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  • FINELY PRINTED FOLIO IN MAGNIFICENT MOROCCO AND TREE CALF
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi. by KEMPIS, Thomas A
    KEMPIS, Thomas A
    Libri Quatuor de Imitatione Christi.

    Paris: Didot Junior, Typographiae Fratris Regis, 1788. Tree Calf with morocco spine, 13 1/2 inches tall. A magnificent and most unusual French 18th century binding with a straight grain morocco binding with two green calf labels and wonderful gilt floral tooling. A superb gilt vine roll frames the boards. Lovely printed bookseller's ticket on the paste down end paper. Engraved title page and frontispiece. Pristine condition. In the original Latin. Since its first printing in 1471-2, 'The Imitation of Christ' has remained one of the most enduring and popular of all Christian devotional works.

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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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  • 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 COMIC PLATES IN EXTRAORDINARY FULL CALF
    The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife. by COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrator).
    COMBE, William. ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illustrator).
    The Tour of Doctor Syntax in Search of the Picturesque; The Second Tour of Doctor Syntax, in Search of Consolation; The Third Tour of Doctor Syntax, In Search of a Wife.

    London: Ackerman, c. 1825. 3 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A superb and extraordinary full mottled calf, c. 1830, with large gilt tooled label on a smooth back, gilt bands and an ornate 'starburst' of gilt tooling to the spine. The boards have a delicate floral roll framing the almost cat's paw smattering of gray and brown mottling. Blind dentelles and all edges gilt. Decorated with 80 splendid hand-coloured aquatints by the great humorous illustrator Thomas Rowlandson. All three volumes declare themselves to be 3rd editions but to confuse matters the first volume also states that it is the 9th edition on the engraved title page. A succession of editions came out shortly after the first and the…

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    London: Ackerman, c. 1825. 3 volume set, 9 3/4 inches tall. A superb and extraordinary full mottled calf, c. 1830, with large gilt tooled label on a smooth back, gilt bands and an ornate 'starburst' of gilt tooling to the spine. The boards have a delicate floral roll framing the almost cat's paw smattering of gray and brown mottling. Blind dentelles and all edges gilt. Decorated with 80 splendid hand-coloured aquatints by the great humorous illustrator Thomas Rowlandson. All three volumes declare themselves to be 3rd editions but to confuse matters the first volume also states that it is the 9th edition on the engraved title page. A succession of editions came out shortly after the first and the plates in this set are all dated the same as the first. Having been used for so many 'strikes' the images are more flat and less clearly defined than in the 1st editions. There is some staining and browning to some plates particularly in the third volume. But still a lovely complete set in a super binding.

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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 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 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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  • CLASSIC TITLE IN PRISTINE TREE CALF
    Diary And Correspondence of Samuel Pepys. by PEPYS, Samuel. BRAYBROOKE, Richard, Lord (Life and Notes by).
    PEPYS, Samuel. BRAYBROOKE, Richard, Lord (Life and Notes by).
    Diary And Correspondence of Samuel Pepys.

    London: Bickers, 1906. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A sparkling tree calf with gilt raised bands, beautiful floral gilt tooling to the panels and twin labels. Prize bookplate. A very neat set of these 17th century diaries.

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  • EARLY SET IN A SPLENDID FULL REGENCY TREE CALF
    Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley. by SCOTT, Walter.
    SCOTT, Walter.
    Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley.

    Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co. & London: Longman et al., 1819. 12 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid Regency tree calf with bold gilt tooling. Gilt bands, twin labels and striking gilt tooling to the panels. Twin gilt fillets frame the tree calf of the boards. Decorated with gilt engraved frontispieces and full page plates. Slight loss to one tail cap. A set of the works of Scott categorised by him as the novels and tales, including some of the most popular works of fiction in the whole of the 19th century.

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  • MUCH IMITATED SATIRE IN BEAUTIFUL 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Chrysal: or, the Adventures of a Guinea by (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    (JOHNSTONE, Charles)
    Chrysal: or, the Adventures 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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  • CLASSIC WORK IN ELEGANT 18TH CENTURY TREE CALF
    Eloisa: or, a Series of Original Letters Collected and published Translated from the French. by ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
    ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques
    Eloisa: or, a Series of Original Letters Collected and published Translated from the French.

    London Baldwin and Becket, 1784. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. A simple but elegant full 18th century tree calf with red label and gilt pallets and volume numbers. Portrait. Bookplate of Ellen James. Foxing facing the portrait and at the end of volume 4, otherwise a clean set. A curious work, rarely found in fine condition by philosopher, composer and writer, Rousseau, who was one of the most influential philosophers of the Age of Enlightenment.

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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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  • 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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  • CLASSIC BIOGRAPHY IN EXCEPTIONALLY BRIGHT TREE CALF
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay. by TREVELYAN, George Otto
    TREVELYAN, George Otto
    The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay.

    London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1876. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. An exceptionally bright and clean late Victorian tree calf with gilt raised bands, triple labels and neat gilt tooling in the panels. Bookplate. The life of one of the greatest English Historians, by his nephew.

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  • 80 EXTRA-ILLUSTRATIONS IN FULL TREE CALF
    Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray. by SMILES, Samuel
    SMILES, Samuel
    Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray.

    London: John Murray, 1891. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels, this set has been expertly re-spined. Triple gilt fillets and ornate corner tooling frame the tree calf of the boards. Gilt top edges. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Extra-illustrated with 80 engravings, a list of which is bound in. An authoritative life of the great publisher, John Murray and the story of his publishing house, subtitled, 'an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843'.

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  • RARE SET IN FULL TREE CALF WITH BINDER'S TICKET
    The Complete English Lawyer; Or, Every Man his own Lawyer. by GIFFORD, John
    GIFFORD, John
    The Complete English Lawyer; Or, Every Man his own Lawyer.

    London: Whellier, 1824 & 1821. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Full Georgian tree calf binding in excellent condition with the binder's ticket of S.Payne of Dursley.. The bindings have ornate gilt pallets bordering a wide inked band and large gilt centre tools, typical of the period. A neat previous owner's ink stamp is to be found on the free endpapers. Volume 1, the 5th edition, contains the Laws and Statutes and Criminal Law of England with a supplement. Volume 2, the 1st edition, contains a further supplement. It is unusual to find both volumes, especially in this condition.

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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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  • 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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