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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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  • GREAT ENGLISH ROMANTIC POET IN SPARKLING FULL MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1900. Full morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A very bright full straight grain morocco by Maclehose with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, double fillets framing the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Portrait. A small mark on the lower board, otherwise a pristine copy of the works of Shelley, one of England's great Romantic Poets.

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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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  • 16th CENTURY LITERATURE IN SPLENDID MOROCCO BINDING
    The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt. by SIDNEY, Sir Philip
    SIDNEY, Sir Philip
    The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Philip Sidney, Knt.

    Boston: Burnham, 1860. Full morocco, 8 3/4 inches tall. A splendid full morocco binding by Hawes of Cambridge with wide gilt raised bands and exceptional gilt tooling to the panels. the boards are framed within a series of gilt fillets and rolls. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Portraits. A previous owner's name is stamped on the title page. Although dying aged only 31 Sidney was one of the great Elizabethan figures, celebrated as a poet, scholar and soldier. A fine copy of his miscellaneous works.

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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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  • GREAT JOURNAL IN FULL PLUM GEORGIAN CALF
    The Guardian; a new edition, carefully revised. by STEELE, Richard (editor).
    STEELE, Richard (editor).
    The Guardian; a new edition, carefully revised.

    London: Rivington, et al., 1822. 2volume 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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  • FASCINATING WORK WITH CURIOUS SIGNATURE IN FINE FULL VELLUM
    Corinne. by STAËL, Madame de. (STAËL HOLSTEIN (Anne-Louise-Germaine, baronne de))
    STAËL, Madame de. (STAËL HOLSTEIN (Anne-Louise-Germaine, baronne de))
    Corinne.

    Bruxelles: Dumont, 1835. 3 volumes, bound in 2 complete, 6 inches tall. A pretty little set in full vellum with twin labels and sparkling gilt tooling to the spine. Blue speckled edges. A previous owner's neat ink inscription on the half titles reading: G.H. Gladstone (?) Rome April 1839. Engraved plates. A lovely little set by one of the great woman writers and political theorists of her time, in the original French.

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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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  • FINE EDITION IN LATE VICTORIAN TREE CALF
    Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver. (Gulliver's Travels). by SWIFT, Jonathan
    SWIFT, Jonathan
    Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World by Lemuel Gulliver. (Gulliver's Travels).

    London: Nimmo & Bain, 1882. Tree Calf, 9 inches tall. A very good looking late Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt roll and ornate corner tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and top edge. 2 bookplates. Decorated with 5 etchings and portrait by Adolphe Lalauze. A fine copy of Jonathan Swift's greatest work.

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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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  • SUPERBLY ILLUSTRATED IN SMART HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Crock of Gold. by STEPHENS, James
    STEPHENS, James
    The Crock of Gold.

    London: Macmillan and Co., 1926. Half Morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A smart half crushed morocco binding by Bayntun with raised bands, gilt centre tools and top edge. 12 superb colour illustrations and decorative headings and tailpieces by Thomas Mackenzie. A charming comic novel by the Irish writer James Stephens.

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  • MAGNIFICENT HEAVY FULL MOROCCO
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE).
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE).
    The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare.

    London: Routledge, 1838. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A heavy Victorian hard grain morocco with raised bands, ornate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Double column. Portrait, engraved title page and full page illustrations. The bookplate of Queen's College London. A magnificent tome.

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