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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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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Poetical Works.

    Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1857. 12 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A beautiful full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, very ornate gilt tooling in the celtic style to the panels and boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. Some light scuffing and rubbing but no weak hinges or loss. A delightful set.

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  • FINE PRINTS IN FULL 18TH CENTURY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    A collection of Fifty Prints from Antique Gems. by SPILSBURY, John
    SPILSBURY, John
    A collection of Fifty Prints from Antique Gems.

    London: Boydell, 1785. Full straight grain morocco, 10.5 inches tall. With wide blind tooled raised bands, exceptionally dense gilt panels, blind and gilt rolls framing the boards and all edges gilt. With 50 engraved plated. Somewhat rubbed and with heavy foxing to the preliminaries and less so to the plates. With the bookplate of Evelyn John Shirley of Ettington Park.

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  • FIRST AMERICAN EDITION IN TREE CALF
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. by SPENSER, Edmund
    SPENSER, Edmund
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser.

    Boston: Little and Brown, 1845. 5 volume set, 7.75 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooled panels and twin labels. A gilt roll frames the boards. All the volumes have been expertly rebacked and there is a scuff on the title label of volume 1. Bookplates. A most good looking set of this important edition of the works of this great 16th century English poet.

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  • SUPERB FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel

    London: Longmans et. al., 1816. Full straight grain morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A delightful volume in a fine regency binding. With wide gilt raised bands, titles, floral tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within gilt and blind tooled rolls.

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  • SCARCE DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL VELLUM
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote. by SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote.

    Paris: Curmer, 1858. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A simple but pleasing mid 19th century full vellum with gilt bands, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each page decorated with wide lithographic borders. With the gilt stamp of 'Schafer of Piccadilly', purveyors of luxury items. A fine set of this classic Christian guide based on the monastic practice of devotional reading by the 'Gentleman Saint'.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN HANDSOME HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio. by STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    STRAPAROLA, Giovanni Francesco
    The Most Delectable Nights of Straparola of Caravaggio.

    Paris: Carrington, 1906. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A handsome set with raised bands, delicate gilt tooled panels and top edges. Limited to one thousand copies and published in Paris due to its somewhat racy contents. Sometimes known as 'The Pleasant Nights' or 'The Facetious Nights', these 16th century fables and tales contain several of the first appearances of fairy stories still that are still familiar today.

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  • SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Lectures on Modern History. by SMYTH, William
    SMYTH, William
    Lectures on Modern History.

    Cambridge: Deighton, 1841. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, unusual and ornate gilt tooling to the panels twin labels and gilt blocks to the boards. Armorial bookplate.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Oeuvres de Theatre. by SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    SAINTFOIX, M. De.
    Oeuvres de Theatre.

    Paris: Chez Prault, 1762. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full mottled calf set with gilt bands, morocco and inked labels and fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. Ornamental woodcuts. A splendid set.

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  • SECOND, REVISED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL TREE CALF
    Sermons. by SMITH, Sydney
    SMITH, Sydney
    Sermons.

    London: Longman, 1801. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb little set with gilt bands and exquisite gilt tooling, typical of the very beginning of the 19th century. Blue speckled edges. A scarce early edition of the Sermons of this famous English wit, writer and Anglican.

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  • FIRST REPRINT IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Two Noble Kinsmen. Reprint of the quarto, 1634. by SHAKESPEARE, William & FLETCHER, John. LITTLEDALE, Harold (editor)
    SHAKESPEARE, William & FLETCHER, John. LITTLEDALE, Harold (editor)
    Two Noble Kinsmen. Reprint of the quarto, 1634.

    London: 'The New Shakespeare Society', Trubner, 1876. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and dentelles. All edges gilt. With a prize gilt embossed device on the upper board, prize bookplate and armorial bookplate. Somewhat foxed on the preliminaries, then clean. In 3 parts. A very impressive copy of this Jacobean tragicomedy, now generally accepted to have been written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. The plot is based on 'The Knight's Tale' in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.

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  • EARLY EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL REGENCY MOROCCO WITH GAUFFERED EDGES
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field. by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field.

    London: John Sharpe, 1809. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A remarkable and most attractive Regency straight grain morocco with twin gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and gilt gauffered edges. Engraved title page and full page plates from designs by Richard Westall. Very lightly foxed facing the plates. Overall a fine copy.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Plain or Ringlets?” by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Plain or Ringlets?”

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • FIRST SCHAEFER EDITION IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Tragoediae. Ad optimorum librorum fidem emendatae cum brevi nota-tione emendationum. Curavit Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. by SOPHOCLES.
    SOPHOCLES.
    Tragoediae. Ad optimorum librorum fidem emendatae cum brevi nota-tione emendationum. Curavit Godofredus Henricus Schaefer.

    Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Sumtibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitzii, 1810. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete, 4.75 inches tall. A fine full Regency calf with raised bands, gilt and blind pallets framing the panels, gilt and blind fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The bookplate of the writer Maurice Baring as well as a previous owner's ink name on the first blank. Light foxing. It was published by Carl Tauchnitz (1761-1836), the first German publisher to use stereotyping. A neat little set of these great Tragedies in the original Greek.

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  • PARTICULARLY ELEGANT MID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Southey's Poetical Works. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    Southey's Poetical Works.

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1873. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A most attractive full calf with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels, blue label and the gilt stamp of Wellington College on the upper board. Armorial bookplate. Double column. Engraved portrait and title page.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN HALF RED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    John Inglesant by SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    John Inglesant

    London: Macmillan, 1881. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very finely copy bound set in half red morocco by Bayntun, with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and all edges. The first trade edition of this classic historical novel set in the 17th century, in pristine condition.

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