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  • 38 VOLUME SET IN SUPERB FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Dramatick Writings. by SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    The Dramatick Writings.

    London: John Bell, 1785-1788. 38 volumes, 5.5 inches tall. Full straight grain dark blue morocco with gilt bands, titles, dentelles and all edges. Tiffany bookplates. Some slight foxing to the plates but generally very clean. Engraved frontispieces, title pages and plates throughout. Although this celebrated Bell's Edition first appeared in 38 volumes it is very unusual to find it in this form, with each volume bound individually, rather than with every 2 or 3 volumes bound together. There is no splitting or loss at all. An absolutely exceptional set.

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  • UNIQUE ITEM IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY ASPREY WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller. by SCOTS GUARDS
    SCOTS GUARDS
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller.

    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion…

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    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion of his review of the Regiment marking his 25th year as Colonel.

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  • SUPERB EDITION IN SPECTACULAR FULL PINK MOROCCO
    The Waverley Novels. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Waverley Novels.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857. 25 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A truly spectacular set in full dark pink morocco in marvellous condition. With gilt raised bands, twin green labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are decorated with a very delicate and ornate panel framed within a triple roll. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved frontispieces, title pages, portraits and views throughout. Other than a few very superficial marks this set is in pristine condition with no wear or fading.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL MOTTLED CALF
    The Works. by SWIFT, Jonathan
    SWIFT, Jonathan
    The Works.

    London: Johnson, Nichols et al., 1801. 19 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid full mottled calf with multiple gilt bands, triple labels and blue speckled edges. Portrait. The Armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. A magnificent set with most attractive labels, in particular the green titles, unusually paced at the foot of the spine.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BY KALTHOEBER
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters). by STERNE, Laurence
    STERNE, Laurence
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1798. 10 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Splendid bindings, bound by the great Christian Kalthoeber, and with his ticket. Full 18th century tree calf with gilt 'Greek key' bands, twin labels and charming gilt floral tools to the panels. Fine gilt rolls frame the tree calf of the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Astle. There is a slight nick to the head cap of volume 4 and a one inch split to the head of volume 1, but still a superb set by one of the greatest London binders of his period.

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  • SUPERB EXTRA GILT SET IN PRISTINE HALF CALF
    Waverley Novels by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Waverley Novels

    Edinburgh: A & C Black, 1865. 48 volume set, 7 inches tall. A superb mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. The armorial bookplate of Walter F. Morice. With engraved frontispieces, title pages and vignettes. In pristine condition inside and out.

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  • ILLUSTRATED BY GAVARNI IN STUNNING CAT'S PAW CALF
    Le Juif Errant. by SUE, Eugène
    SUE, Eugène
    Le Juif Errant.

    Paris: Paulin, 1845. 4 volumes bound in 2, 10.5 inches tall. A stunning full cat's paw calf by Clarke & Bedford, one of the finest London binders of the period in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, delightful labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. 83 wood-engraved plates, all but 13 by Gavarni, 1 folding map and around 600 engraved vignettes. A celebrated edition in a stunning binding. In the original French.

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  • MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL CALF
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere by SHAKSPERE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPERE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems of William Shakspere

    London: Charles Knight, 1852. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A particularly attractive set with raised bands, twin labels and very bright extra gilt panels. There is some scuffing and marking to the boards but absolutely no weak hinges or loss of leather. A sturdy set of this great edition edited by Charles Knight. Engraved vignettes throughout.

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  • FINE ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STUNNING EXTRA GILT MOROCCO
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Dramatic Works.

    London: Charles Knight, 1842. 8 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A stunning extra gilt full morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels and spectacular gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Occasional abrasions. A splendid set of this celebrated edition which is illustrated throughout.

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  • FULL MOROCCO SET FROM ROYAL COLLECTION
    The Works of William Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Works of William Shakespeare

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. 9 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. An exceptionally handsome set in full red morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, panels and all edges. the boards are framed with gilt and blind tooling. With the Royal cipher of Marie Therese. A fine copy of the celebrated Dyce edition of the Complete Works of England's greatest playwright.

