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  • SCARCE WORK IN SPLENDID FULL 18TH CENTURY CALF
    Monasticon Hibernicum; or, An History of the Abbies, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland. by ARCHDALL, Mervyn
    ARCHDALL, Mervyn
    Monasticon Hibernicum; or, An History of the Abbies, Priories, and other Religious Houses in Ireland.

    London: Robinson, 1786. Full calf, 10 1/2 inches tall. A splendid copy of this scarce work with the elaborate bookplate of the Earls of Londonderry at Wynyard Park in full 18th century calf with gilt bands in the Etruscan key style, red label and blue edges. Complete with folding map and 18 plates. A remarkable volume with splendid provenance.

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  • STUNNING FULL BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne. by BRETAGNE, Anne de
    BRETAGNE, Anne de
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne.

    Paris: L. Curmer, 1861. Full morocco, 13.25 inches tall. An extraordinary binding by Riviere with gilt titles to the spine and both boards and extraordinary blind tooling to the panels, boards and doublures. Vellum endpapers. All edges gilt. This is the text volume, red ruled throughout, and is offered WITHOUT the Plates. In 'Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger Shakespeare Library', published in 1992 a very similar binding is described and illustrated (page 222, item 14:5). It is described as 'a Pastiche of a 16th Century Panel-Stamped Binding by Riviere and Son, c.1881'.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Monks of the West by MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    MONTALEMBERT, The Count de.
    The Monks of the West

    London & Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1861. 7 volume set, 9 inches tall. A simple very handsome full calf by Zaehnsdorf with wide gilt raised bands, framed panels and a series of 6 gilt fillets framing the boards. Dentelles and top edge gilt. An ink inscription, dated 1906, on the first blank. Charles Forbes René de Montalembert wrote his great work 'Moines d'occident' in 1860 and this is the authorised English translation, published the following year. He wrote in a style at once picturesque, fiery and polished while his mastery of the Middle Ages was tempered by his religious sentiments.

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  • VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF MONASTIC RULES IN FULL VELLUM
    Codex Regularum by HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    Codex Regularum

    Augsburg (Augustae Vindelicorum): Sumptibus ignatii adami & Francisci Antonii Veith, 1759. 6 volume set, 14.5 inches tall. Full vellum, dating from the middle of the 18th century with gilt tooled labels and unusual pink and green edges. The Codex Regularum, created in Aachen in 817, was designed by Benedict to restore the strict observation of monastic life which had been relaxed over recent centuries. Complete sets in contemporary bindings are scarce. There is some scuffing and staining to the vellum, in particular at the tails of each volume but there is no splitting and the bindings are in excellent condition. 2 bookplates. In the original Latin.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY WORK IN AN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF BINDING
    The Apocalypse Revealed. by SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    SWEDENBORG, Emanuel
    The Apocalypse Revealed.

    London: Swedenborg Society, 1876. Full calf, 8 3/4 inches tall. A remarkable binding with gilt raised bands and a repeated gilt star within double fillets to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. This extraordinary work 'in which are disclosed The Mysteries There Foretold' was written by the great 18th century Swedish scientist, theologian, philosopher and mystic, Emanuel Swedenborg.

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  • FINE SET IN DELIGHTFUL REGENCY FULL MOROCCO
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments. by BIBLE
    BIBLE
    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments.

    London: Longman et al., 1820. 2 volume set, 5 3/4 inches tall. A single volume Bible bound in 2 in delightful Regency straight grain morocco. With gilt raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, so typical of the period, to the panels and a wide gilt roll and blind fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt. A beautiful little Bible in pristine condition.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1902. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco with raised bands, simple, yet very pleasing, geometric gilt tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo by ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo

    Delft et Leiden: Beman et Samuel Luchtmans, 1729. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A glorious binding by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling around a pomegranate centre tool, dentelles quadruple gilt fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt over marble. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A superb copy of these dialogues on many and various subjects, hugely influential on Christian Humanists, by the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. In the original Latin.

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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    The Imitation of Christ. by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    The Imitation of Christ.

    Glasgow: William Collins, 1841. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A lovely bright hard grain morocco for Hatchards with raised bands, and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. There is a neat ink on the free endpaper 'Mary Cornelia S(?) from dear Lady Corbet. 1846'. M.C.S. has her initials and coronet on the upper board. Gauffered edges. Slight foxing to the preliminaries, then clean. A fine copy.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites. by FLEURY, M.
    FLEURY, M.
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites.

    La Haye (The Hague): Adrian Moetjens, 1682. 2 volumes bound in 1, 5.5 inches tall. A beautiful late 19th century full straight grain calf with raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. From the Robert J. Hayhurst collection. In the original French.

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  • A SCARCE WORK IN A FINE HALF REGENCY CALF
    A Summary of the History of the English Church, and of the Sects which have Departed from its Communion. by GRANT, Johnson
    GRANT, Johnson
    A Summary of the History of the English Church, and of the Sects which have Departed from its Communion.

