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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE VOLUME IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Les Plaisirs de l’Amour. (The Pleasures of Love).
    Les Plaisirs de l’Amour. (The Pleasures of Love).

    Paris: Chez Apollon, au Mont-Parnasse, 1782. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Zaehnsdorf, one of the greatest London bookbinders. with gilt raised bands and splendid rococo gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. An engraved frontispiece and 17 further full page engravings. A charming 18th century anthology of French tales and poems.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN WONDERFUL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena). by POLYBIUS
    POLYBIUS
    The Histories. (Historian at Sozomen/ Historion ta Sozomena).

    Amsterdam: Johannis van Someren, 1670. 3 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. A wonderful set in a full crushed morocco, unsigned but possibly by Clarke at the beginning of the 19th century. With raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Fine engraved title pages to the first 2 volumes. In the original Greek. Slightly faded spines but still a splendid set which describes the rise of the Roman Republic to the status of dominance in the ancient Mediterranean world. Famously it includes Polybius's eyewitness account of the Sack of Carthage and Corinth in 146 BC and the Roman annexation of the mainland Greece after the Achaean War.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Queen Anne. by PAUL, Herbert
    PAUL, Herbert
    Queen Anne.

    Paris, London & New York: Goupil & Co, 1906. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A splendid binding by Gruel with raised bands and simple yet elegant gilt framed panels, boards and dentelles. Top edge gilt. Limited to just 200 copies of which this is number 11 printed on Japanese paper with the plates in duplicate. Fine colour frontispiece.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN EXTRAORDINARY HALF CALF
    Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829. by A German Prince (PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Herman Ludwig Heinrich von). AUSTIN, Sarah (Translated into English by)
    A German Prince (PUCKLER-MUSKAU, Herman Ludwig Heinrich von). AUSTIN, Sarah (Translated into English by)
    Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1828 & 1829.

    London: Effingham Wilson, 1832. 4 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. An extraordinary and most attractive half calf of the period with eccentric gilt tooling on the 'flat back' spine. Blue speckled edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. In 1828 Prince Puckler-Muskau came to England to restore his diminished fortune by marrying an English heiress. This and his subsequent adventures shocked his friends, led to a successful marriage and inspired a passionate admirer, Sarah Austen to translate the Diary into English.

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  • HALF CALF BY SIMIER
    Histoire de La Revolution de Mil Huit Cent Trente by PETIT, M.
    PETIT, M.
    Histoire de La Revolution de Mil Huit Cent Trente

    Paris: L'Auteur, 1831. Half calf, 19 inches tall. An elegant binding by Simier, with his ticket. I very wide raised band and superb gilt tooling to the spine. 40 full page lithographs. Some Foxing. A neat ink owners inscription at Hickstead Place on the first blank.The ticket states 'Simier, Relieur du Roi, Rue St Honore 152, a Paris'. Binder to the King, Simier's "variety and and technique were superb; he had no superior and few rivals during his career" ( Ramsden's French Bookbinders 1789-1848 ).

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Whole Book of Psalms by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    The Whole Book of Psalms

    London: Printed by Charles Rivington for the Company of Stationers, 1772. Full calf, 8.25 inches tall. A pristine copy in full calf with gilt raised bands, boldly gilt tooled panels and the boards framed by a gilt roll. All edges gilt. Armorial bookplate. Internally spotless with wide margins.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Le Rime del Petrarca. by PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    PETRARCA, Francesco (PETRARCH)
    Le Rime del Petrarca.

    Londra (London): Presso C. Corrall A Spesi di G. Pickering, 1822. Full crushed morocco 3.25 inches tall. An exquisite binding of the highest quality with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. One of the beautifully printed works from Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics'.

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  • THE PSALMS BELONGING TO LIVERPOOL TRADER AND MAYOR 1773-1774
    PSALMS. New Version of the Psalms of David.
    PSALMS. New Version of the Psalms of David.

    London: Company of Stationers, 1771. Crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid provenance on this lovely 18th century binding with raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. A nicely decorated gilt panel on the upper board declares this to be the property of John Parr Esquire, Mayor (of Liverpool) 1773. Bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1779 on the first blank stating that the book is a gift from John Parr to his daughter Mary who has written her name on the title page.
    John Parr was a very wealthy Liverpool merchant who was involved with the Atlantic trade with the East Coast of the United States and specifically the slave and tobacco…

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    London: Company of Stationers, 1771. Crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid provenance on this lovely 18th century binding with raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. A nicely decorated gilt panel on the upper board declares this to be the property of John Parr Esquire, Mayor (of Liverpool) 1773. Bookplate and neat ink inscription dated 1779 on the first blank stating that the book is a gift from John Parr to his daughter Mary who has written her name on the title page.
    John Parr was a very wealthy Liverpool merchant who was involved with the Atlantic trade with the East Coast of the United States and specifically the slave and tobacco trades. The volume is quite stained on the edges but is firm has no splitting or loss.

