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THE PROSE WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
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THE PROSE WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

By Longfellow, H. W.

London: George Routledge and Co., 1853. pp iv 506; black and white plates throughout complete with tissue guards. Binding; full tan-calf binding , with extensive gilt decoration to the spine, ruled gilt lines to boards, red spine label. Binding very good with a little very light wear and rubbing. Marbled fore-edges, embossed turn-ins, matching marbled end-papers. Contents good and tight, no foxing, inscription to the reverse of the front free endpaper " W.R. Rossiter Prize for Maps June 29th 1854". A very good bright clean copy. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by John Gilbert. 8vo. Book.

$26.34

LIFE OF GENERAL GORDON
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LIFE OF GENERAL GORDON

By Anon

London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd., 1903. 369 pages; a few b/w illustrations. Binding; full calf binding by Relfe Brothers, London, with extensive gilt decoration to the spine, board surround and red title label. Binding very good with only very light wear, and fading to spine. Marbled fore-edges, decorative gilt turn-ins, matching marbled end-papers. Contents good and tight, no foxing, prize plate to front pastedown, inscription to front blank "J M T deBurgh prize for Classics". A near fine prize binding. [Printers code to the rear would suggest published 1903]. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. Book.

$72.44

FINE BINDINGS - WAVERLEY NOVELS (28 volumes)

By Scott, Sir Walter; Lang, Andrew (Editor)

Edinburgh: Cadell & Company, 1829. 1829-1833. Fine, decorative bindings in excellent condition; a part set of the Waverley Novels (28 of 48? vols.) Finely bound in dark blue calf over red marbled boards with edges marbled red to match, red morocco title labels to the spines with contrasting oval number on-lays, all lettered in gilt, with five raised bands to the spines, the compartments between decorated with gilt thistle motifs. Each book with engraved title page and frontispiece plate, patterned end papers. The bindings are very good and strong with a little general wear and light rubbing to extremities, slightly darkened to the spines. Dimensions of the bindings 110mm x 164mm, the whole requiring 700 mm of shelf space. Contents clean and tight. Sold as a set of fine bindings. A heavy set and a small postal surcharge may apply.. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - Landscape. Book.

$316.10

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS
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THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

By Various

London: Bickers and Bush, 1863. A finely and extravagantly bound copy of 'Elizabethan Prayer'. Title printed in red and black, frontispiece portrait of Elizabeth Regina, ornate borders and woodcut illustrations to every page. Full, crushed, black levant morocco with elegant, gilt decoration and applied red highlights to both boards and spine; gold-coloured metal edging to the boards with clasp and catch; all edges richly gilt. A loosely inserted near-contemporary note states that the binding is by Riviere and the gold edging by Bedford, though the binding is not signed. Very good with a little gentle wear, joints very slightly rubbed; contents clean and tight, original pale green coated end-papers. A very good copy in a handsome binding. [Colophon states Chiswick Press: - printed by Whittingham and Wilkins, Tooks Court, Chancery Lane] . Full Leather. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$447.81

PENSEES DE BLAISE PASCAL Suivies D'une Nouvelle Table Analytique
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PENSEES DE BLAISE PASCAL Suivies D'une Nouvelle Table Analytique

By PASCAL, Blaise

Paris: Emler Freres, Libraires, 1829. 498 pages; half title and title pages both present. Contemporary half tan calf binding with red title label to the spine, gilt decoration. A little rubbed and lightly marked, leather very slightly chipped to the head of the spine. Contents clean and tight. A very good copy in an attractive binding.. New Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo. Book.

$32.93

THE NOVELS OF WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH (Complete in 20 Volumes, Windsor Edition)
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THE NOVELS OF WILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH (Complete in 20 Volumes, Windsor Edition)