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  • 20 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO BY ROOT
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. by SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris.

    London: Gale, Curtis and Fenner, 1814. Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A splendid later 19th century binding by Root with gilt raised bands, very fine panels, triple fillets framing the boards, dentelles and top edge. Adorned with 20 beautiful circular hand coloured aquatints. A superb copy of this most attractive work.

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  • BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    (The Works). Opera, & In illa Commentarius Samuelis Pitisci, In Quo Antiquitates Romanae Ex Auctoribus Idoneis Fere Nongentis, Graecis Et Latinis, Veteribus & recentioribus, Perpetuo Tenore Explicantur. by SUETONIUS (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus)
    SUETONIUS (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus)
    (The Works). Opera, & In illa Commentarius Samuelis Pitisci, In Quo Antiquitates Romanae Ex Auctoribus Idoneis Fere Nongentis, Graecis Et Latinis, Veteribus & recentioribus, Perpetuo Tenore Explicantur.

    Leuwarden: Franciscus Halma, 1714-15. 2 volume set, 11.75 inches tall. A magnificent full morocco binding with gilt raised bands, gilt titles, pallets and double fillet framing the boards. Wide handsome dentelles and all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate. Other than a slight loss of head cap on the first volume this set is in fine condition and is spotless internally. Edited by Samuel Pitiscus On the first blank there is a neat and ancient ink inscription reading: 'Largest Papers - first impressions of the Plates - The Best Edition, Illustrated and explained by beautiful engravings'.

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  • NEAT HALF CALF SET IN FINE CONDITION
    Waverley Novels. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Waverley Novels.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. 48 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome, neat mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt panels. With engraved frontispieces, title pages and vignettes. In fine condition inside and out.

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  • OUR FAVOURITE EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Waverley Novels by SCOTT, Sir Walter.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter.
    Waverley Novels

    Edinburgh and London: Cadell, 1842. 12 volume set, 10 inches tall. In full crushed maroon morocco, with gilt raised bands, titles, dentelles, elegant panels and all edges. As usual the frontispiece and full page engravings are foxed. This is our favourite edition of Scott as it has a very readable text and engraved vignettes throughout.

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  • STUNNING SET OF THIS GREAT WORK.
    The Universal Songster; Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming The Most Complete, Extensive, And Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Songs In The English Language. by SONGSTER.
    SONGSTER.
    The Universal Songster; Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming The Most Complete, Extensive, And Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Songs In The English Language.

    London: Jones, 1828-29. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. Full crushed morocco by Bickers. With gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt panels, dentelles and top edge gilt, fine engravings throughout. A superb early 20th century binding on this definitive collection. In pristine condition inside and out.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Plays of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Plays of Shakespeare.

    LONDON: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, c.1870. 3 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A very handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt 'theatrical' centre tools. A gilt prize block on the upper boards and an ink prize inscription on the first blank. Illustrated throughout. A splendid set.

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  • FINE EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Plays. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Plays.

    London: Routledge, 1858. 3 volume set, 10 inches tall. A splendid full hard grain morocco with raised bands, finely gilt panels and elegant gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Edited by Howard Staunton and illustrated with engravings by John Gilbert. Slightly rubbed but overall a super copy of this celebrated edition.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN ROBUST HALF MOROCCO
    The Pictorial Edition of the Works. by SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    SHAKSPERE (SHAKESPEARE), William
    The Pictorial Edition of the Works.

    London: Virtue, c.1880. 8 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A handsome robust binding with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to the panels and a gilt blocked portrait of the Bard on the upper boards. Illustrated profusely throughout with full page engravings and vignettes.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL CLASSIC CALF
    The Works of Robert Sanderson by SANDERSON, Robert
    SANDERSON, Robert
    The Works of Robert Sanderson

    Oxford: The University Press, 1854. 6 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic full calf set bound in the middle of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, superb extra gilt panels, twin labels and the gilt embossed blocks of the Hulme Bequest on all the boards. This Works of Robert Sanderson was collected by William Jacobson and is the definitive work of this important English theologian. Some scuffing to the shoulders but with absolutely no splitting or loss. A lovely set.

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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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