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  • FABULOUS REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO EXTRA GILT
    Lord Byron's Works (comprising Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; Giaour; The Bride of Abydos; Corsair; Lara; The Siege of Corinth; Mazeppa; Manfred; The Prisoner of Chillon; Beppo; Hebrew Melodies; Poems; The Lament of Tasso; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte etc. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Lord Byron's Works (comprising Childe Harold's Pilgrimage; Giaour; The Bride of Abydos; Corsair; Lara; The Siege of Corinth; Mazeppa; Manfred; The Prisoner of Chillon; Beppo; Hebrew Melodies; Poems; The Lament of Tasso; Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte etc.

    London: John Murray, 1814-1819. 4 volume collection, 8 1/2 inches tall. A remarkable and superb full Regency straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards. The boards are decorated with a wide gilt lozenge framing a Grecian lyre bordered with a blind roll encased within quite extraordinary gilt corner tooling, gilt dentelles and all edges. Each volume has the bookplate of John Maberly, the remarkable business man and Member of Parliament. On the reverse of the free endpaper is written in pencil ' bought at sale of Mrs G. R. Smith's books at Christie's Feb. 1880. All the poems are early editions, including some firsts, most being extra illustrated with…

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    London: John Murray, 1814-1819. 4 volume collection, 8 1/2 inches tall. A remarkable and superb full Regency straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards. The boards are decorated with a wide gilt lozenge framing a Grecian lyre bordered with a blind roll encased within quite extraordinary gilt corner tooling, gilt dentelles and all edges. Each volume has the bookplate of John Maberly, the remarkable business man and Member of Parliament. On the reverse of the free endpaper is written in pencil ' bought at sale of Mrs G. R. Smith's books at Christie's Feb. 1880. All the poems are early editions, including some firsts, most being extra illustrated with engraved plates by Westall. Some foxing to and facing the plates, otherwise clean. A fabulously bound collection of these great works.

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  • 100 VOLUMES IN FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    The Poets of Great Britain. by BELL’S EDITION
    BELL’S EDITION
    The Poets of Great Britain.

    London: John Bell, 1779-1782. 100 (of 109) volumes, 5.25 inches tall. A splendid collection of this span of English poets from Chaucer to Churchill in stunning 18th century full calf with gilt bands, triple labels and delicate gilt centre tools. We rarely stock incomplete sets but this title is extremely rare in this condition in such a long run. There are some minor chips and marks but generally in excellent condition. Lacking volumes 24,26,28,29,50,72,74,88 & 104, thus the vast majority of the titles are complete, including the 14 volume set of Chaucer at the very beginning of the collection.

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  • GLORIOUS SET OF THE FIRST TODD EDITION IN FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Poetical Works of John Milton.

    London: Johnson et al., 1801. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A glorious Georgian full straight grain morocco with twin gilt raised bands, dense geometric gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. A fine gilt roll and twin fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A portrait of Milton is in volume I and an engraved plate in volume VI. A celebrated edition of the works of one of the greatest of all 17th century poets in a remarkable binding.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Johnson, Cuthell et al, 1803. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet.

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  • 1 OF 150 COPIES IN GORGEOUS FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: George Bell, 1892. 5 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A gorgeous full calf by Sotheran of Piccadilly with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. The boards are framed within corner tools and twin fillets. gilt dentelles and top edges. 150 copies of the Large Paper Edition, of which this is number 65, have been printed of this Aldine edition. Portrait. A delightful set of the works of this great romantic English poet.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID NAVY BLUE HALF MOROCCO
    The Works of Robert Browning. The Centenary Edition. by BROWNING, Robert
    BROWNING, Robert
    The Works of Robert Browning. The Centenary Edition.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912. 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid set in a very smart Edwardian navy blue half crushed morocco binding with wide gilt bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. The Centenary edition is limited to just 276 set for sale in the United States, of which this is number 244. Portrait. A pristine set of the Works of one of Victorian England's greatest poets.

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  • VERY SCARCE LITTLE PARISIAN PRINTING IN FULL SIGNED CALF
    The Works of Lord Byron, Comprising the Suppressed Poems. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    The Works of Lord Byron, Comprising the Suppressed Poems.

    Paris: Galignani, 1826. 13 volumes, 4.25 inches tall. An elegant and neat little full calf by Gosden (unusually, with their stamp on the head of the upper board of volume 1). With Gilt raised bands and twin labels. Portrait. With the armorial bookplate of Henry Hickman Barnes. There is a more common single volume Parisian edition but this small 13 volume set is rare.

