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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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  • WITH LEAF OF ADVERTISEMENTS, UNTRIMMED IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Critic, Or A Tragedy Rehearsed A Dramatic Piece in three Acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. by SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
    SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
    The Critic, Or A Tragedy Rehearsed A Dramatic Piece in three Acts as it is performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.

    London: T. Becket, 1781. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A very fine binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, delightful gilt floral tooling to the panels and triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge, the remaining edges untrimmed. An exceptionally clean and tall copy, being untrimmed. This volume does have the very rare leaf of advertisements but lacks the half title, which could be explained by the fact that it is in a later binding and that it was discarded, or could indicate it is not a true first. Slight splitting to the head and foot of the upper board but still perfectly firm and solid. A very nice copy of this great play.

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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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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HANDSOME HALF CALF
    The Waverley Novels. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Waverley Novels.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1876-1877. 25 volume set, 9 inches tall. A bright, handsome set in Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, gilt thistle centre tools and twin labels. Red Speckled edges. Very profusely illustrated with full page engraved portraits and views. A readable and smartly bound collected edition of Sir Walter Scott's hugely popular novels.

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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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  • FIRST EDITION IN SUPERB REGENCY FULL NAVY BLUE CALF
    The Life of Nelson. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    The Life of Nelson.

    London: John Murray, 1813. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Superb little Regency full navy blue calf bindings in wonderful condition with wide gilt raised bands, label and intricate blind tooling to the panels typical of the period. The boards are framed within gilt and blind fillets. Withe the armorial bookplates of Sir Robert Johnson Eden. Engraved frontispieces. First edition, second issue. Slight foxing to the frontispieces and title pages and very slight rubbing but about the nicest set one is likely to locate of this great biography of Lord Nelson.

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  • FINE ELZEVIER PRINTING IN SUPERB SIMIER BINDING
    De l'Usage des Passions. by SENAULT, Jean-François
    SENAULT, Jean-François
    De l'Usage des Passions.

    Leiden: Elzevier, 1643. Full morocco, 5 1/2 inches tall. Fine example in a later (c.1820) superb full straight grain navy blue morocco by Simier, the Royal Binder with 'Simier R. du Roi' at the foot of the spine. Simier is described thus by Ramsden 'His variety and technique were superb; he had no superior and few rivals during his career". With Gilt raised bands and delicate blind and gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed within a gilt fillet and blind roll. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The bookplate of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jn.. First published in Paris in 1641, this is the first Leiden edition. In French. Very fine condition inside and out.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere. by SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere.

    London: Virtue, c. 1850. 8 volume set 9 inches tall. A classic Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Some rubbing and the book label of G. E. Stones. With full page plates and Vignettes throughout.

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  • AN ELEGANT SET IN FULL REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq.. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq..

    Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1820. 12 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. A lovely, elegant little set of this early edition with gilt raised bands, and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards, very typical of the period. Engraved portrait. With the armorial bookplate John Keily.

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  • A SPLENDID EARLY VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO EXTRA GILT
    The Complete Works of William Shakspeare. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Complete Works of William Shakspeare.

    London: Scott, Webster, & Geary, n.d., c. 1845. 2 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, charming floral gilt tooling to the panels and magnificent and very elaborate extra gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved portrait and forty engraved plates. Slight fading to the spines and a little foxing, otherwise a superb set which includes the sonnets.

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  • CLASSIC TALE IN SPLENDID FULL NAVY BLUE CALF
    Treasure Island. by STEVENSON, Robert Louis
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis
    Treasure Island.

    London: Dent, 1973. Full calf, 8 1/4 inches tall. A splendid full navy blue calf by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, twin labels and appropriate centre tools. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Decorated with 8 colour plates and 30 black and white drawings by Abbé. A lovely copy of one of the all time great yarns in pristine condition.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    The Fortunes of the Scattergood Family. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany. by SMITH, Albert.
    SMITH, Albert.
    The Fortunes of the Scattergood Family. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1840-45. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Mr. Ledbury and His Friend Jack Johnson. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter by Smith.] by SMITH, Albert.
    SMITH, Albert.
    Mr. Ledbury and His Friend Jack Johnson. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany. [With autograph letter by Smith.]

    London: Richard Bentley, 1842-43. 8vo (9½" tall). Splendid full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine. Bound with special title page and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Autograph letter and envelope from Smith, 5 November 1841, 2½ pages, bound in.

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  • MAGNIFICENT GOLD BLOCKED FULL MOROCCO
    Schiller und seine Zeit. by SCHILLER, Friedrich, SCHEER, Johannes
    SCHILLER, Friedrich, SCHEER, Johannes
    Schiller und seine Zeit.

    Leipzig: Otto Wigand, 1859. Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A magnificent binding by H. Sperling in full morocco with a gilt blocked spine and gilt blocked boards framed in relief with fine gilt flourishes. All edges gilt. Full page engraved plates throughout.

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  • SCARCE EARLY ENGLISH EDITION IN FULL GEORGIAN SPECKLED CALF
    Letters from the Marchioness de Sévigné to her Daughter the Countess de Grignan. by SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de
    SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de
    Letters from the Marchioness de Sévigné to her Daughter the Countess de Grignan.

    London: Sewell, Longman et al., 1801. 7 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. A beautiful full Georgian speckled calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tools. The boards are framed within a delicate gilt fillet. With the bookplate of Ellen James. This set looks superb on the shelf but does have condition issues. A long defunct insect has nibbled at a few boards, the worst example is on the lower board of the first volume, which can be viewed in one of the images. The letters of Madame de Sévigné are revered in France as one of the great works of French 17th century literature. In English.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    The Marchioness of Brinvilliers. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany. by SMITH, Albert.
    SMITH, Albert.
    The Marchioness of Brinvilliers. Illustrated by John Leech. Bentley’s Miscellany.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh. Engraved frontispiece portrait bound in.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne. by SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles
    The Poems of Algernon Charles Swinburne.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1904. 6 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very smart set in half navy blue crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets framing the panels and fillets the boards. Gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates of S. C. Lister of Swinton Park. A fine set of the works of this great English decadent poet, novelist and playwright.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    Recueil des Monnoies Tant Anciennes que Modernes, ou Dictionnaire Historique de toutes les Monnoies qui peuvent être connues dans les quatre parties du Monde, avec leur Poids, Titre & Valeur, Divisé en Quatre Parties ; Savoir, Pour les Hébreux, Pour les Grecs, Pour les Romains, pour les François. by SALZADE, de
    SALZADE, de
    Recueil des Monnoies Tant Anciennes que Modernes, ou Dictionnaire Historique de toutes les Monnoies qui peuvent être connues dans les quatre parties du Monde, avec leur Poids, Titre & Valeur, Divisé en Quatre Parties ; Savoir, Pour les Hébreux, Pour les Grecs, Pour les Romains, pour les François.

    Bruxelles : Bruchez Jean-Joseph Boucherie, 1767. Full cat's paw calf, 9.75 inches tall. A splendid 18th century binding in excellent condition with raised bands, label and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. With the the bookplate of Tollemache of Helmingham Hall. 3 folding plates.

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  • SINGLE VOLUME EDITION IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Works of William Shakspere. by SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    SHAKSPERE, William. (SHAKESPEARE).
    The Works of William Shakspere.

    London: George Bell, 1887. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A sparkling hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt panels with ornate corner tooling, framing a crest on the upper boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated by W. Harvey. A splendid single volume edition.

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