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  • DELIGHTFUL FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN HALF CALF
    The Chace. by SOMERVILE, William
    SOMERVILE, William
    The Chace.

    London: Albion Press, 1804. Half calf, 7 inches tall. A delightful Regency half calf with label within delicate gilt tooling. Gilt top edge. Embellished with full page engravings and vignettes.

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  • FIRST 2 VOLUMES IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort. by SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    SOULAVIE, Jean-Louis
    Mémoires Historiques et Politiques du règne de Louis XVI, depuis son mariage jusqu’a sa mort.

    Paris: Truttel et Würtz, 1801. 2 volumes, 8.25 inches tall. A beautiful tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Folding portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. A further 6 volumes were published.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Life of Nelson. by SOUTHEY, Robert
    SOUTHEY, Robert
    The Life of Nelson.

    London: John Murray and William Tegg, 1853. Full navy blue calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A very bright full calf with raised bands, wonderful naval gilt centre tools, contrasting red label and triple fillets framing the boards. There is the prize bookplate of Bruce Castle, dated 1853, on the front paste down endpaper and a further bookplate facing it. Simple woodcut vignettes, including to the title page. A sparkling copy of this hugely popular Life of Nelson.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Paul and Virginia (In English) by SAINT-PIERRE, Bernardin de
    SAINT-PIERRE, Bernardin de
    Paul and Virginia (In English)

    London: Routeledge, 1888. Half morocco, 11.25 inches tall. With elegant gilt tooling to the spine and top edge gilt. Limited to 800 copies of which this is number 741. Illustrated throughout by Maurice Leloir. The blue of the spine has faded but still an extremely elegant copy in English of this classic French title.

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  • FINE 18TH CENTURY BOUND SET
    Le Spectacteur Francois, Pour Servir De Suite A Celui De M. De Marivaux. by SPECTATEUR
    SPECTATEUR
    Le Spectacteur Francois, Pour Servir De Suite A Celui De M. De Marivaux.

    Paris: Chez La V Duchesne et al, 1770. 3 vol set, 6.5 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century quarter binding with gilt raised bands, calf and inked labels, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels.

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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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  • NEAT FULL CALF SET OF WORKS THAT GREATLY INFLUENCED BEETHOVEN
    Reflections on the Works of God; And of his Providence throughout all Nature. by STURM, Christoph Christian
    STURM, Christoph Christian
    Reflections on the Works of God; And of his Providence throughout all Nature.

    London: Whittaker, 1823. 2 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. A neat Georgian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. Red speckled edges. Bookplate. Engraved plates. A smart little set of this theological work that highly influenced Beethoven.

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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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  • 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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