By Ainsworth, William Harrison

London: Gibbings & Co. Limited, 1902. Finely bound set in contemporary, matching red morocco in an 'Arts and Crafts' style with gilt lettering and floral gilt decoration to the spine. Red marbled and gold paper-covered boards matching end papers; top edge gilt. Limited edition of 2,000 copies; letterpress and pictorial title pages; b/w plates with captioned tissue guards. Bindings very good with slight wear only, contents clean and tight; attractive engraved bookplates of Frederick Freke Palmer to the front paste-downs, otherwise more or less unmarked, no inscriptions, a few page edges slightly scruffy where untidily opened. A very attractive set in very good condition. The set includes: The Flitch of Bacon in 1 volume; Tower of London in 2 volumes; Saint James in 1 volume; Old St. Paul's in 2 volumes; Guy Fawkes in 2 volumes; Windsor Castle in 2 volumes; The Star Chamber in 1 volume; The Spendthrift in 1 volume; Crichton in 2 volumes; Rookwood in 2 volumes; The Miser's Daughter in 2 volumes and Jack Sheppard in 2 volumes. [Note on provenance: Frederick Freeke Palmer was a well-known London lawyer.] . Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo (11.5 x 17.5cm).

$1053.68

PRIVATE ANECDOTES OF FOREIGN COURTS... To which are subjoined, Memoirs extracted from the Portefeuille of the Baron de M-; with anecdotes of the French Court by the Prefect of the Imperial Palace.  [complete in two volumes].
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PRIVATE ANECDOTES OF FOREIGN COURTS... To which are subjoined, Memoirs extracted from the Portefeuille of the Baron de M-; with anecdotes of the French Court by the Prefect of the Imperial Palace. [complete in two volumes].

By by the author of "Princess de Lamballe" [i.e. Catherine Hyde, Marchioness Govion Broglio Solari]

London: Henry Colburn, 1827. A very good set in handscome bindings of brown polished calf with extra gilt decoration to the spines; pp. vol. I: xxiv, 469; vol. II: xii, 405. Five raised bands to spines with brown and dark brown title labels, gilt decoration to compartments; brown and gold marbled paper boards, matching the end papers. Bindings very good with minimal wear only. Contents clean and tight, a little foxing to front and rear blanks, internal pages unmarked, a few pages slightly rough at edges; title page to vol. I lightly worn at edges. Provenance with the armorial bookplates of Alfred [Newman] Gilbey (1901 - 1998) to the front paste-downs. [Gilbey was a British Roman Catholic priest and monsignor; the longest-serving chaplain to the University of Cambridge, England; and described as the best-known Roman Catholic priest in England during the last quarter of the 20th century. - info from Wikipedia]. A very good set, handsomely bound.. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

$237.08

THE PARISH REGISTERS OF RICHMOND, SURREY (Vols. I & II)
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THE PARISH REGISTERS OF RICHMOND, SURREY (Vols. I & II)

By Smith, J. Challenor C.

London: The Surrey Parish Register Society, 1903. A superb two volume set in magnificant full red morocco bindings, extra gilt decorated. The first volume was published in 1903 and the second volume (Part II) was published in 1905; pp. vol. I: x, [2], 358, [4 - personnel and members of the SPRS] ; vol. II: vi, 367, [1] [4 - personnel and members of the SPRS]; vol. II with b/w plate and tissue guard. Loosely inserted is a manuscript letter from W. Bruce Bannerman, hon. secretary of the SPRS on SPRS headed paper, to 'Di' dated 20/11/07. All edges gilt; fived raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering to the second and third compartments extravagent gilt decoration to other compartments; borders of three gilt rules with corner bosses to the boards; gilt dentelles; wide and extensively gilt decorated turn-ins; marbled end papers. Bindings fine with slight rubbing only. Contents clean and tight, light spotting to first and last few blank leafs otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions, slight shadow from former bookplate to paste-down of vol. II. A magnificent set. [Bibliographic note: vol. I. represents volume I. of the Publications of the Surrey Parish Register Society and vol. II (Part II) represents volume III. of the Publications of the Surrey Parish Register Society.] . First Edition. Full Leather. Fine. 8vo (13.5 x 22 cm).

$197.57

LA TERRE AVANT LE DELUGE
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LA TERRE AVANT LE DELUGE

By Figuier, Louis

Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1874. Fine, full tan-calf binding by Relfe Brothers, London, with extensive gilt decoration to the spine, green title label. 548 pages; colour and b/w illustrations. All edges marbled matching marbled end-papers. Binding very good with light wear, a little rubbing, Sicillum Crokorniense with vignette gilt blocked to the front board. Contents good and tight, gift inscription to front blank "Second French Prize, Crewkerne School, July, 1877", several inconspicuous stamps; foxing throughout, some pages minimall so, other quite severe, pages towards rear cockled. Sold as a binding. Septieme Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Royal 8vo.

