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  • FIRST THUS IN HALF MOROCCO
    Trilby. by DU MAURIER, George
    DU MAURIER, George
    Trilby.

    London: Osgood, Mcilvaine & Co.,1895. Half morocco, 7 1/2 inches tall. A pristine copy of this edition elegantly bound by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, neat gilt framed boards and gilt top edge. Armorial bookplate. A pristine copy of this classic novel.

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  • CLASSIC SOCIAL HISTORY IN ROBUST HALF MOROCCO
    English Men and Manners in the Eighteenth Century. by TURBERVILLE, A.S.
    TURBERVILLE, A.S.
    English Men and Manners in the Eighteenth Century.

    Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1929. Half morocco, 8 inches tall. A robust half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands and gilt titles and top edge. Profusely illustrated throughout. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A highly entertaining and well respected social history.

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  • FINELY PRINTED 17TH CENTURY WORDS OF WISDOM IN HALF MOROCCO
    Maxims. (in English). by ROCHEFOUCAULD La, François de, 2nd Duke of La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac
    ROCHEFOUCAULD La, François de, 2nd Duke of La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac
    Maxims. (in English).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Half morocco, 6 inches tall. A delightful little robust half morocco binding with gilt raised bands and gilt tooling to the panels. Top edge gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A finely printed work on hand-made paper. First printed in 1665 his Maximes portraying the callous nature of human conduct, with a cynical attitude towards putative virtue and avowals of affection, friendship, love, and loyalty. These established La Rochefoucauld in his position among the men of letters of the period.

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  • SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Touraine And Its Story. by MACDONELL, Anne
    MACDONELL, Anne
    Touraine And Its Story.

    London: Dent, n.d. c.1905. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco by Bumpus, gilt raised bands, panels, titles, dentelles and all edges. A splendid copy of this fascinating volume with 50 full page colour illustrations and many black and white in the text. Foxing to the first few blanks and then clean from the half title. Ink inscription on the first blank.

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  • THE 3 NOVELS IN PRISTINE FULL CALF
    A Modern Comedy. by GALSWORTHY, John
    GALSWORTHY, John
    A Modern Comedy.

    London: Heinemann, 1948. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A delightful full calf by Bayntun Riviere in pristine condition. With gilt raised bands, twin labels, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Containing the second trilogy of the Forsyte Saga viz. The White Monkey, Silver Spoon and Swan Song on india paper.

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  • WELL ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Minor Poems of John Milton. by MILTON, John
    MILTON, John
    The Minor Poems of John Milton.

    London: George Bell, 1898. Half morocco, 7.75 inches tall. A simple yet pleasing binding by MacMillan & Bowes with raised bands and gilt title and all edges. A scarce edition profusely illustrated throughout by A. Garth Jones.

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  • HANDSOME FULL CALF
    The Poetical Works. by POPE, Alexander
    POPE, Alexander
    The Poetical Works.

    London: George Routledge, 1872. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. An elegant binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands, fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and label. The lilac of the boards has faded on the spine but is still bright. Armorial bookplate. Double column text.

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  • HANDSOME HALF MOROCCO BY HATCHARDS
    Memoirs of her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta. (Bound with) A Sacred Memorial of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales. by HUISH, Robert
    HUISH, Robert
    Memoirs of her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta. (Bound with) A Sacred Memorial of Her late Royal Highness Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Wales.

    London: Thomas Kelly, 1821, 1818. Half morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome binding by Hatchards with gilt raised bands and gilt pallets framing the panels. Gilt top edge. The second edition of the Memoirs 'revised, augmented, and improved. Ornamented with interesting engravings'.

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  • DELIGHTFUL ANTHOLOGY OF FRENCH VERSE IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    La Lyre Française. by MASSON, Gustave
    MASSON, Gustave
    La Lyre Française.

    London: Macmillan, 1867. Full crushed morocco, 6 inches tall. An elegant binding by Holloway with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt centre tools to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Two bookplates. An anthology of French poetry with the verse in the original French and the preface and notes in English. A delightful volume.

