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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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  • FIRST COMPLETE 8VO EDITION IN FABULOUS TREE CALF
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by GIBBON, Edward
    GIBBON, Edward
    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1788-1790. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A fabulous 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, splendid twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf boards are framed within a neat gilt roll. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and the half titles to volumes 7-12, not called for in volumes 1-6. This is the first complete London octavo edition comprising the reprint of volumes 1-6 (first issued 1783, now dated 1788 and the first appearance of volumes 7-12, dated 1790. With the bookplate of J. Cresswell and his stamp at the foot of the title page. A superb set of "this masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style…

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    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1788-1790. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A fabulous 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, splendid twin labels and superb gilt tooling to the panels. The tree calf boards are framed within a neat gilt roll. Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 folding engraved maps and the half titles to volumes 7-12, not called for in volumes 1-6. This is the first complete London octavo edition comprising the reprint of volumes 1-6 (first issued 1783, now dated 1788 and the first appearance of volumes 7-12, dated 1790. With the bookplate of J. Cresswell and his stamp at the foot of the title page. A superb set of "this masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless historical works which.....maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar". "Gibbon brought a width of vision and a critical mastery of the available sources which have not been equalled to this day; and the result was clothed in an inimitable prose that was elevated, cadenced, and graceful'. (P.M.M.).

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  • SUPERB SET IN 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Travels in Spain. by BOURGOANNE, Chevalier de. (BOURGOING, Jean-François, Baron de.)
    BOURGOANNE, Chevalier de. (BOURGOING, Jean-François, Baron de.)
    Travels in Spain.

    London: Robinson, 1789. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A fine copy with wide margins in a superb 18th century tree calf with gilt bands and magnificent labels on a smooth back. Yellow edges. From the library of Vane Londonderry, 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 first English edition with half titles, folding engraved map, folding engraved plan of Madrid, folding engraved view of Gibraltar and a further 8 folding engraved plates.

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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 18th CENTURY TREE CALF COUNTRY HOUSE BINDING
    The Works of Peter Pindar. by PINDAR, Peter. (WOLCOT, John).
    PINDAR, Peter. (WOLCOT, John).
    The Works of Peter Pindar.

    London: George Goulding and John Walker, 1793. 3 volume set, 10 1/2 inches tall. Superb 18th century 'Country House' full calf with raised bands and splendid gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally fine twin labels. With the splendid martial bookplate of Stewart. 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. There is an ink stain to one foredge and two stains on the reverse of the frontispiece, not affecting the portrait itself, otherwise very clean internally and magnificent externally.

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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Works. The History of Scotland; The History of the reign of the Emperor Charles V; The History of America; An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India. by ROBERTSON, William
    ROBERTSON, William
    The Works. The History of Scotland; The History of the reign of the Emperor Charles V; The History of America; An Historical Disquisition concerning the Knowledge which the Ancients had of India.

    London: Cadell, 1794. 10 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A superb Georgian tree calf with gilt bands, typical late 18th century gilt tooling to the panels, triple labels and an Etruscan key gilt rolls framing the boards. Speckled blue edges. Embellished with 6 plates and 5 folding maps. Minor foxing and slight rubbing but a fine set of these classic histories.

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  • SPLENDID SET IN STRIKING TREE CALF
    The Works of Tobias Smollett. by SMOLLETT, Tobias
    SMOLLETT, Tobias
    The Works of Tobias Smollett.

    London: Law, Johnson et al., 1797. 8 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A fine edition in a later full tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elegant gilt centre tools. minor expert repair to the turn ins of the first volume. Portrait. From the library of Maurice Baring and with his curious bookplate. A splendid set of these great 18th century works.

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  • SMALL EDITION IN PRISTINE TREE CALF
    History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France. by NAPIER, Major General Sir W.F.P.
    NAPIER, Major General Sir W.F.P.
    History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France.

    London: Warne, c. 1890. 6 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A superb set of the small octavo edition in tree calf by Bickers. With raised gilt bands, twin labels and very fine gilt floral tooling to the panels. There is a rather appropriate Wellington College gilt prize block on the upper board framed within a gilt roll. There is a blank Wellington College prize bookplate on the pastedown end paper. Illustrated with 55 maps and plans.

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  • EARLY COLLECTED EDITION IN 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts. by YOUNG, Edward
    YOUNG, Edward
    The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts.

    London: Buckland, Bowyer et al., 1774-1778. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. An early collected edition of the works of the greatly influential English 18th century poet most famous for Night-Thoughts. Bound in a most attractive Georgian tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling in the panels. A little rubbed. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus of Antrobus Hall. The first 3 volumes have engraved frontispieces. Originally conceived as a 4 volume set, it was eventually completed in 6. Night-Thoughts was one of the most poplar poems of the century and was published across Europe, influencing Goethe and Burke, amongst many others.

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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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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    The History of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688. by HUME, David
    HUME, David
    The History of England, from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688.

    London: Cadell, 1792. 8 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A splendid 18th century tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt centre tools. A gilt roll frames the boards. Portraits throughout. Slightly rubbed and some foxing to the preliminaries and plates but still a good looking set of this classic history. With the bookplate of Ellen James.

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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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  • IMPORTANT HISTORY IN HANDSOME 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue. by DALRYMPLE, Sir John
    DALRYMPLE, Sir John
    Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland. From the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue.

    London: Strahan and Cadell, 1771-1773. 2 volumes, bound in 3, 11 inches tall. A fine 18th century tree calf with raised bands, elegant labels and simple gilt bands. Blue edges. Slightly frayed head caps. From the Library, and with the stamp of, 'Ben Damph Forest', Torridon, the home of the Earls of Lovelace. The third volume includes the vast Appendix, which accounts for its disproportionate size.

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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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  • ROUSING TITLE SET IN SPARKLING TREE CALF
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain. by MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    MAXWELL, Sir Herbert
    The Life of Wellington. The Restoration of the Martial Power of Great Britain.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1899. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf binding with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A double gilt fillet frames the tree calf. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Profusely illustrated with maps, battle plans, and photogravures. A most attractive copy of this great biography of Wellington.

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