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  • AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE BEARDSLEY ITEM IN A FABULOUS MOROCCO BINDING
    Beardsley. Бердслей. by SOMOV, Konstantin. Константин Сомов (Compiled by).
    SOMOV, Konstantin. Константин Сомов (Compiled by).
    Beardsley. Бердслей.

    St Petersburg, Shipovnik, 1906. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. An extraordinarily rare Russian volume on the designs of Aubrey Beardsley in a full crushed morocco in a binding stamped by Oliver & Boyd. The binding has gilt raised bands, simple gilt tooling to the panels and ornate gilt tooling to the boards incorporating peacocks, fountain and swags. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This volume is the first album of Beardsley’s designs published in Russia and contains 57 full page designs and 2 vignettes. We can find no other complete example, let alone in this condition, which could be described as mint. From the celebrated library of fine bindings of a Scottish Banker.

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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
    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 'Folk-Lore', 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 'Folk-Lore', 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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  • UNIQUE AND MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF LIVES OF THE GREAT ADMIRALS IN UNIFORM FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Rodney; Hoste; Exmouth; Saumarez; St. Vincent; Keppel; Durham; Nelson; Penrose and Trevenen; Blake; Dundonald; Dundonald; Gambier; Napier; Broke; Duncan. by VARIOUS
    VARIOUS
    Rodney; Hoste; Exmouth; Saumarez; St. Vincent; Keppel; Durham; Nelson; Penrose and Trevenen; Blake; Dundonald; Dundonald; Gambier; Napier; Broke; Duncan.

    Various 1830-1898. The Life and Correspondence of the late Admiral Lord RODNEY. 2 volumes. By Major-General Mundy. London: John Murray, 1830. * Memoirs and Letters of Capt. Sir William HOSTE. 2 volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. * The Life Of Admiral Viscount EXMOUTH. By Edward Osler. London: Smith, Elder, 1835. * Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de SAUMAREZ. By Sir John Ross. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. * Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of ST. VINCENT. 2 volumes. By Edward Pelham Brenton. London: Colburn, 1838. * The Life of Augustus Viscount KEPPEL. 2 volumes. By Thomas Keppel. London: Colburn, 1842. * Memoir of the Naval Life and Services of Admiral Sir Philip C.H.C. DURHAM. By Captain A. Murray.…

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    Various 1830-1898. The Life and Correspondence of the late Admiral Lord RODNEY. 2 volumes. By Major-General Mundy. London: John Murray, 1830. * Memoirs and Letters of Capt. Sir William HOSTE. 2 volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1833. * The Life Of Admiral Viscount EXMOUTH. By Edward Osler. London: Smith, Elder, 1835. * Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de SAUMAREZ. By Sir John Ross. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. * Life and Correspondence of John, Earl of ST. VINCENT. 2 volumes. By Edward Pelham Brenton. London: Colburn, 1838. * The Life of Augustus Viscount KEPPEL. 2 volumes. By Thomas Keppel. London: Colburn, 1842. * Memoir of the Naval Life and Services of Admiral Sir Philip C.H.C. DURHAM. By Captain A. Murray. London: John Murray, 1846. * Memoirs of the Life of Vice-Admiral Lord Viscount NELSON. 2 volumes. By Thomas Joseph Pettigrew. London: Boone, 1849 * Lives of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe PENROSE and Captain James TREVENEN. By John Penrose. John Murray, 1850. * Robert BLAKE Admiral and General at Sea. By Hepworth Dixon. London: Chapman and Hall, 1852 * Narrative of Services in the Liberation of Chili, Peru, and Brazil. 2 volumes bound in 1. By Thomas, Earl of DUNDONALD. London: Ridgway, 1859. * The Autobiography of a Seaman. 2 volumes. By Thomas, Tenth Earl of DUNDONALD. London: Richard Bentley, 1860. * Memorials, Personal and Historical of Admiral Lord GAMBIER. 2 Volumes. By Georgiana, Lady Chatterton. Hurst and Blackett, 1861. * Life and Correspondence of Admiral Sir Charles NAPIER. 2 volumes. By Major-General Elers Napier. Hurst and Blackett, 1862. * Admiral Sir P.B.V. BROKE, A Memoir. By J.G. Brighton. London: Sampson Low, 1866. * Admiral DUNCAN. By the Earl of Camperdown. London: Longmans Green, 1898.

    16 titles in 25 volumes, all but one volume 8 3/4 inches tall. Beautifully uniformly bound by the great firm of Zaehnsdorf in full calf at the end of the 19th century with gilt raised bands, triple red labels and superb floral gilt tools to the panels. Twin gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and yellow edges. With the bookplates of Fitz Roy Keith Chapman and Beeleigh Abbey. Minor rubbing and light foxing to some preliminaries, overall a very fine collection. Multiple images of each title available.

