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Rienzi : The Last of the Roman Tribunes - The Parchment Edition in two volumes, Bulwer-Lytton, Edward
1 Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Rienzi : The Last of the Roman Tribunes - The Parchment Edition in two volumes
Boston Estes and Lauriat nd -ca 1900 Parchment Edition Hardcover Fine 247,261 pp. 8VO 
The Parchment Edition of which this is #13 of 250 copies. A lovely set bound in full elaborately decorated japon vellum, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Frontis and 24 other gravure plates in each volume. A lovely set in more or less as new condition. Heavy, special shipping considerations may apply for overseas orders. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Letters of Fletcher Christian, Christian, Fletcher
2 Christian, Fletcher The Letters of Fletcher Christian
Guildford Genesis Publications 1984 0904351297 / 9780904351293 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine in Slipcase 188 pp. 8VO 
Published in an edition of 350 copies of which this is number 124 . Half bound in blue gilt ruled and decorated calf with six spine compartments over orange boards with vignette on front cover. AEG. Colour frontis, one colour plate, black and white illustrations in the text. A fine copy in near fine slipcase (a faint band of sunning along top edge) of a beautifully made book. 
Price: 260.00 USD
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Bleak House - A Facsimile Edition of the Nonesuch Dickens published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press, DICKENS, CHARLES
3 DICKENS, CHARLES Bleak House - A Facsimile Edition of the Nonesuch Dickens published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press
London Gerald Duckworth 2005 0715634712 / 9780715634714 Facsimile Edition Hardcover Near Fine 874 pp. 8VO 
A lovely facsimile of the classic Nonesuch Press edition. Bound in quarter black faux-leather, brown cloth boards with gilt titling and blindstamped Nonesuch emblem on front cover, leather spine label, ribbon bookmark. With the original illustrations. Tiny flaw on leather spine label, otherwise fine. Heavy, special shipping considerations may apply for overseas orders. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Great Expectations / Hard Times - A Facsimile Edition of the Nonesuch Dickens published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press, DICKENS, CHARLES
4 DICKENS, CHARLES Great Expectations / Hard Times - A Facsimile Edition of the Nonesuch Dickens published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press
London Gerald Duckworth 2005 0715635204 / 9780715635209 Facsimile Edition Hardcover Fine 765 pp. 8VO 
A lovely facsimile of the classic Nonesuch Press edition. Bound in quarter black faux-leather, blue cloth boards with gilt titling and blindstamped Nonesuch emblem on front cover, leather spine label, ribbon bookmark. With the original illustrations. A fine copy. Heavy, special shipping considerations may apply for overseas orders. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Beginnings of New England or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to civil and Religious Liberty, FISKE, John
5 FISKE, John The Beginnings of New England or the Puritan Theocracy in its Relations to civil and Religious Liberty
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1898 Illustrated Edition Hardcover Near Fine 328 pp. 8VO 
Extensively illustrated in black and white, small fold-out coloured map. An enormousely attractive copy half-bound in red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, TEG.Six spine compartments with gilt titling or decorations in each compartment. Very minor scuffing to the spine joints, overall a bright and very handsome book. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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An Essay on the Improvement of Time: and Other Literary Remains, Foster, John
6 Foster, John An Essay on the Improvement of Time: and Other Literary Remains
London Jackson, Walford and Hodder 1863 First Edition Hardcover VG 364 pp. 8VO 
With a preface by John Sheppard, Edited by J E Ryland. Published 20 years after the author's death although apparently one of his earliest works. Bound in full calf with gilt ruling on the boards, six decorated spine compartments, leather spine label. Marbled endpapers and edges. Edgeworn, scuffed, a very handsome book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Knight, Joseph
7 Knight, Joseph Life of Dante Gabriel Rossetti
London Walter Scott 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8VO 
Handsomely bound in the prize binding the Wakefield Girls' High School. The boards are polished tree calf with gilt decorated edges and gilt vignette of the school coat of arms on the front board. Six gilt decorated spine compartments, leather title and author labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards are scuffed at the edges and corners, spine faded with some scuffing, joint splitting at front top. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell With a critiical preface by William Michael Rossetti, Lowell, James Russell
8 Lowell, James Russell The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell With a critiical preface by William Michael Rossetti
London Ward Lock nd Hardcover VG 623 pp. 8VO 
Frontis and occasional black and white plates.An exceptionally handsome copy bound in half-calf, marbled boards and endpapers. Six elaborately decorated compartments with black spine label in one. Overall light wear with a scrape to the front board. Foxing on frontis and title page. Gift inscription dated 1920 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Makers of Florence : Dante Giotto Savonarola and Their City, Mrs. Oliphant
9 Mrs. Oliphant The Makers of Florence : Dante Giotto Savonarola and Their City
London Macmillan 1885 New Edition Hardcover VG 422 pp. 8VO 
Illustrations in black and white from drawings by Professor Delamotte. Handsomely bound in full brown calf, gilt ruling on boards, six decorated spine compartments. Marbled endpapers and edges. Owner's name and date, overall light wear. A very handsome little book. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel - 2 Volumes, Rabelais, Francis (ill Louis Chalon)
10 Rabelais, Francis (ill Louis Chalon) Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel - 2 Volumes
London Lawrence and Bullen 1892 Limited Edition Hardcover VG xivi341, xi, 455 pp. 4TO 
