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BARTHELEMY, J-J. [JEAN-JACQUES] - Keeper of the Medals in the cabinet of the King of France, and member of the Royal Academy of Inscriptions and Belles Letters.: Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece : During the middle of the fourth century before the Christian era. By the abbe Barthelemy ...... Translated from the French. In five volumes, The third edition.

Item No. 18323

Item No. 18323

Item No. 18323

Dublin: Printed by and for M.Mills, 1795. 5 volumes, the 5th containing 31 folding or double page plates of "Maps, plans, views and coins illustrative of the travels of Anacharsis the Younger..." & "with Critical observations on the maps compiled for The travels of Anacharsis the Younger by M. Barbie du Bocage". 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches). Contemporary full marbled tan calf, spines gilt with green lettering pieces. Some rubbing and with patches of loss of surface, spine gilt rubbed. Overall a very good and attravctive set.

Weight 2.6 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested.


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BIBLE IN ENGLISH. Inscribed by the 1ST MARQUESS WELLESLEY: The Holy Bible : according to the authorized version , with notes explanatory and practical ... together with appropriate introductions, tables, indexes, maps, and plans. Prepared and arranged by George D'Oyly ... and Richard Mant.

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Item No. 18736

Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood Printers to the University, London: L.F.C. & J. Rivington, 1817. Three volumes 4to (13 x 10 1/2 inches). Illustrated with 65 plates and maps, complete.

Two of the maps are double-page. Finely bound near contemporary full dark blue hard grain morocco, decorative gilt border enclosing inner gilt rules and gilt corner crowns all enclosing a decorative gilt floral frame, spine gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct, inner turn-ins with double gilt rules, all edges gilt. A superb binding in truly remarkable condition. Some foxing internally to a few quires, overall internally very clean.

With a long inscription on the front fly of Volume 1 by the 1st Marquess Wellesley (1760-1842), Governor General of Bengal, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and brother of the Duke of Wellington: "To Mr. Thomas Rich. The Gift of His affectionate, attached, and Grateful Friend. Remember the first words you read in This Bible !!! Meditate upon these things, Give thyself wholly to them that thy profiting may appear To All'". Signed Wellesley and dated Kingston House [Knightsbridge, London] 27th February 1842. Interestingly Wellesley is, through his eldest daughter Lady Charles Bentinck, a great great great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II; his portrait hangs in the throne room of Buckingham Palace.

The three volumes weigh just over 28lbs.


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DeKAY, JOHN: Aspirations qui ne sont que quelques ........

Item No. 16995

Londres: [ Privately Printed], 1909. 12mo (5 1/4 x 4 inches), 94-pages. Contemporary full tan polished calf, triple gilt rules to sides with corner ornaments in blind, spine gilt and blind in compartments; green silk endpapers; lacking lettering piece, date label at base of spine chipped, some uneven fading to the binding but generally good.

The binding by Zaehnsdorf.


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DIBDIN, THOMAS: The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces. Correctly Given, from Copies used in the Theatres by Thomas Dibdin of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Twenty-six volumes complete.

Item No. 13376

London: for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815 onwards. Published 1815 to 1818. Twenty-six volumes bound as thirteen. With all half-titles and general titles (these with vignette illustration) and individual titles to all 104-plays within, these also with vignette illustrations; other vignette illustrations within the text.

Thirteen volumes 12 mo (5 x 3 inches), contemporary grained burgundy calf, double gilt rules to sides with floral corner ornaments, all edges gilt. Spines gilt lettered direct with the title of each play within. Headbands, joints, and corners rubbed but overall a very pleasing set; good, strong and attractive.

Rare as a complete set and even more so in an attractive contemporary binding.


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DICKENS, CHARLES: Works. The Centenary Edition in 36 volumes. Bound by Maclehose.

Item No. 20243

Item No. 20243

Chapman & Hall, 1910. Published 1910-1911. Plates by Cruikshank, Phiz, H. K. Browne & others. 36 volumes contemporary half burgundy calf, spines with decorative gilt borders and plain gilt rules within compartments and on raised bands, gilt lettered direct, red cloth sides, top edges gilt. This understated and elegant binding by Maclehose is in excellent condition and internally totally free from foxing. A most attractive set.

