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  • SUPERB SET IN FULL CAT'S PAW CALF WITH ALL 100 ENGRAVED PLATES
    Dictionnaire d’Architecture Civile, Militaire et Navale. by VIRLOYS, Roland de
    VIRLOYS, Roland de
    Dictionnaire d’Architecture Civile, Militaire et Navale.

    Paris: Libraires Associes, 1770 - 1771. 3 volume set, 11.75 inches tall. A splendid set in full cat's paw calf with raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. With all 100 engraved plates, mostly folding. An interesting work covering civil, military and naval architecture. A very good looking set. With a small stamp on the title pages and small ticket of 'Domus Aquensis Societatis Jesu' on the pastedown endpapers. In the original French.

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  • VERY SCARCE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION IN FINE FULL CALF
    The Works. SMOLLETT, Tobias (translated from the French by) by VOLTAIRE, M. De
    VOLTAIRE, M. De
    The Works. SMOLLETT, Tobias (translated from the French by)

    London: Newbery et al, 1761-1763. 27 volumes, 7 inches tall. A superb collection of the first English edition of these great works translated by Dr. Smollett. 18th century runs in English are scarce, in this condition exceptionally so. Full speckled calf with gilt bands, triple labels and gilt centre tools. This edition was expanded to 38 volumes in 1774. An engraved frontispiece to each volume excepting volume 25, 2 folding plates in volume 26. Each volume has the neat ink inscription 'Mr G.F.Edwards Surgeon Bath' on the first blank. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. the late 18th century Edwards was a member of the Royal College and writer and surgeon in Bath.

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    London: Newbery et al, 1761-1763. 27 volumes, 7 inches tall. A superb collection of the first English edition of these great works translated by Dr. Smollett. 18th century runs in English are scarce, in this condition exceptionally so. Full speckled calf with gilt bands, triple labels and gilt centre tools. This edition was expanded to 38 volumes in 1774. An engraved frontispiece to each volume excepting volume 25, 2 folding plates in volume 26. Each volume has the neat ink inscription 'Mr G.F.Edwards Surgeon Bath' on the first blank. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. the late 18th century Edwards was a member of the Royal College and writer and surgeon in Bath.
    A remarkable set of the works of the great French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher.

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  • CLASSIC HISTORY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Histoire de France, depuis l’établissement de la monarchie jusqu’à Louis XIV. by VELLY, M. l’abé
    VELLY, M. l’abé
    Histoire de France, depuis l’établissement de la monarchie jusqu’à Louis XIV.

    Paris: Salliant & Nyon and Desaint, 1770-1798. 16 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. Fine full calf bindings, typical of the late 18th century with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Pink edges. This a complete set though evidently made up from two sets, as can be seen by the variation in the bindings. There is some ancient minor worming but the volumes are in excellent bright condition with no splitting or loss. A great looking set of this classic history of France.

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  • ONE OF 12 COPIES IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Souvenirs et Grandeur Militaire. by VIGNY, Alfred de
    VIGNY, Alfred de
    Souvenirs et Grandeur Militaire.

    Paris: Armand Magnier, 1898. 2 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. 2 magnificent full morocco bindings by Stroobants. The spine is superbly tooled in the aesthetic manner with morocco onlays, the boards are bound with a natural tan morocco. Gilt top edges. This set in number 3 of 12 copies ,out of a limited edition of 300, on 'imperiales du Japon' with the plates in 4 states and the vignettes in 3. An unsentimental and gripping account of military life with the concept of honour vanishing from the post Napoleonic army. A superb set in pristine condition. In the original French.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN LATER FULL MOROCCO
    Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis. by VIRGIL
    VIRGIL
    Publii Virgilii Maronis. Bucolica, Georgica, et Aeneis.

    Glasgow: Foulis, 1778. 2 volumes bound in 1, 14.5 inches tall. An impressive later full morocco by Period Binders of Bath, and with their ticket. Gilt raised bands, handsome gilt panels and boards, dentelles and all edges. A very clean copy of this finely printed folio, though lacking the half titles and list of subscribers. In the original Latin.

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  • RARE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes by VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    VERLAINE, Paul. Louis Berthommé-Saint-André, (Illustrator)
    Oeuvres Libres: Les Amies Femmes

    Paris: 'Disciples d'Hippocrate', 1942. Half crushed morocco, 11 inches tall. A simple binding with gilt tooled titles, fleurons and top edge. One of 250 copies on 'velin de rives', this being number 245. With 13 explicit illustrations in black and white and 12 in colour, with an extra suite of the 12 colour lithographs. A fine copy.

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  • FINE HUMPHREYS PRINTING IN STUNNING FULL CALF
    Maximes. by VAUVENARGUES, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de
    VAUVENARGUES, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de
    Maximes.

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1903. 2 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco binding for Hatchards. With raised bands and very fine gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The text is in both French and English. Beautifully printed on handmade paper by Humphreys (see our other examples).