This is number 58 of only 210 copies printed on Japanese Vellum for England and America. Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart, Introduction by Anatole de Montaiglon. Portrait frontis and nine other plates in gravure in volume 1, seven plates in gravure in volume 2. Bound in original cream gilt titled and decorated cloth, ribbon bookmarks. Some wear to the corners, covers are extensively spotted, particularly on the spines, otherwise very light wear with contents in excellent condition. A very heavy set, special shipping considerations will apply. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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Kenilworth, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
11 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) Kenilworth
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman 1846 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 311 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 8 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 11 on the spine. Illustrated with four guarded steel engravings of architectural and scenic views including a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. . Also illustrated with 73 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the spine, some mild sunning to top half of front board. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Quentin Durward, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
12 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) Quentin Durward
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman 1845 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 315 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 8 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 15 on the spine. Illustrated with five guarded steel engravings of architectural and scenic views including two a portrait of Louis XL. Also illustrated with 80 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the spine. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Antiquary, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
13 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) The Antiquary
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman ca 1845 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 311 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 2 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 3 on the spine. No date on title page but circa 1845. Illustrated with four guarded steel engravings of architectural and scenic views. Also illustrated with 67 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the spine. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Bride of Lamermoor and The Legend of Montrose, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
14 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) The Bride of Lamermoor and The Legend of Montrose
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman 1846 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 369 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 4 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 7 on the spine. Illustrated with seven guarded steel engravings of architectural and scenic views including a portrait of James Graham. Also illustrated with 82 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the spine, mild scuffing. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Fortunes of Nigel, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
15 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) The Fortunes of Nigel
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman 1845 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 316 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 7 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 13 on the spine. Illustrated with five guarded steel engravings of architectural and scenic views, including a portrait frontis of James I. Also illustrated with 84 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the front joint. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Woodstock or The Cavalier : A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Forty-One, Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators)
16 Scott, SIR WALTER (Various Illustrators) Woodstock or The Cavalier : A Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Forty-One
Edinburgh and London Robert Cadell and Houston & Stoneman 1846 Abbotsford Edition Hardcover VG 331 pp. 8VO 
Published in Edinburgh by Cadell and in London by Houston. Listed as Volume 10 of the Waverley Novels on the engraved title page, volume 19 on the spine. Illustrated with six guarded steel engravings including a portrait frontis of Scott, a portrait of Oliver Cromwell, and various architectural and scenic views. Also illustrated with 85 vignette wood engravings. Almost all engravings of both types are credited to both the artist and the engraver. Handsomely bound by Dawson Brothers of Montreal in green gilt-ruled calf, six spine compartments, 4 with leaf motifs, two with brown leather spine labels; marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, ribbon bookmark, AEG. Spine a little faded, some scuffing on the front joint, several small scrapes on the front cover. A very handsome and appealing book, beautifully printed and bound and in very nice condition. We have a number of these volumes available in similar condtion and would be pleased to discount for multiple orders. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Smollett's Novels -  Inc  Adventures of Roderick Random, Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, (2 vols), Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves & The History and Adventures of an Atom: And the Expedition of Humphry Clinker, Smollett, Tobias
17 Smollett, Tobias Smollett's Novels - Inc Adventures of Roderick Random, Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, (2 vols), Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves & The History and Adventures of an Atom: And the Expedition of Humphry Clinker
London George Routledge nd Hardcover Near Fine 8VO 
Six volumes all very handsomely bound in half brown morocco over brown boards. Six spine compartments, two with the title and author in gilt, the others decorated in a gilt floral pattern. AEG Gilt is bright and unworn, as are the books in general. A very handsome set indeed. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Famous People and Famous Places, UNCREDITED
18 UNCREDITED Famous People and Famous Places
London Ward Lock no date Hardcover Fine 8VO 
Divided into Famous Frienships, Romantic Tales of Royal Palaces and Notable Women and Their Deeds. A lovely example of a Victorian decorated binding in exceptitonal, bright condition. Bound in orange cloth decorated in black and gilt, AEG. Prize certificate dated 1894. Small red stains near the bottom of the spine otherwise fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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