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  • SPLENDID SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BUMPUS
    The Cambridge History of English Literature. by WARD & WALLER (Edited by)
    WARD & WALLER (Edited by)
    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.

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  • AN ELEGANT RUN IN FULL REGENCY CALF
    The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish. by CHALMERS, Alexander (Editor)
    CHALMERS, Alexander (Editor)
    The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation; Particularly the British and Irish.

    London: J. Nichols et al. 1812-1815. 20 volumes bound in 10, 9 inches tall. A handsome run in full Regency calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels. Some scuffing and marking to the boards but no loss or splitting. Pink speckled edges. From the library of a Northumberland Country House, with the label of Earl Vane, Lord Londonderry, and the ticket of J. Bain of 1 Haymarket. A further 12 volumes were printed, up to 1817, here offered, therefore is a run of the first 20 volumes bound in 10 in a very smart binding of the period. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry.…

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    London: J. Nichols et al. 1812-1815. 20 volumes bound in 10, 9 inches tall. A handsome run in full Regency calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful floral gilt tooling to the panels. Some scuffing and marking to the boards but no loss or splitting. Pink speckled edges. From the library of a Northumberland Country House, with the label of Earl Vane, Lord Londonderry, and the ticket of J. Bain of 1 Haymarket. A further 12 volumes were printed, up to 1817, here offered, therefore is a run of the first 20 volumes bound in 10 in a very smart binding of the period. 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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  • A SUPERB COPY IN EARLY 18th CENTURY FULL CALF
    Dictionaire Royal, François-Anglois; et Anglois-François; Tiré des meilleurs Auteurs qui ont écrit dans ces deux langues. by Boyer, Abel.
    Boyer, Abel.
    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.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN STUNNING DIVINITY CALF
    Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought. by BLUNT, John Henry
    BLUNT, John Henry
    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.

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  • SMART REFERENCE LIBRARY IN QUARTER MOROCCO
    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. by FORTNUM & MASON
    FORTNUM & MASON
    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.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL TREE CALF IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages. by VIEYRA, Anthony
    VIEYRA, Anthony
    A Dictionary of the Portuguese and English Languages.

    London: Wingrave et al., 1805. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent full calf from the beginning of the 19th century with gilt bands, elaborate gilt centre tools, label and speckled edges. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. 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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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE DICTIONARY IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    A Dictionary of the English Language. With an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; And a List of the Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Remarkable Villages, in England and Wales. by DICTIONARY
    DICTIONARY
    A Dictionary of the English Language. With an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities; And a List of the Cities, Towns, Boroughs and Remarkable Villages, in England and Wales.

    London: Peacock, 1794. Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful 18th century full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, centre tools and all edges. With the following neat ink inscription on the reverse of the front free endpaper: 'Miss N. Russell the gift of Mr MR Thos. Rudderforth May 28th 1832 aged 71'. A delightful work in pristine condition.

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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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  • FULL MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary by ONIONS (Revised and edited by ).
    ONIONS (Revised and edited by ).
    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.

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  • SUPERB TREE CALF CONTINENTAL DICTIONARY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR
    Dictionnaire portative et de prononciation, Espagnol-Francais et Francais-Espagnol, a l’usage des deux nations… by CORMON, J. L. Barthelemi.
    CORMON, J. L. Barthelemi.
    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.

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE VOLUME IN FULL VELLUM
    Guide of English and Italian Conversation. by OCHOA, E. and SMITH, L.
    OCHOA, E. and SMITH, L.
    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".

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