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  • DELUXE SIGNED LARGE PAPER EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales. by JACOBS, Joseph JACOBS, Joseph
    JACOBS, Joseph JACOBS, Joseph
    English Fairy Tales. (Bound uniformly with) More English Fairy Tales.

    London: David Nutt 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 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 numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, 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 1890 & 1894. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Wonderful full crushed morocco bindings, executed in 1898, by Riviere & Son with superb gilt olive branch tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by John D Batten with 12 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 numbers 33 of 80 copies, and 22 of 160 copies respectively, 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'. A splendid set of these two scarce deluxe limited editions.

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  • FABULOUS AND EXTRAORDINARY BINDINGS BY HAYDAY
    The Holy Bible. (Bound uniformly with) The Book of Common Prayer. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible. (Bound uniformly with) The Book of Common Prayer.

    Oxford: Printed at the University Press for Edward Gardiner, 1840 & 1841. 2 volume set, 5 3/4 inches tall. An extraordinary and fabulous pair of bindings in pristine condition, having been preserved in their original morocco slipcase. Exquisitely bound in early Victorian scarlet morocco, with twin raised bands, elaborate green, blue and olive morocco onlays, and the most striking combination of closed fore-edge decorating and gauffering that one is ever likely to see, by the great firm of binders, Hayday. Gilt dentelles. The fabulous paintings on the closed fore-edges read: 'Is true Thy Word', 'Scripture the Search', 'Thy word is pure', 'Always pray', ' Pray and watch' and 'Always pray'. The condition of the 2 volumes is fine, the…

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    Oxford: Printed at the University Press for Edward Gardiner, 1840 & 1841. 2 volume set, 5 3/4 inches tall. An extraordinary and fabulous pair of bindings in pristine condition, having been preserved in their original morocco slipcase. Exquisitely bound in early Victorian scarlet morocco, with twin raised bands, elaborate green, blue and olive morocco onlays, and the most striking combination of closed fore-edge decorating and gauffering that one is ever likely to see, by the great firm of binders, Hayday. Gilt dentelles. The fabulous paintings on the closed fore-edges read: 'Is true Thy Word', 'Scripture the Search', 'Thy word is pure', 'Always pray', ' Pray and watch' and 'Always pray'. The condition of the 2 volumes is fine, the slipcase is rubbed.
    A beautiful, fresh, vibrant and striking example of the best of early Victorian binding and finishing, created by James Hayday.

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  • BEST EDITION IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works. by CARLYLE, Thomas
    CARLYLE, Thomas
    Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the…

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    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. 34 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb late Victorian set bound by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. The Monogram and coronet of The Marchioness of Londonderry is gilt embossed on the upper boards framed within a double fillet. With her bookplate. A letter is slipped in reading: "June 24th 1889. My Dear Lady Londonderry, I send you a set of Carlyle's Works - Please accept in memory of such kindness received from Ireland's best of Kings & sweetest of Queens.....Edmund Talbot". A few marks and scratches but a superb set in near pristine condition. A fine set of the best edition of the works of one of the greatest influences of the Victorian Age.

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  • FINE EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO BY J. CLARKE
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy). by DANTE Alighieri
    DANTE Alighieri
    La Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).

    Nella Stamperia De Romanis, 1815-1817. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificent straight grain morocco by J. Clarke, one of the finest binders in Georgian London. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the panels and boards. All edges gilt. Portrait and 3 engraved plans. With the armorial bookplate of William Strahan. Considered the greatest poem of the Middle Ages and the most important work in the Italian language. In the original Italian.

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  • BEAUTIFUL SPANISH CALF BY LEIGHTON
    The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. The Thousand and One Nights. by LANE, Edward William (translated from the Arabic, with copious notes)
    LANE, Edward William (translated from the Arabic, with copious notes)
    The Arabian Nights' Entertainments. The Thousand and One Nights.

    London: Charles Knight and Co., 1839. 3 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A wonderful full Spanish calf by J.Leighton of Brewer Street with raised gilt bands and stunning extra gilt panels. The boards are framed within sumptuous gilt rolls and fillets. With gilt dentelles and all edges. With the armorial bookplate of Gregory Haines. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of wood engravings from the designs of William Harvey. A fabulous set.

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  • SUMPTUOUS SPANISH CALF SET
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser. by SPENSER, Edmund
    SPENSER, Edmund
    The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser.

    London Pickering, 1825. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A ravishing full Spanish Calf binding by Riviere with gilt bands, triple labels and ornate rococo gilt tooling to the spine. The boards are framed within triple gilt fillets. Gilt dentelles and top edges. This set has the bookplate of the Rosenbach Foundation, from which it was released in 1968. A truly beautiful set.