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  • THE COMPLETE SET INCLUDING THE SCARCE ATLAS VOLUME IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The History of Europe from the Commencement of The French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. (Bound uniformly with) The History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852. by ALISON, Sir Archibald.
    ALISON, Sir Archibald.
    The History of Europe from the Commencement of The French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. (Bound uniformly with) The History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of Louis Napoleon in 1852.

    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1854-75. 24 volumes, 8 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set of this great history, absolutely complete with both parts and the usually absent atlas volume. Bound in classic Victorian full calf by Dale (binder's stamp in the atlas volume), with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have gilt and blind fillets framing the gilt armorial block. This is the best and largest edition with 25 full page engraved portraits in the first set. There are 108 hand coloured maps and battle plans plus a frontispiece in the atlas. The Atlas is the same height as the volumes of text but is landscape in format…

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    Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1854-75. 24 volumes, 8 3/4 inches tall. A magnificent set of this great history, absolutely complete with both parts and the usually absent atlas volume. Bound in classic Victorian full calf by Dale (binder's stamp in the atlas volume), with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards have gilt and blind fillets framing the gilt armorial block. This is the best and largest edition with 25 full page engraved portraits in the first set. There are 108 hand coloured maps and battle plans plus a frontispiece in the atlas. The Atlas is the same height as the volumes of text but is landscape in format (11 inches deep). Some speckling to the boards of the atlas which also has some foxing to the plates. The text volumes are all fine. This is Sir Archibald Alison's great historical work and is considered to be the first scholarly English language study of the French Revolution.

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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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  • 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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  • SCARCE WORK IN SPECTACULAR FULL MOROCCO, EXTRA GILT
    Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool. by HERDMAN, W. G.
    HERDMAN, W. G.
    Pictorial Relics of Ancient Liverpool.

    Liverpool: Brown, Barnes & Bell, 1878. 2 volume set, 16 1/2 inches tall. A huge and spectacular morocco binding by the great Victorian bookbinders of Liverpool, Fazakerley. A binding of the highest quality, perhaps an exhibition piece, with gilt raised bands and ornate gilding to the panels and boards, incorporating liver birds, floral flourishes and pallet work, framed within twin fillets. All edges gilt and fine gilt dentelles. The endpapers are also a delight, involving more liver birds, urns and floral designs. Embellished with 72 plates. A charming and nostalgic look at the lost buildings and areas of Old Liverpool in excellent condition, inside and out.

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  • SUPERB SET OF ONE OF THE GREATEST WRITERS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
    The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff by TURGENIEFF, Ivan (TURGENEV)
    TURGENIEFF, Ivan (TURGENEV)
    The Novels and Stories of Ivan Turgenieff

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903. 16 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A handsome half morocco binding by Stikeman with gilt raised bands and elaborate centre tooling to the panels. Gilt top edges. Very, very slight fading, otherwise pristine. Bookplates. Leather bound sets of the great Russian writers are hard to come by, especially in this condition. With an introduction by Henry James and translated by Isabel Hapgood this set contains some of the most influential novels of the 19th century.

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  • AN EXCEPTION COPY IN A BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY LUCIEN BROCA
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers. by RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers.

    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic…

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    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic making them especially bright and sparkling.'- Ford. Eric Parker, in an 1930 edition of this book, notes: "'Gamonia' is valuable not only for its rarity and charm . It was published privately and gifted to friends by the author and is recognised as is the first treatise devoted solely to the subject of pheasant rearing, covert shooting, and the management of woodlands for the special purpose of preserving game . We can see much of what is in Rawstorne's mind in the treatment of the subjects he has chosen for illustration: in the quiet ridicule of the unskilled, in the hint of knowledge of how the thing could and should be done; in the cold and snow in which he likes to set his sportsmen seeking their quarry, and in the serenity of sunlight in which in each drawing stands Penwortham, his home". Lucien Broca was recently revealed by Marrianne Tidcombe to have created the finest bindings attributed to Sarah Prideaux, to her designs and instructions. He was born in France and bound to the highest level in Frith Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Percy Street and Gerrard Street. A superb copy of this fascinating work.

