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  • SPLENDID SET OF THIS VERY SCARCE TITLE IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    Histoire des Empereurs, et des autres Princes qui ont regné durant les six premiers siècles de l’église, de leurs guerres contre les Juifs, des écrivains profanes, & des personnes les plus illustres de leur temps. Justifée par les citations des auteurs originaux. by TILLEMONT, Louis Sébastien Le Nain de (Le Sieur D.T.)
    TILLEMONT, Louis Sébastien Le Nain de (Le Sieur D.T.)
    Histoire des Empereurs, et des autres Princes qui ont regné durant les six premiers siècles de l’église, de leurs guerres contre les Juifs, des écrivains profanes, & des personnes les plus illustres de leur temps. Justifée par les citations des auteurs originaux.

    Paris: Chez Charles Robustel, 1690-1738. 6 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A splendid set in full speckled calf with gilt raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled pink edges. The bindings have uniform tooling but were bound as the volumes were published in 1690, 1691, 1691, 1697, 1701 and 1738 and consequently the dimensions of the volumes and the shade of the leather varies somewhat. The volumes are in excellent condition with no splitting but there are a couple of bad scuffs on the boards leaving a small patch of the straw board visible. One engraved chapter heading to each volume. With the armorial bookplates of Le M(arqu)is de Champagne Giffart. This is the First Edition…

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    Paris: Chez Charles Robustel, 1690-1738. 6 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A splendid set in full speckled calf with gilt raised bands and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled pink edges. The bindings have uniform tooling but were bound as the volumes were published in 1690, 1691, 1691, 1697, 1701 and 1738 and consequently the dimensions of the volumes and the shade of the leather varies somewhat. The volumes are in excellent condition with no splitting but there are a couple of bad scuffs on the boards leaving a small patch of the straw board visible. One engraved chapter heading to each volume. With the armorial bookplates of Le M(arqu)is de Champagne Giffart. This is the First Edition of a work much admired by Gibbon. A superb set of this rare title.

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  • MAGNIFICENT LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    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, 11 inches tall. A magnificent set of this tall edition, limited to 1000 copies of which this is numbered 645. In half morocco with gilt raised bands, titles and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Bookplates. Gilt top edge. A very fine set of the works of one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century. Illustrated throughout with engravings on india paper laid down.

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  • STUNNING LARGE PAPER COPY IN VERY FINE BINDING WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax). by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    Godfrey of Bulloigne. (Translated into English by Edward Fairefax).

    London: Printed by Bensley for Triphook, 1817. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A binding in full straight grain morocco of the highest quality attributed to C(harles) Lewis on an ancient tipped-in slip from an old catalogue. With wide gilt raised bands, exceptionally fine and dense gilt tooling to the panels and neat gilt tooling framing the boards. Superb gilt doublures. With the splendid armorial bookplate of the great bibliophile Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, whose magnificent library was housed at Kensington Palace. One of only 50 large paper sets with the woodcuts, after Thurston, being in 2 states, one on india paper. Some minor foxing.

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  • SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    TASSO, Torquato (HOOLE, John, translated into English by).
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Johnson, Cuthell et al, 1803. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. A magnificently bound set in full straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are framed by a fine series of gilt fillets and rolls. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With a portrait and 13 superb engraved plates. A exceptionally fine set of this great poem by the greatest 16th century Italian poet.

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  • SCARCE AND MAGNIFICENT SET IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Thucydidis De Bello Peloponnesiaco Libri Octo Graece et Latine. by THUCYDIDES
    THUCYDIDES
    Thucydidis De Bello Peloponnesiaco Libri Octo Graece et Latine.

    Biponti (Zweibrücken): Typographia Societatis, 1788-1789. 6 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A magnificent set in full straight grain morocco, possibly by White of Pall Mall, with raised bands, gilt titles and fine gilt tooling to the head and tail of the spine and all edges gilt. From the Sotheby Sale of 29th February 1856. With extensive notes in Latin by Joseph Wasse and Karl Andreas Duker. Thucydides, Athenian historian and general, recounts the fifth-century B.C. Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens with strict standards of impartiality. In Greek and Latin this is a superb set of a rare edition.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier. by TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier.

