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  • COLLECTION OF 77 VOLUMES IN GLORIOUS FULL CALF, EXTRA GILT
    The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature. by BURKE, Edmund (founding editor)
    BURKE, Edmund (founding editor)
    The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politics, and Literature.

    London: Dodsley et al., 1760-1835. 77 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent run of this important periodical in full calf in gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb extra gilt tooling to the panels. With the ticket of Bain, bookseller of 1, Haymarket. Some rubbing, chips and cracking but still a highly impressive set. The first volume is the seventh edition, from volume II the vast majority are first editions. This consecutive run lacks volume XXXII. Speckled pink edges. A splendid run of this highly important source for the political and literary events of the time including the American Wars of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of…

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    London: Dodsley et al., 1760-1835. 77 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent run of this important periodical in full calf in gilt raised bands, twin labels and superb extra gilt tooling to the panels. With the ticket of Bain, bookseller of 1, Haymarket. Some rubbing, chips and cracking but still a highly impressive set. The first volume is the seventh edition, from volume II the vast majority are first editions. This consecutive run lacks volume XXXII. Speckled pink edges. A splendid run of this highly important source for the political and literary events of the time including the American Wars of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars. 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.

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  • WONDERFUL SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Antiquities of England and Wales. by GROSE, Francis
    GROSE, Francis
    The Antiquities of England and Wales.

    London: Hooper and Wigstead, 1772 - 1778. 8 volume set, 11 inches tall. Beautifully bound in the 18th century in full tree calf in exceptional condition, inside and out. With gilt bands, twin labels and superb delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved views together with maps and plans throughout. The armorial bookplate of Maxwell of Kirkconnell. A remarkably fine set.

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  • GLORIOUS 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF EXTRA GILT
    The Works of Samuel Johnson. (Uniformly Bound with ) The Life of Samuel Johnson. by JOHNSON, Samuel. BOSWELL, James.
    JOHNSON, Samuel. BOSWELL, James.
    The Works of Samuel Johnson. (Uniformly Bound with ) The Life of Samuel Johnson.

    London: Longman et al., 1796 and London: Charles Dilly, 1793. 15 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A glorious 18th century tree calf with gilt raised bands, extra gilt floral panels and twin labels. Blue speckled edges. The 3 volume life of Johnson has uniform tooling but different colour labels. Both first volumes have portraits. Some minor scuffing and the outline of the turn-ins showing on the endpapers, otherwise in pristine condition.

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  • COLLECTION OF 26 VOLUMES OF THE ARMY LIST IN MOST HANDSOME BINDINGS
    A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines on Full and Half Pay. 1806; 1811; 1818; 1819; 1826; 1828; 1829; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834; 1836; 1837; 1838; 1839; 1840; 1841; 1842; 1843; 1844; 1846; 1847; 1848-9, 1849-50; 1850-51; 1851-52. by ARMY LIST
    ARMY LIST
    A List of all the Officers of the Army and Royal Marines on Full and Half Pay. 1806; 1811; 1818; 1819; 1826; 1828; 1829; 1831; 1832; 1833; 1834; 1836; 1837; 1838; 1839; 1840; 1841; 1842; 1843; 1844; 1846; 1847; 1848-9, 1849-50; 1850-51; 1851-52.

    London: Clowes, 1806-52. 26 Volumes, with the exception of the first two volumes, 9 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Rubbed with the occasional abrasion or chip but solid with no cracking. The volume for 1806 is in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, green label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The volume for 1811 is 8 1/2 inches tall in full tree calf with red label and gilt bands. A splendid run of this great work of military reference. 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…

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    London: Clowes, 1806-52. 26 Volumes, with the exception of the first two volumes, 9 inches tall. Tree calf with gilt bands, red label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Rubbed with the occasional abrasion or chip but solid with no cracking. The volume for 1806 is in full straight grain morocco with gilt bands, green label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. The volume for 1811 is 8 1/2 inches tall in full tree calf with red label and gilt bands. A splendid run of this great work of military reference. 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.