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  • FINEST EDITION DE LUXE BOUND BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The works of William Makepeace Thackeray. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The works of William Makepeace Thackeray.

    London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1878. 24 volume set, plus uniformly bound bibliography of Thackeray, 10 1/4 inches tall. A magnificent set in half crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets and all edges gilt. This is the finest De Luxe set of Thackeray's works, limited to 1000 copies, of which this set is number 7. Profusely illustrated by the author with full page plates and vignettes on India paper, the full page plates being on card. This set, obviously unread, is in pristine condition. The uniformly bound bibliography was printed as a companion and supplement to the edition De Luxe, but is very frequently not present.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO BY WHITE OF PALL MALL
    The Works. by BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    BEAUMONT, Francis & FLETCHER, John
    The Works.

    London: Edward Moxon, 1843-1846. 11 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A truly splendid full hard grain morocco by one of the greatest binders of the period, White of Pall Mall. With gilt raised bands, unusual dense gilt tooling to the panels and gilt dentelles. All the edges are gilt over marbling. The heraldic crest on both boards is framed within magnificent gilt rolls and individual tooling. The crest with the motto 'Sic Donec' is that of William Tatton Egerton, 1st Baron Egerton of Tatton Park. A wonderful set of the Works of these two early 17th century English playwrights, often considered successors to Shakespeare.

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  • STUNNING SET, ALL FIRST EDITIONS, IN FULL POLISHED CALF
    The Works of John Heneage Jesse. by JESSE, John Heneage.
    JESSE, John Heneage.
    The Works of John Heneage Jesse.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1840-1875. 23 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A Superb full polished calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels, fine gilt tooling to the panels and a triple gilt fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Engraved frontispieces. All first editions. A fine set of these celebrated historical works. (Comprising: The Court of England During the Reign of the Stuarts; The Court of England from the Revolution in 1688 to the Death of George II; George Selwyn and his Contemporaries; Memorials of London; Memoirs of the Pretenders; London and its Celebrities; Memoirs of Richard III: Memoirs of George III; Celebrated Etonians). Fine set from the library of an Oxfordshire country house.

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  • 474 EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    London: Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places. by JESSE, J. Heneage
    JESSE, J. Heneage
    London: Its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1871. 6 volume set, 8 inches tall. A magnificent full morocco binding by Bayntun Riviere with gilt raised bands and first rate gilt tooling to the panels and boards. At the centre of each board is a gilt embossed City of London crest with dragons. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This remarkable set contains approximately 474 extra illustrations, 65 in colour.

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  • UNIQUE ITEM IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY ASPREY WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller. by SCOTS GUARDS
    SCOTS GUARDS
    Manuscript illustrated by A.E. Haswell-Miller.

    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion…

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    1936. Full morocco, 13 inches by 11.5 inches. A superb binding by Asprey & Co. with gilt raised bands, panels framed with single pallets and the Regimental badge of the Scots Guards on the upper board framed by a single fillet. Wide dentelles and all edges gilt. Containing 10 original watercolours by A.E.Haswell-Miller of selected orders of dress worn by the Regiment since the Duke of Gloucester became their Colonel in 1936. From the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. This magnificent and unique volume was presented to the Duke in 1961 on the occasion of his review of the Regiment marking his 25th year as Colonel.

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  • BEAUTIFUL ART-NOUVEAU INLAID FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY PETRUS RUBAN
    Dominique. by FROMENTIN, Eugene
    FROMENTIN, Eugene
    Dominique.

    Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1905. Full inlaid crushed morocco, 9.5 inches tall. A beautiful Art-Nouveau binding by Petrus Ruban with a wreath of roses inlaid in hues of soft pink, with leaves and buds in shades of green, raised bands and inlaid branches of roses climbing through the panels. Watered silk endpapers and doublures. With alternating large and small inlaid pink morocco daisies on the turn-ins. Original blue-gray wraps bound in. Housed in matching morocco backed chemise and morocco edged slipcase. With title page vignette and 58 engraved views by Gustave Leheutre. With morocco bookplate of the great French bibliophile George Wendling on verso of free end paper and his small stamp on second blank. No. 73 of 117 deluxe copies. A beautiful work in outstanding condition.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak). by COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    COSTER, Charles de -Theodore-Henri
    La légende et les aventures héroïques, joyeuses et glorieuses d’Ulenspiegel & de Lamme Goedzak au Pays de Flandres et Ailleurs. (The Legend of Thyl Ulenspiegel and Lamme Goedzak).

