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  • PRIVATELY PRINTED MEMOIRS IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes. by ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    ROQUELAURE, Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de
    The secret Memoirs of the Duc de Roquelaure written by Himself, now for the first Time completely translated into English in four Volumes.

    London: (Leonard Smithers) Privately Printed, 1896-1897. 4 Volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Superbly bound by Nichols in full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt, the other edges untrimmed. 'This edition is strictly limited to 1000 numbered copies, 500 of which are for America'. This copy unnumbered. A fascinating work by the team of Leonard Smithers and Harry Sidney Nichols, celebrated printers and publishers of erotic and pornographic volumes.

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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon. by BAYLE, St. John (translator)
    BAYLE, St. John (translator)
    The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon.

    London: Samuel Bagster, 1902. 4 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A beautifully bound set by Bumpus with a single gilt raised band and decorative rococo style gilt tooling to the spine, twin gilt rolls framing the straight grain morocco, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each volume has a portrait and an armorial bookplate. A splendid set of the Memoirs of this great diplomat and soldier from the reign of Louis XIV, in English.

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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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  • CLASSIC WORK IN EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time. by WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A striking set in half green early Victorian calf with gilt bands and contrasting red labels. Red speckled edges. The splendid armorial bookplate of Lord Londonderry. A fascinating memoir decorated with 6 full page engraved portraits.

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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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  • GREAT DIARIST'S WORK IN FULL CALF BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852 by GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    GREVILLE, Charles C.F.
    A Journal of the Reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1852

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1885. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edges. This work, complete in itself, constitutes the second part of Lord Greville's Memoirs which covers the first half of Queen Victoria's reign. A Handsome set.

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  • BEST EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. by WRAXALL, William
    WRAXALL, William
    Historical Memoirs of My Own Time.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1815. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and rather splendid full calf with twin raised bands, blind tooled panels and exceptionally bright labels. Portrait. Pink edges. Slight fading and rubbing but very solid. The first and best edition, in subsequent edition the libellous passages were removed. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. 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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  • 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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  • SCARCE TITLE IN SPLENDID HALF VELLUM
    Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opinions. by HAWKINS, Laetitia-Matilda
    HAWKINS, Laetitia-Matilda
    Memoirs, Anecdotes, Facts, and Opinions.

    London: Longman et al., 1824. 2 volume set, 8 inches tall. An elegant binding with gilt bands, twin labels, gilt centre tools and the gilt monogram of Lord Londonderry in the top panel. Pink speckled edges. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. 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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  • A SUPERB REGENCY HALF CALF
    Memoirs of Horatio, Lord Walpole, selected from his correspondence and papers, and connected with the history of the times, from 1678 to 1757. Illustrated with portraits. Second edition. Corrected and enlarged. by [WALPOLE.] COXE, William.
    [WALPOLE.] COXE, William.
    Memoirs of Horatio, Lord Walpole, selected from his correspondence and papers, and connected with the history of the times, from 1678 to 1757. Illustrated with portraits. Second edition. Corrected and enlarged.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. 2 vols., 8vo (8½" tall). Half calf with gilt bands on spine. Twin green and black labels with unusual gilt banner motif, gilt patterned tooling to panels. Marbled boards.

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  • STUNNING CRUSHED MOROCCO BINDING
    Memoires of Count Grammont. by GRAMMONT, Count (HAMILTON, Anthony)
    GRAMMONT, Count (HAMILTON, Anthony)
    Memoires of Count Grammont.

    London: Chatto and Windus, 1876. Crushed olive morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Sotheran with gilt raised bands, titles, dentelles, all edges and dense extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards. An edition edited and with notes by Sir Walter Scott. Illustrated with 64 full page engravings. Some foxing, in particular to the prelims. A stunning copy.

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  • HANDSOME FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries. by ALBERMARLE, George Thomas, Earl of
    ALBERMARLE, George Thomas, Earl of
    Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1852. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved portrait. Ink owner's inscriptions to the first blanks.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay. by BURNEY, Frances, Madame D'Arblay
    BURNEY, Frances, Madame D'Arblay
    Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay.

    London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co, 1893. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. Bound with gilt raised bands, floral gilt centre tooling and gilt top edges. Fanny Burney was a celebrated English satirical novelist, diarist and playwright.

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  • CELEBRATED HISTORY IN FULL GEORGIAN DICED CALF
    AIKIN, Lucy – Memoirs of the Court of King James the First.
    AIKIN, Lucy – Memoirs of the Court of King James the First.

    London: Longman et al, 1822. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid Georgian full diced calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Armorial bookplate and early ink inscription at head of the title page. Foxing to, and offsetting from the 2 engraved frontispieces. Lord Macaulay was a great admirer of Lucy Aikin and singled out this title for especial praise.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808. by REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808.

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1880. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome set with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' gilt centre tools and all edges gilt. The spine is slightly faded to a rich brown. Light foxing, particularly on the preliminaries. An elegant set of these celebrated memoirs of this great French lady of letters.

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN HALF MOROCCO
    Grammont’s Memoirs of the Court of Charles The Second by HAMILTON, Anthony
    HAMILTON, Anthony
    Grammont’s Memoirs of the Court of Charles The Second

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. Half morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A fine binding by Sawyer with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels, title and top edge. From the 'The Royal Library Historical Series'. This is a very elegant example of one of Humphreys' finely printed works on handmade paper in absolutely pristine condition.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF CALF AND INTERESTING PAPER ON BOARDS
    Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Philip Sidney by ZOUCH, Thomas
    ZOUCH, Thomas
    Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Sir Philip Sidney

    York: Payne, Mawman and Wilson, 1808. Half Calf 11 inches tall. A handsome binding with wide gilt raised bands and pink speckled edges. Fine Portrait. Some foxing to the preliminaries. 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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  • CLASSIC MEMOIRS IN FULL MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Count Grammont. by HAMILTON, Anthony
    HAMILTON, Anthony
    Memoirs of Count Grammont.

    London: Nimmo, 1885. 2 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. Full crushed morocco by Ramage, one of the great binders of the period. A smart, though simple, binding with gilt raised bands, gilt framed panels and boards. Gilt top edges and dentelles. Slightly rubbed. Armorial bookplates. With 64 portraits, engraved by Edward Scriven.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN CHARMING CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Ninon de Lenclos. by LENCLOS, Anne de
    LENCLOS, Anne de
    Ninon de Lenclos.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1904. Full crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A delightful binding in full terracotta crushed morocco, with raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and distinctive gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Finely printed on hand made paper. Some rubbing and slight wear to the upper joint. Lenclos is celebrated for her charm, wit, intellect and for her liaisons with many of the most distinguished men of the day. Her salon was frequented, amongst others, by La Fontaine, Racine and Moliere.

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  • CHARMING LITTLE HALF CALF SET OF THIS RARE TITLE
    Memoires D’Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse-D’Orleans by D’ ORLEANS, Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse
    D’ ORLEANS, Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse
    Memoires D’Elisabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse-D’Orleans

    Bruxelles: Cautaerts, 1827. 2 volume set, 6 inches tall. Half calf with wide raised bands, twin labels and attractive gilt tooled panels. In excellent condition with an armorial bookplate. A fascinating work, rarely found.

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