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1 Bellamy, George Anne and Alexander Bicknell An Apology for the Life of George Anne Bellamy, Late of Covent-Garden Theatre, To Which is Annexed, Her Original Letter to John Calcraft. [Dublin, 2nd Edition, in 3 Volumes]
Dublin Moncrieffe, Burnet, Jenkin, et. al. 1785 Second Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2nd edition. In three volumes, complete. Bindings uniform in mid 19th century 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards with spines in six compartments, gilt tooled and with black morocco title lables bright and neat. First two volumes reference the work as a two volume set with the third volume of her letter to Calcraft etc, referencing the work as one of three volumes. [8], 330, 299, [19], vii, 232 pp. Highly polished ochre calf leather lightly rubbed at front edges and corners; lightly sun faded at spines. Just light shelf rub to paper at board edges. Contents bright and clean. Unadorned bookplates of Robert W, Downing mounted to the front marbled paper pastedown of each volume. Attractive, though lightly worn, finely bound set is complete. VG to VG+ ... Heavier set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2 Burke, Sir Bernard Vicissitudes of Families, and Other Essays and Second Series, Vicissitudes of Families; Two Volumes
London Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts 1859 3/4 leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Two volumes in 3/4 polished calf over marbled paper boards. 2nd edition of the initial volume and first (1860) edition of the "Second Series" volume. A Third Series volume was later published in 1863 but is not present here. In matched attractive leather bindings; spines in six compartments between five raised bands. Red and black morocco title labels in the 2nd and third compartments respectively. 437 and 438 pp. Gilt tooled decorative floursihes in the remaining compartments and over hubs. Some mild depradations, scuffs and mild spotting to the calf leather. Light to moderate foxing of the first and last few leaves of both volumes. Soundly bound with quite attractive 3/4 leather bindings. VG+ ... Oversize book/set may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Church Of England & N. Brady, Nicholas & N. Tate; Lord Philip Wharton The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments ... [Lord Wharton Gift Copy], [With: ] The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments ... [With: ] a New Version of the Psalms of David edited ...by N. Brady, D. D. , and N. Tate, Esq.
Oxford Printed At the University Press By Samuel Collingwood and Co. 1833 Leather Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co. 1833 & 34. Notable as one of the copies specially bound for distribution as gifts of the estate of Philip the Late Lord Wharton. Bound in full polished calf, paneled and with a large blind stamped panel on the upper board with the text: "The Gift of Philip Late Lord Wharton Distributed by His Lordships Trustees 1834." A printed slip outlining the terms and conditions of the gift is mounted to the front pastedown, reading in part: "Lord Wharton having directed that the Name and Age of the Children, to whom the Bibles are given, shall be wrote in the book; the Trustees require it be so done; and the Child shall be taught to read, and be able to say by Heart the Catechism ..." A child's name, Charles Raukstran, aged 9, is penned to the pastedown above the printed slip. Soundly bound and decent with moderate bumping to front corners. Leather straps and brass clasps lacking. Light shelf rubbing to leather at board edges; some several signatures starting a little at the front edge. Rear free endpage has a "u" shaped, large chip torn fromt he page. Notable gift binding. Contents complete with occasional spotting, corner creasing and light wear. G++ to VG- 
Price: 135.00 USD
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4 De Genlis, Madame La Comtesse (Stephanie Felicite Ducrest) and Thomas Holcroft (translator) Tales of the Castle: Or Stories of Instruction and Delight. Being Les Veilles Du Chateau [Complete in 5 Volumes]
London G. G. J. & J. Robinson 1789 Third Edition 3/4 leather Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; Complete in 5 volumes. Bound by Root and Son in 3/4 morrocco over marbled paper covered boards. Each volume with five raised bands and six compartments. Each volume with a pair of morocco leather title and author labels. Silk ribbon bookmarks sewn in each volume. Morrocco leather just a little dry and surface scarred with a few tiny chips at spine ends. Front board of vol 1 detached at joint. All other boards soundly attached. Contents clean and free of marks or foxing. Marbled endsheets. Very attractively bound set. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 265.00 USD
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5 Dutt, Nalinaksha Buddhist Sects in India
Calcutta Firma K. L. Mukhopadhyay 1970 First Edition Full leather Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages; Rebound by the original owner in a full grained morocco leather binding. Titles and rules tooled in gilt to spine. Solid neat copy in a handsome leather rebinding. NF thus 
Price: 55.00 USD
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6 Gibbon, Charles Robin Gray
