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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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  • CHARMING SET IN EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: With his Letters and Journals, and his Life, by his Son. by CRABBE, George
    CRABBE, George
    The Poetical Works of George Crabbe: With his Letters and Journals, and his Life, by his Son.

    London: John Murray, 1838. 8 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A charming set in early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Some rubbing, scuffing and marking to the boards but generally an excellent clean set. With engraved portrait and views, mostly of the Suffolk coast, especially Aldeburgh, where he was born and lived. Crabbe was described by Lord Byron as "nature's sternest painter, yet the best." His poem 'The Borough' formed the basis for Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes.

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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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  • FINE EDITION IN REMARKABLE HEAVY CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
    The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    London: Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A remarkable heavy mid-Victorian full crushed morocco by David Bryce of Glasgow with twin raised bands, fine gilt panels and stunning gilt tooling to the boards with a panel in relief. Gilt dentelles and superb gauffered gilt edges. With an neat small inscription dated 1864 to 'Georgie Waddell from her cousin C.M. Fenton Livingstone'. Illustrated with over 100 designs by John Gilbert, engraved by the brothers Dalziel. Some rubbing but in fine condition.

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  • The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    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.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY MOROCCO BINDING BY WRIGHT
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain. by HALL, S.C.
    HALL, S.C.
    The Book of Gems. The Poets and Artists of Great Britain.

    London: Saunders & Otley, 1836. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. An exceptionally finely tooled volume by Wright 'a binder of the highest order' (Ramsden, London Book Binders). With gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels and extraordinary elaborate tooling to the boards. Slightly sunned spine and some foxing, severe on a few pages. An anthology of British poetry illustrated by the artists of the period.

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  • SPLENDID ANTHOLOGY IN PRISTINE FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Golden Treasury. (First and Second series). by PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    The Golden Treasury. (First and Second series).

    London: MacMillan, 1900 & 1908. 2 volumes, 6 inches tall. A beautiful and pristine set in a full calf by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. A delightful set of this classic anthology of English poems and songs.

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  • FIRST AMERICAN EDITION IN TREE CALF
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. by SPENSER, Edmund
    SPENSER, Edmund
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser.

    Boston: Little and Brown, 1845. 5 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooled panels and twin labels. A gilt roll frames the boards. All the volumes have been expertly rebacked and there is a scuff on the title label of volume 1. Bookplates. A most good looking set of this important edition of the works of this great 16th century English poet.

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  • SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel

    London: Longmans et. al., 1816. Full straight grain morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A delightful volume in a fine regency binding. With wide gilt raised bands, titles, floral tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind tooled rolls.

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  • HANDSOME FULL MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    Irish Melodies. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Irish Melodies.

    London: Longman, 1846. Full crushed morocco, 10.5 inches tall. Splendid heavy Victorian binding with raised bands, extra floral gilt panels and boards, titles, dentelles and all edges. Illustrated throughout by Maclise with beautiful illustrations all within decorative borders. Some foxing throughout and light scuffing, a patch of leather on the lower board has been squidged with no loss.

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  • FINE EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF
    Jerusalem Delivered. (WIFFEN, J.H., translated into Spenserian verse by). by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    Jerusalem Delivered. (WIFFEN, J.H., translated into Spenserian verse by).

    London: Longman et al, 1830. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A good looking full calf binding of the period with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate blind tooling to the panels and boards. Portrait and vignettes to the text. A lovely red calf gilt bookplate referring perhaps to an educational establishment.

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  • MAGNIFICENT COPY IN FULL MOROCCO ILLUSTRATED BY BIRKET FOSTER
    Poems By Thomas Hood by HOOD, Thomas
    HOOD, Thomas
    Poems By Thomas Hood

    London: Moxon, 1872. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A splendid large paper copy bound by George Rutland of Newcastle. With raised bands, titles, very delicate and ornate gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. The boards have elegant panels framed with heavy gilt rolls. With 22 full page engravings of scenes by Birket Foster. Slight fading to the spine but overall a fine copy.

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  • FINE MID VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO BY HAYDAY
    The Seasons. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons.

    London: Longman et al, 1847. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive binding by Hayday with raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with wood engravings throughout. A splendid copy of this great 18th century poem in a signed mid-Victorian binding.

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  • PARTICULARLY ELEGANT MID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Southey's Poetical Works. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    Southey's Poetical Works.

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1873. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A most attractive full calf with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels, blue label and the gilt stamp of Wellington College on the upper board. Armorial bookplate. Double column. Engraved portrait and title page.

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  • DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of William Collins. (Bound with) The Poetical works of Thomas Gray. by COLLINS, William; GRAY, Thomas.
    COLLINS, William; GRAY, Thomas.
    The Poetical Works of William Collins. (Bound with) The Poetical works of Thomas Gray.

    London: Printed at the Stanhope Press, by Charles Whittingham for John Sharpe, 1805. Full calf, 5 1/4 inches tall. A beautiful little Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt and blind tooling to the panels and framing the boards. A finely printed pair of volumes, bound in one, embellished with three engraved plates, an engraved title page and frontispiece. From the library of a Northumberland Country House.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CREAM CALF
    Poems. by MONTGOMERY, James
    MONTGOMERY, James
    Poems.

    London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge, 1860. Full calf, 9 inches tall. An unusual cream calf with raised gilt bands and extra gilt panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and edges. 100 fine engraved vignettes by John Gilbert, Birket Foster et al.. An interesting example of these heavy ornate Victorian bindings.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY DICED CALF
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

    Edinburgh: Constable, Miller & Murray, 1808. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a fourth edition of this celebrated poem.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY FULL DICED CALF
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel. by SCOTT, Walter.
    SCOTT, Walter.
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a dark patch on the upper board and a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a tenth edition of this celebrated poem.

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