$46.10

THE RING AND THE BOOK In Three Volumes [Complete - Fine 'Arts & Crafts' Bindings]
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THE RING AND THE BOOK In Three Volumes [Complete - Fine 'Arts & Crafts' Bindings]

By Browning, Robert

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1889. Complete three volume set; frontispiece plates to the first and third volume. Superb half brown crushed morocco binding by Hatchards of Piccadilly in an Arts & Crafts style. The spine divided into three unequal compartments with raised bands between, the central compartment decorated with a running pattern of roses, the date to the lower compartment with the title to the top compartment, the lettering and decoration with a clear Walter Crane Influence. Marbled paper boards; top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Bindings fine with minimal wear. Contents good and tight, some foxing to page edges and first and last pages, small contemporary gift inscription and engraved bookplates of Charles H. Clerk to front end papers. Superb Bindings.. Half Leather. Very Good. 12mo (12 x 18cm).

$355.62

THE WORKS [17 Volumes Uniformly Bound By Bayntun]
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THE WORKS [17 Volumes Uniformly Bound By Bayntun]

By Lever, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1872. A handsome set, of most of Lever's major works, bound by the famous binder - Bayntun, Bath, England. Most published by Chapman & Hall, 1872 - 1873; New edition, otherwise pub. Routledge as indicated. Titles as follows:- Charles O'Malley; Tom Burke; The O'Donoghue; The Knight of Gwynne; Con Cregan; Roland Cashel; The Daltons; The Dodd Family Abroad; The Martins; Davenport Dunn; One of Them; Barrington; Luttrell of Arran; Lord Kilgobbin; The Bramleighs of Bishop's Follys; Jack Hinton; and Arthur O'Leary (pub. George Routledge). Illustrated throughout with frontispieces and engraved plates by Phiz, Browne et al; many with separate engraved and letterpress title pages. Half bound in green morocco (uniformly faded to tan) with green cloth boards, five raised bands to the spines, gilt lettering; top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Bindings vey good, joints strong, slight general wear, several lightly stained and marked. Contents generaly clean and tight, a little browning/marking to the first and last few pages of some volumes, a few pages with very small water stains to edges, otherwise clean, a few titles missing tissue guards to frontispiece plates; several with light silverfish damage to the edges of the endpapers and first and last few pages. Specific faults as follows: Tom Burke with some silverfish damage to the fore-edge of the frontispiece plate but not affecting image; Lord Kilgobbin missing rear free end paper; Dodd Family, small strip missing from lower edge of half-title page (not nearly affecting text). A very good set that looks particularly well on the shelf. Please note: a heavy set and a small postal surcharge may apply,. New Edition. Half Leather. Very Good. 8vo.

$520.25

DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & altri commodi, Che apporta seco l'Agricoltura, o` vero coltivazione de' campi  [bound with] L'AGRICOLTURA E CASA DI VILLA DI CARLO STEFANO
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DUE DISCORSI Circa l'vtilita` & altri commodi, Che apporta seco l'Agricoltura, o` vero coltivazione de' campi [bound with] L'AGRICOLTURA E CASA DI VILLA DI CARLO STEFANO

By Spannocchi, Silvio [Sylvius Spannocchius] and Estienne, Charles [second work]

Siena: appresso Emilio Bonetti, 1626. Two works bound together, both in Italian, the first particularly scarce. Superb contemporary or near contemporary binding of vellum spine with hand-printed and coloured patterned, parchment boards, later red calf label of the "Board of Agriculture" to the front board, dated 1801, manuscript title and old paper shelf no. label to the spine. All edges marbled. [First Title] pp. [8], 203, [1]. Title page with printer's woodcut device, dated 1626, several woodcut tailpieces and initial letters, fine woodcut vignette to the final page. Very scarce, no copies on Copac, just one copy located at the University of Sienna library. [Second Title] pp. [32], 368 + several blanks. Half title and title pages both present, title page dated 1677, with oval vignette; woodcut headpieces. Binding a little worn and rubbed, but strong, some age soiling. Contents very good, a little worming to the first 5 leaves of the first work, a few headlines close shaved but no apparent loss. Very good copies of two works on Agriculture, the first particularly rare, bound in a very attractive patterned contemporary or near contemporary binding. Please contact us for further details.. First Edition. Full Vellum. Very Good. 4to.

