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  • BOYDELL'S CELEBRATED FOLIO EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens. by SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (Shakespeare)
    The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare. Revised by George Steevens.

    London: John and Josiah Boydell, 1802. 9 volume set, 17 inches tall. A magnificent full Georgian morocco binding with wide gilt raised bands, splendid gilt tooling in the panels and on the boards, typical of the period. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Charles Augustus Wild. Most unusually there is absolutely no splitting to the joints, no repairs and no loss. There are dents and abrasions to the boards but overall a spectacularly fine copy. Embellished with 95 engraved tissue guarded plates, making a total of 97 with the portraits. There is a degree of foxing to the plates, as usual. "A Magnificent national edition, in which splendour of production was to go hand in hand with correctness of text" Updike.

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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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  • SUMPTUOUS SPANISH CALF SET
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. by SPENSER, Edmund
    SPENSER, Edmund
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser.

    London Pickering, 1825. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A ravishing full Spanish Calf binding by Riviere with gilt bands, triple labels and ornate rococo gilt tooling to the spine. The boards are framed within triple gilt fillets. Gilt dentelles and top edges. This set has the bookplate of the Rosenbach Foundation, from which it was released in 1968. A truly beautiful 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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  • GLORIOUS TALL COPY OF THE SCARCE IMPROVED EDITION WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventh to the sixteenth century. by SMITH, Charles Hamilton
    SMITH, Charles Hamilton
    The Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

    London: Bohn, 1848. Half morocco, 15 inches tall. A glorious tall copy 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. In pristine condition this copy was bound by J. Wright, one of the finest binders of the early Victorian period, with gilt raised bands, label and magnificent gilt armorial centre tools. All edges gilt. Decorated with 60 full page hand coloured plates, all dated 1811-13.

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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 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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  • SPARKLING COLLECTION IN FULL CALF BY BUMPUS
    Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford Hounds. by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford Hounds.

    London: Walter Spiers, 1838; Longman et al., 1847; Bradbury and Evans, 1853; Bradbury and Evans, 1854; Bradbury and Evans, 1858; Bradbury and Evans, 1860; Bradbury and Evans, 1865. 7 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. Splendid, sparkling full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, 'country' gilt centre tools, triple labels (excepting the first novel, 'Jorrocks's Jaunts' which was published anonymously) and with gilt corner tools and triple fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. These are all first editions in single volume book form excepting 'Handley Cross'. "Jorrocks's Jaunts' has 12 full page illustrations by 'Phiz', 'Hawbuck Grange' 8 plates by 'Phiz', the remainder have hand coloured plates by Leech. Some foxing and a small superficial stain to the lower board of 'Jorrocks's Jaunts'. A wonderful collection of these hilarious, vulgar and rollicking novels of English Country life in the early nineteenth century

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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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  • 1 OF 150 COPIES IN GORGEOUS FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: George Bell, 1892. 5 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A gorgeous full calf by Sotheran of Piccadilly with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. The boards are framed within corner tools and twin fillets. gilt dentelles and top edges. 150 copies of the Large Paper Edition, of which this is number 65, have been printed of this Aldine edition. Portrait. A delightful set of the works of this great romantic English poet.

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  • SCARCE EDITION IN WONDERFUL EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Dramatic Works. by SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    SHAKSPEARE (SHAKESPEARE, William).
    Dramatic Works.

    London: J.F.Dove, 1830. 8 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and exceptionally attractive gilt tooling to the panels. With a 'Life of the Author' and notes by W. Harness, friend of Lord Byron. With 3 portrait frontispieces and charming engravings throughout. Some foxing, almost exclusively facing the plates. This fine set includes the Sonnets.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Works of Tobias Smollett. by SMOLLETT, Tobias
    SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The Works of Tobias Smollett.

    London: Archibald Constable, 1899-1901. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid set in a half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and rather unusual dense gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. This is fine and highly readable edition of these great 18th century picaresque novels.

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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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  • SPLENDID SET IN STRIKING TREE CALF
    The Works of Tobias Smollett. by SMOLLETT, Tobias
    SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The Works of Tobias Smollett.

    London: Law, Johnson et al., 1797. 8 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A fine edition in a later full tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elegant gilt centre tools. minor expert repair to the turn ins of the first volume. Portrait. From the library of Maurice Baring and with his curious bookplate. A splendid set of these great 18th century works.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare. by SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    SHAKESPEARE, William (MEADOWS, Kenny (illustrator))
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare.

    London: London Printing and Publishing Company, c 1870. 3 volume set, 11 inches tall. Sparkling full morocco with gilt raised bands and superb gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With Splendid vignettes and full page illustrations by Kenny Meadows. A pristine set of this entertaining edition.

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  • WONDERFUL LATE 18TH CENTURY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Spectator. by ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    ADDISON, Joseph and STEELE, Richard (Editors).
    The Spectator.

    London: Hughs, 1789. 8 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful late 18th century straight grain morocco with gilt bands on a smooth back with fine gilt tooling to the panels. The initials M.W. embossed in gilt to the upper boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets. All edges gilt. The green of the boards has slightly faded on the spine and there is some rubbing to the heads and tails but with no splitting or loss. From the library of Michael Walker of Eastwood Hall whose letter, recommending this set to his niece, dated 1791 is tipped onto the second blank. A super copy of this tall and finely printed edition.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL MOROCCO, GILT
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne. by SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles.
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1912. 6 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A superb full plumb morocco binding by Wood. With gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and decorative gilt fillets and corner tools framing the boards. Gilt top edges. Neat ink inscription, dated Christmas 1918, on the second blank. Fine set in pristine condition from the library of an Oxfordshire country house.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN AN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF BINDING
    The Apocalypse Revealed. by SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    The Apocalypse Revealed.

    London: Swedenborg Society, 1876. Full calf, 8 3/4 inches tall. A remarkable binding with gilt raised bands and a repeated gilt star within double fillets to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This extraordinary work 'in which are disclosed The Mysteries There Foretold' was written by the great 18th century Swedish scientist, theologian, philosopher and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg.

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