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Rhymes a la Mode

Rhymes a la Mode

by Lang, Andrew

London: Kegan Paul, Trench and Co., 1885 First edition, limited issue of 50 numbered large paper copies, signed by printer Charles Whittingham of the Chiswick Press. Finely bound in full chestnut morocco by Zaehnsdorf, with five raised bands to the spine, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, board edges ruled in gilt, gilt inner turn-ins, gold patterned endpapers, printed on laid paper. About near fine, with some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, a hint of light rubbing and minor dimming to... Read more
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$750.00
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

by Fielding, Henry

London: James Cochrane and Co., 1831 Two volumes. Illustrated by George Cruikshank. First edition thus [first edition 1749]. Finely bound in three-quarter tan calf and tan cloth by Bayntun, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting black and green title labels to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, pale beige marbled endpapers. Near fine, with some light soiling to the boards, otherwise fresh bindings, light toning and faint spotting to the illustrated plates, Vol. I with a... Read more
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$500.00
Les affaires, Qui Sont Aujourd'huy entre Les Maisons, De France et d'Austriche

Les affaires, Qui Sont Aujourd'huy entre Les Maisons, De France et d'Austriche

by [French Literature]

Belgium: Louis Elzebier, 1648 First edition. Finely bound in mid-18th century brown calf, ruled in blind to boards and in gilt to spine with decorative floral tooling and a black leather spine label lettered in gilt, board edges tooled in blind, red text block edges, red marbled endpapers, two blue silk markers present. A very good copy with wear to extremities and front hinge cracked but holding, otherwise a beautiful copy with a clean interior. A non-fiction discourse on the state of relations between... Read more
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$350.00
Everybody's Pepys: The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669.

Everybody's Pepys: The Diary of Samuel Pepys 1660-1669.

by Samuel Pepys

Condition: Fine. First Published in 1926. Elegant full crushed morocco blue leather binding by Riviere & Son with portrait of Pepys on the front. Gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to rear of spine at hinge, otherwise flawless. 60 illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard. A gorgeous book in NF slipcase.
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$1000.00
Elia: Essays Which Have Appeared Under That Signature in the London Magazine

Elia: Essays Which Have Appeared Under That Signature in the London Magazine

by Lamb, Charles

London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 1823 First edition, first issue, published without the half-title, with the publisher's single-line Fleet Street address to the tile page, lacking publisher's terminal advertisements. Finely bound in full navy morocco, with five raised bands to the spine, decorative gilt stamping to the spine bands and compartments, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, all edges gilt, elaborate gilt turn-ins, maroon coated endpapers. Very good or better, with some... Read more
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$1500.00
Histoire de la ligue formée contre Charles le Téméraire

Histoire de la ligue formée contre Charles le Téméraire

by Bussière, Marie-Theodore De

Paris: A. Sirou, 1845 8vo. First edition. Finely bound in contemporary brown tree-marbled sheepskin, spine stamped in gilt with red morocco spine label lettered in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers. A very good copy with some light wear to extremities and a few scratches to boards, light foxing scattered throughout text block. Overall, a handsome copy. Written by the ethnographer and scholar Marie-Theodore de Bussière, this text provides a non-fiction account of the life of Charles le... Read more
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$200.00
The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson : Poet Laureate

The Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson : Poet Laureate

by Tennyson, Alfred

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1911. 8vo. viii, 901 pp. Dark green full morocco. Raised bands to spine with gilt title lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. Spine and part of front board faded to brown. Small mark to board. Internally very clean. No ownership names. Frontis portrait. . Very Good. Full Morocco. 1911.
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£48.00
Chefs-d'Oeuvre Dramatiques de P. & zt. Corneille, Avec le Jugement des Savans à la suite de chaque Pièce

Chefs-d'Oeuvre Dramatiques de P. & zt. Corneille, Avec le Jugement des Savans à la suite de chaque Pièce

by Corneille, Pierre and Thomas

London, 1783 24 mo. Five volumes. Early edition. Finely bound in contemporary tan mottled calf, boards triple-ruled in gilt and spines stamped in gilt, board edges and turn-ins gilt, text block edges gilt, red and blue marbled endpapers; green silk markers in each volume. A near fine set with just some light wear to extremities, most pronounced in Vol. II, two small holes in the leather of Vol. V, bookplate of Philibert Bruys de Gardes to front pastedown of each volume. Overall, a beautiful set. This... Read more
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$450.00
THE COMPLETE WORKS. The Fordham Edition. Edited and chronologically arranged on the basis of the standard text, with certain material and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson. Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn

