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  • DELIGHTFUL SET IN GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    The Unique. by SMEETON, George
    SMEETON, George
    The Unique.

    London: George Smeeton, (1824). 3 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A very pretty binding from the 1820's with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With all 89 engraved plates illustrating the famous figures described in the brief biographies. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There is considerable staining to the plates in volume 2.

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  • EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Rob-Roy by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Rob-Roy

    Paris: (Cosson for) Charles Gosselin, 1822. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools.This copy is of the edition printed for Gosselin's first collected Oeuvres completes.

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  • FINE EDITION IN HALF VELLUM WITH MANUSCRIPT TITLE
    The Lyrical Poems and Translations of Percy Bysshe Shelley. by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe
    The Lyrical Poems and Translations of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

    London: Chatto & Windus at the Florence Press, 1918. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. A charming and unusual binding with manuscript title in black and red. Red top edge.

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  • FINE COLOUR PRINTING IN FULL CALF
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.
    Songs, Madrigals and Sonnets.

    London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Co, 1849. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. Full calf with gilt raised bands, title label, gilt tooling to the panels and all edges. An anthology of poetry and song with chromolithograph borders. Lacks half title. A charming volume.

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  • CLASSIC PLAYS IN DELIGHTFUL HALF VELLUM GILT
    The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. by SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
    SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley
    The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

    Oxford: Henry Frowde, 1906. Half vellum, 7 1/2 inches tall. A delightful volume with twin labels and floral gilt tooling, in the Art Nouveau style, to the spine. Gilt top edge. Foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and of the Earl of Surrey. by SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE) & SURREY, Henry Howard, Earl of
    SHAKSPEARE, William (SHAKESPEARE) & SURREY, Henry Howard, Earl of
    The Poetical Works of William Shakspeare and of the Earl of Surrey.

    Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1856. Half morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant half morocco with raised bands and splendid gilt tooled panels. Gilt top edge. An ink inscription on the first blank and some foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise clean. An interesting edition of the poetical works of these great English 16th century poets.

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  • FINELY PRINTED, ILLUSTRATED AND BOUND COPY.
    Paul And Virginia. by ST. PIERRE, Bernadin De.
    ST. PIERRE, Bernadin De.
    Paul And Virginia.

    London: W.S. Orr, 1839. Half maroon morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and all edges. A very fine English edition of this French classic illustrated with 330 engravings, 30 of which are full page. Light foxing.

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  • SINGLE VOLUME EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Spectator.
    The Spectator.

    London: Chidley, 1847. Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. A splendidly bound single volume edition in double column. With gilt raised bands, red label and fine extra gilt tooling to the panels.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN HANDSOME HALF CALF
    Anne of Geierstein. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Anne of Geierstein.

    Edinburgh: Cadell and Simpkin, 1829. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, pallets, centre tools and titles. An extremely pleasing set of this tale of 'The Maiden of the Mist'.

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  • VERY PRETTY COPY IN DICED CALF.
    The Chase, Field Sports, Rural Games And Other Poems. by SOMERVILE, William.
    SOMERVILE, William.
    The Chase, Field Sports, Rural Games And Other Poems.

    Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1812. Full diced calf, 6.75 inches tall. Full diced calf, with black and gilt bands and delicate gilt centre tools. The armorial bookplates of Sarah Phillott. A delightful copy of this classic work.

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  • A SCARCE AND CURIOUS EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Boudoir Shakespeare by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    The Boudoir Shakespeare

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. 2 volumes bound in 1, 7 inches tall. Half crushed morocco by H. Wood with raised bands and gilt centre tools and top edge. A scarce and curious edition 'Freed from all objectionable matter, and altogether free from notes' allowing it to be read aloud! 2 volumes, comprising 'Cymbeline'; 'Merchant of Venice', 'As You Like It'; 'King Lear'; 'Much Ado About Nothing'; 'Romeo And Juliet'; Twelfth Night'; 'King John'. Foxing to the preliminaries and a small stain in the top corner affecting the last two plays not touching the text.

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  • COUNTRY PURSUITS IN APPROPRIATE AND SPLENDID HALF RED CALF
    The Country Gentleman. by SCRUTATOR (HORLOCK, K.W.)
    SCRUTATOR (HORLOCK, K.W.)
    The Country Gentleman.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A lovely binding with gilt raised bands, fine panels with 'country sport' centre tools and gilt top edge. Engraved frontispiece and title page.

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  • A CHARMING ANTHOLOGY IN PRIZE TREE CALF
    A Book of Verse for Boys and Girls. by SMITH, J.C. (Compiler)
    SMITH, J.C. (Compiler)
    A Book of Verse for Boys and Girls.

    London: Frowde, 1908. Full calf, 7 inches tall. A classic tree calf by Galt with gilt raised bands, label and lovely floral gilt tooling to the panels. With a gilt prize armorial block on the upper board and prize bookplate. An extraordinarily advanced anthology of English verse for Children. Complete in 3 parts.

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  • EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Waverley, l’Écosse il y a soixante Ans. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Waverley, l’Écosse il y a soixante Ans.

    Paris: (Cosson for) Charles Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1821. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools.Waverley first appeared in French in 1818, before Scott attained celebrity in France and therefore now very rare. This reprint is for the first of Gosselin’s collected Oeuvres complètes.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HALF MOROCCO BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    Maxims of Love by STENDHAL
    STENDHAL
    Maxims of Love

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Half morocco, 6.5 inches tall. Elegantly, yet simply, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with raised bands and gilt titles and top edge. Finely printed on hand made paper with deckled edges. From 'The Royal Library Belles Lettres series'. Previous owners name on first blank. Slight surface loss to the charming patterned paper boards.

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  • A STRIKINGLY ECCENTRIC FULL CALF BINGING
    On The Natural History and Classification of Quadrupeds by SWAINSON, William
    SWAINSON, William
    On The Natural History and Classification of Quadrupeds

    London: Longman et al, 1835. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. With a raised title and very wide raised gilt head and tail band. The lower panels have dense blind tooling within gilt rolls. Gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Engraved title page and vignettes throughout. Considerably rubbed edges but still perfectly tight and firm. A truly charming little volume.

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  • SPLENDID LITTLE EMBOSSED CALF BINDING
    The Beauties of. by STURM, Christoph Christian
    STURM, Christoph Christian
    The Beauties of.

    Chiswick: Whittingham, 1822. Full calf, 5 inches tall. A delightful binding with gilt raised bands, gilt floral tooling to the panels and fine embossed blind tooling within gilt and blind rolls. With the ticket of Campbell of Edinburgh. Lengthy ink inscription facing the first titlepage.

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  • A VERY HANDSOME REGENCY BINDING
    Essays. by SHENSTONE, William.
    SHENSTONE, William.
    Essays.

    London: John Sharpe, 1819. 12mo (5.25 x 3.5 inches). Full pink calf, with burgundy label, raised bands, fine tooling to panels, superb gilt double-headed coat of arms to boards. Upper board marked and some loss of surface to insects. Presentation plate from the Lord Provost of the City of Perth dated 1828.

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