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  • REMARKABLY FINE SET IN WONDERFUL FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
    New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa. by Le Vaillant, Francois
    Le Vaillant, Francois
    New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa.

    London: Robinson, 1796. 3 volume set, 8.25 inches tall. A beautiful set of the first English edition in remarkably fine condition. In full 18th century cat's paw calf with twin labels and gilt bands. Blue edges. A neat ink inscription 'Marcus Gage' is on the top of the title pages. From the collection of Martin Orsky, a pencil inscription on the free endpaper states 'bound by Mackenzie of Dublin', though I can see no evidence for this assertion. A neat ink shelf number is on the pastedown endpapers. With the map and plates. As fine a copy of this work as one could hope to find.

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  • VERY SCARCE TITLE IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    The Works. by RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    RALEGH, Sir Walter (RALEIGH)
    The Works.

    Oxford: The University Press, 1829. 8 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A classic Victorian full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Speckled pink edges. With the 'Fasque' bookplate from the Gladstone Library. Light staining to the boards. A superb copy of this very rare title.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY GILT TOOLED STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views. by BEATTIE, William (BARTLETT, W.H.)
    BEATTIE, William (BARTLETT, W.H.)
    Switzerland. Illustrated in a Series of Views.

    London: Virtue, 1836. Full straight grain morocco, 11 inches tall. A fabulously bound set with extraordinary gilt and white metal tooled spine and boards.the elaborate 'cathedral' design on all four boards is made up from individual tooling, as is the superb tooling on the spines. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 2 engraved titles and 106 full page engraved views and I folding map. Some foxing to the plates and slight fading to the spine, but still a fine and spectacular set.

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  • 60 FULL PAGE ENGRAVED VIEWS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817. by BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817.

    London: Rodwell and Martin, 1820. Full straight grain morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A glorious Regency binding with wide gilt raised bands and dense blind tooling to the panels. The boards are magnificently tooled in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. There is a tiny amount of worming effecting the gutter of the front endpaper and preliminaries. With 60 splendid views and vignette on the title page. A superb example of this scarce work.

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  • REMARKABLE MID-VICTORIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BY MANSELL
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical. by WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical.

    London: Orr, 1853. Full morocco, 10 1/4 inches tall. A stunning mid-Victorian full straight grain morocco by Mansell. With gilt raised bands and superb extra gilt tooling to the panels. The straight grain of the boards is framed within a series of gilt fillets and rolls. All the edges are gauffered. Embellished with 25 full page steel engraved views and further vignettes and full page wood engravings throughout. Slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page, otherwise clean and with minor abrasions to the upper board. A remarkable example of this fine edition.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED SCARCE EDITION IN FULL DICED CALF
    The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World, Printed Verbatim from the Original editions, and Embellished with a Selection of the Engravings. by COOK, James
    COOK, James
    The Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World, Printed Verbatim from the Original editions, and Embellished with a Selection of the Engravings.

    London: Richard Phillips, 1809. 7 volume set, 6 1/4 inches tall. First edition thus. A simple but charming Regency binding in full diced calf. with gilt bands, nautical centre tools and single gilt fillet framing the boards. With the bookplate, and from the estate of Lord Kenyon of Gredington. The bindings are solid and firm but several are creased, there are chips to one headcap and some very slight splitting as well as foxing to some of the plates. Embellished with a portrait, 2 folding maps and 29 folding engraved plates. A scarce edition of Cook's Voyages.

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  • 20 HAND COLOURED AQUATINTS IN FULL MOROCCO BY ROOT
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris. by SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    SEGARD and TESTARD, Messrs.
    Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris.

    London: Gale, Curtis and Fenner, 1814. Full morocco, 10.75 inches tall. A splendid later 19th century binding by Root with gilt raised bands, very fine panels, triple fillets framing the boards, dentelles and top edge. Adorned with 20 beautiful circular hand coloured aquatints. A superb copy of this most attractive work.

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  • 60 FULL PAGE ENGRAVED VIEWS IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817. by BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    BATTY, Miss (Elizabeth Frances)
    Italian Scenery. From Drawings made in 1817.

    London: Rodwell and Martin, 1820. Full morocco, 10.5 inches tall. A most attractive binding with twin gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are also densely decorated with gilt and blind tooling framing an elaborate central device. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Slightly rubbed but still a fine firm and clean example. With 60 splendid views and vignette on the title page. A superb example of this scarce work.

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN SPLENDID FULL VICTORIAN CALF
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America. by DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    DOMENECH, Abbé Em.
    Seven Years Residence in the Great Deserts of North America.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Folding map, 58 full page tinted wood cuts and 3 plates of ancient Indian music. An ink inscription on the first blank on 'leaving Eton' dated 1867. A superb set of this profusely illustrated work.

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  • STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY HAMMOND
    Illustrated Travels. by BATES, H.W.
    BATES, H.W.
    Illustrated Travels.

