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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN LITERATURE IN SPARKLING FULL CALF
    The Works of Thomas Carlyle. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    The Works of Thomas Carlyle.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1894. 20 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. Classic Victorian Literature in a Classic Victorian full calf. The binding is in sparkling condition with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a floral gilt fillet around a gilt embossed Wellington College block. Prize bookplate for Wellington College. Portrait. The first volume has the following inscription above the block: 'Presented in the name of The Prince Consort By H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught". The second volume's inscription reads:"The Legacy of Major Frew", the remaining 18 volumes have no such inscriptions over the block. One of the greatest Victorian writers and philosophers, Thomas Carlyle was one of…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1894. 20 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. Classic Victorian Literature in a Classic Victorian full calf. The binding is in sparkling condition with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a floral gilt fillet around a gilt embossed Wellington College block. Prize bookplate for Wellington College. Portrait. The first volume has the following inscription above the block: 'Presented in the name of The Prince Consort By H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught". The second volume's inscription reads:"The Legacy of Major Frew", the remaining 18 volumes have no such inscriptions over the block. One of the greatest Victorian writers and philosophers, Thomas Carlyle was one of the greatest influences of the period. A very fine set.

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  • SCARCE GLASGOW PRINTING IN NEAR CONTEMPORARY HALF CALF
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments. by SMITH, Adam
    SMITH, Adam
    The Theory of Moral Sentiments.

    Glasgow: Printed by and for R. Chapman, 1809. Half Calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A simple but pleasing near contemporary binding with raised bands, label and blind pallets. This 12th edition Glasgow printing is "Enriched with a portrait and Life of the Author". Slight discolouration in the top panel and offsetting from the engraved portrait but a nice clean copy of this scarce edition.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN AN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF BINDING
    The Apocalypse Revealed. by SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    The Apocalypse Revealed.

    London: Swedenborg Society, 1876. Full calf, 8 3/4 inches tall. A remarkable binding with gilt raised bands and a repeated gilt star within double fillets to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This extraordinary work 'in which are disclosed The Mysteries There Foretold' was written by the great 18th century Swedish scientist, theologian, philosopher and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN VERY FINE GILT TOOLED FULL MOROCCO
    De Rerum Natura. (On the Nature of Things (or) On the Nature of the Universe). by LUCRETIUS. (Titus Lucretius Carus).
    LUCRETIUS. (Titus Lucretius Carus).
    De Rerum Natura. (On the Nature of Things (or) On the Nature of the Universe).

    London: Richard Taylor, 1832. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A superb c.1835 full red morocco with gilt raised bands, ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels and a wide gilt roll and fillets to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With this work Lucretius was a great influence on the Augustan poets and on philosophers of the Enlightenment constructing a new Christian humanism. In the original Latin.

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  • CLASSIC WORK ON HAND-MADE PAPER BEAUTIFULLY BOUND
    Cicero: De Officiis. by CICERO (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
    CICERO (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
    Cicero: De Officiis.

    London: Humphreys, 1902. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. Beautifully bound in terracotta crushed morocco with the distinctive gilt tooling to the panels, boards and dentelles of these superb Humphrey's publications. All edges gilt. One of the taller works finely printed on hand made paper. Speckling to the leaves. De Officiis (On Duties/Obligations), written in 44 B.C., the year of Cicero's death, has been hugely influential. Voltaire wrote "No one (else) will ever write anything so wise". A lovely copy, in English, of this great work.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN ELEGANT 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Eloisa: or, a Series of Original Letters Collected and published Translated from the French. by ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
    ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
    Eloisa: or, a Series of Original Letters Collected and published Translated from the French.

    London Baldwin and Becket, 1784. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A simple but elegant full 18th century tree calf with red label and gilt pallets and volume numbers. Portrait. Bookplate of Ellen James. Foxing facing the portrait and at the end of volume 4, otherwise a clean set. A curious work, rarely found in fine condition by philosopher, composer and writer, Rousseau, who was one of the most influential philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo by ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo

    Delft et Leiden: Beman et Samuel Luchtmans, 1729. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A glorious binding by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling around a pomegranate centre tool, dentelles quadruple gilt fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt over marble. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A superb copy of these dialogues on many and various subjects, hugely influential on Christian Humanists, by the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. In the original Latin.

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  • CLASSIC ESSAYS IN REMARKABLE HEAVY VICTORIAN BINDING
    Essays. by EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
    EMERSON, Ralph Waldo
    Essays.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1895. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A remarkable heavy Victorian binding with a smooth back and eccentric gilt tooling to the spine and boards. With blind tooled pig skin endpapers. With the bookplate of Charles Noon who has also inscribed his name in ink on the first blank. Emerson, 'The Sage of Concord', American essayist, philosopher, abolitionist, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. A splendid copy of these highly influential essays.

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  • INFLUENTIAL WORK IN MAGNIFICENT 18th CENTURY TREE CALF
    Letters on the Study and Use of History. by BOLINGBROKE, Henry St John, 1st Viscount
    BOLINGBROKE, Henry St John, 1st Viscount
    Letters on the Study and Use of History.

    Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1777. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, red label and magnificent gilt centre tools, one in the form of a swan amongst the reeds. Bolingbroke is recognised as a great influence on Voltaire and the early US presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Also influential in the colonies was his contention on liberty: that one is "free not from the law, but by the law".

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  • FINE COPY IN FULL GEORGIAN CALF
    Hermes or A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar. by HARRIS, James
    HARRIS, James
    Hermes or A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar.

    London: Wingrave, 1806. Full Calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A most attractive Georgian binding with gilt bands, delicately tooled centre tooling and twin fillets and blind corner tools framing the boards. Frontispiece. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. Some slight rubbing, nevertheless a most pleasing example of one of the most important and influential 18th century works on language. 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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  • TWO IMPORTANT TITLES BOUND IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Conduct of the Understanding. (Published with) Essays, Moral, Economical, & Political. by LOCKE, John & BACON, Francis.
    LOCKE, John & BACON, Francis.
    The Conduct of the Understanding. (Published with) Essays, Moral, Economical, & Political.

    London: Scott, Webster , and Geary, c.1840. Full calf, 5 inches tall. A lovely early Victorian little binding with gilt raised bands, olive label and very finely gilt panels, The boards have blind stamped 'fish scales' within a series of blind fillets. A very neat ink inscription on the first blank reads: "Mary Ann Ashley, August 1840". Some neat ink underlining sporadically throughout. Two great titles in a super little pink calf binding.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF CALF
    Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh. by VEITCH, John
    VEITCH, John
    Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh.

    Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1869. Half calf, 8.75 inches tall. A handsome copy of this memoir of this celebrated Scottish Metaphysician. Portrait. Half calf with gilt raised bands, label and gilt panels.

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