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  • ARCHETYPAL GOTHIC NOVEL IN FULL CONTEMPORARY VELLUM GILT
    The Mysteries of Udolpho. by RADCLIFFE, Ann
    RADCLIFFE, Ann
    The Mysteries of Udolpho.

    London: Longman et al., 1816. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. Full contemporary vellum binding with twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the spine. The binding is soiled and marked but retains its shape and has no splitting. The volume label for volume I has slight loss. This edition, the 7th, LACKS the copper plates, which were never bound in. 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' is a quintessential Gothic romance containing as it does, all the necessary ingredients: remote crumbling castles, seemingly supernatural events, a brooding, scheming villain and a persecuted heroine.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    'Down the Road' or Reminiscences of a Gentleman Coachman. by REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    'Down the Road' or Reminiscences of a Gentleman Coachman.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A most good looking full morocco by Leighton with gilt raised bands, gilt tooled panels, dentelles and all edges. A charming work with 12 colour plates. Very slight scuffing to the boards, an excellent copy. With the bookplate of Alfred Freiherr de Rothschild of Halton House, Bucks..

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  • AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME BINDING IN FULL CALF
    The Popes of Rome. by RANKE, Leopold ( Translated into English by AUSTIN, Sarah )
    RANKE, Leopold ( Translated into English by AUSTIN, Sarah )
    The Popes of Rome.

    London: John Murray, 1847. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome classic mid 19th century full calf binding. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, very finely gilt tooled panels and all edges gilt. An embossed prize block on the upper boards and a prize plate on the paste down endpaper dated 1850. A pristine set of this famous history.

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  • SPLENDID LITTLE SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Oeuvres. by RACINE, Jean
    RACINE, Jean
    Oeuvres.

    Paris: Didot, 1803 (AN XI). 5 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful set in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, centre tools, gilt roll framing the boards and all edges gilt. In the original French.

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  • FIRST ENGLISH UNEXPURGATED EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau. by ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau.

    Privately Printed, 1904. 2 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A splendid half crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. This is the first English unexpurgated edition and consequently needed to be privately printed, its contents deemed too incendiary for Edwardian sensibilities. Illustrated with 15 plates. In pristine condition with some leaves uncut.

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  • CURIOUS AND RARE ITEM IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Tis Merry when Gossips Meet. Pasquil’s Night-Cap. by ROWLANDS, Samuel. FENNOR, William
    ROWLANDS, Samuel. FENNOR, William
    Tis Merry when Gossips Meet. Pasquil’s Night-Cap.

    Chiswick Press: C. Whittingham, 1819. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A superbly bound volume with gilt raised bands and ornate blind tooling to the panels and boards, typical of the Regency period. Slight rubbing. Bookplate and Binder's Ticket for T.Sowler of St. Ann's Square, Manchester. A very curious and rare work containing 2 reprints, the first published originally by John Deane in 1609, the second by Thomas Thorp in 1612. Titled 'Ancient Humorous Poetry' on the spine.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel. by RABELAIS, Francis
    RABELAIS, Francis
    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel.

    London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1892. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A very smart full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, gilt fillets to the panels and rolls to the boards. Gilt top edges. Limited to 1000 copies of which this is number 73. Portrait and 14 full page plates by Louis Chalon. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquart of Cromarty and Peter Anthony Motteux. A handsome set of this great 16th century fantasy.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY JEREMIAH LARKINS
    The Works of Francis Rabelais by RABELAIS, Francois.
    RABELAIS, Francois.
    The Works of Francis Rabelais

    London: H.G. Bohn, 1849. 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. One of a special series of 'Bohn's Extra Volumes' Beautifully bound in full morocco by the celebrated London binder Jeremiah Larkins. With gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplates and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpapers. Portraits.

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  • DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    The Italian Novelists. by ROSCOE, Thomas
    ROSCOE, Thomas
    The Italian Novelists.

    London: Septimus Prowett, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A delightful Georgian half vellum with gilt bands, fine gilt centre tools, labels and pink speckled edges. The engraved title pages are somewhat foxed and offset, the rest of the text block is unblemished. A fine set of this classic work, detailing the lives of the Italian novelists from the earliest period down to the close of the eighteenth century, arranged in an historical and chronological series. 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.

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  • RABELAIS' GARGANTUA LAVISHLY BOUND & ILLUSTRATED
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout. by RABELAIS, François.
    RABELAIS, François.
    Gargantua. Illustrations de Dubout.

