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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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  • FINE PRINTING ON HAND-MADE PAPER IN HALF MOROCCO
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green. by SOMERVILE, W
    SOMERVILE, W
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green.

    London: R. Ackermann, 1813. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. A tall, elegant half morocco by Hatchards with raised bands and gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. Finely printed on hand-made paper with delightful engraved vignettes throughout. Slightly rubbed and scuffed.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL PLUM MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope. by POPE, Alexander
    POPE, Alexander
    The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope.

    Paris: Baudry, 1827. 3 volume set, 4 1/2 inches tall. A delightful little set in a splendid French full plum straight grain morocco with wide blind tooled raised bands, gilt pallets and centre tools. An elaborate blind embossed device is framed within blind and gilt fillets on the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With a neat ticket of a Bordeaux book seller. A very neat ink previous owner's name, dated 1828, on the reverse of the free end paper. Portrait. Light foxing. A fine French edition, in English, in superb condition.

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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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  • 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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  • ELEGANT EDITION IN VERY FINE VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of James Thomson. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Poetical Works of James Thomson.

    London: William Pickering, 1847. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A very fine Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the boards. James Thomson, the 18th century poet now best known for writing the lyrics of 'Rule, Britannia!', was one of the most popular and influential poets of his century. A fine copy in excellent condition.

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  • FINE EDITION ON HANDMADE PAPER IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Don Juan. by BYRON, Lord
    BYRON, Lord
    Don Juan.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1906. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A most elegant Edwardian half morocco by Bayntun Riviere with gilt raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. Gilt top edges the remaining edges untrimmed. Slight foxing. A fine copy of one of Humphreys' fine printings on hand made paper.

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  • BEWICK ILLUSTRATIONS IN REMARKABLE FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BINDING
    The Seasons. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons.

    London: James Wallace 1805. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A remarkable Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have exceptional gilt fan tooling to the corners framed within gilt and blind fillets and a black inked roll. The striking watered silk doublures and free endpaper are framed within wide gilt rolls. All edges gilt. A new edition ornamented with 10 engravings by Bewick. A neat ink inscription on the title page 'Isabella Tod. 1812'. This delightful volume is rubbed but still a choice volume.

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  • GREAT ENGLISH ROMANTIC POET IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. Full morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very bright full straight grain morocco by Maclehose with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, double fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portrait. A small mark on the lower board, otherwise a pristine copy of the works of Shelley, one of England's great Romantic Poets.

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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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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN MOROCCO BINDING
    The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Poems of Oliver Goldsmith.

    London: Routledge, 1859. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid heavy Victorian hard grain morocco binding with gilt raised bands and elaborate gilding to the panels. With Illustrations by Birket Foster and H.N. Humphreys. The remarkable boards have a series of gilt fillets and rolls framing a gilt block illustrating a family group gesturing, in sorrow, towards a village church whence they have just left. Gilt dentelles and all edges. There is a stain on the border of the end papers and some foxing, but still a beautifully illustrated and bound volume.

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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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  • SPLENDID FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poems of Felicia Hemans. by HEMANS, Felicia
    HEMANS, Felicia
    The Poems of Felicia Hemans.

    Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1865. Full morocco, 9 1/2 tall. A Stunning full hard grain morocco binding by James Henderson & William Bisset & Co., Edinburgh, Bookbinders to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. With raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and title page. Double column. There is a slightly smudged ink inscription on the first blank. A very handsome mi-Victorian binding of the highest quality.

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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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