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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ELEGANT SET IN FULL SPECKLED CALF
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works. by WALPOLE, Horace
    WALPOLE, Horace
    A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works.

    London: Dodsley, 1759. 2 volume set, 6 3/4 inches tall. An elegant later binding in full speckled calf by Strakley of Cambridge with gilt raised bands, label and fine gilt tooling to the panels. Engraved frontispiece which, with the title page, is foxed, otherwise clean. A lovely set.

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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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  • 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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  • DELIGHTFUL EDITION IN HALF PINK CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Penelope's English Experiences. Being extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton. by WIGGINS, Kate Douglas
    WIGGINS, Kate Douglas
    Penelope's English Experiences. Being extracts from the commonplace book of Penelope Hamilton.

    London: Gay and Bird, 1904. Half calf, 7.25 inches tall. A striking half calf by Zaehnsdorf with raised bands, gilt centre tools, titles and all edges. Delightful illustrations throughout by Charles E.Brock. In pristine condition.

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  • ONE OF 250 COPIES BOUND IN FULL VELLUM
    A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman in the Service of the Gospels. by WOOLMAN, John
    WOOLMAN, John
    A Journal of the Life and Travels of John Woolman in the Service of the Gospels.

    London: Essex House Press, 1901. Full vellum, 6 inches tall. A fine example with yapp edges and black lettering to the spine. Uncut. One of 250 copies, of which this is number 74. A delightful work printed at this great Private Press 'under the care of C.R. Ashbee'.

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  • WORKS AND LIFE BY SOUTHEY IN LATER HALF MOROCCO
    The Remains of Henry Kirk White. by WHITE, Henry Kirk
    WHITE, Henry Kirk
    The Remains of Henry Kirk White.

    London: Longman et al.,1821. 2 volume set, 8.5 inches tall. A later neat half hard grain morocco with gilt bands, title labels and all edges gilt. Portrait and engraved plate. Foxing, especially to the preliminaries. A fine edition, including Southey's Life of White, of the works of this English poet admired by Lord Byron, who remarkably died at the age of just 21.

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  • VERY EARLY FRENCH EDITION IN CALF FROM CHATEAU DE CIREY
    Les Épreuves de Marguerite Lyndsay. (The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay) by WILSON, John, misattributed to Allan CUNNINGHAM
    WILSON, John, misattributed to Allan CUNNINGHAM
    Les Épreuves de Marguerite Lyndsay. (The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay)

    Paris: (vols. 1& 2 H. Fournier; vols. 3 & 4 Firmin Didot for) Ambroise Dupont et Roret, Urbain Canel, 1825. 4 volume set, 7 inches tall. Quarter calf with twin labels and gilt centre tools. Second French edition of The Trials of Margaret Lyndsay (1823), the first French edition being 1823 (both editions very rare). Issued anonymously in English, the novel was is attributed by its French editors to Scots poet Allan Cunningham and presented with a biographical preface. It is in fact by fellow Scot John Wilson, better known as the pre-eminent contributors (with Blackwood and Hogg) to Blackwood’s Magazine (he is credited with over 500 contributions between 1817 and 1854). OCLC lists 2 copies only of each French edition: 1823 (Bn and University of Lille); 1825 (NLS and Lyon)

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  • FINE PRINTING IN HALF CALF
    Sebastian Melmoth by WILDE, Oscar
    WILDE, Oscar
    Sebastian Melmoth

    London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1911. Half calf, 6.5 inches tall. An elegant binding with gilt raised bands, gilt panels and top edge. Finely printed on handmade paper. Bound together with 'The Soul of Man'.

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  • COUNTRY PURSUITS IN APPROPRIATE AND SPLENDID HALF RED CALF
    Reminiscences of the late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or, the Pursuits of an English country Gentleman. by WILMOT, Sir John E. Eardley
    WILMOT, Sir John E. Eardley
    Reminiscences of the late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or, the Pursuits of an English country Gentleman.

    London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1862. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A lovely binding with gilt raised bands, fine panels with 'country sport' centre tools and gilt top edge. Portrait and other illustrations.

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  • COUNTRY PURSUITS IN APPROPRIATE AND SPLENDID HALF RED CALF
    Sketches in the Hunting Field. by WATSON, Alfred E.T.
    WATSON, Alfred E.T.
    Sketches in the Hunting Field.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. Half calf, 7.5 inches tall. A lovely binding with gilt raised bands, fine panels with 'country sport' centre tools and gilt top edge. Illustrations by John Sturgess.

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  • DEVOTIONAL WORK IN FULL EMBOSSED CALF
    A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper: To which is Annexed, the Office of the Holy Communion, With Proper Helps, and Directions. by WILSON, Thomas
    WILSON, Thomas
    A Short and Plain Instruction for the Better Understanding of the Lord's Supper: To which is Annexed, the Office of the Holy Communion, With Proper Helps, and Directions.

    London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1847. Full Calf, 4 3/4 inches tall. A Superb embossed binding with blind bands, gilt title and blind tooling to the panels and elaborate blind embossed tooling to the boards. All edges gilt. An ink inscription to Lucy Hanson, dated 1847, on the first blank.

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  • FINE COPY IN ELEGANT HALF CALF
    Poetical Works of Edmund Waller by WALLER, Edmund
    WALLER, Edmund
    Poetical Works of Edmund Waller

    London: Parker, 1854. Half calf, 6.5 inches tall. An elegant binding with twin labels, gilt raised bands and fine gilt panels. A lovely copy of the works of this fascinating 17th cenutry English poet. A fine copy.

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