$1975.65

AD SANCTISSIMUM, ET BEATISSIMUM PATREM D. N. INNOCENTIUM XI PONT MAX. Coniecturæ de perpetuo azymorum usu in Ecclesia Latina, Vel Saltem Romana, ...
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AD SANCTISSIMUM, ET BEATISSIMUM PATREM D. N. INNOCENTIUM XI PONT MAX. Coniecturæ de perpetuo azymorum usu in Ecclesia Latina, Vel Saltem Romana, ...

By Ciampino, Ioanne [CIAMPINI, Giovanni Giustino.]

Romae [Rome]: ex Typographia Ioannis Iacobi Komarek, 1688. pp. [16], 286. 289-291, [1]; superb engraved frontispiece plate (by Gio Batta Lenardi and engraved by Arnold V. Westerhout), title page printed in red and black; engraved capitals. Contemporary full vellum with double fillet borders to edges and to central panel, of which floral devices to corners. Four raised bands to the spine, with black title lettering to second and third compartments, floral devices to other compartments. All edges marbled. Binding very good with light general wear only, boards a little bowed. Contents clean and tight, wide margins. An excellent copy in a fine contemporary binding. Provenance: fine bookplate - Ex libris bibliothecæ D. Zach. Conr. ab Uffenbach m. f. [Zacharias Konrad von Uffenbach, 1683-1734] to the front paste-down [engraved by Johann Ulrich Krauss of Augsburg in 1705] This exquisite and finely detailed plate depicts the inside of Uffenbach's famous library. "The library of Uffenbach, at one time mayor of Frankfurt, was one of the largest of his time, counting, according to Buzas, 40,000 titles bound in 12,000 volumes, among them 413 incunabula. Towards the end of his life he decided to dispose of it, but frustrated by the unpredictable results of book auctions, decided to take matters into his own hands, himself compiling its catalogue, and affixing to each item the price he wished to obtain for it.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

$493.91

BINDINGS  - The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. (4 volumes) The Letter Writers; or, A New Way to Keep a Wife at Home. A farce; Grub Street Opera; The Lottery; The Modern Husband etc.
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BINDINGS - The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. (4 volumes) The Letter Writers; or, A New Way to Keep a Wife at Home. A farce; Grub Street Opera; The Lottery; The Modern Husband etc.

By Fielding, Henry;

London: Printed for J. Johnson; J. Nichols and Son., 1806. 4 volumes only of ten, but in attractive, contemporary full speckled calf bindings with fine gilt work to the spines, black and green lettering pieces. A little, mostly superficial insect damage to the joint area but the bindings remain strong, and present well on the shelf; lightly rubbed to edges and spines, label to vol. 2 slightly chipped. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. Those present: vol. II The Letter Writers; or, A New Way to Keep a Wife at Home. A farce; Grub Street Opera; The Lottery; The Modern Husband etc. Vol III - the Intriguing Chambermaid, a comedy; etc. Vol IV - The Fathers; or the Good-Natur'd Man, etc. vol. VII - Continuation of Tom Jones. Please note: a reasonably heavy part set and a small postal surcharge may apply.. New Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Large 8vo.

$68.49

The Story Of Nell Gwyn And The Sayings Of Charles The Second
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The Story Of Nell Gwyn And The Sayings Of Charles The Second

By Cunningham, Peter

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1852. 212 pages; woodcut frontispiece plate, title vignette and woodcuts in the text, some full-page. Very attractive half-polished calf binding with extensive gilt decoration to the spine, black title label, gilt; all edges marbled matching marbled end papers. Binding very good with a little general wear and rubbing, slightly marked, front joint slightly more worn, but binding remains strong and firm. Contents clean and tight, bookplate of Charles Awdry to the front paste-down (see provenance) a little spotting to front blank pages to which a couple of small bookseller's catalogue entries for this book have been affixed, otherwise no annotation.. A very good copy in a handsome binding.previous owner's neat signature, A very good copy. Provenance: with the engraved bookplates of Charles Awdry [of Wiltshire]. Charles Awdry and family are mentioned on several occasions in Kilvert's Diary and this may well be the same Charles or at least a later generation of the same Awdry Family.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 12mo.

