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  • MAGNIFICENT SPANISH CALF BY WHITE OF PICCADILLY
    Sämmtliche Werke. (Collected Works). by GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang
    Sämmtliche Werke. (Collected Works).

    Stuttgart und Tübingen: J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1850. 30 volumes bound in 15, complete, 9 inches tall. A magnificent set in extraordinary Spanish calf, not signed but bound by White of Piccadilly in the middle of the 19th century. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and glorious gilt tooling to the panels. Triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A superb set of some of the most influential works of the late 18th and 19th centuries, in their original German in a fabulous binding in pristine condition.

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  • CLASSIC FRENCH HISTORIES IN STUNNING FULL SPANISH CALF
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration. by LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    LAMARTINE, Alphonse de
    Histoire des Girondins, (uniformly bound with) Histoire de la Restauration.

    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering vegetarian and…

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    Paris: Furne & Coquebert, 1848 & Pagnerre, Lecou & Furne, 1851: 1848. 16 volumes, 9.5 inches tall. Two 8 volume sets bound uniformly by White of Piccadilly in stunning full Spanish calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The extraordinary colours of the boards are framed within triple fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. This rare style of decoration, originating in Spain was perfected by several of the finest English bookbinders in the middle of the 19th century. This is one of several sets bound in full Spanish calf that we presently have in stock. As well as being a great Historian, Alphonse de Lamartine was an influential Orientalist, pioneering vegetarian and is considered to be perhaps the first French romantic poet being acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. Two wonderful sets in pristine condition in the original French.

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  • VERY RARE EDITION IN FABULOUS SPANISH CALF
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week) by PRAYERS
    PRAYERS
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week)

    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the…

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    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the services but the pristine condition of the set would indicate that volumes have been little used, if at all. Palau (199404) records seeing the edition but not complete. He gives the location of the printers as Madrid but there is no indication of this on the title pages. A booksellers ticket from Barcelona is pasted in volume 1. OCLC records only one complete set, in the National Library of Spain, and only one other incomplete set in a German library. None have appeared at auction. A superb set of this very rare devotional work.

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