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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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  • 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 Combe 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 Combe 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 COLLECTION IN REMARKABLE HALF MOROCCO BY RIVIERE
    Works of Charles Lever. Comprising: Confessions of Harry Lorrequer; Charles O'Malley; Jack Hinton; Arthur O'Leary; Tom Burke; Tales of the Trains; Nuts and Nutcrackers; St. Patrick's Eve; The O'Donoghue; The Knight of Gwynne; Confessions of Con. Cregan; Roland Cashel; Sir Jasper Carew; Martins of Cro'Martin; One of Them; A Day's Ride; Davenport Dunn; Cornelius O'Dowd; Luttrell of Arran; Tony Butler; A rent in a Cloud; Sir Brook Fossbrooke; The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly. Together with Fitzpatrick's 'The Life of Charles Lever'. by LEVER, Charles
    LEVER, Charles
    Works of Charles Lever. Comprising: Confessions of Harry Lorrequer; Charles O'Malley; Jack Hinton; Arthur O'Leary; Tom Burke; Tales of the Trains; Nuts and Nutcrackers; St. Patrick's Eve; The O'Donoghue; The Knight of Gwynne; Confessions of Con. Cregan; Roland Cashel; Sir Jasper Carew; Martins of Cro'Martin; One of Them; A Day's Ride; Davenport Dunn; Cornelius O'Dowd; Luttrell of Arran; Tony Butler; A rent in a Cloud; Sir Brook Fossbrooke; The Bramleighs of Bishop's Folly. Together with Fitzpatrick's 'The Life of Charles Lever'.

    Dublin & London: Various, 1839-79. 39 volumes, 6 - 9 inches tall. Remarkable and very attractive turquoise half morocco bindings by Riviere with very ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edges. Many are finely illustrated by Hablot K. Browne 'Phiz'. There are some bumped corners, a little rubbing and the odd mark but no splitting or loss. With the bookplate of C. H. Waterland Mander. All the titles are first editions excepting 'A Day's Ride' "Second edition" but first published separately, and all are complete excepting 'Tony Butler' which lacks the third volume. A splendid collection of the works of this great Irish novelist who in his day rivaled Dickens in popularity. Some titles are particularly…

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    Dublin & London: Various, 1839-79. 39 volumes, 6 - 9 inches tall. Remarkable and very attractive turquoise half morocco bindings by Riviere with very ornate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt top edges. Many are finely illustrated by Hablot K. Browne 'Phiz'. There are some bumped corners, a little rubbing and the odd mark but no splitting or loss. With the bookplate of C. H. Waterland Mander. All the titles are first editions excepting 'A Day's Ride' "Second edition" but first published separately, and all are complete excepting 'Tony Butler' which lacks the third volume. A splendid collection of the works of this great Irish novelist who in his day rivaled Dickens in popularity. Some titles are particularly rare, including 'A Rent in a Cloud', which is "not in Sadleir: "It has been impossible to locate a copy ..."

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  • GREAT COLOUR PLATES IN HALF MOROCCO BINDING BY ZAEHNSDORF
    An Historic Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands in 1815 under his Grace the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Prince Blucher, comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo. by MUDFORD, William
    MUDFORD, William
    An Historic Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands in 1815 under his Grace the Duke of Wellington and Marshal Prince Blucher, comprising the Battles of Ligny, Quatre Bras and Waterloo.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1817. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. A smart later half morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels and all edges gilt. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Half title, additional decorative title, frontispiece, 26 aquatint plates with contemporary hand-colouring, including a folding view of the Battle of Waterloo, and 2 folding maps. The colouring is exceptionally bright and fresh. Tooley states that the frontispiece is often missing and replaced with the 'Portraits of General Officers', as in this case. Minor repair to the margins of the title page. A super copy of this classic work.

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  • STOTHARD EDITION EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN FABULOUS FULL MOROCCO
    The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. by DEFOE, Daniel
    DEFOE, Daniel
    The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

    London Cadell and Davies, 1820. 2 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A fabulous full crushed morocco by one of the greatest Parisian firms of the 19th century, Chambolle-Duru. With gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling to the panels and triple fillets framing the boards, wide gilt dentelles and all edges. With the bookplate of M.C.D.Borden. This is the celebrated Stothard edition with all 22 engraved plates called for, bound with an extra 25 plates. Very slight loss of some gilding but a beautiful and unique copy of one of the most popular and influential English novels of the 18th century.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN THE 'ART NOUVEAU' STYLE
    Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield. by DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    DISRAELI, Benjamin. (The Earl of Beaconsfield).
    Novels and Tales by the Earl of Beaconsfield.

    London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1900. 11 volume set, 8 inches tall. An exquisite half morocco for Hatchards with gilt raised bands and delightful floral gilt tooling in the 'art nouveau' style and gilt top edge. Portraits and vignettes to the title pages. This set of the 'Hughenden Edition' has come from the library of Alfred de Rothschild but is without his bookplate.

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