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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ENGLISH EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon. by BAYLE, St. John (translator)
    BAYLE, St. John (translator)
    The Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon.

    London: Samuel Bagster, 1902. 4 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A beautifully bound set by Bumpus with a single gilt raised band and decorative rococo style gilt tooling to the spine, twin gilt rolls framing the straight grain morocco, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each volume has a portrait and an armorial bookplate. A splendid set of the Memoirs of this great diplomat and soldier from the reign of Louis XIV, in English.

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  • EXCEEDINGLY RARE TITLE IN FINE HALF CALF
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes. by SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    SOLDIER, A (edited by)
    The Wars of Europe; or, annals of military and naval warfare. Handsomely illustrated, with effective engravings on wood and steel, with portraits and memoirs of distinguished sailors and soldiers, and plans of celebrated battle fields; enlivened with a variety of entertaining and historical anecdotes.

    London: Pattie, (1838-1840). 3 volumes bound in 2, 11 inches tall. A most handsome half calf with gilt bands, titles and very ornate panels. Armorial bookplate. Arbitrary pagination in Volume 1. A very entertaining and extremely scarce work consisting of military adventures of the period and recent past. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There are just 2 examples in Copac and both seem to be incomplete. Profusely illustrated with vignettes and full page engraved portraits and plans.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF FINE EDITION
    The Spectator by SPECTATOR,
    SPECTATOR,
    The Spectator

    New York: Appleton & Co., 1861. 6 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. An elegant half calf set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt floral tooling to the panels. Some foxing to the prelims but overall a very neat set of this edition which has an extremely readable large type.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO GEORGIAN BINDING
    Rokeby by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Rokeby

    Edinburgh: Constable et al, 1821. Full straight grain morocco, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and very fine Georgian binding in pristine condition. With 3 raised bands, finely decorated, an inch square, tiles, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind rolls.

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  • FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN CONTEMPORARY FULL CALF
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq; by SHENSTONE, William
    SHENSTONE, William
    The Works in Verse and Prose of William Shenstone, Esq;

    London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1764-1769. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within a gilt roll. There is a little cracking of the joints but still perfectly firm and solid. A previous owner's ink stamp, B.Girlie, is at the head of the title pages. A handsome set of the first collected edition of the works of this English poet, who was also one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Woodstock, ou le Cavalier, histoire du temps de Cromwell, année 1651 … traduit de l’anglais par A.J.B. Defauconpret by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Woodstock, ou le Cavalier, histoire du temps de Cromwell, année 1651 … traduit de l’anglais par A.J.B. Defauconpret

    Paris: (Cosson for) Charles Gosselin, 1826. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. First edition in French. E. Preston Dargan, ‘Scott and the French Romantics’, PMLA, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Jun 1934), 22 (May 24); Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1826: 70. OCLC lists several European copies, but only one in the US (Texas A & M).

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  • DELIGHTFUL LITTLE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With a Life, and Glossary. And 53 illustrations. by SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM (SHAKESPEARE)
    SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM (SHAKESPEARE)
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With a Life, and Glossary. And 53 illustrations.

    London: Charles Tilt, c 1840. 8 volume set, 4 inches tall. Full morocco with gilt panels, gilt blocks to the boards and all edges gilt. A charming little set with a few small nicks to head and tail caps, otherwise in pristine condition.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors by SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors

    City of Westminster: Chas J. Sawyer, (1927). 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Very fine half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. Slight variation to the tooling of each volume. With an inscription 'with the author's compliments' on the half title. Limited to 2000 copies. With 100 illustrations. A very fine set.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs by SURR, Thomas Skinner
    SURR, Thomas Skinner
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs

    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The…

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    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1801, 64 (noting the Splendeur et souffrance edition only. OCLC lists copies pf Latimore at Bn and University of Illinois only; COPAC adds no British copies. For Splendeur et souffrance OCLC lists copies at Bn and Universities of Erfurt and Göttingen only; COPAC adds no British copies.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Redgauntlet, histoire du dix-huitième Siècle. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Redgauntlet, histoire du dix-huitième Siècle.

    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French. Volume one contains an interesting Avant-propos de l’Éditeur commencing: ‘En publiant ce nouveau roman de l’auteur de Waverley, qui ajoute 4 volumes à l’édition complète in -12, et qui formera les tomes 38 et 39 de l’in-8o...’ It explains the speed with which the translation had to be prepared in order to beat rival translations to the press. It also engages with criticisms of the recent translation of St. Ronan’s Well and with the popular supposition that some of the new novels emanating from Scotland were not in…

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    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French. Volume one contains an interesting Avant-propos de l’Éditeur commencing: ‘En publiant ce nouveau roman de l’auteur de Waverley, qui ajoute 4 volumes à l’édition complète in -12, et qui formera les tomes 38 et 39 de l’in-8o...’ It explains the speed with which the translation had to be prepared in order to beat rival translations to the press. It also engages with criticisms of the recent translation of St. Ronan’s Well and with the popular supposition that some of the new novels emanating from Scotland were not in fact by Scott at all but by Lockhart. The publisher sets the record straight, stating precisely which were Lockhart’s (Valerius, Adam Blair, Reginald Dalton) and which were Scott’s.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Les Eaux de Saint-Ronan. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Les Eaux de Saint-Ronan.

    Paris: [Cosson for] Charles Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1824. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Some fading and rubbing to the boards.First edition in French of St Ronan’s Well (1824). There are two issues of 1824, one with a De Wincop imprint the other with Gosselin and Ladvocat; Dargan lists only the latter — both are institutionally very rare.

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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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  • SUPERB COPY IN FULL MOTTLED CALF
    Kisses: Being a Poetical Translation of The Basia. by SECUNDUS, Joannes
    SECUNDUS, Joannes
    Kisses: Being a Poetical Translation of The Basia.

    London: Sherwood, Neeley and Jones, 1812. Full mottled calf by Bayntun, 6 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Parallel Latin text and English translation. A superbly bound copy of this scarce title.

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  • VERY EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Le Pirate. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Le Pirate.

    Paris: (Cosson for) Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1822. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. One of several French editions of The Pirate published in the same year as the first (1822). Dargan notes that our edition (published in December) was preceded by the edition for the collected works (February) and that an unauthorised anonymous translation (Le Pirate, ou les Flibustiers) also appeared in February.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard.

    Paris, aris: [Lachvardière for] Charles Gosselin 1829. 5 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels.First edition in French of Anne of Geierstein; or, the Maiden of the Mist (Edinburgh, 1829), which though separately issued also formed part of the Oeuvres complètes, as stated on the half-titles.

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