    Bruxelles: Paul Lacomblez, 1914. Full morocco, 13 inches tall. A truly magnificent binding in pristine condition by Paul Affolter with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling with onlays to the panels and framing the boards. Wide gilt dentelles and watered silk doublures and free endpapers. Number 50 of 75 copies on 'japon imperial' with an extra suite of colour plates. In the original felt lined and leather trimmed slipcase also signed by Affolter. Based on an obscure 16th century romance, Coster's masterpiece tells of the adventures of a Flemish prankster, Thyl Ulenspiegel, during the wars of the Reformation in the Netherlands and became popular all over the world.

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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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  • GLORIOUS TALL COPY OF THE SCARCE IMPROVED EDITION WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventh to the sixteenth century. by SMITH, Charles Hamilton
    SMITH, Charles Hamilton
    The Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland from the seventh to the sixteenth century.

    London: Bohn, 1848. Half morocco, 15 inches tall. A glorious tall copy from the library of the Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace. Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. In pristine condition this copy was bound by J. Wright, one of the finest binders of the early Victorian period, with gilt raised bands, label and magnificent gilt armorial centre tools. All edges gilt. Decorated with 60 full page hand coloured plates, all dated 1811-13.

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  • WONDERFUL COPY OF THIS HILARIOUS WORK IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The English Dance of Death. by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (Illustrator).
    The English Dance of Death.

    London: Ackermann, 1815. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful copy in full straight grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis and Lloyd. This tall set has gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillets framing the straight grain boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. With 72 hilarious colour aquatint plates and a further 2 frontispieces and one engraved title page. The concept of the Dance of Death or Danse Macabre was a powerful medieval theme showing the all conquering power of death. Holbein, in the 16th century, immortalised the idea with his exceedingly grim series of allegorical woodblock prints. In stark contrast to such Germanic horrors Rowlandson and Coombe create an hilarious series of…

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    London: Ackermann, 1815. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A wonderful copy in full straight grain morocco by Lloyd, Wallis and Lloyd. This tall set has gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels, triple gilt fillets framing the straight grain boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. With 72 hilarious colour aquatint plates and a further 2 frontispieces and one engraved title page. The concept of the Dance of Death or Danse Macabre was a powerful medieval theme showing the all conquering power of death. Holbein, in the 16th century, immortalised the idea with his exceedingly grim series of allegorical woodblock prints. In stark contrast to such Germanic horrors Rowlandson and Coombe create an hilarious series of brilliant comic representations of death getting involved with every aspect of English Regency high jinks.

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  • SUPERB 3 VOLUME SET, FIRST EDITIONS, IN FULL MOROCCO WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Comic History of England (bound uniformly with) The Comic History of Rome. by A’BECKETT, Gilbert A.
    A’BECKETT, Gilbert A.
    The Comic History of England (bound uniformly with) The Comic History of Rome.

    London: The Punch Office, 1847-1848. Bradbury and Evans. 3 volumes, 9 inches tall. A wonderful set of the first editions of these great comic works. Bound by Bradstreet in the finest full crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt dentelles. From the Duke of Gloucester's library at Kensington Palace, each volume with his bookplate. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester was the third son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII. Original wrappers bound in. With a total of 30 hand coloured engravings and over 300 woodcuts by John Leech.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes. by DOBSON, Austin
    DOBSON, Austin
    Eighteenth Century Vignettes.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1892-94. 2 volume set, 9 1/2 inches tall. A beautiful full crushed morocco binding by RIVIERE, dated 1895 with the title in a gilt cartouche on a smooth back embellished with gilt Art Nouveau leaves within a double fillet. The boards have twin gilt fillets framing Art Nouveau leaf sprays. Decorated gilt dentelles and top edge. With all 23 plates called for. These tall deluxe editions are respectively numbers 19 of 250, and 15 of 200 copies only. Signed by Dobson on the limitation leaf of the first series.

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  • FABULOUS COPY OF THIS TALL COPY OF THIS FINE EDITION
    Select Fables. by BEWICK, Thomas and John
    BEWICK, Thomas and John
    Select Fables.

    Newcastle: Charnley, Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1820. Full morocco, 11 inches tall. A fabulous full morocco binding by Tout, With gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of Archer Ryland. Illustrated throughout with cuts designed and engraved by Thomas and John Bewick. A wonderful copy of this fine edition.

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  • GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself. by MARCUS, Aurelius Antoninus
    MARCUS, Aurelius Antoninus
    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself.

    London: Macmillan, 1920. Full morocco, 6 inches tall. A glorious binding by Ramage with gilt raised bands, and very intricate and elaborate gilt tooling and inlays to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. We have seen this Ramage binding on other volumes but none in this pristine condition. The Meditations of the great Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher (AD 121 - 180), in English.

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