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  • V RARE COMPLETE SET IN FULL TREE CALF
    Procès Fameux Extraits de l’Essai sur l’Histoire Générale des Tribunaux des Peuples tant Anciens que Modernes, Contenant les Anecdotes piquantes, & les Jugemens fameux des Trubunaux de tous les temps & de toutes les Nations by DES ESSARTS, Nicolas Toussaint Le Moyne
    DES ESSARTS, Nicolas Toussaint Le Moyne
    Procès Fameux Extraits de l’Essai sur l’Histoire Générale des Tribunaux des Peuples tant Anciens que Modernes, Contenant les Anecdotes piquantes, & les Jugemens fameux des Trubunaux de tous les temps & de toutes les Nations

    Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1786-1803. 20 volume set, 6.75 inches tall. A rare set in a fine binding with gilt bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf of the panels in framed within gilt rolls. Red speckled edges. The first volume is a second issue the remaining volumes all first. A fascinating and terrifying collection of trials from ancient times but with a great emphasis on those executed in the French Revolution, the last two unfortunates being Marie-Antoinette and her sister in law Elizabeth. A rare item in superb condition.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of England. by MACKINTOSH, Sir James; WALLACE, William
    MACKINTOSH, Sir James; WALLACE, William
    The History of England.

    London: Longman et al., 1830-1839. 9 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality. The first 3 volumes are by Sir James Mackintosh, volumes 4 to 9 are by Wallace and evidently were bound 9 years later resulting in a slight variation of tooling. A tenth volume was printed some years later. A beautiful set.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF BY KALTHOEBER
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters). by STERNE, Laurence
    STERNE, Laurence
    The Works. (Comprising: Tristram Shandy; Sentimental Journey; Sermons; Letters).

    London: J.Johnson et al, 1798. 10 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. Splendid bindings, bound by the great Christian Kalthoeber, and with his ticket. Full 18th century tree calf with gilt 'Greek key' bands, twin labels and charming gilt floral tools to the panels. Fine gilt rolls frame the tree calf of the boards. With the armorial bookplate of Edward Astle. There is a slight nick to the head cap of volume 4 and a one inch split to the head of volume 1, but still a superb set by one of the greatest London binders of his period.

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  • SCARCE SET IN FULL GEORGIAN TREE CALF
    The History of Great Britain. Comprising: 'From the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover'; 'Memoirs of the Kings of great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg'; 'Memoirs of the Reign of George III'. by BELSHAM, William
    BELSHAM, William
    The History of Great Britain. Comprising: 'From the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover'; 'Memoirs of the Kings of great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg'; 'Memoirs of the Reign of George III'.

    London: Robinson, 1796-1801: 1796. 10 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A very handsome set of this scarce title in 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and yellow edges. The last two volumes are matching but with variations to the colour and tooling. Two more volumes were published at a later date. William Belsham was a radical historian and apologist for the American Revolution. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of Ashley Combe on the paste down endpapers and Ben Damph Forest to the free endpaper. A remarkable set.

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  • SPLENDID ENGLISH EDITION IN 18th CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium. by ROLLIN, Charles
    ROLLIN, Charles
    The Roman History from the Foundation of Rome to the Battle of Actium.

    London: Rivington et al., 1768. 10 volume set, 9 inches tall. An elegant set in 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, fine twin labels and elaborate gilt tooled panels, typical of the period. With the bookplate of Lord Kenyon of Gredington. There is some slight wear to some joints, a couple of headcaps and rubbing to the spines but overall a good solid set. There is a neat ink inscription at the head of the title page 'Kenyon, the gift of his father 8 May 1791'. The set is illustrated with a portrait, 14 maps, mostly folding, and 17 further plates. Translated from the French.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The United States. by UNITED STATES
    UNITED STATES
    The United States.

    London: Longman et al., 1830-1832. 2 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. This 2 volume set constituted the first part of 'The History of the Western World' But is complete in itself. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of Ireland. by MOORE, Thomas
    MOORE, Thomas
    The History of Ireland.

    London: Longman et al., 1835; 1837; 1840 & 1845. 4 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. The title label of volume 4, which appeared 5 years after the third volume, is of a different colour. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History. by FORSTER, John
    FORSTER, John
    The Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England; With a Treatise on the Popular Progress in English History.

