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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • VERY FINE FULL CALF SET
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell by RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    RUSSELL, Lady Rachel
    Letters of Rachel Lady Russell

    London: Longman & Co, 1853. 2 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full calf set exquisitely bound by STAMPER ( of Frith Street, Soho ).With gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Portraits and engraved title pages. A charming set.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED ITEM IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    A Link of Empire, or 70 Years of British Shipping. by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
    Royal Mail Steam Packet Company
    A Link of Empire, or 70 Years of British Shipping.

    Privately Printed, 1909. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A rather extraordinary binding with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and endpapers. Slight rubbing, abrasions to the boards. 27 full page illustrations. Privately printed to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1840.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Forty-One Years in India. From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. by ROBERTS, Field-Marshal, Earl of Kandahar
    ROBERTS, Field-Marshal, Earl of Kandahar
    Forty-One Years in India. From Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief.

    London: Macmillan, 1914. Full calf, 8 inches tall. A splendid full prize calf by Relfe with gilt raised bands, gilt panels and label. The boards, with a prize gilt block, are framed within a gilt roll. With 41 full page engravings including many folding maps. A pristine late edition of this classic military history.

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  • RARE ROPS ITEM IN FINE HALF CALF
    La Plume by ROPS, Felicien
    ROPS, Felicien
    La Plume

    Paris, 1896. Half calf, 10 inches tall. With superb gilt tooling on the spine involving vine leaves and a devils head, gilt top edge. This famous special number of La Plume of 15th June 1896 is dedicated to Felicien Rops. It is profusely illustrated throughout. A beautiful copy of this famous edition.

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  • CLASSIC FULL CALF
    Essays, selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Review. by ROGERS, Henry
    ROGERS, Henry
    Essays, selected from Contributions to the Edinburgh Review.

    London: Longmans, 1860. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A classic full calf by Hayday. A neat binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. Armorial bookplate.

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  • FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques by RAMSEY, L.G.G.
    RAMSEY, L.G.G.
    The Complete Encyclopedia of Antiques

    New York: Hawthorn Books, 1962. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Full morocco by Zaehnsdorf. A heavy work of reference luxuriously bound with gilt raised bands, simple gilt panels, wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Armorial bookplates. Illustrated throughout. Pristine condition.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID TREE CALF
    The Seven Lamps of Architecture. by RUSKIN, John
    RUSKIN, John
    The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    London: George Allen & Sons, 1911. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A most attractive Edwardian prize tree calf by Hunt with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The prize gilt block of Wellington College on the upper board and prize bookplate on front paste down. With 14 full page illustrations.

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  • 120 MOREL & 32 DORE ILLUSTRATIONS IN HALF CALF
    Les Songes Drolatiques by RABELAIS, Francois.
    RABELAIS, Francois.
    Les Songes Drolatiques

    Paris: Librairie Tross, 1870. Half calf, 8 inches tall. A fine half calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt floral tooling to the panels. With the 120 full page illustrations after Jules Morel's 1565 edition called for plus an extra 32 full page illustrations by Dore bound in. With an armorial bookplate and the neat stamp of Bostonian collector Charles S. Dixwell on the reverse of the front free endpaper.

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