THE COMPLETE WORKS. The Fordham Edition. Edited and chronologically arranged on the basis of the standard text, with certain material and with a critical introduction by Charles F. Richardson. Illustrated by Frederick Simpson Coburn

by POE. EDGAR ALLAN

Fred De Fau & Company. New York. 1902. LIMITED EDITION. One of 1,000 numbered sets, this number 942. 10 volumes. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.5 inches). Finely bound by Brentanos in contemporary half tan morocco. Each spine with five raised bands, decorated with gilt piping. Compartments multi ruled and lettered in gilt and with blind tooled centre decorations. Marbled paper on boards. Gold on grey marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt, the others untrimmed and a few gatherings still unopened. Illustrated with decorative... Read more
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£2500.00
The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version: With Explanatory Notes and Practical Observations

The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version: With Explanatory Notes and Practical Observations

by Scott, Thomas

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Three volumes complete. Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower head tool, covers with interlocking double fillet borders with quadrilobe corner pieces, surrounding inner corner pieces of roundels, volutes and leafy stems blocked in black, all edges stained red, with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, volume one stained to... Read more
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£350.00
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam - very nice binding

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam - very nice binding

by Omar Khayyam

New York: Thomas Crowell Co, 1910. bound in full morocco, elaborately decorated with arabesque designs. very good/no dj as issued. Will Pogany. Thomas Crowell Co., ca. 1910. [108] pp. Translated by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated with 16 full color plates and decorative head, tail, and borders on every page by Willy Pogány. 22x15 cm (8¾x6"), bound in full morocco, elaborately decorated with arabesque designs tooled in gilt, lettering on spine in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges deckled. An elaborately... Read more
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$395.00
OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Translated by C. Kegan Paul and Rev. Thomas A. Pope

OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Translated by C. Kegan Paul and Rev. Thomas A. Pope

by HAND PAINTED BINDING. --- KEMPIS. THOMAS, A

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co. Ltd. London. 1907. Small 8vo. (6.2 x 4 inches). Fine early twentieth century full vellum hand painted binding. Fine binding decorated with a painted scene on the front cover depicting a woman and two children in a rustic garden scene, the spine is decorated with a matching design of a variety of painted flowers and the back cover has a single painted flower in the bottom left corner. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. The book is miss-titled in gilt and black on the... Read more
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£2500.00
Gai Saber: Tales and Songs - Morrell Fine Binding

Gai Saber: Tales and Songs - Morrell Fine Binding

by Hewlett, Maurice

London: Elkin Mathews, 1916. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 7" X 4 7/8. A beautiful 1/2 green morocco binding with green cloth boards and double gilt ruling to both boards. Five raised bands, each with ribbed gilt decoration, double boxed gilt design and gilt lettering to the spine. Top edge gilt, silk head & tail bands and green endpapers. In near fine condition with clean & fresh boards and square corners. A slight difference of colour to the spine, looking browner than... Read more
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£60.00
Of Aucassin and Nicolette: A Translation in Prose and Verse of the Old French, Together with Amabel and Amoris

Of Aucassin and Nicolette: A Translation in Prose and Verse of the Old French, Together with Amabel and Amoris

by Housman, Laurence

London: Chatto & Windus, 1925 Illustrated with engravings by Clemence Housman after drawings by Paul Woodroffe. First edition, first printing. Finely bound in full light brown polished calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with five raised bands to the spine, spine decoratively tooled in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, green marbled endpapers, pale gold ribbon bookmark; housed in a matching green marbled slipcase. Near fine, with some light rubbing to the... Read more
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$250.00
Leonidas a Poem

Leonidas a Poem

by Glover, Richard

Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis 1769. 16mo. xxvii, 179 pp, [Richard Glover] Foulis Press volume in a contemporary brown calf with a red morocco title label, double gilt lines either side of the raised bands. . Very Good. Full Calf. 1769.
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£95.00
The Golden Age and Dream Days

The Golden Age and Dream Days

by Grahame, Kenneth

London: William Heinemann, 1952 Reprint. Two books bound into one volume. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. Finely bound in full bright green morocco, ruled in black to boards and in gilt to spine, all edges gilt, gray endpapers. A near fine copy, sunning to spine, else very clean in a charmingly bright binding. The Golden Age and its sequel, Dream Days, are collections of short stories inspired by childhood memories and often referencing stories from Greek mythology. Many of the stories were first... Read more
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$200.00
Missee Lee

Missee Lee

by Ransome, Arthur

London: Jonathan Cape 1941. 8vo. 336 pp. Bound in dark red half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spine with gilt decorations & green leather title label. In cloth slipcase. Slipcase slightly rubbed. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership marks. Endpaper maps preserved. Illustrations. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1941.
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£140.00
THE POETICAL WORKS. The Aldine edition of the British poets. In Three volumes

