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  • SCARCE WORK IN FULL MOROCCO 'FROM THE AUTHOR'
    System of Cavalry Manoeuvers in Line. by WHITTINGHAM, General Samford
    WHITTINGHAM, General Samford
    System of Cavalry Manoeuvers in Line.

    London: T. Edgerton, Military Library, Whitehall, 1815. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. A wonderful copy of a scarce book in full Regency straight grain morocco with gilt raised bands, gilt pallets, the board framed with a wide blind roll and a double gilt fillet. All edges gilt. Embellished with 27 folding hand coloured engraved plans illustrating the cavalry manouevers. This copy is inscribed ' from the author' and was from the library of Lord Londonderry, though without his bookplate.

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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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  • BEAUTIFUL VIEWS IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO BY WRIGHT
    Select Views in Greece with Classical Illustrations. by WILLIAMS, H.W.
    WILLIAMS, H.W.
    Select Views in Greece with Classical Illustrations.

    London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green; and Adam Black, 1829. Full morocco,12 inches tall. Two volumes bound in one, complete. A magnificent early Victorian binding by Wright, one of the greatest binders of the period with gilt raised bands, label and glorious gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. The Gosford copy, large paper with all 64 india paper proof plates. A little rubbing and minor foxing. A superb copy of this lovely volume showing the glories of Greece.

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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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  • REMARKABLE MID-VICTORIAN FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN MOROCCO BY MANSELL
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical. by WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    WORDSWORTH, Christopher
    Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical.

    London: Orr, 1853. Full morocco, 10 1/4 inches tall. A stunning mid-Victorian full straight grain morocco by Mansell. With gilt raised bands and superb extra gilt tooling to the panels. The straight grain of the boards is framed within a series of gilt fillets and rolls. All the edges are gauffered. Embellished with 25 full page steel engraved views and further vignettes and full page wood engravings throughout. Slight foxing to the frontispiece and title page, otherwise clean and with minor abrasions to the upper board. A remarkable example of this fine edition.

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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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  • LIMITED EDITION EXTRA ILLUSTRATED IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    A Narrative of the Events which have taken place in France from the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte on the first of March 1815, till the Restoration of Louis XVIII. by WILLIAMS, Helen Maria
    WILLIAMS, Helen Maria
    A Narrative of the Events which have taken place in France from the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte on the first of March 1815, till the Restoration of Louis XVIII.

    Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Company, 1895. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A superb full crushed morocco by Bayntun with gilt raised bands, 'Napoleonic' centre tools to the panels and as corner tools to the panels on the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Embellished with a total of 68 plates including some folding ones. Some scattered foxing. One of 750 copies.

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  • DELUXE LIMITED EDITION IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession. by WARD, Adolphus William
    WARD, Adolphus William
    The Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession.

    London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co., 1903. Full Morocco, 13 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands elegant gilt centre tools to the panels and boards. Wide gilt dentelles, red watered silk endpapers and gilt top edge. One of One Thousand Copies on Fine Paper, of which this is No. 248. A fine colour portrait frontispiece and vignettes, initials and full page plates throughout.

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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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  • 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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  • SCARCE TITLE IN FINELY GILT TOOLED CALF
    Private Correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Now First Collected. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    Private Correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Now First Collected.

    Rodwell and Martin, and Colburn, 1820. 4 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. Full early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, twin olive labels and exceptionally fine gilt tooling to the panels. The boards are marked and scuffed but with no splitting. A rather splendid, though somewhat worn set of this important and scarce work.

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  • CLASSIC WORK IN EARLY VICTORIAN HALF CALF
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time. by WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    WRAXHALL, Sir N. W.
    Posthumous Memoirs of His Own Time.

    London: Richard Bentley, 1836. 3 volume set, 8 3/4 inches tall. A striking set in half green early Victorian calf with gilt bands and contrasting red labels. Red speckled edges. The splendid armorial bookplate of Lord Londonderry. A fascinating memoir decorated with 6 full page engraved portraits.

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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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  • 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. 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.

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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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