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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • VERY FINE PRINTING WITH BEWICK ENGRAVINGS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO
    Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver, PARNELL, Thomas. (Bewick, illustrator).
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver, PARNELL, Thomas. (Bewick, illustrator).
    Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell.

    London: Shakspeare Printing Office, 1804. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning binding with an ancient tipped-in catalogue entry ascribing it to C(harles) Lewis. A flat back with the title in an ornate cartouche, the gilt blocked armorial device of the bibliophile the Rev. Theodore Williams on the boards and all edges gilt. Very finely printed and embellished with superb engravings by Thomas Bewick.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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, 809. 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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  • CHARMING WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Book of British Ballads. by HALL. C.S. (editor)
    HALL. C.S. (editor)
    The Book of British Ballads.

    London: Jeremiah How, 1842. 2 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. A stunning full morocco binding with with gilt and blind raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight rubbing. The charming selection of old ballads and legends are lavishly illustrated on every page by some of the great artists of the period.

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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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  • FINE SET IN EXTRAORDINARY MARBLED CALF
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ). by BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    BYRON, Lord ( Translated by A. P….T. )
    Oeuvres Nouvelles de Lord Byron. ( In French ).

    Paris: Ladvocat, Librairie, Palais Royal, 1824. 10 volume set bound in 5, 6.75 inches tall. A remarkable binding in marbled calf with gilt bands, titles and panels. With a previous owner's name, Mr. Oliver, on the upper boards.

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  • ELEGANT FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Poems by C. Churchill by CHURCHILL, Charles
    CHURCHILL, Charles
    Poems by C. Churchill

    London: John Churchill and W. Flexney, 1766. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple yet elegant binding with gilt bands and titles. Armorial bookplate. A neat owner's name dated 1821 on the title page and the publisher and executor, John Churchill, has signed his name at the end of the work. A fine edition of the works of this celebrated satirist and poet.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY REGENCY FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage.

    London: John Murray, 1814. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. An extraordinary Regency straight grain morocco with large raised bands accommodating the titles within blind floral pallets and superb gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Eighth edition. A neat ink owner's inscription ' Anna Maria Gulston, dated Sep. 9th, 1814 at the head of the title page. Folding facsimile letter as frontispiece. Some marking and rubbing but no splitting and with a clean text. An attractive and remarkable copy.

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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    Night Thoughts. by YOUNG, Edward
    YOUNG, Edward
    Night Thoughts.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendidly bound volume with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally ornate gilt tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the library of Dalton Hall and from the Hayhurst collection. Bookplate. A well printed and handsomely bound copy of one of the most influential 18th century English poems.

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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL MOTTLED CALF
    Kisses: Being a Poetical Translation of The Basia. by SECUNDUS, Joannes
    SECUNDUS, Joannes
    Kisses: Being a Poetical Translation of The Basia.

    London: Sherwood, Neeley and Jones, 1812. Full mottled calf by Bayntun, 6 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Parallel Latin text and English translation. A superbly bound copy of this scarce title.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. by OMAR KHAYYAM
    OMAR KHAYYAM
    Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

    London: MacMillan, 1918. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. A splendid little binding by Ramage with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and exquisite gilt corner tooling and a series of fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. One of the classic titles in the 'Golden Treasury Series'.

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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Poetical Works.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857. 12 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A beautiful full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, very ornate gilt tooling in the celtic style to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. Some light scuffing and rubbing but no weak hinges or loss. A delightful set.

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