THE POETICAL WORKS. The Aldine edition of the British poets. In Three volumes

by MILTON. JOHN

William Pickering. London. 1839. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (6.5 x 4.2 inches). Portrait frontis in volume one. Printed by Charles Whittingham, London. Attractively bound in contemporary half black calf with gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to spines. Dark green title labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Some foxing to blank endpapers but text is clean and fresh. Some rubbing to extremities and minor chipping to top of the spines on volumes one and two but overall a very good set.
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£225.00
Poems [and] Italy, A Poem. In two volumes

Poems [and] Italy, A Poem. In two volumes

by Rogers, Samuel

London: Edward Moxon 1854 / 1859. 8vo. In 2 volumes. viii, 306; vii, 327 pp. Uniformly bound in contemporary full red morocco with gilt borders and urn design to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Boards clean. Scattered foxing. Frontis portrait. Illustrations. Bindings firm. . Very Good. Gilt-decorated Morocco. New Edition. 1854.
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£175.00
An Old Sweetheart of Mine

An Old Sweetheart of Mine

by Riley, James Whitcomb

Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merril Company, 1902 Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. Early printing. Publisher's vertically-ribbed green cloth, lettered to spine in light green, with color pictorial onlay to front board with Christy's illustration of a young woman holding a book, lettered in gilt; in the publisher's glassine wrapper and box. A near fine copy, light scattered spotting to front board, small closed tear to rear free endpaper, else very tight and clean with beautiful... Read more
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$175.00
The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testament & The Apocrypha

The Holy Bible. Containing the Old and New Testament & The Apocrypha

by THE HOLY BIBLE.;

The Ballantyne Press, London and Edinburgh.,1911. Three large 8vo volumes. Printed on India Paper. Limited edition,only 750 sets published. Fully illustrated throughout with colour plates of views of the Holy Land. Fine publishers leather bindings of full brown morocco, by Cedric Chivers of bath, with Line and box design to both boards and spines. Gilt lettering to spines. Top edges gilt. Lovely decorative set.
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£350.00
Vie Du Jeune Louis XVII

Vie Du Jeune Louis XVII

by Antoine, A

Paris: Blanchard, 1816 With a frontispiece and additional engraved title page. Second edition. Contemporary tan sheepskin, ruled in blind to boards and stamped in gilt to spine with red leather spine label lettered in gilt, edges tooled in gilt, green silk marker present. A very good copy with some wear to extremities, bottom edge of front hinge gently starting, bookplate with Patris-Cougousse coat of arms to front pastedown. This short biography of King Louis XVII (1785-1795) tells the story of the... Read more
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$200.00
Hand and Soul

Hand and Soul

by Rossetti, Dante

London, 1908. Sangorski, Francis. Small quarto. 18ff + 5 blank leaves and 1 colophon leaf. Francis Sangorki's unique illuminated manuscript takes as its text Rossetti's highly influential short story, "Hand and Soul," which was first published in 1850 in the pre-Raphaelite periodical, The Germ, and which addressed directly the pre-Raphaelite concern with the relationship between creative expression, moral uprightness, and medieval and Classical practice. Sangorski's rich ornamentation - two full-page... Read more
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$220000.00
The Essays of Elia

The Essays of Elia

by Lamb, Charles

New York and Boston: C. T. Brainard Publishing Co., 1900 Deluxe edition, limited issue of 1,000 copies printed for subscribers, this copy being out of series and unnumbered. Finely bound by Brentano's in three-quarter contemporary style dark blue morocco ruled in gilt and light blue cloth, five raised bands to spine, stamped in gilt to spine, pale gray endpapers, top edge gilt. About near fine with toning and light rubbing to extremities, interior very clean. Elia is a collection of Lamb's... Read more
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$100.00
Remarkable Antiquities of the City of Exeter: Giving an Account of the Place; The Offices, Court of Judicature, Gates, Walls, Rivers, Churches, and Immunities; The Titles and Privileges of the Several Corporations, and Their Distinct Coats of Arms Etc.

Remarkable Antiquities of the City of Exeter: Giving an Account of the Place; The Offices, Court of Judicature, Gates, Walls, Rivers, Churches, and Immunities; The Titles and Privileges of the Several Corporations, and Their Distinct Coats of Arms Etc.

by Izacke, Samuel

London: Edw. Score and John March and Samuel Birt, 1724. [2], iii, [1], 25, [26], 50-59, 62-63, 62-63, 64-69, [1], 213pp, [67] Later full morocco, spine in six panels, lettered direct to second panel, remaining panels with single fillet border around a central knot work frame device, covers with single fillet border surrounding a knot work frame made up of four double fillets in turn surrounding another single fillet frame, two lines to edges and inner edges, a.e.g. Spine very slightly faded, very minor... Read more
Item Price
£325.00