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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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  • ROWLANDSON AQUATINTS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Vicar of Wakefield. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London: Ackermann, 1817. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A superb binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, simple gilt framed panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of the Duke of Gloucester, son of King George V and Queen Mary. An immaculate copy of this great comic novel with the 24 splendid hand coloured aquatints by Thomas Rowlandson.

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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 250 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Henry VIII by POLLARD, A.F.
    POLLARD, A.F.
    Henry VIII

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil & Co., 1902. 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 250 copies on Japanese paper with a duplicate series of plates, of which this is number 16. Armorial bookplate. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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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, 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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  • BEST EDITION LIMITED TO 300 COPIES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London & Paris: (Goupil) Boussod, Valadon & Co., 1896. 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 (200 in Great Britain and 100 in America) with a duplicate series of plates in 2 states, of which this is number 195. Armorial bookplate. The spine is somewhat faded but still bright. A splendid copy of this luxurious edition.

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  • FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO WITH FRENCH ROYAL COAT OF ARMS
    Genealogical Memoirs of The Royal House of France. by ASHBURTON, Richard Barre, Lord
    ASHBURTON, Richard Barre, Lord
    Genealogical Memoirs of The Royal House of France.

    London: William Nicol, Shakspeare Press, 1825. Full straight grain morocco, 17 inches tall. A rather splendid volume bound in the Georgian period with wide gilt raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles, all edges and the French Royal coat of arms on all boards. Together with the uniformly bound case containing the chart which measures 51.5 x 30 inches when unfolded. With the bookplate of Sir Thomas Baring Bart of Stratton Park, the eldest son of the founder of Barings Bank. Some rubbing of joints and scuffing but overall a spectacular example of this curious and scarce work.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Queen Anne. by PAUL, Herbert
    PAUL, Herbert
    Queen Anne.

    Paris, London & New York: Goupil & Co, 1906. Full crushed morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A splendid binding by Gruel with raised bands and simple yet elegant gilt framed panels, boards and dentelles. Top edge gilt. Limited to just 200 copies of which this is number 11 printed on Japanese paper with the plates in duplicate. Fine colour frontispiece.

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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 illustrated 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ROYAL PROVENANCE IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh. by MORRAH, Dermot
    MORRAH, Dermot
    Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh.

    London: Odhams, 1950. Full crushed morocco, 10 inches tall. A glorious binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to the panels. The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom on the upper board is framed by a series of gilt fillets and corner tooling. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Profusely illustrated throughout. This modest work is almost overwhelmed by such a lavish binding which has come from the library at Kensington Palace.

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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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  • FINE COPY IN REGENCY HALF CALF
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England. by WILLEMENT, Thomas
    WILLEMENT, Thomas
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England.

    London: The Author, Rodwell & Martin, Moule, 1821. Half calf, 11.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, blind tooled centre tooling and label. With fine engravings throughout, including 32 hand coloured pages. The spine is slightly faded but overall a lovely copy of this finely illustrated work.

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  • SUPERB PINK CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Royal Homes Near London. by FLETCHER, Major Benton
    FLETCHER, Major Benton
    Royal Homes Near London.

    London: John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1930. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A sumptuous full pink calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, single gilt fillet framing the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester, the son of King George V and Queen Mary. A charming work with 43 full page illustrations.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL BLIND TOOLED STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    George the Third, his Court, and Family. by GALT, John
    GALT, John
    George the Third, his Court, and Family.

    ondon; Colburn, 1820. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid binding very typical of the period with gilt raised bands and dense blind tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookseller's ticket of Hoitt of Portman Square and armorial bookplate. With 18 full page engraved portraits.

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