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  • DELUXE SIGNED LARGE PAPER EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO
    Indian Fairy Tales. by JACOBS, Joseph
    JACOBS, Joseph
    Indian Fairy Tales.

    London: David Nutt, 1892. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco binding, executed in 1898 by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edge. Illustrated by John D Batten with a pictorial title page printed in pink, 9 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being number 22 of 160 copies printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folklore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as "Goldilocks and…

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    London: David Nutt, 1892. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A wonderful full crushed morocco binding, executed in 1898 by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edge. Illustrated by John D Batten with a pictorial title page printed in pink, 9 plates, all in 2 states, headpieces, vignettes and initials throughout. Original paper spine bound in. Signed by the author, publisher and illustrator. First edition, Deluxe issue being number 22 of 160 copies printed on Japanese vellum. Joseph Jacobs, the editor of the society journal 'Folklore', was a noted collector and publisher of English folklore. He was responsible for popularising such familiar fairy tales as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Jack the Giant Killer", "The History of Tom Thumb" and 'The Three Little Pigs". He went on the collect fairy tales from the Jewish, Celtic and Indian traditions. This is a unique and superb copy of the fruits of his Indian collection.

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  • SUPERB SIGNED SET IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Mémoires de Vidocq, Chef de la Police de Sureté, jusqu'en 1827. by VIDOCQ, Francois Eugene
    VIDOCQ, Francois Eugene
    Mémoires de Vidocq, Chef de la Police de Sureté, jusqu'en 1827.

    Paris: Tenon, 1828-29. 4 volume set, 8 1/4 inches tall. First Edition. A splendid full calf of the period, an ancient catalogue slip attributes it to the great C. Lewis, with dense gilt tooling and olive labels on smooth backs. The arms of the 3rd Earl of Clare are gilt blocked onto the boards. Signed by Vidocq in the first 3 volumes as called for. Eugene Vidocq was an adventurer and detective who helped create the 'secret police' in France and is considered the father of modern criminology. Dismissed in 1832 for a theft that he allegedly organised, Vidocq created a police agency 'Police de Sûreté", the prototype of modern detective agencies. Known all over France as a remarkably…

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    Paris: Tenon, 1828-29. 4 volume set, 8 1/4 inches tall. First Edition. A splendid full calf of the period, an ancient catalogue slip attributes it to the great C. Lewis, with dense gilt tooling and olive labels on smooth backs. The arms of the 3rd Earl of Clare are gilt blocked onto the boards. Signed by Vidocq in the first 3 volumes as called for. Eugene Vidocq was an adventurer and detective who helped create the 'secret police' in France and is considered the father of modern criminology. Dismissed in 1832 for a theft that he allegedly organised, Vidocq created a police agency 'Police de Sûreté", the prototype of modern detective agencies. Known all over France as a remarkably audacious man, Vidocq was a friend of such authors as Victor Hogo, Honoré de Balzac, Eugène Sue and Alexandre Dumas père and influenced Edgar Allen Poe. The figure of Vidocq is believed to have inspired Balzac's creation of the criminal genius Vautrin, one of the most vivid characters to appear in his novelistic series La Comédie Humaine. From the residual library of Charles Butler (1821-1910) of Warren Wood in Hatfield. The majority of his library was sold at Sotheby's on 5th April 1911. A wonderful set of this great work In the original French.

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  • RARE 10 VOLUME SET SIGNED FIRST COLLECTED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes. by DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    DUMAS Fils, Alexandre
    Théatre Complet; Théatre des Autres; Théatre Notes.

    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent…

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    Paris, aris: Michel Levy 1868-1894. 10 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full straight grain morocco by Paul Vié with gilt bands, titles and gilt tooling to the spine, the straight grain of the boards framed within gilt and blind rolls, dentelles and top edge gilt. Portrait. One of 52 copies on 'papier de Hollande', initialed by Dumas to Gustave Boulanger the celebrated figure painter. On the half title there is a further inscription 'a Gustave Boulanger - Bonne amitie, A Dumas f'. Two letters from his daughter, Collette Dumas, are slipped in and she has written a further inscription on the second blank. Slight fading to the spines and very slight rubbing to the head and tailcaps. A magnificent set of these great works including 'La Dame aux Camélias' ('The Lady with the Camellias'), in the original French.

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors by SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    SAWYER, Charles J. & DARTON, F.J. Harvey
    English Books 1475-1900 A Signpost for Collectors

    City of Westminster: Chas J. Sawyer, (1927). 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. Very fine half crushed morocco with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt panels and gilt top edges. Slight variation to the tooling of each volume. With an inscription 'with the author's compliments' on the half title. Limited to 2000 copies. With 100 illustrations. A very fine set.

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  • SIGNED COPY IN SMART HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Forsyte Saga. by GALSWORTHY, John
    GALSWORTHY, John
    The Forsyte Saga.

    London: William Heinemann, 1922. Half morocco, 7.5 inches tall. A very handsome binding with gilt raided bands, panels and gilt top edge. 'Cordially John Galsworthy' signed on half title. Foxing to preliminaries then clean. New Impression.

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  • TALL LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Treasury of Sacred Song Selected from the English Lyrical Poetry of Four Centuries. by PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    PALGRAVE, Francis T.
    The Treasury of Sacred Song Selected from the English Lyrical Poetry of Four Centuries.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889. Half morocco, 8 1/2 inches tall. An elegant, simple binding by Bayntun with raised bands and gilt top edge. Slight superficial blotchiness to the upper board and ink inscription on the first blank. A limited edition of 585 copies, on handmade paper, of which this is 367, signed by Palgrave.

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  • SIGNED FIRST EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Les Deux Rives by VANDEREM, Fernand
    VANDEREM, Fernand
    Les Deux Rives

    Paris: Ollendorff, 1897. Half crushed morocco by Durvand, 7.5 inches tall. With raised bands, label and gilt top edge. The foredge has not been trimmed, causing a rather eccentric effect with some leaves extending about an inch further than others, a deluxe style of the period. There is an inscription from the author to an A.M.R. Rolo. A lovely. copy.

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