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  • BEAUTIFUL PRINTING IN SUPERB COSWAY STYLE FULL CALF
    Sakoontala: or, The Lost Ring. by WILLIAMS, Monier (translated from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa by).
    WILLIAMS, Monier (translated from the Sanskrit of Kalidasa by).
    Sakoontala: or, The Lost Ring.

    Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855. Full calf, 9 inches tall. A superb Cosway style binding with a portrait miniature of an Oriental King in the upper board framed within very ornate and fine gilt tooling. Gilt raised bands and dense elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. A neat leather monogrammed book plate. Every page is decorated with delightful borders and decorated title-page, frontispiece and 14 further illustrations. Very slight rubbing but overall a splendid copy of this celebrated tale.

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  • SUPERB DELUXE SET IN FULL MOROCCO
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward. by WARD, Mrs Humphry
    WARD, Mrs Humphry
    The Writings of Mrs Humphry Ward.

    Boston & New York: Houghton Miflin Company, 1909. 16 volume set, 9 inches high. A truly splendid set bound by OLDASH in full morocco with raised bands, fine gilt tooling to the panels, wide dentelles and top edge. Watered silk doublures and endpapers. With full page illustrations throughout. With the armorial bookplate of John J. Raskob. A superb set in pristine condition.

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  • BRILLIANT COMIC FIRST EDITION IN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    The English Spy. by WESTMACOTT, Charles Molloy. BLACKMANTLE, Bernard. (CRUIKSHANK, Robert & ROWLANDSON, Thomas, Illustrators).
    WESTMACOTT, Charles Molloy. BLACKMANTLE, Bernard. (CRUIKSHANK, Robert & ROWLANDSON, Thomas, Illustrators).
    The English Spy.

    London: Sherwood, Jones & Co., 1825-1826. 2 volume set, 9.5 inches tall. A magnificent set of the first edition of this brilliant comic work bound in full straight grain morocco by Riviere. With gilt raised bands, gilt paletts, dentelles and all edges. 71 very fine hand coloured aquatints of which 68 are by Robert Cruikshank and 2 by Thomas Rowlandson and 1 by T. Wageman. Featuring rollicking adventures in London, Eton, Brighton, The Isle of Wight and other fashionable hotspots, we follow the 'raffish life of English pleasure seekers'. The author Charles Molloy Westmacott, using the nom de plume Bernard Blackmantle, partly to deflect the torrent of controversy that welcomed the book's publication, was renowned for his satirisation of English high society.

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  • STUNNING REGENCY STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO
    Memoirs of Her Most Excellent Majesty Sophia-Charlotte, Queen of England. by WATKINS, John
    WATKINS, John
    Memoirs of Her Most Excellent Majesty Sophia-Charlotte, Queen of England.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1819. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A stunning Regency full straight grain morocco with wide gilt and blind tooled raised bands, superb extra gilt tooling to the panels and very unusual gilt and blind tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Bookplate and neat ink owners name on first blank dated 1820. Engraved portraits and views. A wonderful copy of this scarce title.

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  • RARE EROTICA IN SUPERB CALF BINDING
    An Essay on Woman. by WILKES, John.
    WILKES, John.
    An Essay on Woman.

    London: Privately Printed, 1871. Full straight grain calf, 8.75 inches tall. A superb copy of this notorious item of erotica. With wide gilt raised bands, fine gilt tooled panels, boards, dentelles and all edges. Printed in black and red, reportedly in a deluxe edition of 250. The extraordinary Wilkes, member of the Knights of St. Francis of Wycombe, also known as the Hellfire Club, wrote this pornographic poem dedicated to the courtier Fanny Murray entitled "An Essay on Woman" as a parody of Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Man". Having been outlawed in 1769 he became Lord Mayor of London in 1774!

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  • PROFUSELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN STRIKING HALF CALF
    Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G.. by WRIGHT, G.N.
    WRIGHT, G.N.
    Life and Campaigns of Arthur, Duke of Wellington, K.G..

    London: Fisher, 1841. 4 volume set, 9 inches tall. A most attractive early Victorian half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and gilt tooled panels. With frontispieces, engraved half titles, maps including 1 folding map of the Battle of Waterloo and 50 engraved plates. Armorial bookplate. Slight foxing to some plates and slightly rubbed boards but still a striking set of this stirring work.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY VERSE IN STUNNING VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Hunting Songs, Ballads, &c. by WARBURTON, R.E. Egerton
    WARBURTON, R.E. Egerton
    Hunting Songs, Ballads, &c.

    Chester: J.Seacombe & London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1834. Full morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A beautiful binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and a triple gilt fillet framing the boards. Top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Bass. Striking and sometimes fantastic full page engraved plates.

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  • THE ORIGINAL PARTS IN STUNNING FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    Richard Savage. Bentley Magazine. Illustrated by John Leech. by WHITEHEAD, Charles
    WHITEHEAD, Charles
    Richard Savage. Bentley Magazine. Illustrated by John Leech.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1841-42. 8vo (9½" tall). Superb full red crushed morocco, by TOUT. Gilt raised bands and pallets, fine gilt tooling to panels. Boards framed with gilt floral corner tool. Gilt doublures with floral patterned endpapers. Top edge gilt. Slightly foxed. Armorial bookplate. Original issues of Bentley's Magazine, bound with special title page, contents and a preface dated 1889 by the collector John Waugh.

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  • SUPERB ENGRAVED VIEWS IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean. by WRIGHT, G.N. (TEMPLE, LEITCH, IRTON & ALLEN)
    WRIGHT, G.N. (TEMPLE, LEITCH, IRTON & ALLEN)
    The Shores and Islands of The Mediterranean.