New York Harper & Brothers 1873 First American Edition 3/4 leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages; #389 in Harper's series - "Library of Select Novels". Handsomely bound in 3/4 morocco and fuscia linene cloth boards.Original wraps bound in. Harper's catalog ad for titles in the series lists 387 titles. Text printed in two columns. Mild shelf rub to leather at spine ends and corners; leather a trifle darkened at spine. A very well preserved copy in a handsome binding. Scarce in early copies. VG+ 
Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Gyp (Pseud) , Sybille Gabrielle Marie-Antoinette De Riquetti De Mirabeau La Vertu de la Baronne
Paris Calmann Levy; Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres 1882 Fourth Edition 1/2 leather Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 374 pages; Handsomely bound in 1/2 morocco with decorative designs and title lettering in gilt to spine, with patterned paper covered boards. Metallic sheen, floral design endpages. Solid and clean; spine just very slightly cocked. Mild shelf rub to paper covered boards. Morocco over spine is especially fresh and neat. VG++ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Hiort-Lorenzen, H. R. Livre D'Or Des Souverains. Suite De L'Annaire Des Maisons Souveraines
Paris Librairie Nilsson 1895 First Edition Full leather Very Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 654 pages; Handsomely bound in full red morocco leather with 4 raised bands, triple fillet gilt ruling to boards and gilt tooled devices and borders to spine compartents. Handsome gilt dentelles border a center piece of red silk with matching silk coated front endpage. Top edge gilt; other edges untrimmed. Sil bookmark sewn in. Printed on heavy paper stock. Mild stress to leather at spine ends. Solid and bright - a hyandsome copy of this finely bound book. NF 
Price: 245.00 USD
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9 Hurgronje, Christiaan Snouck De Atjčhers. Uitgegeven op last van de Regeering [ (In Two Volumes) , Modern Morocco Bindings) ]
Batavia and Leiden Landsdrukkerij and E. J. Brill 1894 First Edition Leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Two volumes, 1st edition. Very handsomely rebound in full grained red morocco with geometric ruling in blind to boards and dark brown morocco title labels to spines. Spines in six compartments with raised bands and decorative gilt and brown rules and devices. Complete with the folding maps and lithographs, though the rebinding has sewn the text block too tightly to accomodate the opening of one of the folded maps and one of the plates. Expected usual light toning to page stock. Superficial worming in the margins of the last 40 pages of the 2nd volume. Not including the 3rd plate volume. A striking and handsomely rebound set of the primary text volumes with contents in clean and neat condition. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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10 Lockhart, J. G. and Walter Scott Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott; in 7 Volumes [Joseph Chamberlain Bookplates]
Edinburgh Robert Cadell 1837 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 7 volume set. 1st edition. In a later 19th century finely bound combination of 1/2 grained brown morocco and pebbled lighter brown cloth boards. Double gilt fillet ruling at spine ends; single gilt rule to the cloth morocco seam. Top edges gilt. All volumes snughly bound and neat. Some light surface (box storage? ) rub to the spines, generally mild, but a bit heavier to vols V and VII. Gilt tooled title lettering bright to all spine save for some rub and dull to Vol V. Marbled endpages. Several of the volumes are lightly bumped at front corners with slight rub through to cloth at tips. Armorial bookplate of Joseph Chamberlain - "Je Tiens Ferme" - mounted to the front pastedown of each volume. Illustrated with frontis engraving anf folding facsimile of Scott manuscript. Endpages and plates moderately foxed but text generally clean and bright. Notable prior ownership; attractive if slightly worn fine bindings. VG ... Oversize book/set willrequire additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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11 Lytton, Edward Bulwer & Trautz-Bauzomet (Binding) & Pisistratus Caxton (Pseud) My Novel, or Varieties in English Life , [Vol 3 of 3 Only] : [A Volume] from "The Works" - Edition Magnifique, Bound by Trautz-Bauzomet
Boston Dana Estes & Company 1900 First Edition Thus; Limited edtion Leather Very Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 413 pages; [1900] Dana Estes & Co. A volume from the 32 volume set issued by Dana Estes in the Edition Magnifique - limited to 26 sets. This is the 3rd volume of 3 in the work "My Novel." Finely bound in full crushed green levant morocco by Trautz-Bauzomet. Quadruple filet gilt ruled borders in geometric pattern with elaborate floral gilt tooling to sides and spine, with white full morocco doublures tooled with gilt and colored floral designs. Text printed on japanese vellum; tissue guarded photogravure plates in two states, hand colored with watercolor and in uncolored form. All edges gilt; Morris pattern marbled endpapers in two styles. A magnificent example of fine binding work by Trautz-Bauzomet. This volume from the larger set limited to 26 lettered copies is lettered "B" on the limitation colophon. Pages unopened. Trace toning to spine; a few light instances of rubbing to extremities - some scuffing to leather at crown and bottom front corner of the upper board. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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12 Marguerite D'Angouleme, Reine De Navarre & P. L. Jacob L'heptameron Des Nouvelles De Tres-haute Et Tres-illustre Princesse Marguerite D'angouleme, Reine De Navarre - Nouvelle Edition Publiee, D'apres Le Texte Des Manuscrits Avec Des Notes Et Une Notice Par P. L. Jacob, Bibliophile
