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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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  • 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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  • GREAT JOURNAL IN FULL PLUM GEORGIAN CALF
    The Tatler; A new edition, carefully revised. by STEELE, Richard
    STEELE, Richard
    The Tatler; A new edition, carefully revised.

    London: Rivington, et al., 1822. 4 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. Splendid full plum Georgian straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, dense blind tooling around a gilt device to the panels and a simple gilt fillet framing the boards. Some foxing to the engraved title page, as usual, otherwise clean. A fine set of this great journal.

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  • ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO FOR SOTHERAN
    The Select Works of Lawrence Sterne. by STERNE, Lawrence
    STERNE, Lawrence
    The Select Works of Lawrence Sterne.

    London: Bumpus, 1818. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. Elegant half morocco with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt centre tools in the panels. Fine engraved title page. From the library of Alfred de Rothschild, and with his bookplate. An interesting Regency edition in excellent condition.

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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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  • LIMITED EDITION IN ELEGANT HALF MOROCCO
    Annals of the Artists in Spain. by STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William
    STIRLING-MAXWELL, Sir William
    Annals of the Artists in Spain.

    London: Nimmo, 1891. 4 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A simple yet elegant edition bound in half morocco by Stikeman with raised bands, gilt titles and top edges. Limited to 1040 copies, this being number 478. Illustrated with a portrait, 24 steel and mezzotint full page engravings and numerous engravings on wood. A fine set.

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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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN EARLY VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The History of England. by SMOLLETT, Tobias
    SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Longman et al., 1841. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome early Victorian Full Calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. A single gilt fillet frames the boards. Portrait. Some scuffing and scratching on the boards but still a most handsome set of this classic history of England.

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  • EXQUISITE FULL MOROCCO BY HOLLOWAY
    Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey. by STANLEY, Arthur Penrhyn
    STANLEY, Arthur Penrhyn
    Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey.

    London: John Murray, 1868. Full morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An exquisite full morocco by Holloway in a most unusual orange with gilt raised bands, contrasting green label and very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed with a double fillet. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate D C M 'advance with courage'.

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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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  • CHARMING WORK IN FULL TERRACOTTA CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Wine Women and Song. Mediæval Latin Students' Songs now first translated into English verse with an essay by John Addington Symonds. by SYMONDS, John Addington
    SYMONDS, John Addington
    Wine Women and Song. Mediæval Latin Students' Songs now first translated into English verse with an essay by John Addington Symonds.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1925. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A charming work in a most attractive binding in full crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with raised bands and simple gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are decorated with blind and gilt tooling. Gilt dentelles and top edge.

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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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  • FINE PRINTING ON HAND-MADE PAPER IN HALF MOROCCO
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green. by SOMERVILE, W
    SOMERVILE, W
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green.

    London: R. Ackermann, 1813. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. A tall, elegant half morocco by Hatchards with raised bands and gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. Finely printed on hand-made paper with delightful engraved vignettes throughout. Slightly rubbed and scuffed.

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