    London: Fisher,n.d (1839). Half morocco, 11 inches tall. A very handsome copy with wide gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and embossed cloth boards. All edges gilt. A folding map and 63 fine full page engravings.

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  • FINE COPY IN REGENCY HALF CALF
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England. by WILLEMENT, Thomas
    WILLEMENT, Thomas
    Regal History. The Armorial Insignia of the Kings and Queens of England.

    London: The Author, Rodwell & Martin, Moule, 1821. Half calf, 11.5 inches tall. With gilt bands, blind tooled centre tooling and label. With fine engravings throughout, including 32 hand coloured pages. The spine is slightly faded but overall a lovely copy of this finely illustrated work.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Romney. A Biographical and Critical essay with a Catalogue Raisonne of his works. by WARD, Humphry & ROBERTS, W.
    WARD, Humphry & ROBERTS, W.
    Romney. A Biographical and Critical essay with a Catalogue Raisonne of his works.

    London: Thos. Agnew & Sons, 1904. 2 volume set, 13 inches tall. Handsomely bound for Hatchards with gilt raised bands, panels and top edge. One of 350 copies. Illustrated throughout.

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  • BEST EDITION IN SPLENDID FULL CALF
    Historical Memoirs of My Own Time. by WRAXALL, William
    WRAXALL, William
    Historical Memoirs of My Own Time.

    London: Cadell and Davies, 1815. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. An unusual and rather splendid full calf with twin raised bands, blind tooled panels and exceptionally bright labels. Portrait. Pink edges. Slight fading and rubbing but very solid. The first and best edition, in subsequent edition the libellous passages were removed. Armorial bookplate.

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  • STUNNING MID-VICTORIAN HEAVY MOROCCO BINDING BY HAYDAY
    English Sacred Poetry, of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. by Willmott, Robert Aris
    Willmott, Robert Aris
    English Sacred Poetry, of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

    London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1862. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid Victorian binding by Hayday with raised bands and dense and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Wide gilt rolls frame the boards. Engraved throughout. A degree of foxing. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. An interesting anthology in a fine example of this type of binding.

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  • LUXURIOUS EDWARDIAN HALF CRUSHED MOROCCO
    Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV. by WILKINS, W.H.
    WILKINS, W.H.
    Mrs. Fitzherbert and George IV.

    London: Longmans,Green, and Co, 1905. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A luxurious Edwardian half crushed morocco with wide gilt raised bands, simple but elegant gilt framed panels and gilt top edge. Armorial bookplate. Illustrated throughout. Some foxing to the edges. A handsome set.

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  • CLASSIC VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Anecdotes of Painting in England. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    Anecdotes of Painting in England.

    London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1888. 3 volume set, 9.25 inches tall. A most handsome set with gilt raised bands, twin labels and delicate gilt tooling to the panels. A revised edition with full page engraved portraits throughout. A splendid neat set.

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  • MAGNIFICENT DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    The Electress Sophia. by WARD, A.W.
    WARD, A.W.
    The Electress Sophia.

    London, Paris & New York: Goupil, 1903. Half morocco, 13 inches tall. Bound by Hatchards of Piccadilly. A Deluxe Edition limited to 1000 copies. With gilt raised bands and very finely gilt tooled panels. Top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate. With fine colour frontispiece and full page plates throughout. A very elegant copy.

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  • FEMALE HISTORIAN IN CLASSIC VICTORIAN FULL CALF
    Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain. by WOOD, Mary Anne Everett.
    WOOD, Mary Anne Everett.
    Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain.

    London: Henry Colburn, 1846. 3 volume set, 7.5 inches tall. A classic full Victorian calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine gilt tooling to the panels. A splendid set of this work by one of the most respected female historians in Victorian Britain. Armorial bookplate. Small stain on the upper board of volume III.

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  • A SUPERB REGENCY HALF CALF
    Memoirs of Horatio, Lord Walpole, selected from his correspondence and papers, and connected with the history of the times, from 1678 to 1757. Illustrated with portraits. Second edition. Corrected and enlarged. by [WALPOLE.] COXE, William.
    [WALPOLE.] COXE, William.
    Memoirs of Horatio, Lord Walpole, selected from his correspondence and papers, and connected with the history of the times, from 1678 to 1757. Illustrated with portraits. Second edition. Corrected and enlarged.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808. 2 vols., 8vo (8½" tall). Half calf with gilt bands on spine. Twin green and black labels with unusual gilt banner motif, gilt patterned tooling to panels. Marbled boards.

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  • DELIGHTFUL COPY IN FULL CALF WITH BINDER'S TICKET
    The Natural History of Selborne. by WHITE, Gilbert
    WHITE, Gilbert
    The Natural History of Selborne.

    London: Van Voorst, 1843. Full calf, 6.5 inches tall. A most attractive full calf by Stratford of Worcester and with their crest shaped tin ticket. With gilt raised bands, finely gilt panels framing an unusually good looking centre tool and a series of rolls and fillets framing the boards. With the bookplate of Jasper More of Linley Hall. A neat ink inscription on the first blank. Embellished with 26 engraved vignettes.

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  • UNUSUAL AND ATTRACTIVE GEORGIAN HALF CALF
    The Natural History of Selborne. by WHITE, Gilbert
    WHITE, Gilbert
    The Natural History of Selborne.

    London: Rivington et al., 1825. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. Rather extraordinary but good looking Georgian half calf with a title label within fine gilt tooling above a wide band of blind tooling. Embellished with 4 engravings, one coloured and two foxed. Bookplates and an ink inscription on the reverse of the free endpapers.

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