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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID EDWARDIAN TREE CALF
    Oeuvres Complètes de Molière. by MOLIÈRE
    MOLIÈRE
    Oeuvres Complètes de Molière.

    Paris: Combet, c. 1910. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Splendid Edwardian tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. A gilt fillet frames the tree calf and Eton prize block of the boards. Each work is preceded by an engraved plate. Eton prize bookplate dated 1912. With a life of Molière by Voltaire. A handsome, heavy set. In the original French.

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  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PARIS PRINTING IN FULL ROAN
    The Works of Thomas Moore, Esq. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The Works of Thomas Moore, Esq.

    Paris: Printed by Fain, 1821. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A scarce Paris English language edition of these influential and popular works in full roan with gilt bands, twin labels and distinctive gilt tooling to the panels including a roll of vines at the tail. Bumped corners and a couple of nicks on the head caps. Thomas Moore was an Irish writer, poet, and lyricist famed for his Irish Melodies.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CREAM CALF
    Poems. by MONTGOMERY, James
    MONTGOMERY, James
    Poems.

    London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1860. Full calf, 9 inches tall. An unusual cream calf with raised gilt bands and extra gilt panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and edges. 100 fine engraved vignettes by John Gilbert, Birket Foster et al.. An interesting example of these heavy ornate Victorian bindings.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN HALF MOROCCO BY BIRDSALL
    Reynard the Fox or The Ghost Heath Run. by MASEFIELD, John
    MASEFIELD, John
    Reynard the Fox or The Ghost Heath Run.

    London Heinemann, 1921. Half morocco, 10 inches tall. Splendid half crushed morocco by Birdsall with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edge. Some marks to the spine. With a colour frontispiece, 3 further colour plates and 12 full page black and white plates by G. D. Armour.

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  • ELEGANT COPY IN GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang. by MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang.

    Paris: Baudouin Fréres, 1824. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. an elegant volume in a neat half vellum binding with gilt pallets and centre tools and contrasting green label. With the bookplate of Vane 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. Engraved frontispiece. Following the revolution, Antoine, the younger brother of the last King of France, fled France and died in exile in England. In the original French.

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  • GOOD LOOKING EDWARDIAN HALF NAVY BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Sailor King. William the fourth, His Court and Subjects. by MOLLOY, Fitzgerald
    MOLLOY, Fitzgerald
    The Sailor King. William the fourth, His Court and Subjects.

    London: Hutchinson, 1903. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A good looking half navy blue crushed morocco with wide raised bands and simple but pleasing gilt pallets framing the panels. Gilt top edges. Full page plates.

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  • ITALIAN POETRY IN FULL VELLUM
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia by MATHIAS, Thomas James
    MATHIAS, Thomas James
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia

    apoli, Presso Agnello Nobile, 1819. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full vellum with gilt bands and twin labels. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces. The tiny blue ticket of P. Rolandl, foreign bookseller of Berners St.. Some marking to the boards but overall a fine set. Including examples of the poetry of Dante, Petrach, Tasso up to Metastasio and De'Coletti, selected by the Englishman, Mathias.

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  • SIGNED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Casanova by MASTERS, John
    MASTERS, John
    Casanova

    London: The Arcadia Press, 1970. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A stylish binding by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt title, dentelles and all edges. With a design on the upper boards with red and green onlays. Deluxe edition signed by the author and limited to 265 copies.With colour plates throughout.

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  • 2 FIRST EDITIONS IN HANDSOME FULL CALF
    Anne Boleyn; The Fall of Jerusalem. by MILMAN, Henry Hart
    MILMAN, Henry Hart
    Anne Boleyn; The Fall of Jerusalem.

    London: John Murray, 1826; 1820. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive early 19th century binding with wide raised bands, label and extra gilt panels. Early ink owner's signatures on the first blank and half title. The text block of the first title is clean, that of the second foxed. Both plays are first editions.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    The Inner Beauty. Silence. The Invisible Goodness. by MAETERLINCK, Maurice
    MAETERLINCK, Maurice
    The Inner Beauty. Silence. The Invisible Goodness.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1912. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful little volume bound for Hatchards of Piccadilly with raised bands, blind tooling over the shoulders and gilt tittles and floral brackets on the spine and upper board. Three tales finely printed on hand made paper, top edge gilt, the rest untrimmed, by Humhpreys.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SMART EDWARDIAN TREE CALF
    The Rise of the Dutch Republic. by MOTLEY, John Lothrop
    MOTLEY, John Lothrop
    The Rise of the Dutch Republic.

