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A Practical Discourse Concerning Death
London: Ware et al., 1751. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. With wide gilt bands and gilt title. An interesting gilt roll frames the calf boards. Generally a very bright clean copy but there is some loss to the contents page, not affecting the text and an ancient repair on the final page, again not resulting in any loss. There is a neat owners inscription in ink to the reverse of the free endpaper. A lovely copy.
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.
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.
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.
Paul et Virginie
Paris: L. Curmer, 1838. Full red morocco, 10 inches tall. A very finely tooled binding by Hatchard & Son with elaborate floral gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. With superb engravings on India paper throughout. There is some rubbing and marking to the binding but it is solid with no splitting. There is some foxing throughout but this is still a splendid copy of this great novel.
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.
Selections from The Poetical Works.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. Half calf, 6.75 inches tall. A delightful little volume with gilt raised bands and fine floral gilt tooling to the spine. Gilt top edge. Ink inscription to the reverse of the free endpaper dated 1902.More details Price: £125.00
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.More details Price: £125.00
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.More details Price: £100.00
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.More details Price: £100.00
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.More details Price: £90.00