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  • FINE EDITION OF AESOPIC FABLES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Fabulae (Fables). by PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    PHAEDRI (Gaius Julius Phaedrus)
    Fabulae (Fables).

    Paris: Joseph Barbou, 1754. Full calf, 6.25 inches tall. A superb early nineteenth century binding possibly by White, with gilt raised bands, delightful dense pomegranate gilt tooling to the panels, double gilt fillet framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby sale of 29th April 1852. Engraved frontispiece. Phaedrus was a 1st century A.D. Roman fabulist, now known to be the first writer to compile entire books of fables, retelling the tales of Aesop. A wonderful copy in the original Latin.

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  • FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    La Maison. The History of Prunier’s. by PRUNIER, Madame (Simone)
    PRUNIER, Madame (Simone)
    La Maison. The History of Prunier’s.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1957. Full crushed morocco, 8.5 inches tall. An elegant binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin fillets framing the panels and boards, label, gilt dentelles and all edges. The first edition inscribed by the author 'With my respects to your Royal Highness (The Duke of Gloucester)...' From the library of Kensington Palace. La Maison Prunier was opened in Paris in 1872 and moved to St. James's in 1934. Famed for its fish dishes and a regular haunt of Edward Prince of Wales and Wallis Simpson it closed in 1976.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL MOROCCO BY ALLO
    Recueil de Poésies Fugitives et Contes Nouveaux. by PIIS Pierre-Antoine-Augustin de
    PIIS Pierre-Antoine-Augustin de
    Recueil de Poésies Fugitives et Contes Nouveaux.

    Londres: (Cazin), 1784. Full morocco, 5.25 inches tall. A fabulous little binding of the highest quality by the great Parisian binder Paul Charles Allo. One of the celebrated editions of Cazin. With the red leather bookplate of Leon Rattier. A superb example in pristine condition.

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  • SWEDISH PSALMS IN DELIGHTFUL CLASPED FULL PAINTED VELLUM
    Swenska Psalmboken (Bound with) Evangelii – Boken. by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    Swenska Psalmboken (Bound with) Evangelii – Boken.

    Stockholm: Bectman, 1848. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A delightful little binding with embossed and hand painted decoration to the spine and boards. Note the kissing cupids atop the heart. Fully working brass clasps on vellum tags. Gauffered edges.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN TALL HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Henry VIII. by POLLARD, A.F.
    POLLARD, A.F.
    Henry VIII.

    London, Paris and New York: Goupil, 1902. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A handsome half crushed morocco by Wood with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and top edge. From a limited edition of 1050 copies on fine paper. Colour frontispiece. light foxing and fading to the cloth foredge. Classic biography in deluxe limited edition beautifully printed by Goupil in Paris.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    PAROISSIEN ROMAIN. Tres Complet.
    PAROISSIEN ROMAIN. Tres Complet.

    Tours: Maison Alfred Mame et fils, c.1900. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A delightful little set in full crushed morocco with gilt bands, gilt tooling to the panels, twin labels, charming gilt rolls and swags framing the boards. Watered silk endpapers and all edges gilt. With no inscriptions, a pristine set of these devotional works with their original box.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    Archaeologia Graeca, Or the Antiquities of Greece by POTTER, John
    POTTER, John
    Archaeologia Graeca, Or the Antiquities of Greece

    Edinburgh: Sterling, 1818. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Full speckled calf with multiple gilt bands, twin labels and very delicate centre tools typical of this regency style. With plates and folding map. A lovely copy.

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  • The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    The Works of Peter Pindar.

    London: John Walker, 1794. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive Georgian full tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf is framed with a gilt Greek roll. Yellow edges. Loss to one headcap, some rubbing and occasional superficial loss of leather to a long defunct insect, but still a fine looking set of the poetical works of this great satirist.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    History of The Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. by PRESCOTT, William
    PRESCOTT, William
    History of The Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the panels. First Edition. Internally very clean excepting the portraits which have marginal stains. A superb set of this famous history.

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  • FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH FINE FOREDGE
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins… by PSALMS,
    PSALMS,
    The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins…

    London: Company of Stationers, 1787. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, charming cherub centre tools, simple gilt rolls framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. A beautiful foredge of an English cathedral. A lovely copy with no splitting.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Regulations and Establishment of the Household of Henry Algernon Percy, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland at His Castles of Wresill and Lekinfield in Yorkshire. Begun Anno Domini MDXII by PERCY, Bishop Thomas
    PERCY, Bishop Thomas
    The Regulations and Establishment of the Household of Henry Algernon Percy, the Fifth Earl of Northumberland at His Castles of Wresill and Lekinfield in Yorkshire. Begun Anno Domini MDXII

    London: William Pickering, 1827. 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 ANTHOLOGY IN PRISTINE FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Golden Treasury. (First and Second series). by PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    The Golden Treasury. (First and Second series).

    London: MacMillan, 1900 & 1908. 2 volumes, 6 inches tall. A beautiful and pristine set in a full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. A delightful set of this classic anthology of English poems and songs.

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