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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Henry VIII by POLLARD, A.F.
    POLLARD, A.F.
    Henry VIII

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co., 1902. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Zaehnsdorf for Wm. Brown in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 250 copies on Japanese paper with a duplicate series of plates, of which this is number 16. Armorial bookplate. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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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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  • 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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  • NEAT FULL MOROCCO BY MORRELL
    The Prose Tales of Alexander Poushkin. by POUSHKIN (PUSHKIN), Alexander.
    POUSHKIN (PUSHKIN), Alexander.
    The Prose Tales of Alexander Poushkin.

    London: G. Bell, 1926. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A neat little volume of these great tales by one of the greatest Russian writers, translated into English by T. Keane. A fine binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, splendid tooling to the panels and framing the boards. A slight stain to the foot of the upper board not effecting the shape or interior. Gilt dentelles and top edge.

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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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  • DELIGHTFUL AND SCARCE EDITION IN SPARKLING LATER FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe. by POE, Edgar Allan
    POE, Edgar Allan
    The Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

    London: Charles Griffin and Company, 1852. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A simple but elegant binding by Bayntun Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The 'Complete Edition' with fine engraved illustrations. A splendid copy of this delightful and scarce edition of these brilliant, haunting poems.

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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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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    Selected Poems; The Spirit of Music; On a Field Azure. by PASTERNAK, Boris; BLOK, Alexander; REMIZOV, Alexey.
    PASTERNAK, Boris; BLOK, Alexander; REMIZOV, Alexey.
    Selected Poems; The Spirit of Music; On a Field Azure.

    London: Lindsay Drummond, 1946. 3 volumes bound in 1, 7inches tall. A superb little binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels. A strip of slight fading from the sun on the lower board abutting the spine. Gilt top edge. Three of Lindsay Drummond's collections of Russian short stories and poetry, (together with the other 2 volumes we have in stock the total published). Decorated with splendid cuts by Donia Nacshshen. A unique collection in a fine binding.

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  • UNIQUE COLLECTION IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    Tales of Bielkin; Poems; The Seven who were Hanged. by PUSHKIN, Alexander; LERMONTOV Michail; TYUTCHEV, Fyodor; ANDREYEV, Leonid.
    PUSHKIN, Alexander; LERMONTOV Michail; TYUTCHEV, Fyodor; ANDREYEV, Leonid.
    Tales of Bielkin; Poems; The Seven who were Hanged.

    London: Lindsay Drummond, 1947. 3 volumes bound in 1, 7inches tall. A superb little binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edge. A strip of slight fading from the sun on the lower board abutting the spine. Three of Lindsay Drummond's collections of Russian short stories and poetry (together with the other 2 volumes we have in stock the total published). Decorated with splendid cuts by Donia Nacshshen. A unique collection of some of the finest short stories and poetry in World literature.

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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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  • SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF BY RIVIERE
    Everybody's Pepys. The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669. by PEPYS, Samuel
    PEPYS, Samuel
    Everybody's Pepys. The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669.

    London: G. Bell, 1927. Full calf, 7.75 inches tall. A superb full straight grain calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels, very fine gilt tooled panels, dentelles and all edges. Double gilt fillets and roll frame a handsome bewigged bust of Pepys on the boards. With 60 splendid illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

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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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