb copy of one of Humphrey's fine printings on handmade paper.

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