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  • STUNNING LARGE PAPER COPY IN VERY FINE BINDING WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax). by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax).

    London: Printed by Bensley for Triphook, 1817. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A binding in full straight grain morocco of the highest quality attributed to C(harles) Lewis on an ancient tipped-in slip from an old catalogue. With wide gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine and dense gilt tooling to the panels and neat gilt tooling framing the boards. Superb gilt doublures. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the great bibliophile Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, whose magnificent library was housed at Kensington Palace. One of only 50 large paper sets with the woodcuts, after Thurston, being in 2 states, one on india paper. Some minor foxing.

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  • SPLENDID FULL EARLY 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England and Monarchs of Great Britain, & from the Conquest, Anno 1066. to the Year 1707. by SANDFORD, Francis
    SANDFORD, Francis
    A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England and Monarchs of Great Britain, & from the Conquest, Anno 1066. to the Year 1707.

    London: Nicholson and Knaplock, 1707. Full calf, 14 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent full speckled calf with raised bands, label and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. With the armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. 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. On the title page is the signature of Geo. Howard of Norfolke. On the front free end paper, just above the case and shelf number the very corner has been clipped. With full page engraved plates, many folding, and vignettes throughout.…

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    London: Nicholson and Knaplock, 1707. Full calf, 14 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent full speckled calf with raised bands, label and gilt pallets. Pink speckled edges. With the armorial bookplate of Vane Londonderry. 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. On the title page is the signature of Geo. Howard of Norfolke. On the front free end paper, just above the case and shelf number the very corner has been clipped. With full page engraved plates, many folding, and vignettes throughout. A fine and impressive copy of this Royal History.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, together with An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland. by CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    CLARENDON, Edward, Earl of
    The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, together with An Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1849. 7 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf by Budden of Cambridge with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A simple gilt fillet frames the boards. With the armorial bookplate of J.F.D. Tutt. With a neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1849. A magnificent set of Clarendon's great 'History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England', as it was originally titled on its publication between 1702 and 1704.

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  • EARL OF LEITRIM'S COPY IN MAGNIFICENT FULL REGENCY MOROCCO
    Letters from his late Majesty to the late Lord Kenyon, on the Coronation Oath. With his Lordship's Answers: and Letters of the Rt. Hon. William Pitt to his late Majesty, with his Majesty's Answers, Previous to the Dissolution of the Ministry in 1801. by GEORGE III
    GEORGE III
    Letters from his late Majesty to the late Lord Kenyon, on the Coronation Oath. With his Lordship's Answers: and Letters of the Rt. Hon. William Pitt to his late Majesty, with his Majesty's Answers, Previous to the Dissolution of the Ministry in 1801.

    London: John Murray, 1827. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A magnificent Regency full straight grain morocco with the gilt title within a cartouche to the spine and the arms of the Earl of Leitrim (motto "Patris Virtutibus") to the boards. With frontispiece facsimile of an ALS from King George III. Slight rubbing to the head and tail of the spine but with no splitting or loss. This superb regency binding, presumably commissioned by Nathaniel Clements, 2nd Earl of Leitrim (1768-1858) houses a controversial series of letters between the King and his ministers.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1901. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Zaehnsdorf for Wm. Brown in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 300 copies on Japanese paper, of which this is number 91. Armorial bookplate. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I IN DELUXE FULL MOROCCO
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London & Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Co. (Goupil), 1896. Full morocco, 12 1/2 inches tall. A sumptuous binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands and very fine extra gilt tooling to the panels and gilt roll and triple fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully printed and with illustrations throughout including the colour portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. One of a series of extravagantly produced, mostly Royal, biographies. Slight rubbing but still in very fine condition.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Omsund
    AIRY, Omsund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co, 1901. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A superb binding by Gruel with raised bands, simple elegant framed panels and boards, gilt dentelles and top edge. Limited to 300 copies printed on Japanese paper of which this is number 11. With the plates in 2 states. Fine colour frontispiece. Slight blotchiness to the boards but still a magnificent copy.

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  • COMPLETE WITH 65 PLATES IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Les Augustes Répresentations de tous les Roys de France depuis Pharamond, jusqu’à Louys XIIII, dit le Grand. by L’ARMESSIN NICOLAS, de
    L’ARMESSIN NICOLAS, de
    Les Augustes Répresentations de tous les Roys de France depuis Pharamond, jusqu’à Louys XIIII, dit le Grand.

