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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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  • 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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  • FIRST EDITION IN AN EXQUISITE REGENCY CITRINE STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto The Fourth. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. Canto The Fourth.

    London: John Murray, 1818. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. An exquisite Regency straight grain citrine morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and beautiful delicate tooling in the panels, gilt in the head and tail panels, blind and inked in the central two panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind rolls framing an inner panel with gilt fillets, corner fan tooling with further inked corner tools and flourishes. All edges gilt against glossy pink end papers. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. 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…

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    London: John Murray, 1818. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. An exquisite Regency straight grain citrine morocco binding with gilt raised bands, fine twin labels and beautiful delicate tooling in the panels, gilt in the head and tail panels, blind and inked in the central two panels. The boards are decorated with gilt and blind rolls framing an inner panel with gilt fillets, corner fan tooling with further inked corner tools and flourishes. All edges gilt against glossy pink end papers. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. 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. A glorious copy of the first edition of the fourth and final part of this great and hugely influential narrative poem.

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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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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces; by HERRICK, Robert
    HERRICK, Robert
    Robert Herrick's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: Hesperides; His Noble Numbers: or, His Pious Pieces;

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Robert Herrick, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great lyric poet.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems. by CHATTERTON, Thomas
    CHATTERTON, Thomas
    Chatterton's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. Comprising: The Life of Chatterton; Poems; Political Letters; Rowley's Poems.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Thomas Chatterton, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. Fine sets of Chatterton's Poetical Works are scarce.

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  • A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED SET IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain. by COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
    Coleridge's Works. From the Crown Edition of The Poets of Great Britain.

    London and New York: Chiswick Press, Charles Whittingham and Co., c.1900. 2 volumes, 6 3/4 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding almost certainly by The Harcourt Bindery of Boston with gilt raised bands and remarkable floral gilt tooling and onlays to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles frame exquisite green crushed morocco doublures featuring a red rose. Watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. These two volumes, containing the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, were part of a deluxe set, the Crown Edition, of 'The Poets of Great Britain' originally published in 72 volumes. This extra-illustrated set in this splendid binding is believed to be number 1 of 10 such sets. A superb set of the works of this great romantic poet.

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  • ONE OF 150 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM
    Ode on the Intimations of Immortality. by WORDSWORTH, William
    WORDSWORTH, William
    Ode on the Intimations of Immortality.

    London: Printed by The Essex House Press for Edward Arnold, 1903. Vellum, 7 1/2 inches tall. In fine condition with gilt lettering to the spine and an embossed rose with the words 'Soul is Form' on the upper board. Limited to 150 copies, of which this is No. 66, all 14pp. printed on vellum with a hand coloured frontispiece by Walter Crane and a hand coloured tailpiece. Initials in gold, red and blue. An exquisite work printed at the Essex House Press, Campden in Gloucestershire 'under the care of' C. R. Ashbee.

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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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  • WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO WITH STRIKING RED DOUBLURES
    Moore's Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Moore's Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1846. Full morocco, 10 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful mid-Victorian heavy morocco binding by Bickers. With gilt raised bands, very fine and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Very wide dentelles and striking bright red doublures with superb gilding incorporating olive onlays. All edges gilt. Every page is beautifully decorated with delicate borders and engraved illustrations by Maclise. Light foxing. A splendid copy of this celebrated work.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN SPANISH CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Poetry for Children. by LAMB, Charles and Mary
    LAMB, Charles and Mary
    Poetry for Children.

    London: The Leadenhall Press, 1892. 2 volume set, 6 inches tall. A delightful little set in Spanish Calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt bands and twin labels. The boards are framed within triple gilt fillets and a gilt roll. A charming gilt wreath and portrait is blocked on both upper boards. No. 9 of just 112 copies, signed by Andrew Tuer, printed by the Leadenhall Press on hand made paper. Armorial bookplate. The original title page, dated 1809, and frontispiece are reprinted in volume I. A beautiful copy.

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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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  • AN ELEGANT SET IN FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq.. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq..

    Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820. 12 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A lovely, elegant little set of this early edition with gilt raised bands, and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards, very typical of the period. Engraved portrait. With the armorial bookplate John Keily.

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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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  • SPLENDID SET IN REGENCY HALF MOTTLED CALF
    Specimens of the British Poets. by CAMPBELL, Thomas
    CAMPBELL, Thomas
    Specimens of the British Poets.

    London: John Murray, 1819. 7 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. An elegant Regency set with gilt bands and striking centre tools on smooth backs. Yellow edges. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry in volumes 2 -7. 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. A pristine set of this fascinating anthology covering, in chronological order, biographical information on more than 250 British poets.

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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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