    London & Paris: Ex Typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour via San-Jacobea. Londini apud Paulum Vaillant, 1771. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. Superb 18th century full vellum bindings with most attractive blue gilt labels. Complete with all 4 folding maps and genealogy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford. A splendid set described by Brunet (V p.645) as the ...."Edition magnifiquement imprimee et qui a longtemps passe pour une des meilleures de cet historien".

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  • 4 UNIFORMLY BOUND WORKS IN FULL CALF WITH WONDERFUL ENDPAPERS
    Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia. by GUARINI, Giovanni Battista. TASSONI, Alessandro. TASSO, Torquato.
    GUARINI, Giovanni Battista. TASSONI, Alessandro. TASSO, Torquato.
    Pastor Fido; La Secchia Rapita; La Sette Giornate del Mondo Creato; Aminta Favola Boscareccia.

    London Sold in Livorno, ondon Sold in Livorno: GIO. TOM.o MASI e Comp 1778; 1779; 1780 & 1780. 4 volumes, 6 inches tall. 4 uniformly bound volumes of 16th and early 17th century Italian poetry, in the original Italian. Stunning full cat's paw calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red labels. Speckled pink edges. As was the fashion at the time, the marbled endpapers are just on the paste down and not free, they vary in colour and style and have a wonderful look. Engraved frontispieces and many further full page engravings. Stain to the corner of the fist few leaves of 'Mondo Creato'. A delightful collection.

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  • ONE OF 250 COPIES IN GLORIOUS FULL GEORGIAN MOROCCO
    Jerusalem Delivered. by TASSO, Torquato. Wiffen, J.H. (translator)
    TASSO, Torquato. Wiffen, J.H. (translator)
    Jerusalem Delivered.

    London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co, 1824. 2 volume set, 10 inches tall. A glorious full morocco binding with wide gilt raised bands, multiple gilt pallets framing the panels, multiple gilt fillets and floral corner tools framing the boards, dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Translated into English by J.H. Wiffen. Only 250 copies were printed in royal octavo. Engraved vignettes. The list of subscribers includes many Royal and Noble figures as well as Sir Walter Scott, David Wilkie, John Flaxman and many other literary characters of the period. A superb set of this epic poem relating the tale of the First Crusade.

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  • BEAUTIFUL RUN OF THE TRAGEDIES IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Tragedies by TRAGEDIES,
    TRAGEDIES,
    Tragedies

    London: John Bell, 1791. 7 volumes, 6 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco with label, gilt bands, titles, superb centre tools, all edges and dentelles. This is the first 7 volumes of Tragedies, part of John Bell's British library series. Containing many plays all individually paginated. Each also has a superb engraved frontispiece and title page. An exceedingly pretty run.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    La Gerusalemme Liberata. by TASSO, Torquato
    TASSO, Torquato
    La Gerusalemme Liberata.

    (London) Londra: G. Pickering, 1822. 2 volume set, 3.25 inches tall. An exquisite binding in full crushed morocco of the highest quality with gilt raised bands, dense gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. Portrait. One of the beautifully printed works from Pickering's series of 'Diamond Classics'.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN HALF CALF
    (The Chronicles of Barsetshire) Comprising: The Warden; Barsetshire Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset. by TROLLOPE, Anthony
    TROLLOPE, Anthony
    (The Chronicles of Barsetshire) Comprising: The Warden; Barsetshire Towers; Doctor Thorne; Framley Parsonage; The Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset.

    London: Routledge, c. 1910. 6 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very handsome Edwardian binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands, titles, gilt centre tools and top edges. Illustrated throughout with full page plates by various eminent artists including Sir John E. Millais. Slight foxing to the preliminaries.

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  • 24 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN HALF NAVY BLUE MOROCCO
    The Adventures of A Post Captain: By a Naval Officer. by THORNTON, Alfred. WILLIAMS, Charles, (Illustrator)
    THORNTON, Alfred. WILLIAMS, Charles, (Illustrator)
    The Adventures of A Post Captain: By a Naval Officer.

