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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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  • FINE SET IN MAGNIFICENT EIGHTEENTH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English. by BUFFON, Count de, Georges-Louis Leclerc
    BUFFON, Count de, Georges-Louis Leclerc
    Natural History, General and Particular, by the Count de Buffon, Translated into English.

    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1785. 9 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A spectacular 18th century tree calf, unrestored and in pristine condition with gilt bands, triple labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. Yellow edges. With an engraved frontispiece, portrait and 307 engraved plates of which 7 are folding. A magnificent set of the English translation of the work of "the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century" (Ernst Mayr).

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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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  • 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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  • FINE SET IN REGENCY TREE CALF
    The History of England. by HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The History of England.

    London: Cadell & Davies, 1802-1804. 13 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Superb tree calf from the very beginning of the nineteenth century with gilt bands, green label and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. Full page engraved portraits of the authors, all the monarchs and important historical figures. Neat early ink owners name at the head of each title page. A fine set of this celebrated History of England.

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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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  • SUPERB FULL TREE CALF.
    Life of Lord Jeffrey (2 vols) ; Memorials of His Time; Journal of Henry Cockburn 1831 – 1857 (2 vols). by COCKBURN, Henry Thomas Cockburn of Bonaly, Lord
    COCKBURN, Henry Thomas Cockburn of Bonaly, Lord
    Life of Lord Jeffrey (2 vols) ; Memorials of His Time; Journal of Henry Cockburn 1831 – 1857 (2 vols).

    Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1852; 1856; Edmonston and Douglas, 1874. 5 volumes, 9 inches tall. Superb full tree calf by Henderson & Bisset with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. A gilt roll frames the tree calf boards. Gilt top edges. The bookplates of Knockderry Castle and George Wilson and a neat ink previous owner's name on the first blank. Portraits. A splendid collection of the works of this celebrated Scottish judge, lawyer and literary figure.

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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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  • VERY EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Le Pirate. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Le Pirate.

    Paris: (Cosson for) Gosselin and Ladvocat, 1822. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels. With the binders ticket. One of several French editions of The Pirate published in the same year as the first (1822). Dargan notes that our edition (published in December) was preceded by the edition for the collected works (February) and that an unauthorised anonymous translation (Le Pirate, ou les Flibustiers) also appeared in February.

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  • FIRST FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard. by SCOTT, Sir Walter
    SCOTT, Sir Walter
    Charles le Téméraire, ou, Anne de Geierstein, la fille du brouillard.

    Paris, aris: [Lachvardière for] Charles Gosselin 1829. 5 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with gilt bands, twin labels and charming gilt tooling to the panels.First edition in French of Anne of Geierstein; or, the Maiden of the Mist (Edinburgh, 1829), which though separately issued also formed part of the Oeuvres complètes, as stated on the half-titles.

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  • The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    PINDAR, Peter (Wolcot, John)
    The Works of Peter Pindar.

    London: John Walker, 1794. 4 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive Georgian full tree calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delightful gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf is framed with a gilt Greek roll. Yellow edges. Loss to one headcap, some rubbing and occasional superficial loss of leather to a long defunct insect, but still a fine looking set of the poetical works of this great satirist.

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  • THE 3 VOLS OF "OUR MESS" IN SUPERB RIVIERE TREE CALF
    Our Mess. Jack Hinton, The Guardsman. Tom Burke. by LEVER, Charles
    LEVER, Charles
    Our Mess. Jack Hinton, The Guardsman. Tom Burke.

    Dublin: William Curry, 1843-1844. 3 volume set, 9 inches tall. A stunning tree calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin, slightly faded, labels and very fine gilt tooling to the panels. Wide gilt dentelles and top edges. Illustrated by Phiz. Bookplates. Some foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise a lovely set of Lever's Military "Our Mess" novels.

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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 SET IN 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF.
    The Letters of The Celebrated Junius. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    The Letters of The Celebrated Junius.

    London, 1783. 2 volume set, 7.25 inches tall. Full tree calf with raised bands, twin labels and very fine gilt panels. An exceptionally elegant set in fine condition.

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  • SECOND, REVISED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL TREE CALF
    Sermons. by SMITH, Sydney
    SMITH, Sydney
    Sermons.

    London: Longman, 1801. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb little set with gilt bands and exquisite gilt tooling, typical of the very beginning of the 19th century. Blue speckled edges. A scarce early edition of the Sermons of this famous English wit, writer and Anglican.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN SPLENDID TREE CALF
    History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. by PRESCOTT, William H.
    PRESCOTT, William H.
    History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1858. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid tree calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. A floral gilt roll frames the tree calf boards. Bookplate. There are some minor abrasions but overall a delightful copy of this great work.

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  • FINE TREE CALF
    Marius the Epicurean, his Sensations and Ideas. by PATER, Walter
    PATER, Walter
    Marius the Epicurean, his Sensations and Ideas.

    London: Macmillan, 1910. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A classic Edwardian tree calf by Hunt with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt embossed prize block of Wellington College to the upper boards and a prize bookplate on the paste down endpaper. A handsome set of this great historical and philosophical novel set in Rome in 161–177 AD.

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  • SCARCE WORK IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Accounts and Extracts of the Manuscripts in the Library of the King of France. Published under the Inspection of a Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. Translated from the French. by TOOK, William (Translator)
    TOOK, William (Translator)
    Accounts and Extracts of the Manuscripts in the Library of the King of France. Published under the Inspection of a Committee of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. Translated from the French.

    London: Faulder, Egerton, and Williams, 1789. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A most attractive 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. There is some splitting to the joints of the upper boards but the books are still firm and tight.

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  • GREAT NOVEL IN CLASSIC TREE CALF
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1932. Full calf, 8.5 inches tall. A classic 'prize' tree calf binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. With a gilt roll framing a prize stamp and the tree calf boards. A prize bookplate. Full page illustrations by Phiz.

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