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  • CLASSIC TALE IN SPLENDID PRIZE TREE CALF
    Lorna Doone. by BLACKMORE, R.D.
    BLACKMORE, R.D.
    Lorna Doone.

    London: Sampson Low, c.1930. Tree calf, 7.5 inches tall. A most handsome binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt prize block on the upper board and prize bookplate. Colour plates. A lovely copy of this classic 'Romance of Exmoor'.

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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN FULL CALF BY BEDFORD
    The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray. by GRAY, Thomas
    GRAY, Thomas
    The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray.

    London: John Sharpe, 1826. Full Calf, 5 1/2 inches tall. A very accomplished full calf by the great firm of Bedford with gilt raised bands, extra gilt to the panels, a double fillet framing the boards and all edges gilt. The bookplate of Rissa. Some fading. An engraved title page and 5 further full page engravings.

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  • GREAT ANTHOLOGY IN SIGNED FULL CALF
    The Golden Treasury. by PALGRAVE, Francis T. (Arranged with notes by).
    PALGRAVE, Francis T. (Arranged with notes by).
    The Golden Treasury.

    London: Macmillan, 1913. Full calf, 6 inches tall. A revised and enlarged edition in fine full calf by Truslove and Hanson with gilt raised bands and a splendid gilt flower bud on a cream calf onlay to the spine and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A great anthology "selected from the best songs and lyrical poems in the English language".

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID EDWARDIAN TREE CALF
    Tales from Shakespeare. by LAMB, Charles and Mary
    LAMB, Charles and Mary
    Tales from Shakespeare.

    London: Bickers & Son, 1903. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A splendid full tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt fillet frames the boards, the upper of which has a handsome gilt prize block. On the first blank is a neat prize bookplate dated 1923. Light foxing particularly on the title page. Twenty of Shakespeare's most popular plays are summarised by Charles and Mary Lamb, several of which are illustrated.

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  • CLASSIC AMERICAN HISTORY IN SPARKLING TREE CALF
    History of the Conquest of Mexico. by PRESCOTT, William H.
    PRESCOTT, William H.
    History of the Conquest of Mexico.

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1925. Full Calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf by Bickers with gilt raised bands, contrasting twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the gilt prize block. Eton prize bookplate. A splendid copy of this great American history.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SIMPLE HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Olympia Morata, Her Times, Life and Writings. by SMYTH, Amelia Gillespie
    SMYTH, Amelia Gillespie
    Olympia Morata, Her Times, Life and Writings.

    London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1834. Half morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A pretty little binding with raised bands, gilt titles and top edge by Maclehose of Glasgow. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A pencil inscription on the reverse of the free end paper states: 'From Sir Theodore Martin's Library'. The extraordinary story of Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian classical scholar of Protestant leanings who died aged just 29.

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  • GREAT TITLE IN PRISTINE LATE VICTORIAN TREE CALF
    The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. by BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett
    BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett
    The Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

    London: Warne and Co., c.1890. Full calf, 7 1/2 inches tall. A pristine late Victorian tree calf by Denny with gilt raised bands, contrasting blue label and dense and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. twin gilt fillets and fine corner tooling frame the tree calf boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL CALF
    The Vicar of Wakefield. by GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver
    The Vicar of Wakefield.

    London: Macmillan, 1931. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A very pretty binding by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, twin labels, gilt dentelles and all edges. Elegant illustrations throughout by Hugh Thomson. A delightful copy of this great work.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN SPLENDID TREE CALF
    The Seven Lamps of Architecture. by RUSKIN, John
    RUSKIN, John
    The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

    London: George Allen & Sons, 1911. Full calf, 7.25 inches tall. A most attractive Edwardian prize tree calf by Hunt with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The prize gilt block of Wellington College on the upper board and prize bookplate on front paste down. With 14 full page illustrations.

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  • FINE PRINTING ON HANDMADE PAPER IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Poems by ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel
    ROSSETTI, Dante Gabriel
    The Poems

    London: Humpreys, 1912. Half crushed morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A simple but handsome binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with gilt raised bands and gilt pallets and top edge. Neat ink owner's name on first blank. Finely printed on hand made paper. Founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Rossetti was a great painter and poet.

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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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