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  • EXTRAORDINARY FINELY GILT TOOLED, SILK LINED VELLUM WALLET
    Vellum wallet. by VELLUM
    VELLUM
    Vellum wallet.

    Vellum wallet, 4.5 inches tall. Very fine gilt tooling by Guilio Giannini, the famous Florentine binders, covering a double pocket watered silk lining.

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  • RARE EDITION IN FULL CALF
    Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jour by VERNE, Jules
    VERNE, Jules
    Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jour

    Paris: Hetzel, n.d. c.1873. Full calf, 11 inches tall. Very early edition bound in an English full calf 'prize' binding. Gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, label and gilt embossed device on the upper boards. Ink 'prize' inscription on first blank. Foxing to preliminaries, then clean throughout. Some rubbing and scuffing. Finely illustrated. Folding map at rear.

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  • ELEGANT SET IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    The Works of Henry Vaughan by VAUGHAN, Henry
    VAUGHAN, Henry
    The Works of Henry Vaughan

    Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1914. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A very fine binding with wide gilt raised bands, elegant gilt tooling to the spine and gilt top edge. A handsome set of the Works of Henry Vaughan, the 17th Century Welsh author, physician and metaphysical poet.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY BIOGRAPHY IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Inês de Castro. by VASCONCELOS, Antonios de
    VASCONCELOS, Antonios de
    Inês de Castro.

    Porto: Marques Abreu, 1928. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands, gilt panels and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and pink top edge. With the original wrappers bound in. Bookseller's Ticket. Illustrated throughout. In the original Portuguese. Inés was a 14th century Galician noblewoman best known as lover of King Peter I of Portugal. The extraordinary circumstances of her relationship with Peter, Prince of Portugal, forbidden by his father King Afonso IV, her murder at the orders of Afonso, Peter's bloody revenge on her killers, and the legend of the coronation of her exhumed corpse by Peter, have made Inês de Castro a frequent subject…

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    Porto: Marques Abreu, 1928. Full calf, 10 inches tall. A splendid full calf binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands, gilt panels and elaborate gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and pink top edge. With the original wrappers bound in. Bookseller's Ticket. Illustrated throughout. In the original Portuguese. Inés was a 14th century Galician noblewoman best known as lover of King Peter I of Portugal. The extraordinary circumstances of her relationship with Peter, Prince of Portugal, forbidden by his father King Afonso IV, her murder at the orders of Afonso, Peter's bloody revenge on her killers, and the legend of the coronation of her exhumed corpse by Peter, have made Inês de Castro a frequent subject of art, music, and drama through the ages.

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  • PRISTINE BINDING OF MOTTLED CALF
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede by VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    VERTOT, M. l’Abbe De
    Histoire des Revolutions de Suede

    Paris: Belin, 1794. 3 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. Full mottled calf with raised bands, twin labels and gilt filets. Slight worming affecting the first few leaves in the bottom corner of volume one, otherwise a fine copy in a completely pristine binding.

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  • HANDSOME COPY IN HALF CALF
    Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh. by VEITCH, John
    VEITCH, John
    Memoir of Sir William Hamilton, Bart. Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh.

    Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1869. Half calf, 8.75 inches tall. A handsome copy of this memoir of this celebrated Scottish Metaphysician. Portrait. Half calf with gilt raised bands, label and gilt panels.

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  • CHARMING GEORGIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    La Henriade. by VOLTAIRE
    VOLTAIRE
    La Henriade.

    London: Charles C. Arnold, 1825. Full calf, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful little binding in full straight grain calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. The boards framed within gilt fillets and a gilt roll. Engraved frontispiece. Neat ink inscription dated 1833 on first blank and previous owner's name on the title page, dated 1864. Voltaire's epic poem on the evils of religious extremism and civil disorder in French, printed and bound in England.

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  • SIGNED FIRST EDITION IN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Les Deux Rives by VANDEREM, Fernand
    VANDEREM, Fernand
    Les Deux Rives

    Paris: Ollendorff, 1897. Half crushed morocco by Durvand, 7.5 inches tall. With raised bands, label and gilt top edge. The foredge has not been trimmed. Causing a rather eccentric effect with some leaves extending about an inch further than others, a deluxe style of the period. There is an inscription from the author to an A.M.R. Rolo. A lovely. copy.

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  • LONDON PRINTING IN FINE FULL 18TH CENTURY SPECKLED CALF
    La Henriade. by VOLTAIRE
    VOLTAIRE
    La Henriade.

    London: Molini et al, 1795. Full speckled calf, 5.5 inches tall. Delightful little binding with gilt bands, sun burst centre tools and label. Speckled edges. Engraved frontispiece.

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  • MORALITY TALES IN FINE HALF MOROCCO
    The Richest Man in Todmorton; And other stories about Riches and Happiness. by VARIOUS
    VARIOUS
    The Richest Man in Todmorton; And other stories about Riches and Happiness.

    London: The Religious Tract Society, c.1860. Half morocco, 6 inches tall. A fine mid-Victorian binding with gilt raised bands and neat gilt pallets and centre tools to the panels.

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