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  • ONE OF 150 COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM
    Ode on the Intimations of Immortality. by WORDSWORTH, William
    WORDSWORTH, William
    Ode on the Intimations of Immortality.

    London: Printed by The Essex House Press for Edward Arnold, 1903. Vellum, 7 1/2 inches tall. In fine condition with gilt lettering to the spine and an embossed rose with the words 'Soul is Form' on the upper board. Limited to 150 copies, of which this is No. 66, all 14pp. printed on vellum with a hand coloured frontispiece by Walter Crane and a hand coloured tailpiece. Initials in gold, red and blue. An exquisite work printed at the Essex House Press, Campden in Gloucestershire 'under the care of' C. R. Ashbee.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL VELLUM
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier. by TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    TACITUS, Gaius Cornelius (BROTIER, Gabriel, ed.)
    Opera. Recognovit, Emendavit. Gabriel Brotier.

    London & Paris: Ex Typographia Ludovici-Francisci Delatour via San-Jacobea. Londini apud Paulum Vaillant, 1771. 4 volume set, 11 inches tall. Superb 18th century full vellum bindings with most attractive blue gilt labels. Complete with all 4 folding maps and genealogy. With the bookplate of the Earl of Aylesford. A splendid set described by Brunet (V p.645) as the ...."Edition magnifiquement imprimee et qui a longtemps passe pour une des meilleures de cet historien".

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  • VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF MONASTIC RULES IN FULL VELLUM
    Codex Regularum by HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    Codex Regularum

    Augsburg (Augustae Vindelicorum): Sumptibus ignatii adami & Francisci Antonii Veith, 1759. 6 volume set, 14.5 inches tall. Full vellum, dating from the middle of the 18th century with gilt tooled labels and unusual pink and green edges. The Codex Regularum, created in Aachen in 817, was designed by Benedict to restore the strict observation of monastic life which had been relaxed over recent centuries. Complete sets in contemporary bindings are scarce. There is some scuffing and staining to the vellum, in particular at the tails of each volume but there is no splitting and the bindings are in excellent condition. 2 bookplates. In the original Latin.

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  • SPLENDID EXAMPLE OF THE SCARCE FIRST EDITION
    The Bulldog. by FARMAN, Edgar
    FARMAN, Edgar
    The Bulldog.

    London: The Stock Keeper Company, 1899. Half vellum, 11 1/4 inches tall. A splendid example of the scarce first edition in original half vellum with gilt titles and pallets on the spine and gilt decorated cloth upper board. All edges gilt. With colour frontispiece and photographic illustrations throughout.

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  • SPLENDID FULL VELLUM BY KALTHOEBER
    The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer. by BURN, John
    BURN, John
    The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer.

    London: T. Cadell, 1788. 4 volume set, 8.75 inches tall. A wonderful full vellum, bound by Christian Kalthoeber, one of the greatest bookbinders of the period, and with his ticket. With delightful twin blue titles edged with several ornate pallets. Double fillets frame the boards. Yellow edges. There has been some loss to the foot of the fourth volume due to ancient water damage. This has not affected the text nor taken away the overall splendid look of the set.

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  • ARCHETYPAL GOTHIC NOVEL IN FULL CONTEMPORARY VELLUM GILT
    The Mysteries of Udolpho. by RADCLIFFE, Ann
    RADCLIFFE, Ann
    The Mysteries of Udolpho.

    London: Longman et al., 1816. 4 volume set, 7 1/4 inches tall. Full contemporary vellum binding with twin labels and extra gilt tooling to the spine. The binding is soiled and marked but retains its shape and has no splitting. The volume label for volume I has slight loss. This edition, the 7th, LACKS the copper plates, which were never bound in. 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' is a quintessential Gothic romance containing as it does, all the necessary ingredients: remote crumbling castles, seemingly supernatural events, a brooding, scheming villain and a persecuted heroine.

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  • SUPERB MINIATURE EDITION IN GEORGIAN FULL VELLUM GILT
    Pious Reflections for Every Day of the Month. by FENELON
    FENELON
    Pious Reflections for Every Day of the Month.

    London: Whittaker, 1823. Full vellum, 3.5 inches tall. A superb tiny binding by Richardson of Bristol with gilt bands, a wide calf label and very fine gilt and ink tooling to the spine and boards. Portrait. Neat ink inscription on first blank.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FINE HALF VELLUM
    Memoirs of Henry the Great, and the Court of France during his Reign. by IRELAND, William Henry
    IRELAND, William Henry
    Memoirs of Henry the Great, and the Court of France during his Reign.

    London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A smart Georgian half vellum with gilt bands, gilt centre tools, twin labels and pink speckled edges. With the bookplates of Vane Londonderry. 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. Splendid engraved frontispiece to the first volume. Henry IV, known as 'The Great' was the first Bourbon monarch of France.

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  • DELIGHTFUL GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    The Italian Novelists. by ROSCOE, Thomas
    ROSCOE, Thomas
    The Italian Novelists.