    London: Bickers, 1899. Tree Calf, 9 inches tall. A very smart Edwardian tree calf with gilt raised bands, label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the tree calf and prize blocks. Single volume edition of this classic history of The Dutch Republic.

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  • SPLENDID FULL REGENCY CALF
    Practical Piety. by MORE, Hannah
    MORE, Hannah
    Practical Piety.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1811. 2 volumes bound in 1, complete, 8 1/4 inches tall. Full Regency calf with wide blind tooled raised bands and ornate gilt and blind panels. A series of blind and gilt fillets and rolls frame the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Benj. Philpot Chr. Coll. Cant. Soc. , the neat ink inscription 'Gustavus Wulff from B. Philpot 1832' on the first blank and a partly obscured neat ink inscription at the head of the title page. Some rubbing and marking but still an interesting binding.

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  • STUNNING PRIZE BINDING
    Three Centuries of English Poetry (Being Selections From Chaucer to Herrick) by MASSON, Rosaline Orme
    MASSON, Rosaline Orme
    Three Centuries of English Poetry (Being Selections From Chaucer to Herrick)

    London: Macmillan, 1894. Full tree calf by Morley of Oxford, 7 inches tall. A spectacularly attractive example of full tree calf prize binding. With gilt raised bands, triple labels, fine gilt floral tooling to the panels, a fine gilt roll framing the tree calf on the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With an armorial gilt prize block on the boards and prize label on the pastedown end paper. A charming anthology of Engllish verse in a pristine tree calf.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED MOROCCO COPY
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry. by MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry.

    London: Routledge, 1872. Full red morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A heavy Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, title, dentelles and all edges and splendid gilt tooling to the panels and boards. An excellent anthology of English poetry from the perspective of the time. With illustrations by Millais, Gilbert, Tenniel, Birket Foster and others. An owners name on the paste down endpaper has been crossed out and there is some foxing to the blanks, otherwise clean.

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  • GREAT HISTORY IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of England. by MACAULAY, Lord
    MACAULAY, Lord
    The History of England.

    London: Longmans et al, 1873. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A most attractive classic Victorian by Riviere in full calf with gilt raised bands, fine floral tooling to the panels and twin labels. Gilt prize inscription on upper board of volume 1.

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  • SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Touraine And Its Story. by MACDONELL, Anne
    MACDONELL, Anne
    Touraine And Its Story.

    London: Dent, n.d. c.1905. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco by Bumpus, gilt raised bands, panels, titles, dentelles and all edges. A splendid copy of this fascinating volume with 50 full page colour illustrations and many black and white in the text. Foxing to the first few blanks and then clean from the half title. Ink inscription on the first blank.

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  • PRETTY SET IN QUARTER CALF
    La Vie de Marianne, ou les Avantures de Madame la Comtesse de ***. by MARIVAUX, Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De
    MARIVAUX, Pierre Carlet De Chamblain De
    La Vie de Marianne, ou les Avantures de Madame la Comtesse de ***.

    London: (a Londres), 1788. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A most attractive set in 18th century quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and simple gilt centre tools to the panels. Bumped tips of the boards.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Minor Poems of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Minor Poems of John Milton.

    London: George Bell, 1898. Half morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A simple yet pleasing binding by MacMillan & Bowes with raised bands and gilt title and all edges. A scarce edition profusely illustrated throughout by A. Garth Jones.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN CONTEMPORARY FULL MOROCCO
    Lives of British Physicians. by MACMICHAEL, William
    MACMICHAEL, William
    Lives of British Physicians.

    London: John Murray, 1830. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A charming little binding with gilt raised bands, blind pallets to the panels and a single fillet and wide blind roll framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. 4 engraved portraits.
    With bookseller's label 'Sold by Wallason Bookseller &c 31 New Bond Street', and bookplate of Charles Anderson-Pelham (1781-1846), 1st Earl of Yarborough, of Appuldurcombe House, Isle of Wight.

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  • DELIGHTFUL ANTHOLOGY OF FRENCH VERSE IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    La Lyre Française. by MASSON, Gustave
    MASSON, Gustave
    La Lyre Française.

    London: Macmillan, 1867. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. An elegant binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt centre tools to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Two bookplates. An anthology of French poetry with the verse in the original French and the preface and notes in English. A delightful volume.

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