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The Cambridge History of English Literature.
Cambridge: The University Press 1920-1927. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid half morocco binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. It is unusual to find this great work of literary reference in a fine binding. Some superficial rubbing otherwise in excellent condition.More details Price: £2,400.00
Dictionaire Royal, François-Anglois; et Anglois-François; Tiré des meilleurs Auteurs qui ont écrit dans ces deux langues.
Amsterdam: Humbert & Wetstein, 1727. 2 volumes bound in 1, 11 inches tall. A superb example of this celebrated dictionary in full calf with raised bands, label and extra gilt panels. Pink speckled edges. With the ink inscription 'William Davies (of) Combgrove' on the title page.More details Price: £550.00
Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought.
London: Rivingtons, 1874. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A tall 'Divinity' or 'Oxford' calf binding in pristine condition with raised bands, well defined inked tooling to the panels and boards, gilt centre tools and a bold red label. Red edges. Double column. An exceptional example of this scarce and comprehensive work.More details Price: £500.00
Fortnum & Mason Reference Library. Comprising: Dictionary of Dates; Atlas; Poetical Quotations, Prose Quotations, Dictionary of Mythology; French & English Dictionary; German & English Dictionary; English Dictionary, Proverbs & Maxims.
London: Fortnum & Mason, c.1932. Quarter Morocco, 5.5-6.5 inches tall. 6 volume set. A handsome and rather charming set with all edges gilt. The Atlas volume contains 80 full colour maps.More details Price: £480.00
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.
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1962. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. Full morocco by Zaehnsdorf. A very heavy work of reference luxuriously bound with gilt raised bands, simple gilt panels, wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Armorial bookplates. Pristine condition.
Dictionnaire portative et de prononciation, Espagnol-Francais et Francais-Espagnol, a l’usage des deux nations…
Lyon: B. Cormon et Blanc, Reymann, An VIII, 1800. 2 vols., 8vo (8.25 x 5.25 inches). Superb contemporary full tree calf, twin red and green labels, very pretty tooling to spine and framing boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Slightly rubbed. Signed by the author in black ink to verso of half-title. An excellent binding.
Guide of English and Italian Conversation.
Paris: Charles Hingray, c.1840. Vellum, 4.5 inches tall. A delightful little volume in full vellum with red calf label, gilt pallets and pink edges. A charming work containing useful everyday phrases such as "I'd have killed myself, had I not been restrained by the remembrance of her", "Give me my drawers, stockings and pantaloons" and "Then I shall have spared that wretch but for my own ruin".More details Price: £150.00