    Paris: chez la Veuve P. Bertrand, 1714. Full calf, 11 inches tall. Splendid full later cat's paw calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine floral gilt tooled panels. Gilt dentelles and pink edges. With 65 portraits of the French kings. Some foxing to the preliminaries. Expert repair to the title page. With the bookplates of the Marquis de Biencourt of the Château de Masfaure.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1901. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1250 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries and slight rubbing but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Prince Charles Edward. by LANG, Andrew
    LANG, Andrew
    Prince Charles Edward.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1900. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1500 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries and slight rubbing but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    Henry VIII by POLLARD A. F.
    POLLARD A. F.
    Henry VIII

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1902. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A magnificent binding with gilt raised bands and handsome Edwardian gilt tooled panels and boards. One of a limited edition of 1150 examples. Embellished with a splendid colour portrait frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. A little foxing to the preliminaries, slight rubbing and some fraying to the foredges of a few leaves and chips to the frontispiece but still a fine example of Goupil's luxurious productions.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession. by WARD, Adolphus William
    WARD, Adolphus William
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1903. Full Morocco, 13 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands elegant gilt centre tools to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles, red watered silk endpapers and gilt top edge. One of One Thousand Copies on Fine Paper, of which this is No. 248. A fine colour portrait frontispiece and vignettes, initials and full page plates throughout.

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  • DELUXE SET IN LATE VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Queen Victoria. by HOLMES, Richard R.
    HOLMES, Richard R.
    Queen Victoria.

    London & Paris:Boussod, Valadon & Co. (Goupil), 1897. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A very bright and attractive copy of this sumptuous edition with one colour plate and numerous monochrome full page illustrations. A couple of tiny ancient worm holes and slight foxing, otherwise pristine.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Charles II. by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1901. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A stunning copy of the best edition bound by Wm. Brown of Edinburgh in full crushed morocco with raised bands and elegant gilt panels. The royal crest on the boards is framed within a series of gilt and blind fillets and corner tools. Gilt dentelles and top edges. Colour portrait and monochrome and sepia full page plates and vignettes throughout. Limited to just 300 copies on Japanese paper, of which this is number 127. Armorial bookplate. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the Earl of Tweeddale, Viscount Walden. Fading to the spine but a very clean and smart copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN FULL MOROCCO BY RAMAGE
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London & Paris: Boussod, Valadon & Co (GOUPIL), 1896. Full crushed morocco, 13 inches tall. A splendid binding by Ramage with gilt raised bands, crowned Tudor rose centre tools in the panels and on the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Hand coloured frontispiece and 39 further full page plates illustrating the history of Elizabeth I. Some foxing to the frontispiece and title page and slight rubbing to the joints and edges.

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  • SUPERB EDWARDIAN FULL CALF FROM EVELYN DE ROTHSCHILD'S LIBRARY
    The Reign of Queen Anne. by McCARTHY, Justin
    McCARTHY, Justin
    The Reign of Queen Anne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb Edwardian full calf with gilt raised bands, smart twin labels and intricate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Gilt corner tools and gilt and blind fillets frame the boards. From the library of Evelyn de Rothschild and with his bookplate.

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  • CELEBRATED HISTORY IN SMART HALF MOROCCO
    The Life of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort. by MARTIN, Sir Theodore
    MARTIN, Sir Theodore
    The Life of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1880. 5 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A smart half morocco binding with gilt raised bands and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. With the armorial bookplate of Farnham of Quorn of Quorn Hall. Embellished with portraits and views. Some light rubbing, otherwise a fine set of this celebrated Life of H.R.H. Prince Albert, Consort to Queen Victoria.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN A MOST HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BINDING
    A History of the Four Georges. by McCARTHY, Justin
    McCARTHY, Justin
    A History of the Four Georges.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1884. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A most elegant set in half straight grain morocco with wide gilt bands, ornate centre tools within gilt framed panels. Gilt top edges. A celebrated history of the first 4 king Georges from the library of Alfred de Rothschild.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FINE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century. by PARDOE, Julia
    PARDOE, Julia
    Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century.

    London: Henry Colburn & Co., 1849. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. An unusual and very elegant half crushed morocco with three raised gilt bands and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. The Sun King, Louis XIV, was king of France from 1643 until his death in 1715, the longest reign of any sovereign at 72 years and 110 days. Miss Julia Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller. Her most enduring works are her French histories which continued to be printed into the twentieth century.

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  • RARE VOLUME IN QUARTER CALF
    Lettres De Henri VIII à Anne Boleyn, Publiées D’après les Originaux de la Bibliothèque du Vatican by CRAPELAT G.-A.
    CRAPELAT G.-A.
    Lettres De Henri VIII à Anne Boleyn, Publiées D’après les Originaux de la Bibliothèque du Vatican

    Paris: Crapelet, 1853. Quarter calf, 11 inches tall. An elegant binding with twin labels, gilt. With the 2 hand coloured engraved portraits. Second edition. With the letters in Tudor English and French. A fascinating and rare book in excellent condition.

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