Weight 34 kg thus extra postage will be requested. 


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DOYLE, SIR A. CONAN: Micah Clarke, His Statement. New impression.

Item No. 17435

London: Longmans Green, 1906. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 406-pages. Contemporary full crimson calf, decorative gilt border to sides enclosing the gilt arms of King Charles I School, spine gilt in compartments with green lettering piece, all edges marbled. Prize label on front pastedown. Excellent.


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ELIOT, GEORGE: The Works of George Eliot. The Illustrated Copyright edition.

Item No. 18667

Item No. 18667

Item No. 18667

London: Virtue, ca. 1910. 21 volumes. Plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches). Recent quarter tan calf, marbled boards, spines with decorative gilt ornaments in compartments and with dark blue lettering pieces, raised bands. Occasional foxing within. Bindings fine and attractive on the shelf.


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FENELON [ FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE ]: Choix des Meilleurs Morceaux de Fenelon, a l' usage des Colleges et des Maisons d' Education.

Item No. 18321

Besancon: Chez la Veuve Metoyer, Imprimeur-Libraire,1821. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages: iv:243, contemporary full tan marbled calf, spine gilt with crimson lettering piece. Contemporary signature on title and inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Text foxed, binding excellent.


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FITCHETT, W. H: Fights for the Flag. With Portraits and Plans.

Item No. 17450

London: Smith, Elder, 1898. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 333-pages. Contemporary full blue calf, gilt rules to sides. Spine gilt in compartments with crimson lettering piece. All edges marbled. Foxing to tissue guard of frontispiece; overall attractive and very good.


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GARDNER, HELEN (Editor): The New Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1950.

Item No. 18779

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 974-pages. Publishers full red polished crushed morocco, 5 gilt ruled borders to sides, spine gilt ruled in compartments with small gilt corner ornaments and gilt lettered direct, all edges gilt, bound-in silk bookmark. As new and free from inscriptions. In the original rubbed slipcase.


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GILBERT, W.S: The Bab Ballads with which are included Songs of a Savoyard. With 350 illustrations by the Author.

Item No. 17567

London: Macmillan, 1914. Sixth edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 564-pages. Attractively bound full crimson crushed morocco, narrow gilt rules to sides, spine gilt ruled in compartments and gilt lettered direct, wide gilt decorated turn-ins, all edges gilt. The binding by Bumpus, London. A little light rubbing on extremities, small dark patch at base of spine, overall very good.


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HARMER, THOMAS; CLARKE, ADAM: Observations on various passages of Scripture, placing them in a New Light .... originally compiled by the Rev. Thomas Harmer from relations incidentally mentioned in Books of Voyages and Travels in the East. Fourth edition ..... with a new arrangement, many important additions, and innumerable corrections by Adam Clarke.

Item No. 17203

London: J. Johnson (& others), 1808. Engraved portrait & engraved folding plate "Lithostrotum Praenestinum" at end of volume 4. 4 volumes 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: cxxii:480; viii:536; viii:576; & vii:518. Nicely bound contemporary full diced brown calf, narrow ornamental gilt borders to sides, spine decoratively gilt in compartments and on headbands and with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces.

A little very minor rubbing, two small patches of loss of the polished surface to two rear boards, some light foxing or tanning, the text however generally unaffected. The bindings very attractive and in excellent & strong condition.

Amongst the chapter heading are: Concerning their living in tents; Concerning their Cities, Houses etc.; Relating to the Diet of the Inhabitants of the Eastern Countries; Concerning their manner of Travelling; Concerning the Literature, Books, etc. of the Eastern Nations; Concerning Egypt, the Adjoining Wilderness and the Red Sea etc.


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HEIBERG, JOHANNE LUISE - FRIIS, AAGE : Johanne Luise Heiberg og Andreas Frederik Krieger. En Samling Breve 1860-1889.

