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BURTON, RICHARD F. [Translator]: A plain and literal translation of the Arabian Nights Entertainments. Now entitled, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with explanatory notes on the manners and customs of Moslem Men and a terminal essay upon the History of the Nights. 17 volumes.

Item No. 13385

[London]: Printed by the Burton Club for Private Subscribers only, circa 1900. 17 volumes including the 7 supplementary volumes. Plates with tissue-guards throughout. Titles in red and black. Tall 8vo (9 7/8 x 6 1/4 inches), half burgundy crushed morocco, spines blocked with gilt ornaments, an arab, a camel, etc. in compartments, top edge gilt others uncut, the bindings by Bayntun, Bath. Foxing to uncut edges of text blocks and some foxing to prelims. Overall a very handsome set in very good condition.

The Luristan Edition, this being number 783 of a limited edition of 1000 sets. Volumes 1-6 shown; all the volumes are in the same condition.


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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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GARNING, HANS: Var Konung.

Item No. 13887a

Item No. 13887

Stockholm: Middesskrift med Anledning, 1933. Limited edition, number 176 of 250 copies. Plates, some coloured. Folio (14 x 10 inches), 397-pages. Publisher's ful crimson crushed morocco, decorative gilt borders enclosing the monogram "GV", all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; the binding by Norstedt, Stockholm. Spine darkened, a little light marking to the binding; some foxing to prelims and at end. Overall a very handsome production very well and attractively bound.

A celebration of the first 25 years of the reign of King Gustav V of Sweden.


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MAETERLINCK, MAURICE: The Life of the Bee. Translated by Alfred Sutro. Prize Binding.

Item No. 16511

London: George Allen, 1904. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 356-pages. Contemporary prize binding of full polished tan tree calf, decorative gilt border on sides enclosing the gilt arms of Queen Elizabeth's School at Wakefield, spine floral gilt extra with green lettering piece, all edges marbled. Excellent. With prize label to front pastedown.


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ROBERTS, FIELD-MARSHAL LORD: Forty-one Years in India. from Subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. New Edition in one volume. With forty-four illustrations.

Item NO. 16512

London: Macmillan, 1901. Portrait, plates, and folding maps. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), 601-pages. Contemporary prize binding of full polished tan tree calf, decorative gilt border on sides enclosing the gilt arms of Queen Elizabeth's School, Wakefield. Spine gilt extra with crimson lettering piece, all eges marbled.

A couple of minor marks to the spine, boards a trifle bowed, blank fore-margin of one folding map marked else overall in excellent condition and very attractive. Prize label on fron pastedown.


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TENNYSON, ALFRED, LORD. (Selected and Annotated by Francis T. Palgrave): Lyrical Poems. In an exquisite contemporary morocco extra Ramage binding.

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

Item No. 16105

London: Macmillan, 1885. First edition thus. 1 of 500 Large Paper copies. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 270-pages. Bound by Ramage (stamp-signed on lower turn-in) in contemporary full crimson crushed morocco, with gilt borders enclosing a broad frame of tan intricately gilt morocco with gilt ornamented blue morocco entrelacs, within which is a gilt-bordered crimson field with gilt foliate corner pieces. Raised bands. Spine compartments repeat the gilt frame, the entrelacs however in tan morocco gilt. Broad turn-ins with gilt decorations and circular tan morooco inlays, enclosing a full panel of crushed blue morocco, this with intricate gilt outer border, the free endpapers being of floral gilt decorated brown silk, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some rubbing to joints and a trifle to raised bands but overall an exquisite Ramage binding in very good condition.

Inscription "Mrs. Joseph Turner 1888" on verso of front free endpaper.


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