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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Ask Mama”; Or, The Richest Commoner In England

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1858. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    “Plain or Ringlets?” by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    “Plain or Ringlets?”

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Facey Romford’s Hounds

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1865. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • FIRST SCHAEFER EDITION IN FINE FULL MOROCCO
    Tragoediae. Ad optimorum librorum fidem emendatae cum brevi nota-tione emendationum. Curavit Godofredus Henricus Schaefer. by SOPHOCLES.
    SOPHOCLES.
    Tragoediae. Ad optimorum librorum fidem emendatae cum brevi nota-tione emendationum. Curavit Godofredus Henricus Schaefer.

    Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Sumtibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitzii, 1810. 2 volumes bound in 1 complete, 4.75 inches tall. A fine full Regency calf with raised bands, gilt and blind pallets framing the panels, gilt and blind fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The bookplate of the writer Maurice Baring as well as a previous owner's ink name on the first blank. Light foxing. It was published by Carl Tauchnitz (1761-1836), the first German publisher to use stereotyping. A neat little set of these great Tragedies in the original Greek.

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  • PARTICULARLY ELEGANT MID VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Southey's Poetical Works. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    Southey's Poetical Works.

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1873. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A most attractive full calf with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooled panels, blue label and the gilt stamp of Wellington College on the upper board. Armorial bookplate. Double column. Engraved portrait and title page.

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  • PRISTINE SET IN HALF RED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN
    John Inglesant by SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    SHORTHOUSE, Joseph Henry
    John Inglesant

    London: Macmillan, 1881. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very finely copy bound set in half red morocco by Bayntun, with gilt raised bands, titles, panels and all edges. The first trade edition of this classic historical novel set in the 17th century, in pristine condition.

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  • FINELY PRINTED EDITION IN LOVELY FULL MOROCCO
    Shakespeare's Sonnets. by SHAKESPEARE, William
    SHAKESPEARE, William
    Shakespeare's Sonnets.

    Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1907. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A fine binding for Hatchards of Piccadilly with raised bands and neat and simple gilt tools framing the panels and boards, Blind 'strapping' around the bands and onto the boards. Gilt title on the upper board. Handmade paper with a gilt top edge and other edges left untrimmed. The bookplate of Gwendolyn Field and a neat ink inscription, dated 1918, on the first blank. The spine is faded though still bright. A lovely copy of this fine edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets.

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  • ILLUSTRATED LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED PINK MOROCCO
    A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. by STERNE, Laurence. (YORICK Mr.)
    STERNE, Laurence. (YORICK Mr.)
    A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.

    London: Peter Davies, 1927. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A simple, elegant binding in full pink crushed morocco by Riviere with raised bands, gilt titles, dentelles and top edge, the rest being deckled. One of a limited edition of 2000 copies with 16 charming plates by Vera Willoughby.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY DICED CALF
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field

    Edinburgh: Constable, Miller & Murray, 1808. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a fourth edition of this celebrated poem.

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  • SUPERB REGENCY FULL DICED CALF
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel. by SCOTT, Walter.
    SCOTT, Walter.
    The Lay of The Last Minstrel.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. Full diced calf, 8.5 inches tall. A superb Regency binding with gilt and blind bands and very fine blind, gilt and inked tooling to the panels. The diced boards are framed within blind and gilt rolls. There is a dark patch on the upper board and a neat ink inscription dated 1810 on the reverse of the free endpaper. A splendid example of a binding of this period on a tenth edition of this celebrated poem.

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  • FINE COPY IN CLASSIC FULL CALF
    The Wandering Jew. by SUE, M. Eugene
    SUE, M. Eugene
    The Wandering Jew.

    London: Appleyard, 1845. Half calf, 10 inches tall. A rather splendid Victorian binding with gilt raised bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With a portrait and fine engraved illustrations throughout. A handsome single volume edition, in double columns, of this celebrated tale.

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  • NEW EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Origines Sacrae: Or a rational account of the grounds of Natural and Revealed Religion. by STILLINGFLEET, Edward
    STILLINGFLEET, Edward
    Origines Sacrae: Or a rational account of the grounds of Natural and Revealed Religion.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1836. 2 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian full calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. Small loss to the head cap of the second volume but still a very smart set.

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  • CHARMING COPY IN FINE GEORGIAN FULL CALF
    The Vision of Don Roderick, The Field of Waterloo, and Other Poems. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Vision of Don Roderick, The Field of Waterloo, and Other Poems.

    Edinburgh: Constable, 1821. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A most handsome Georgian binding with blind tooled raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and a wide gilt roll framing splendid blind tooling on the boards. A lovely copy of the 4th edition of these celebrated poems in a contemporary binding in excellent clean condition.

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  • STALMAN'S ELECTION & WILLIS'S TRUSTEES
    A Practical Treatise On The Law And Doctrine of Election And Satisfaction Applicable To Real And Personal Property. A Practical Treatise On The Duties And Responsibilities of Trustees. by STALMAN, Henry & WILLIS, John Walpole.
    STALMAN, Henry & WILLIS, John Walpole.
    A Practical Treatise On The Law And Doctrine of Election And Satisfaction Applicable To Real And Personal Property. A Practical Treatise On The Duties And Responsibilities of Trustees.

    London: Law Booksellers & Publishers, 1827. Large 8vo., 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Superb full calf binding with raised bands and twin red labels.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Handley Cross; Or, Mr. Jorrock’s Hunt

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Faint stains to the boards. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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  • SUPERB LITTLE SET IN CONTEMPORARY FINE HALF CALF
    Le Virgile Travesty. by SCARRON, Monsieur
    SCARRON, Monsieur
    Le Virgile Travesty.

    Amsterdam: R. & G. Wetstein, 1712. 2 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A superb little set in an early 18th century half calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. The work is in 12 parts, each having an engraved plate, some with slightly frayed fore edges. There is an extremely faint trace of an owner's stamp on the title page. This great parody of the Aeneid was written by the extraordinary Paul Scarron, first husband of Madame Maintenon, future wife of Louis XIV.

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  • PHOTOGRAPHS IN A REMARKABLE FULL MOROCCO PUBLISHER'S BINDING
    Flemish Relics; Architectural, Legendary, and Pictorial. by STEPHENS, Frederic G.
    STEPHENS, Frederic G.
    Flemish Relics; Architectural, Legendary, and Pictorial.

    London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. Full morocco, 9.5 inches tall. An exceptional full hard grain morocco binding with raised bands, gilt and blind pallets and centre tools to the spine and delightful gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Illustrated with 15 photographs by Cundall and Fleming. Neat ink inscription dated 1867 on the first blank. The green has faded on the spine, the boards have a faint stain and there is some slight rubbing but this scarce deluxe edition is still a most attractive volume.

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  • SUPERB FULL GREEN GOATSKIN
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

    Edinburgh: Black, 1865. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A very fine heavy mid-Victorian morocco binding with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, ornate gilt tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. A double column edition, complete in 1 volume. Inscription.... 'on his leaving Eton Xmas 1865' on first blank. Some foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN THREE QUARTER MOROCCO
    The Crown Jewels and other Regalia in the Tower of London. by SITWELL, Major-General H.D.W.
    SITWELL, Major-General H.D.W.
    The Crown Jewels and other Regalia in the Tower of London.

    London: Dropmore Press, 1953. Three quarter morocco, 14 inches tall. A splendid volume with raised bands, gilt titles, embossed upper board and all edges. Number 8 of 99 signed copies. 8 colour and 32 monochrome plates.

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