    London: Septimus Prowett, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 1/2 inches tall. A delightful Georgian half vellum with gilt bands, fine gilt centre tools, labels and pink speckled edges. The engraved title pages are somewhat foxed and offset, the rest of the text block is unblemished. A fine set of this classic work, detailing the lives of the Italian novelists from the earliest period down to the close of the eighteenth century, arranged in an historical and chronological series. 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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  • VERY SCARCE TITLE IN DELIGHTFUL FULL VELLUM
    Catholic Italy, its Institutions and Sanctuaries. by HEMANS, Charles
    HEMANS, Charles
    Catholic Italy, its Institutions and Sanctuaries.

    Florence: Baracchi, 1860. 2 volume set, 7 inches tall. A delightful full vellum with a smooth back and very ornate gilt tooling to the spine and boards. Pink edges. With the armorial bookplate of R.P.Stuart. Slight foxing, but a fine copy of this very scarce work by the son of Felicia Hemans.

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  • HANDSOME SET IN FULL VELLUM
    Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt by T. LIVII (LIVY, Titus)
    T. LIVII (LIVY, Titus)
    Historiarum Libri Qui Supersunt

    Göttingen: Ruprecht, 1807. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. A handsome full vellum with calf labels, some chipped. Foxing. A set of Livy's Histories in the original Latin edited by Georg Alexander Rupert. From an Oxfordshire Country House.

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  • SCARCE DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL VELLUM
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote. by SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    SALES, Saint François De, Bernard
    Introduction à la Vie Dévote.

    Paris: Curmer, 1858. 2 volume set, 10.5 inches tall. A simple but pleasing mid 19th century full vellum with gilt bands, dentelles and all edges gilt. Each page decorated with wide lithographic borders. With the gilt stamp of 'Schafer of Piccadilly', purveyors of luxury items. A fine set of this classic Christian guide based on the monastic practice of devotional reading by the 'Gentleman Saint'.

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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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  • SUPERB EDWARDIAN VELLUM BLOTTER BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE
    BLOTTER
    BLOTTER

    Vellum blotter, 18 x 11.5 inches when closed, 36.5 x 11.5 inches when open. Beautifully made and signed by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, one of the finest firms of bookbinders at the time. Vellum with gilt rolls and ornate gilt centre tools. V.C on the left hand 'panel', A.C on the right. In remarkably fine condition (with no ink stains!).

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  • LIMITED EDITION IN FULL VELLUM
    Chansons d’Amour by Hofmiller, Josef (herausgegeben und ausgewählt)
    Hofmiller, Josef (herausgegeben und ausgewählt)
    Chansons d’Amour

    ünchen, Bremer Presse, 1921. Full vellum, 10.5 inches tall. A very attractive yapp edged vellum binding with simple gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt top edge. No 49 of a limited edition of just 270. Bound by 'Bremer Binder F. TH.' A finely printed and bound collection of early French love songs in French.

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  • MAGNIFICENT VELLUM GILT BY BIRDSALL
    Arrows of the Chace by RUSKIN, John
    RUSKIN, John
    Arrows of the Chace

    Orpington: George Allen, 1880. 2 volume set, 9 1/4 inches tall. A most handsome full vellum by Birdsall. With gilt raised bands, very elaborate gilt tooling to the panels around fleur-de-lis and tudor rose centre tools. Gilt top edge. A handsome heraldic crest decorates the upper boards. There is some heavy foxing within the text. Containing letters by Ruskin on Art and Science, Politics, Economics and Miscellaneous Matters.

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  • ELEGANT COPY IN GEORGIAN HALF VELLUM
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang. by MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    MONTPENSIER, Antoine Philippe d'Orleans, Duc de
    Mémoires de S.A.S. Antoine-Philippe D'Orléans, Duc De Montpensier, Prince du Sang.

    Paris: Baudouin Fréres, 1824. Half vellum, 8 inches tall. an elegant volume in a neat half vellum binding with gilt pallets and centre tools and contrasting green label. With the bookplate of Vane Londonderry. 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. Engraved frontispiece. Following the revolution, Antoine, the younger brother of the last King of France, fled France and died in exile in England. In the original French.

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  • DELIGHTFUL FULL VELLUM GILT IN PRISTINE CONDITION
    The Letters of Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra. by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    The Letters of Junius. Stat Nominis Umbra.

    London: Dove, 1827. Full vellum, 5 inches tall. A beautiful little vellum binding with label and fine gilt tooled panels, the boards are framed within a blue outline. A particularly clean copy inside and out. A collection of letters critical to George III, the true authorship has been much debated but never verified.

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  • FINE PRINTING AND ENGRAVINGS IN FULL VELLUM
    Il Pastor fido. by GUARINI, Giovanni Battista
    GUARINI, Giovanni Battista
    Il Pastor fido.

    Venezia (Venice): Luigi Pavini, 1769. Full vellum, 7 inches tall. An 18th century vellum binding with gilt bands, centre tools and label. With very fine engraved plates by Guiseppe Lante.

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  • CHARMING HISTORICAL NOVEL IN FULL VELUM
    Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l’Histoire des Croisades. by COTTIN, Mme.
    COTTIN, Mme.
    Mathilde ou Mémoires tirés de l’Histoire des Croisades.

    Paris: Chez Corbet, 1820. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Full vellum with twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the spine. Engraved frontispieces to each volume. Neat owner's inscription on half title.

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