Item No17470

Kobenhavn: Gyldendalske, 1914. Two volumes, vol.2 published 1915. Portraits and tipped-in facsimile. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), pages: 374 & 501. Smartly bound half tan linen, marbled boards, crimson lettering piece; very good.

Very heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


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JUBE, AUGUSTE & SERVAN, JOSEPH: Histoire des guerres des Gaulois et des Francais en Italie; avec le Tableau des Evenements civils et militaires qui les accompagnerent, et leur Influence sur la Civilisation et les Progres de l'esprit humain. Dediee a sa Majeste l'Empereur.

Item No. 18563

Item No. 18563

Item No. 18563

Paris: Chez Bernard, 1805. First edition. 5 volumes 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: viii:555; 578; 635; 624; & 581. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spines blocked in blind within gilt raised bands and gilt lettered direct. Volume 4 not uniform, half dark green calf, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. All five volumes in excellent condition and very good internally. With the engraved armorial bookplate of Bannerman of Elsick, Crimonmogate on front pastedowns apart from Volume 4.


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ABBE MORELLET: MORELLET, ANDRE: Memoires de l'abbe Morellet, de l'Academie Francaise, sur le dix-huitieme siecle et sur la revolution. Precedes de l'Eloge de l'abbe Morellet, par M. Lemontey.

Item No. 18561

Item No 18561

Item No. 18561

Paris : A la Librairie Francaise de Ladvocat, Palais-Royal, Galerie de Bois, No. 195, 1821. First edition. Two volumes 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xxxii:384 & iv:444. Finely bound 19th Century full brown crushed morocco, spines with raised bands and gilt lettered direct, wide inner gilt dentelles, patterned silk endpapers, top edge gilt, the bindings by Zaehnsdorf. With engraved Woburn Abbey armorial bookplate on front pastedowns. Bound with the half-titles.

Inscription on front fly, "From J.G.A. June 18, 1885. A remembrance of a Revolution". A number of scuffs to the lower cover of Volume 2 otherwise excellent. Some marginal foxing within.


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PALGRAVE, FRANCIS TURNER: The Golden Treasury selected from the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems ..... Revised and Enlarged.

Item No. 18256

London: Macmillan, 1911. Title vignette. Small 8vo (6 x 4 inches), 387-pages. Contemporary full burgundy prize calf, gilt arms of Allhallows School Honiton on upper cover within decorative border, spine floral gilt in compartments with lettering piece, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled; very good. With prize label on front free endpaper.


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SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM: The Plays of. Carefully edited by Thomas Keightley.

Item No. 18421

London: Bell & Daldry, 1864. Portrait. 6 volumes 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), contemporary half blue calf, marbled boards, spine gilt and with double burgundy lettering peces. Spines uniformly sunned. Headband of one volume tender. Attractive on the shelf.


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SURTEES, R.S: Hawbuck Grange, or, The Sporting Adventures of Thomas Scott, Esq.

Item No. 18331

London: Printed for Subscribers from plates of the original edition of Bradbury, Agnew & Co, c. 1920. Hand coloured frontispiece, title vignette and plates by H.K. Brown & W.T. Maud. 8vo (9 1/8 x 6 inches),pages: 265:30 [ Robert Smith Surtees a Sketch of his Career]: 30 [John Leech. His Illustrations to Surtees's Novels].

Three-quarter crimson calf, the spine gilt ruled on raised bands and with gilt hunting motifs within the compartments, gilt lettered direct, top edge gilt; the binding by Bayntun, Bath. Crack to paper of upper inner joint but very firm, 1 1/2 inch crack to base of lower joint but there again very firm, some light occasional rubbing but overall a very good and attractive copy.


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TALFOURD, THOMAS NOON: The Letters of Charles Lamb with a Sketch of His Life.

Item No. 17186

London: Edward Moxon, 1837. First edition. Engraved portrait frontispieces with tissue guards. Two volumes 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), pages: x:335 & 338. Very attractive contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments and with black and crimson lettering pieces. Foxing to prelims and portraits, the body of the text however unaffected. Gilt to spines dulled however still very pleasing and in excelent condition.


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