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A History of British Birds.
London: John Van Voorst, 1843, 1843, 1843 and 1845 (supplement). 3 volumes, 11 inches tall. A magnificent full hard grain morocco by HAYDAY with gilt raised bands and extra gilt panels. Double fillets and wide rolls frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Profusely illustrated with over 520 wood engravings. The tall first edition of one of the great works on British Birds in a wonderful binding.More details Price: £1,800.00
The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts.
London: Buckland, Bowyer et al., 1774-1778. 6 volume set, 7 inches tall. An early collected edition of the works of the greatly influential English 18th century poet most famous for Night-Thoughts. Bound in a most attractive Georgian tree calf with gilt bands, twin labels and elaborate gilt tooling in the panels. A little rubbed. With the armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus of Antrobus Hall. The first 3 volumes have engraved frontispieces. Originally conceived as a 4 volume set, it was eventually completed in 6. Night-Thoughts was one of the most poplar poems of the century and was published across Europe, influencing Goethe and Burke, amongst many others.More details Price: £950.00
Edinburgh: James Nichol, 1853. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A splendidly bound volume with gilt raised bands, very fine gilt tooling to the panels and exceptionally ornate gilt tooling framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the library of Dalton Hall and from the Hayhurst collection. Bookplate. A well printed and handsomely bound copy of one of the most influential 18th century English poems.More details Price: £420.00
Paris: Chez Amyot, 1836. Full morocco, 5.25 inches tall. A superb little full morocco with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels, dentelles and all edges. The monogram A.F. on the upper board is framed within gilt panels and ornate gilt corner tooling. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. A series of profound and mournful adages. Some foxing and rubbing. In the original French.More details Price: £180.00
The Heir of Redclyffe.
London: Macmillan, 1868. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A very good looking mid-Victorian full calf with gilt raised bands, label and extra gilt tooling to the panels. Colour frontispiece and further monochrome plates.More details Price: £125.00