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  • LIMITED TO ONLY 50 COPIES IN SPLENDID HALF CALF
    COURTIERS and Favourites of Royalty. Comprising: Madame Du Barri, in 4 volumes; Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay, in 3 volumes; Talleyrand, in 2 volumes; Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu, in 3 volumes; Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto; Marmontel, in 2 volumes; Cardinal de Retz; History of Henry IV.
    COURTIERS and Favourites of Royalty. Comprising: Madame Du Barri, in 4 volumes; Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay, in 3 volumes; Talleyrand, in 2 volumes; Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu, in 3 volumes; Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto; Marmontel, in 2 volumes; Cardinal de Retz; History of Henry IV.

    Paris: Société des Bibliophiles & New York and London: Merrill and Baker, 1903. 20 volume set, 9 inches tall. Beautifully bound in a most unusual and good looking half marbled calf with raised bands and delicate gilt tooling with blue calf onlays. Gilt top edges. Colour frontispieces. Bookplates by Harold Nelson. 'The Astral Edition', number 20 of a limited edition of just 50 copies. A wonderful set, in English, in pristine condition.

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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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  • FINE SET IN REGENCY TREE CALF
    The History of England. by HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Cadell & Davies, 1802-1804. 13 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb tree calf from the very beginning of the nineteenth century with gilt bands, green label and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved portraits of the authors, all the monarchs and important historical figures. Neat early ink owners name at the head of each title page. A fine set of this celebrated History of England.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • STUNNING REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Her Most Excellent Majesty Sophia-Charlotte, Queen of England. by WATKINS, John
    WATKINS, John
    Memoirs of Her Most Excellent Majesty Sophia-Charlotte, Queen of England.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1819. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A stunning Regency full straight grain morocco with wide gilt and blind tooled raised bands, superb extra gilt tooling to the panels and very unusual gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate and neat ink owners name on first blank dated 1820. Engraved portraits and views. A wonderful copy of this scarce title.

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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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  • SPLENDID SET IN HALF MOROCCO
    Lives of the Queens of England. by STRICKLAND, Agnes
    STRICKLAND, Agnes
    Lives of the Queens of England.

    London: Colburn & Co, 1852. 8 volume set, 9 inches tall. A fine large type edition of this classic history. Bound in splendid half morocco with raised bands, gilt centre tools, titles and top edges. With engraved portraits of each Queen.

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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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  • FINE GOUPIL PRINTING IN FULL MOROCCO
    James I and VI by HENDERSON, T.F.
    HENDERSON, T.F.
    James I and VI

    Paris & London: Goupil, 1904. Full morocco,13 inches tall. Deluxe volume in superb signed binding by Riviere. With raised bands, gilt titles and fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Top edge gilt and wide dentelles. Illustrated throughout. Armorial bookplates of The Fairfax Rhodes Library. Slight variation of the blue on the boards. One of the luxuriously produced series of celebrated biographies printed by Goupil in Paris (in English). Limited to 200 copies on Japanese paper.

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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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  • MAGNIFICENT DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Queen Elizabeth. by CREIGHTON, Mandell
    CREIGHTON, Mandell
    Queen Elizabeth.

    London, Paris & New York: ( Goupil ) Boussod, Valadon & Co. 1896. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A Deluxe Edition limited to 200 copies. With raised bands, titles and top edge. Armorial bookplate. With fine colour frontispiece and full page plates throughout. A most attractive copy.

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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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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN TALL HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Henry VIII. by POLLARD, A.F.
    POLLARD, A.F.
    Henry VIII.

    London, Paris and New York: Goupil, 1902. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A handsome half crushed morocco by Wood with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and top edge. From a limited edition of 1050 copies on fine paper. Colour frontispiece. light foxing and fading to the cloth foredge. Classic biography in deluxe limited edition beautifully printed by Goupil in Paris.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Charles I. by SKELTON, Sir John
    SKELTON, Sir John
    Charles I.

    Paris & London: Goupil, 1898. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and gilt top edge. Slight rubbing and marks to the boards. Colour frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. Bookplates. One of 500 copies on Japanese paper with a duplicate series of the large plates. (A uniform binding with our Charles II).

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Charles II by AIRY, Osmund
    AIRY, Osmund
    Charles II

    Paris & London: Goupil, 1901. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and gilt top edge. Slight rubbing and marks to the boards. Colour frontispiece and monochrome plates throughout. Bookplates. One of 300 copies on Japanese paper. (A uniform binding with our Charles I).

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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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