$89.56

ESSAYS ON THE EARLY PERIOD OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
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ESSAYS ON THE EARLY PERIOD OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

By Right Hon. John Croker

London: John Murray, 1857. 571pages, frontispeice map, b/w illustrations. Original half calf binding, elaborate gilt decoration to the spine, prize binding, four raised bands, gilt to spine label, marbled boards, near fine with very slight rubbing to edges, corners a little rounded, minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, matching endpapers, previous owner, Charles Awdry bookplate to the front pastedown, presentation plate to Exeter Library from Awdry to the front free endpaper, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A near fine tight copy in a prize binding.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No dust Jacket. 8vo.

$85.61

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH
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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

By John Forster

London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1871. Complete, two volumes bound in one, frontispeice portrait and numerous illustrations after designs by Stanfield, Maclise, Leech... Original half calf binding, elaborate gilt decoration to the spine, prize binding, five raised bands, gilt title to spine label, marbled boards, near fine with very slight rubbing to edges, corners a little rounded, minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, matching endpapers, attractive Exeter Library plate to endpaper, very small stamp to the reverse of the frontispeice and final page, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A near fine tight copy in a prize binding.. First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No dust jacket. 8vo.

$59.27

Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman
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Reminiscences of the Late Thomas Assheton Smith, Esq. or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman

By Eardley-Wilmot, Sir John E.

Pp. xiii, 307; 8 plates and 2 vignettes. Contemporary full red polished calf binding with extra gilt to the spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing, minimal scuffing to the head of the spine and scuff mark to rear top corner. Contents clean and tight, marbled end papers, all edges marbled, slight spotting/foxing otherwise unmarked. A handsome copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

$50.05

THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON In Twelve Volumes (Complete)
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM ROBERTSON In Twelve Volumes (Complete)

By Robertson, William; Stewart, Dugald

London: Cadell and Davies, F. C. And J. Rivington et al, 1817. "to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings, by Dugald Stewart". A fine set, beautifully bound in full contemporary straight grained dark tan morocco, complete in twelve volumes. Four raised bands to the spines, gitl stamped lettering, blind stamped decoration to the boards and spine with further gilt decoration, blind stamped dentelles. All edges marbled red to match marbled endpapers. Bindings very good with slight rubbing only, small scuff mark to the top spine compartment of vol. I. Contents clean and tight, bookplates of Charles Awdry (see note on provenance below) to the front paste-downs with engraved presentation library plates to the front free end papers, otherwise very clean without inscriptions or other marks. A very good set in a handsome contemporary binding. (Provenance: With the bookplates of Charles Awdry. In 1949 the books were presented in Memory of R. W. Awdry Esq., C. B. E. of Wiltshire, to Exeter City library as acknowledged on their engraved bookplate. Charles Awdry and family are mentioned on several occasions in Kilvert's Diary and this may well be the same Charles or at least a later generation of the same Awdry Family.). A New Edition. Full Leather. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (14 x 22cm).

$460.99

THEOCRITUS, BION AND MOSCHUS Rendered Into English Prose
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THEOCRITUS, BION AND MOSCHUS Rendered Into English Prose

By Lang, A.

London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd, 1907. Beautifully bound in full dark green morocco, signed J. Adams, Manchester to the rear inside board, an arts and crafts style with two raised bands to the spine, lettering within gilt ruled frames, extensive leather fold-overs onto inside of the boards with gilt ruled borders. Binding fine with the leather faded to tan on the spine. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's neat signature and private bookplate to the front paste-down, end papers marbled - tanned at edges from contact with leather, otherwise unmarked. A fine copy.. Full Leather. Fine/No Dust Jacket. 12mo (11 x 16cm).

$42.15

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