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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • TALL COPIES IN HALF MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Antiquarian and topographical Cabinet, containing a series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain. by STORER, J. and GRIEG, I. (edited by)
    STORER, J. and GRIEG, I. (edited by)
    Antiquarian and topographical Cabinet, containing a series of Elegant Views of the Most Interesting Objects of Curiosity in Great Britain.

    London: Clarke, 1807-1810. 7 volumes (of 10), 9 inches tall. A rather sombre half morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt lettering and centre tool in a smooth back. Top edges gilt, the rest deckled. Armorial bookplate. With 350 engraved plates. A further 3 volumes were printed. Here we have the first 7 volumes, exceptionally tall and clean in a fine signed binding.

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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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  • SCARCE, ENCYCLOPEDIC WORK IN SPLENDID HALF MOROCCO
    The Victoria Cross. The Empire's Roll of Valour. by STEWART, Lieut. Colonel Rupert
    STEWART, Lieut. Colonel Rupert
    The Victoria Cross. The Empire's Roll of Valour.

    London: Hutchinson, (1921). Half morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. A splendid binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands, gilt lettering and pallets and a gilt top edge. A slight stain on the left of the title. 'A handy book of reference of the deeds that have won the Victoria Cross from the date of its institution in 1856 up to the present time' (revised up to 1921), 'arranged in order of regiment or corps. The account of each act of bravery is an extract from the 'London Gazette' of the time'.

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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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  • 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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