    London: Longman et al., 1851. 5 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. Note the spectacular volume label. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each volume has an engraved frontispiece. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • EXQUISITE SET IN SUPERB TREE CALF
    The History of France. by CROWE, Eyre Evans
    CROWE, Eyre Evans
    The History of France.

    London: Longman et al., 1830; 1831 & 1831. 3 volume set, 6 1/2 inches tall. Exquisite little set with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels and triple labels. The tree calf boards are framed within an ornate floral gilt roll. Each title page has an engraved vignette. From the library of Edward Nicholas Hurt, most of whose books were of this highest quality.

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  • STUNNING FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France. by MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    MOLEVILLE, Antoine François Bertrand de
    Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis The Sixteenth, Late King of France.

    London: Strahan, Cadell and Davies, 1797. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A beautiful 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and labels. Blue speckled edges. Portraits. The armorial bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo and his signature at the head of the title page. The first edition of this near contemporary account.

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  • MUCH IMITATED SATIRE IN BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Chrysal: or, the Adventure of a Guinea by (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    Chrysal: or, the Adventure of a Guinea

    London: Cooke, 1797. 3 volume set, 5 1/2 inches tall. Beautiful 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. Slightly marked endpapers, otherwise pristine. Bookplate. Embellished with engraved frontispieces, title pages and full page plates. The plates dated 1797. This extraordinary dark satire spawned many imitations. 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.

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  • SPLENDID 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain. by WATSON, Robert
    WATSON, Robert
    The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain.

    London: Robinson et al., 1783. Full calf, 11 inches tall. A splendid 18th century tree calf with raised bands, gilt pallets and red label. Blue edges. From the library of Charles William Vane (formerly Stewart), third Marquess of Londonderry, and with his elaborate bookplate. 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. A little scuffing, otherwise a superb copy.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Histoire Métallique de la Republique de Hollande. by BIZOT, Pierre
    BIZOT, Pierre
    Histoire Métallique de la Republique de Hollande.

    Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1688. 2 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. A splendid 18th century tree calf with gilt pallets and twin labels to the spine. Slight rubbing and split to the upper board of volume I but still firm and secure. Shelf label on paste down end papers. A fascinating and beautifully printed work with 104 Engraved Plates, many folding, of coins, emblems and medals. In the original French.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL TREE CALF
    The Literature of Europe. by HALLAM, Henry
    HALLAM, Henry
    The Literature of Europe.

    London: John Murray, 1854. 3 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A superb mid-Victorian full tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and extra gilt panels. A Greek key roll frames the boards. With the bookplate of William Preston of Ellel Grange. A most attractive set of this classic work on the Literature of Europe in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth Centuries.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs by SURR, Thomas Skinner
    SURR, Thomas Skinner
    Latimore, ou le plus infortuné des hommes au sein de l’opulence et des grandeurs

    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The…

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    Paris: Villet ‘et à Verdun’, 1807. 3 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. A rare French edition of Surr’s Splendid Misery (1801), perhaps the first. It is one of two French translations of 1807, the other entitled Splendeur et souffrance published by Maradan. It is not clear which was the first. Though little remembered, Surr’s several novels of fashionable British society were bestsellers in England and were much read in both France and Germany. He was born in London in c. 1770 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital before becoming a clerk at the Bank of England. Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, The English Novel 1770-1829, 1801, 64 (noting the Splendeur et souffrance edition only. OCLC lists copies pf Latimore at Bn and University of Illinois only; COPAC adds no British copies. For Splendeur et souffrance OCLC lists copies at Bn and Universities of Erfurt and Göttingen only; COPAC adds no British copies.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN FULL GEORGIAN TREE CALF
    Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry; Elegant Epistles: Being a Copius Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters. by KNOX, Vicesimus
    KNOX, Vicesimus
    Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry; Elegant Epistles: Being a Copius Collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters.

    London: Johnson, Baldwin et al., 1805 & 1807, 1806. 4 books, bound in two volumes, 9 inches tall. A splendid 2 volume set in full Georgian tree calf with raised bands, gilt pallets, red labels and blue speckled edges. With four engraved title pages. With the bookplate of M. General Sir Charles Stewart of Wynyard Park. Two classic and highly influential anthologies drawing on references from classical times through to the greatest writers of the 18th century. 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.

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