    Paris: Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, 1938. 4to (10½" tall). Full blue crushed morocco. Splendid 1930's French binding with a series of wide bands each bearing a letter of the title. Coloured calf inlay and gilt tooling on the upper board. Top edge gilt.

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  • SCARCE TITLE IN SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Royal Humane Society, The Ninety-Second Annual Report.
    Royal Humane Society, The Ninety-Second Annual Report.

    London: Printed for the Society, 1866. Full straight grain morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A spectacular binding with wide gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures. A splendid copy of this Annual Report, collecting and circulating 'the most approved and effectual methods for recovering Persons apparently Drowned or Dead' (and for the) Preservation and Restoration of Life'. With 2 double page illustrations. A superb example of a scarce and fascinating title.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Two Loves and a Life. by READE, Charles and TAYLOR, Tom
    READE, Charles and TAYLOR, Tom
    Two Loves and a Life.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1854. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A splendid little full calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and delicate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Charles Reade, most well known for 'The Cloister and the Hearth', was a hugely popular Victorian novelist. Arthur Conan Doyle declared 'The Cloister and the Hearth' to be his favorite novel and Oscar Wilde called it Reade's "one beautiful book, after which he wasted the rest of his life in a foolish attempt to be modern". His very early Dramatic Works, such as 'Two Loves and One Life' written in collaboration with Tom Taylor, are extremely scarce, this copy being spectacularly well bound.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America. by ROBERTSON, William
    ROBERTSON, William
    The History of the Discovery and Conquest of America.

    Halifax: William Milner, 1844. Full morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A superb gilt embossed binding with gilt panels, boards and titles. All edges gilt. Portrait, engraved title page and 2 folding maps. Ink inscription on free endpaper dated Xmas, 1845.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN A SPLENDID FULL PALE OLIVE MOROCCO
    Italy, A Poem. by ROGERS, Samuel
    ROGERS, Samuel
    Italy, A Poem.

    London: Cadell, 1830. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. An unusual colour and an unusual design with superb gilt tooling to the spine and boards. All edges gilt. Illustrated throughout with engravings by Joseph Mallord William Turner. Internally very clean which is unusual for this edition which is often badly foxed. A beautiful copy of the first edition.

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  • SPLENDID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Essays, Selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Revue. by ROGERS, Henry
    ROGERS, Henry
    Essays, Selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Revue.

    London: Longman et al., 1850. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A classic mid Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. with the armorial bookplate of Arthur Jewell North of Mascal Vale.

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  • MAGNIFICENT VELLUM GILT BY BIRDSALL
    Arrows of the Chace by RUSKIN, John
    RUSKIN, John
    Arrows of the Chace

    Orpington: George Allen, 1880. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A most handsome full vellum by Birdsall. With gilt raised bands, very elaborate gilt tooling to the panels around fleur-de-lis and tudor rose centre tools. Gilt top edge. A handsome heraldic crest decorates the upper boards. There is some heavy foxing within the text. Containing letters by Ruskin on Art and Science, Politics, Economics and Miscellaneous Matters.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN NEAT EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Popes of Rome. by RANKE, Leopold. AUSTIN, Sarah (translated into English by).
    RANKE, Leopold. AUSTIN, Sarah (translated into English by).
    The Popes of Rome.

    London: John Murray, 1841. 3 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A neat simple early Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tools. Pink speckled edges. Bookplate and library stamp on title page (with withdrawn stamp). Foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. A good looking set of this celebrated history.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808. by REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    REMUSAT, M. Paul de
    Memoirs of Madame de Remusat. 1802 – 1808.

    London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1880. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome set with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' gilt centre tools and all edges gilt. The spine is slightly faded to a rich brown. Light foxing, particularly on the preliminaries. An elegant set of these celebrated memoirs of this great French lady of letters.

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  • FAMOUS BIOGRAPHY IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth by ROSCOE, William
    ROSCOE, William
    The Life and Pontificate of Leo The Tenth

    London: Bohn, 1846. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A classic mid-Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine extra gilt tooled panels. Illustrated throughout. A particularly nice copy of this revised edition.

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  • THE LETTERS IN AN UNUSUAL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Recueil de Lettres. by ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques
    Recueil de Lettres.

    Paris: Belin; Caille; Gregoire; Volland, 1793. 7 volumes, 5.75 inches tall. These are the complete letters from a larger set of Rousseau's Works. A curious quarter calf with vellum tips. Bright labels and gilt bands at the head and tail. Extraordinary speckled and stenciled edges. A bright, clean set.

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