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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.More details Price: £1,500.00
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.More details Price: £1,500.00
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.More details Price: £1,250.00
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.More details Price: £950.00
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 ).More details Price: £600.00
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.More details Price: £600.00
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'.More details Price: £500.00
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.(more)
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…
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.(less)
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.More details Price: £500.00
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.More details Price: £480.00
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.More details Price: £450.00
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.More details Price: £450.00
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.More details Price: £425.00
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.More details Price: £400.00
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.More details Price: £400.00
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.
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.
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.
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.More details Price: £375.00
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.More details Price: £350.00
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.More details Price: £350.00