    London: Cassell,Petter & Galpin, c.1880. 2 volumes, 13 inches tall. A splendid example of the work of Hammond, a similar work by him is found in the British Library collection of British Bookbindings. With deep gilt raised bands, gilt on green calf inlays in the panels and on the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Further volumes of Illustrated Travels were published, on offer here are the first 2 volumes in a Victorian binding of the highest quality.

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  • TALL EDITION WITH 42 PLATES IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Tourist in Spain, Biscay and the Castiles. by ROBERTS, David. JENNINGS, Robert
    ROBERTS, David. JENNINGS, Robert
    Tourist in Spain, Biscay and the Castiles.

    London: Jennings, n.d. c.1837. Full morocco, 11.5 inches tall. A splendid binding from the beginning of the Victorian period with wide gilt raised bands, magnificent tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. Including the title page there are 42 engraved views by David Roberts. Foxing, particularly heavy on the title page. With the bookseller's ticket of Pocock of Bath. A rare tall edition, with no text, in a spectacular binding.

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  • SPLENDID QUARTER MOROCCO WITH 'IRISH' GILT TOOLING
    The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland. by BARTLETT, W. H. (Illus.) & COYNE, J. Stirling , WILLIS, N. P. Etc. (Text)
    BARTLETT, W. H. (Illus.) & COYNE, J. Stirling , WILLIS, N. P. Etc. (Text)
    The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland.

    London: Virtue, n.d. Quarter morocco, 11 inches tall. Easily taken as full morocco this is a quarter binding with leather spine and hard grain leather imitation cloth on the boards. With gilt raised bands, very fine 'Irish' gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt and blind tooling to the boards and all edges gilt. Most attractive gilt stamped endpapers. Neat ink inscription on first blank dated 'Dublin 1876'. With 119 of the 121 superb engraved plates, 'Clondalkin' and 'Interior of Holy Cross Abbey' apparently never bound in. Slight foxing but a splendid copy.

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  • INTERESTING WORK IN NEAT HALF MID VICTORIAN CALF
    The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America. by BREMER, Fredrika. HOWITT, Mary (Translated by).
    BREMER, Fredrika. HOWITT, Mary (Translated by).
    The Homes of the New World; Impressions of America.

    London: Arthur Hall, 1853. 3 volume set, 8 inches tall. A neat Mid-Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt centre tool to the panels. Engraved frontispieces and title pages. A previous owner, Abraham Dawson(?), has left his name, dated 1862, on the second title page, and has left a neat manuscript list of contents on the reverse of the title pages and a page number on the engraved title page of volume 1.

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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Gleanings, Pictorial and Antiquarian, on the Overland Route.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co, 1851. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A splendid early Victorian morocco binding with raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling to the panels, superb gilt and blind tooling to the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. embellished with 28 steel engravings including views of Spain, Malta and North Africa.

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  • SUPERB FULL MOROCCO BINDING
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem. by BARTLETT, William
    BARTLETT, William
    Walks about the City and Environs of Jerusalem.

    London: Hall, Virtue & Co. c.1845. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A superb binding with raised bands, finely gilt tooled panels and most attractive gilt tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With maps and splendid engraved plates.

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  • SUPERB ENGRAVED VIEWS IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean. by WRIGHT, G.N. (TEMPLE, LEITCH, IRTON & ALLEN)
    WRIGHT, G.N. (TEMPLE, LEITCH, IRTON & ALLEN)
    The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean.

    London: Fisher,n.d (1839). Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A very handsome copy with wide gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and embossed cloth boards. All edges gilt. A folding map and 63 fine full page engravings.

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  • GRAND TOUR ITEM IN FULL VELLUM GILT
    Remarks on Antiquities, Arts, and Letters during an Excursion in Italy, in the years 1802 and 1803. by FORSYTH, Joseph
    FORSYTH, Joseph
    Remarks on Antiquities, Arts, and Letters during an Excursion in Italy, in the years 1802 and 1803.

    London: John Murray, 1824. 2 volume set, bound in 1, 7.25 inches tall. Full vellum with splendid wide gilt bands. A very clean and bright copy of the third edition in an elegant contemporary binding.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    A View of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany. by MOORE, John
    MOORE, John
    A View of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany.

    London: Strahan & Cadell, 1793. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An attractive full 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. Yellow edges. An interesting account of life in these countries with 'anecdotes relating to some eminent characters' (including Voltaire and Frederick the Great).

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  • SUPERB STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Touraine And Its Story. by MACDONELL, Anne
    MACDONELL, Anne
    Touraine And Its Story.

    London: Dent, n.d. c.1905. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. Full straight grain morocco by Bumpus, gilt raised bands, panels, titles, dentelles and all edges. A splendid copy of this fascinating volume with 50 full page colour illustrations and many black and white in the text. Foxing to the first few blanks and then clean from the half title. Ink inscription on the first blank.

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