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  • SPECTACULAR EXAMPLE IN FULL CALF
    Os Lusiadas by CAMOES, Luiz de
    CAMOES, Luiz de
    Os Lusiadas

    Leipzig: Typographia Giesecke & Devrient, 1880. Full calf, 15.5 inches tall. A truly magnificent volume in excellent condition. Gilt raised bands and gilt and blind tooling to the panels. The upper board shows a Portuguese caravel framed within an architectural arch and the Portuguese Coat of Arms. The edges are gauffered with a rose design. Bookplate. Slipcase. 10 Chromolithographs and 21 engraved plates. Luiz de Camoes is the great 16th century Portuguese literary figure compared to that of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Homer, Virgil and Dante and this is his great epic poem.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL MOROCCO, GILT
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne. by SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles.
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1912. 6 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A superb full plumb morocco binding by Wood. With gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and decorative gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt top edges. Neat ink inscription, dated Christmas 1918, on the second blank. Fine set in pristine condition from the library of an Oxfordshire country house.

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  • SUPERB EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF BY CLARKE & BEDFORD
    The Poetical Works. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Longman et al, 1844. 10 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full early Victorian calf by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Each volume has a fine engraved frontispiece and title page. Thomas Moore, Irish poet and songwriter, 'Ireland's National Bard', infamous for burning Byron's Memoirs.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY HOLLOWAY
    Italy. (Bound uniformly with) Poems. by ROGERS, Samuel
    ROGERS, Samuel
    Italy. (Bound uniformly with) Poems.

    London: Cadell et al, 1830 & 1834. 2 volumes, 8 inches tall. very fine full crushed morocco by Holloway. With gilt raised bands, exceptionally attractive gilt tooling to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate. Profusely illustrated throughout with engraved vignettes by J. M. W. Turner, Thomas Stothard, and others. These titles are frequently found in fine bindings of the period and these are of a particularly high quality.

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  • A MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poems of Allan Ramsay by RAMSAY, Allan
    RAMSAY, Allan
    The Poems of Allan Ramsay

    London: Cadell, 1800. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A superb binding with gilt raised bands, label and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With dentelles and all edges gilt. Portrait. A pristine copy of this early enlarged edition.

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  • EXQUISITE GEORGIAN PINK FULL CALF
    Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Comus. Sonnets. Minor Poems etc.. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    Paradise Lost. Paradise Regained. Samson Agonistes. Comus. Sonnets. Minor Poems etc..

    London: John Sharpe, 1827. 2 volumes, 5 1/2 inches tall. An exquisite Georgian binding with blind raised bands, twin labels, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt and blind rolls framing the boards, so typical of the period. Neat ink owner's inscription, dated 1829, on the first blanks. Delightful engraved plates by Westall throughout. A most attractive set of these great 17th century poetical works.

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  • BEAUTIFUL REGENCY FULL 'MALACHITE' CALF
    The Lay of the Last Minstrel. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. Full calf, 8.75 inches tall. A beautiful Regency 'malachite' calf binding in sparkling condition with gilt raised bands, label and very fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Quadruple gilt fillets frame the boards. Gilt dentelles. The bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Five Nations. by KIPLING, Rudyard
    KIPLING, Rudyard
    The Five Nations.

    London: Methuen, 1903. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. A beautiful volume in full crushed morocco with raised bands, dentelles and gilt top edge. This edition on handmade paper is limited to 200 copies with the inscription on the paste down endpaper admitting the Duke of Gloucester as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. From the Duke of Gloucester's library at Kensington Palace.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO GEORGIAN BINDING
    Rokeby by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Rokeby

    Edinburgh: Constable et al, 1821. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and very fine Georgian binding in pristine condition. With 3 raised bands, finely decorated, an inch square, tiles, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls.

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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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  • GEORGIAN HALF MOROCCO IN SPARKLING CONDITION
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Works of The Rev. George Crabbe

    London: John Murray, 1823. 5 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An elegant binding in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, title and very fine gilt panels. Armorial bookplates. A most attractive set of these hugely successful and influential poems.

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  • A VERY RARE ITEM IN GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue. by BROWN, William Laurence
    BROWN, William Laurence
    Philemon; or, The Progress of Virtue.

    Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne for Longmans et al, 1809. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A very simple yet elegant Georgian full calf with gilt bands, delicate centre tools and titles. A lovely example of this very rare item of which only a few copies are recorded in institutions. With the armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo.

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  • VERY FINE IN GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    The Seasons by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons

    London: Wilkie and Robinson et al, 1811. Full straight grain morocco, 7.25 inches tall. A superb binding from the Georgian period with very unusual twin gilt raised bands, titles, dense gilt tooling to the spine, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within fine gilt rolls. An early small neat ink owners inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper. Embellished with 4 engraved images by Cardon representing the seasons.

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