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Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford Hounds.
London: Walter Spiers, 1838; Longman et al., 1847; Bradbury and Evans, 1853; Bradbury and Evans, 1854; Bradbury and Evans, 1858; Bradbury and Evans, 1860; Bradbury and Evans, 1865. 7 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. Splendid, sparkling full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, 'country' gilt centre tools, triple labels (excepting the first novel, 'Jorrocks's Jaunts' which was published anonymously) and with gilt corner tools and triple fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. These are all first editions in single volume book form excepting 'Handley Cross'. "Jorrocks's Jaunts' has 12 full page illustrations by 'Phiz', 'Hawbuck Grange' 8 plates by 'Phiz', the remainder have hand coloured plates by Leech. Some foxing and a small superficial stain to the lower board of 'Jorrocks's Jaunts'. A wonderful collection of these hilarious, vulgar and rollicking novels of English Country life in the early nineteenth centuryMore details Price: £1,750.00
The Works of Tobias Smollett.
London: Archibald Constable, 1899-1901. 12 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid set in a half morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and rather unusual dense gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. This is fine and highly readable edition of these great 18th century picaresque novels.More details Price: £1,500.00
The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels by Thomas Ingoldsby Esquire First Series, Second Series and Third Series.
London: Richard Bentley, 1840, 1842 & 1847. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A very fine full crushed morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands and very fine gilt tooling around a comic centre tool to the panels. The boards are framed within a triple gilt fillet. Gilt dentelles and top edges. With red and black title pages, 17 etched plates by Cruikshank and Leech and 2 engraved portraits. The original cloth covers and spines bound in. A nasty scuff on the fore corner of the 3rd series but still a super set of first editions of this fantastical work.More details Price: £750.00
The Chapbooks: Lyrists of the Restoration; Essays Moral and Polite; The Lyrics of Ben Johnson, Beaumont and Fletcher; The Poems of Robert Herrick.
London: E. Grant Richards, 1905 & 1906. 4 volume set, 5 inches tall. A delightful set of this series of chapbooks beautifully bound by Truslove & Hanson of Mayfair with gilt raised bands and extra-gilt panels. Gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates.More details Price: £600.00
Herod; Ulysses; Poems; Paolo and Francesca.
London and New York: John Lane: 1901; 1902;1903;1903. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome half morocco binding by W. Roach of New York with wide gilt raised bands, charming gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edges.More details Price: £300.00