    London: Hatchard, 1811 & 1814. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A fine Regency half calf with gilt bands and curious gilt centre tools. With the splendid martial Stewart bookplate. At the head of the title page is a neat ink inscription: 'The Gift of a Friend' the the signature of Lord Stewart trimmed in half by the bookbinder! From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. This is the very scarce first printing of the first 2 volumes, as called for on…

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    London: Hatchard, 1811 & 1814. 2 volumes, 9 inches tall. A fine Regency half calf with gilt bands and curious gilt centre tools. With the splendid martial Stewart bookplate. At the head of the title page is a neat ink inscription: 'The Gift of a Friend' the the signature of Lord Stewart trimmed in half by the bookbinder! From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry. Vane served with distinction throughout the Peninsula War. His dashing and dandified portrait by Sir Thomas Lawrence is at the National Portrait Gallery. He amassed magnificent libraries in his various Country Houses. This is the very scarce first printing of the first 2 volumes, as called for on the title page. A further 2 volumes were printed many years later.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CLARKE
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College. by CHURTON, Ralph
    CHURTON, Ralph
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College.

    Oxford: University Press, 1800. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. An elegant, simple binding attributed, on an ancient tipped in catalogue slip, to (Charles) Clarke. Some speckling to the boards, foxing to the preliminaries and offsetting from the plates but overall a superb copy. With raised bands, the armorial devices of the great bibliophile Theodore Williams and all edges gilt. With 7 engraved plates, 2 folding and 3 folding plates of 'Pedigrees'.

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  • SCARCE DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL VELLUM
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote. by SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote.

    Paris: Curmer, 1858. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A simple but pleasing mid 19th century full vellum with gilt bands, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each page decorated with wide lithographic borders. With the gilt stamp of 'Schafer of Piccadilly', purveyors of luxury items. A fine set of this classic Christian guide based on the monastic practice of devotional reading by the 'Gentleman Saint'.

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  • FINE PRINTING ON HAND MADE PAPER IN FULL MOROCCO
    Religio Medici and Other Essays. by BROWNE, Sir Thomas
    BROWNE, Sir Thomas
    Religio Medici and Other Essays.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1911. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A superb full morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooled panels and boards, wide dentelles and top edge gilt. A fine edition of this great English 17th century theologian's select essays.

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  • DEVOTIONAL WORK IN SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Short Meditations for Every Day in the Year. by HOOK, Walter Farquhar
    HOOK, Walter Farquhar
    Short Meditations for Every Day in the Year.

    London: George Bell, 1904. Two volume set, 5 inches tall. Full crushed morocco with raised bands, splendid floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The upper boards are finely decorated, the lower boards have a simple gilt fillet. Ink inscriptions, dated 1906 on the first blanks.

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HANDSOME MOROCCO
    (Of the Imitation of Christ). by À KEMPIS
    À KEMPIS
    (Of the Imitation of Christ).

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907. Full morocco, 6 1/2 inches tall. A handsome full morocco by Hatchards with raised bands, geometric gilt and blind tooling to the panels and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed and darkened around the borders of the boards. Beautifully printed by Humphreys on handmade paper. A wonderful edition of this great devotional work.

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  • MINIATURE IN SUPERB FULL GILT TOOLED MOROCCO
    The Book of Psalms. by PSALMS
    PSALMS
    The Book of Psalms.

    London: The Religious tract Society, c.1845. Full morocco, 2 1/2 inches tall. A delightful little volume in pristine condition with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine and boards. All edges gilt.

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  • DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL EMBOSSED CALF
    A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper: To which is Annexed, the Office of the Holy Communion, With Proper Helps, and Directions. by WILSON, Thomas
    WILSON, Thomas
    A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper: To which is Annexed, the Office of the Holy Communion, With Proper Helps, and Directions.

    London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1847. Full Calf, 4 3/4 inches tall. A Superb embossed binding with blind bands, gilt title and blind tooling to the panels and elaborate blind embossed tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. An ink inscription to Lucy Hanson, dated 1847, on the first blank.

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  • FULL CALF DIVINITY OR OXFORD BINDING
    The Book of Common Prayer. by PRAYER
    PRAYER
    The Book of Common Prayer.

    London: Joseph Masters, 1853. Full calf, 6 1/2 inches tall. A classic divinity or Oxford binding from the middle of the 19th century with inked raised bands, pallets, centre tools to the panels and inked tooling to the boards. Pink edges. Red ruled throughout. Owners name pasted to the endpaper and written on the first blank. Contains the Sacraments and the Psalms of David. Slightly rubbed, but still a charming example of this style.

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  • TINY DEVOTIONAL WORK IN DELIGHTFUL FULL MOROCCO
    Devotions for Holy Communion. by HOLY COMMUNION
    HOLY COMMUNION
    Devotions for Holy Communion.

    London: Joseph Masters, 1869. Full morocco, 5 inches tall. A delightful little binding with two gilt raised bands, either end of the title and name, presumably of the original owner. There is dense and fine gilt tooling to the spine at the head and tail. The boards are framed with triple fillets and corner tools. GIlt dentelles and all edges.

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