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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN HALF MOROCCO
    Madoc. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    Madoc.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1805. Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A superb copy of the first edition in Georgian half morocco. With gilt bands and very ornate gilt centre tooling, typical of the period. Illustrated with superb engraved vignettes. With the bookplate of Stewart, Lord Londonderry. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses.

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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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