    London: Johnson et al, 1817. Half morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A handsome later half morocco with gilt raised bands and gilt tooled panels. All edges untrimmed. Embellished with all 24 splendid hand coloured aquatints, as called for. An amusing romp in the style of Dr. Syntax, wonderfully illustrated.

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  • FINE SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY MOTTLED CALF
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades, by THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    THOMAS-SIMON GUEULLETTE
    Theatre Des Boulevards, Ou Recueil De Parades,

    ahon, Gilles Lanlois, 1756. 3 volume set 6.5 inches tall. Fine full mottled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt floral centre tools. Pink edges. Frontispiece and woodcut ornaments. Slight damage to the headcap of volume 1 otherwise in superb condition. A lovely set of this very rare title.

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  • VERY FINE IN GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    The Seasons by THOMSON, James
    THOMSON, James
    The Seasons

    London: Wilkie and Robinson et al, 1811. Full straight grain morocco, 7.25 inches tall. A superb binding from the Georgian period with very unusual twin gilt raised bands, titles, dense gilt tooling to the spine, dentelles and all edges. The straight grain boards are framed within fine gilt rolls. An early small neat ink owners inscription on the reverse of the free endpaper. Embellished with 4 engraved images by Cardon representing the seasons.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The History of Pendennis. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The History of Pendennis.

    London, ondon: Bradbury and Evans 1849-1850. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive pale honey calf binding by Riviere in the classic mid Victorian manner with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The first issue in book form. Embellished with 46 full page engravings and vignettes throughout by the Author. A fine clean set.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Newcomes. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The Newcomes.

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854-1855. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive pale honey calf binding by Riviere in the classic mid Victorian manner with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The first issue in book form. Embellished with 46 full page engravings and vignettes throughout by the Author. Slight foxing to the blanks otherwise a fine clean set.

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  • FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM IN SUPERB FULL CALF
    The Virginians. by THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace
    The Virginians.

    London, ondon: Bradbury and Evans1858-1859. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive pale honey calf binding by Riviere in the classic mid Victorian manner with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and all edges gilt. The first issue in book form. Embellished with 46 full page engravings and vignettes throughout by the Author. Slight foxing to the blanks otherwise a fine clean set.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SUPERB HALF MOROCCO
    History of English Literature. by TAINE, H. A.
    TAINE, H. A.
    History of English Literature.

    Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1873. 4 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. Very fine binding by Bayntun in half morocco with raised bands, simple gilt spines, gilt top edges and very distinctive floral tooling in black. Translated from the French by H. van Laun, one of the masters of the Edinburgh Academy. A very faded inscription by Henri van Laun, dated 1874, is above the half title. An extremely pleasing set.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BY TREGASKIS
    The Visitations of the County of Oxford. Taken in the years 1566....1574....1634..... by TURNER, William Henry (edited and annotated by)
    TURNER, William Henry (edited and annotated by)
    The Visitations of the County of Oxford. Taken in the years 1566....1574....1634.....

    London: The Harleian Society, 1871. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A superb binding by Tregaskis at the the Caxton Head with gilt raised bands, simple framed panels and boards, dentelles and top edge gilt. Slightly rubbed and a few minor scratches. Harleian Society volume V. With 2 bookplates.

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  • FINELY PRINTED WORK IN SUPERB GEORGIAN FULL MOROCCO
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae. by TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    TERENCE (Publius Terentius Afer)
    (Plays). Publii Terentii Afri Comoediae Sex ad Fidem Editionis Zeunianae Accurate Recensitae.

    London: Harding, Triphook and Lepard, 1825. Full morocco, 6.5 inches tall. A superb Georgian binding with gilt raised bands, label, gilt framed panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. Engraved portrait and title page. Sold at Sotheby's 29th February 1856. Contains all six of Terence's plays, viz. Andria (The Girl from Andros) 166 B.C.; Hecyra (The Mother-in-Law) 165 B.C.; Heauton Timorumenos (The Self-Tormentor) 163 B.C.; Phormio 161 B.C.; Eunuchus 161 B.C.; Adelphoe (The Brothers) 160 B.C.. A fine copy in the original Latin.

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