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  • FIRST EDITION IN ELEGANT FULL CALF
    L'Ane by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    L'Ane

    Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1880. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A fine binding with gilt raised bands, elegant centre tools to the panels and and gilt oval centrepiece within gilt panels to the upper board. Some foxing and speckling to the boards. The first edition of this long philosophical poem.

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  • GREAT 18TH CENTURY POEM IN DELIGHTFUL FULL CALF
    Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    Elegy written in a Country Church-Yard.

    London: John van Voorst, 1854. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A delightful little copy of one of the greatest 18th century English poems. An elegant binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, framed panels and boards, dentelles and top edge gilt. Each of the 32 stanzas is headed with a delicate engraving. With the armorial bookplate of Arnold Keppel, 8th Earl of Albemarle.

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  • ITALIAN POETRY IN FULL VELLUM
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia by MATHIAS, Thomas James
    MATHIAS, Thomas James
    Componimenti Lirici de piu Illustri Poeti d’Italia

    apoli, Presso Agnello Nobile, 1819. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full vellum with gilt bands and twin labels. Armorial bookplate. Engraved frontispieces. The tiny blue ticket of P. Rolandl, foreign bookseller of Berners St.. Some marking to the boards but overall a fine set. Including examples of the poetry of Dante, Petrach, Tasso up to Metastasio and De'Coletti, selected by the Englishman, Mathias.

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  • FINELY PRODUCED WORK IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Traveller. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Traveller.

    London: 1889. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and double gilt fillets and corner tooling to the panels. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Slight fading to the spine. Decorated with 6 etchings by M. M. Taylor.

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  • SUPERB FULL GREEN GOATSKIN
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

    Edinburgh: Black, 1865. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A very fine heavy mid-Victorian morocco binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, ornate gilt tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. A double column edition, complete in 1 volume. Inscription.... 'on his leaving Eton Xmas 1865' on first blank. Some foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • STUNNING PRIZE BINDING
    Three Centuries of English Poetry (Being Selections From Chaucer to Herrick) by MASSON, Rosaline Orme
    MASSON, Rosaline Orme
    Three Centuries of English Poetry (Being Selections From Chaucer to Herrick)

    London: Macmillan, 1894. Full tree calf by Morley of Oxford, 7 inches tall. A spectacularly attractive example of full tree calf prize binding. With gilt raised bands, triple labels, fine gilt floral tooling to the panels, a fine gilt roll framing the tree calf on the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. With an armorial gilt prize block on the boards and prize label on the pastedown end paper. A charming anthology of Engllish verse in a pristine tree calf.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL CALF
    Opuscules. by PARNY, Chevalier de
    PARNY, Chevalier de
    Opuscules.

    Paris: Hardouin, 1784. 2 volume set, 5 inches tall. A very simple yet good looking full calf with gilt bands, twin olive labels and tiny floral centre tools. All edges gilt. With the bookseller's ticket 'Vendu par DETREZ Libraire, place Sorbonne, No 4 a Paris'. The first volume consists of 'Poésies érotiques' and 'Voyage', the second volume of 'La journée champêtre', 'Le promontroire de Leucade', Les fleurs', and 'Mélange'. With exquisite engraved plates.

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  • A SCARCE WORK IN A DELIGHTFUL REGENCY FULL DICED CALF
    Gilbert, An Amatory Rural Poem. by TEMPLEMAN, James
    TEMPLEMAN, James
    Gilbert, An Amatory Rural Poem.

    London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1809. Full calf, 5 inches tall. A delightful Regency full calf binding with gilt and inked bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt and blind fillets framing the diced boards. Armorial bookplate of Sarah Phillott. Embellished with 8 charming engraved plates illustrative of young Gilbert's rural amatory adventures. This is a superb copy of this scarce work.

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  • SPARKLING LITTLE SET IN HALF CALF
    The Poetical Works. by SHENSTONE, William
    SHENSTONE, William
    The Poetical Works.

    London: Printed by Whittingham at the Stanhope Press for John Sharpe, 1806. 2 volume set, 5 inches high. A sparkling little half calf with labels, wide gilt bands and gilt tooled panels. Pink speckled edges. 2 engraved plates. With the bookplate of W. Buck. A bright, neat set of the verse of this English 18th century poet.

