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  • SCARCE, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN MAGNIFICENT BINDING
    Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, Copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed Between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries. by WESTWOOD, J.O.
    WESTWOOD, J.O.
    Palaeographia Sacra Pictoria: Being a Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible, Copied from Illuminated Manuscripts, Executed Between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries.

    London: William Smith, 1843-1845. Full morocco, 12.75 inches tall. A magnificent inlaid binding of the highest quality, with gilt raised bands and glorious gilt tooling to the panels and boards on an array of blue and red calf onlays. The manner of the tooling evokes the Celtic designs of many of the illuminations illustrated in the work. Wide gilt dentelles with superbly tooled onlays and all edges gilt. Embellished with 50 chromolithographic plates. Bookplate. The first issue of one of the finest printed colour plate books of the first half of the nineteenth century in a fabulous binding.

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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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  • SPLENDID SET IN HALF PINK CALF WITH ROYAL PROVENANCE
    The Works. by WHYTE-MELVILLE, George John
    WHYTE-MELVILLE, George John
    The Works.

    London: Ward, Look & Co, c.1890. 25 volumes, 8 inches tall, A most attractive half pink calf for Hatchards with raised bands, gilt titles, sporting centre tools and top edges. Frontispieces. From the library of The Duke of Gloucester (the son of King George V, brother of King George VI and King Edward VIII) at Kensington Palace and with his bookplate in every volume. There is slight blotchiness to the spines but no other signs of wear. Whyte-Melville was a hugely popular novelist specialising in hunting, shooting and fishing themes in the latter half of the 19th century.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MEMOIRS OF WALPOLE
    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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  • MAGNIFICENT FULL HARD GRAIN MOROCCO
    An Index of Persons Named in Early Chancery Proceedings Richard II to Edward IV. by Walmisley, Claude A.
    Walmisley, Claude A.
    An Index of Persons Named in Early Chancery Proceedings Richard II to Edward IV.

    London: The Harleian Society, 1927 & 1928. 2 volumes, 10.5 inches tall. Magnificent full hard grain morocco with gilt raised bands, extra gilt panels, dentelles and all edges. Comprising The Harleian Society volumes LXXVIII & LXXIV.

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  • RARE PROVINCIAL IMPRINT IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    The Companion for the Altar. by (WICKSTEED, Edward)
    (WICKSTEED, Edward)
    The Companion for the Altar.

    Manchester: M. Bancks, 1815. Full straight grain morocco, 5.5 inches tall. A delightful little volume with gilt bands and centre tools on the spine and gilt 'Cambridge' panels framing the straight grained boards. All edges gilt. One leaf has a small repaired tear without loss. A very pretty copy of this rare provincial imprint.

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  • BRIGHT HALF CALF SET
    The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. by WHYMPER, F.
    WHYMPER, F.
    The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism.

    London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, c.1880. 4 volumes bound in 2, complete, 10.5 inches tall. A stirring and boisterous account of aspects of the Sea. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. With engraved illustrations throughout, including many full page plates. Heavy foxing to the title page of volume 1, otherwise very clean.

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  • RESTORATION COMEDIES IN DENSELY GILT TOOLED FULL CALF
    The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar. With Biographical and Critical Notices by Leigh Hunt. by WYCHERLEY, CONGREVE, VANBRUGH, and FARQUHAR
    WYCHERLEY, CONGREVE, VANBRUGH, and FARQUHAR
    The Dramatic Works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar. With Biographical and Critical Notices by Leigh Hunt.

    London: Edward Moxon, 1840. Full calf, 9.5 inches tall. A very handsome early Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, dense extra gilt panels, label and dentelles. Portrait and engraved title page. Double column. Containing many of the great 'Restoration Comedies' or 'Comedies of Manner'. After the 18 years of Puritan rule, during which public theatre was banned, these works lacked all restraint in celebrating the pleasures of life. Rakish, immoral and improper in style and sexually explicit in language they have remained popular ever since their publication from 1660 to 1710.

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  • A STUNNING COPY OF THIS GREAT WORK.
    WHITE, The Rev. Gilbert.
    The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.

    London: 1884. Full red Morocco, 9 inches tall. A truly splendid binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands and extra gilt tooling to the spine and boards. With gilt dentelles and all edges. A gilt embossed prize block to the upper board and a prize plate to the paste down endpaper. Illustrations throughout and folding facsimile of a page from the journal. Some foxing but still a wonderful copy.

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