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  • FINE FULL DICED CALF REGENCY BINDING
    Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance

    London: Longmans et. al, 1817. Full diced calf. 8.75 inches tall. A fine binding dating from the regency period, with inked bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and label. The diced boards are framed within a wide gilt roll. A faint neat ink owner's inscription 'Eliza Smith' on the title page. A delightful copy.

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  • FINE FULL DICED CALF REGENCY BINDING
    Lady of The Lake by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Lady of The Lake

    Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Longmans et al, 1810. Full diced calf. 8.75 inches tall. A fine binding dating from the regency period, with raised gilt bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a wide gilt roll. Slight superficial loss to an ancient insect. A faint neat ink owner's inscription 'Eliza Smith' on the title page. A delightful copy. See our copies of 'Rokeby' and 'Marmion' in uniform bindings.

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  • FINE FULL DICED CALF REGENCY BINDING
    Rokeby; A Poem by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Rokeby; A Poem

    Edinburgh: Ballantyne and Longmans et al, 1813. Full diced calf. 8.75 inches tall. A fine binding dating from the regency period, with raised gilt bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a wide gilt roll. Slight superficial loss to an ancient insect. A faint neat ink owner's inscription 'Eliza Smith' on the title page. A delightful copy. See our 'Lady of the Lake' and 'Marmion' in uniform bindings.

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  • FINE FULL DICED CALF REGENCY BINDING
    Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

    Edinburgh: Constable, Miller & Murray, 1811. Full diced calf. 8.75 inches tall. A fine binding dating from the regency period, with raised gilt bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within a wide gilt roll. Slight superficial loss to an ancient insect. A faint neat ink owner's inscription 'Eliza Smith' on the title page. A delightful copy. See our 'Lady of the Lake' and 'Rokeby' in uniform bindings.

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  • POETRY ANTHOLOGY IN FULL MOROCCO
    Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets. by MACKAY, Charles (editor)
    MACKAY, Charles (editor)
    Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets.

    London: Routledge, 1858. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A fine binding by Worsfold of Frith Street in Soho. With gilt raised bands, gilt tooling with onlays to the panels and boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. Slight scratching, delicate joints at the head and foxing to the preliminaries. A popular mid Victorian anthology of the poets illustrated throughout with engraved illustrations by eminent artists of the period.

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  • STUNNING FULL RED MOROCCO COPY
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry. by MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    MACKAY, Charles (selected and arranged).
    A Thousand and One Gems of English Poetry.

    London: Routledge, 1872. Full red morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A heavy Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, title, dentelles and all edges and splendid gilt tooling to the panels and boards. An excellent anthology of English poetry from the perspective of the time. With illustrations by Millais, Gilbert, Tenniel, Birket Foster and others. An owners name on the paste down endpaper has been crossed out and there is some foxing to the blanks, otherwise clean.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Seasons. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons.

    London: Sharpe et al, 1822. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A most accomplished Georgian straight grain morocco binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels with Grecian lyre centre tools, dentelles and all edges gilt. The larger gilt Grecian lyre tool on the boards is framed within elaborate blind tooling. Engraved portrait.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN VICTORIAN HEAVY FULL MOROCCO
    The Seasons. by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1852. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A classic heavy Victorian full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. One of the most popular poetical works of the period profusely embellished throughout with charming engravings.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Minor Poems of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Minor Poems of John Milton.

    London: George Bell, 1898. Half morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A simple yet pleasing binding by MacMillan & Bowes with raised bands and gilt title and all edges. A scarce edition profusely illustrated throughout by A. Garth Jones.

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  • HANDSOME FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works. by POPE, Alexander
    POPE, Alexander
    The Poetical Works.

    London: George Routledge, 1872. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. An elegant binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and label. The lilac of the boards has faded on the spine but is still bright. Armorial bookplate. Double column text.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Shipwreck, A Poem. by FALCONER, William
    FALCONER, William
    The Shipwreck, A Poem.

    London: Cadell et al., 1808. Full straight grain morocco, 9 inches tall. With gilt and blind tooled wide raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels, gilt and blind tooling framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Some foxing, particularly to the preliminaries. Some marks and scuffing but generally in excellent condition with no splitting or loss.

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