Paris Adolphe Delahays 1858 1/2 leather Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 570 pages; Handsomely bound in 1/2 grained morocco over marbled brown paper covered boards. Xxxix, 570 pp. Just trace shelf rub to edges. Superficial stain to leather along the front joint. Front and bottom edges untrimmed. Prior owner name and address penned to top edge of title page. VG++ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 McKenney, Thomas L. & James Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Kent, OH Volair Limited 1978 0931480140 / 9780931480140 First Edition Thus; Facsimile Leather Bound Very Good+ 
Color Plates; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Handsomely bound 2 volume set. In full brown leather with heavy gilt to boards and spines. All edges gilt; moire silk lining sheets and silk bookmarks sewn in. Tightly bound and fresh facsimile production of one of the high points of 19th century color plate books. Housed in publisher's original heavy brown cloth lined slipcase. Just a whisper of sunning to leather at spines and a bit of mild shelf soiling to the cloth lining of the slipcase. All else Fine. Overall VG++ to NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 210.00 USD
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14 Molloy, J. Fitzgerald The Queen's Comrade; The Life and Times of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough [Fine Binding]
London Hutchinson & Company 1901 First Edition 3/4 leather Near Fine 
658 pages; [FINE BINDING] 1901 Hutchinson & Company. 1st edition. 3/4 blue morocco over marbled paper boards. Top edges gilt. Spines in six compartments; ruling titles and devices tooled in gilt. Just trace shelf rub to leather at tips. Prior owner heraldic bookplates to pastedowns and subsequent owner's small ink stamp in the gutter of the dedication page. Tissue guarded engraved frontis portraits and additional portrait plates in text. Handsome, finely bound set. NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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15 Molloy, J. Fitzgerald The Sailor King; William the Fourth, His Court and His Subjects, (2 Volumes) ; [Fine Binding]
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1903 First American Edition 1/2 leather Near Fine 
Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 616 pages; [FINE BINDING] 1903 Dodd, Mead & Co. , NY. 1st American edition. Very handsomely bound in fine 3/4 blue morocco and marbled paper boards. Spines in six compartments with five raised bands. Devices and title lettering tooled in compartemtns; triple filet rules over the bands. Tightly bound and fresh. Illustrated with 16 plates including photogravure frontis pieces. Bookplates of noted book collector Helen Semple mounted to front pastedowns. An inpressive and finely bound example. NF ... Stout setmay require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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16 Moore, Aubertine Woodward For Every Music Lover [Suede Leather Binding in Original Publisher Issued Box. ]
New York Dodge Publishing Company 1902 First Edition Limp Leather in gift box Near Fine 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; 1st edition. Special leather bound edition still in original publisher issued, lidded box. Soundly bound in original brown, limp suede leather with gilt emossed lozenge title panel to cover. These limp leather gift type bindings which were a feature of turn of the century publishing are notoriously fragile. This copy particularly well preserved - a benefit of still being protected by the publisher issued box. Patterned white paper covered, lidded box is a bit worn at corners and edges with light/moderate soiling to surfaces. Glassine box liner still present - a little toned with some tears and chips. Publisher's title label to one edge of the lid. Some pages in the text unopened at the front edge. Illustrated with about 10 b&w plates of musicians. Handsome example of the book is about NF in G++ box. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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17 Motley, John Lothrop The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Complete in 3 Volumes
New York Harper & Brothers 1898 reprint 3/4 leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3 volume set, complete thus. Handsomely bound in 3/4 polished tan leather and marbled paper boards with heavy gilt spines; leather title and volume labels mounted to compartments on spines. Pages untrimmed with deckle edges. Uniformly bound 3 volume set likely at one time a part of a larger set of Motley's works. Snugly bound and neat; prior owner name penciled neatly to front endpages. Handsome set. VG++ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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18 Procter, Adelaide Anne & Charles Dickens (Intro) Legends and Lyrics, a Book of Verses: Vols I & II. [Fine Binding] With an Introduction by Charles Dickens
London George Bell and Sons 1877 Eleventh Edition Full leather Very Good 
frontis; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 518 pages; 1877 & 1875 George Bell and Sons, London. 2 volumes, complete, xxxi, 264; 223 pp. Engraved frontis portrait. 1877, "29th thousand" in Vol I and 1875, 11th edition in Vol II. Finely bound; uniform in dark green full morocco with decorative panelling in gilt to boards, raised bands on spines with gilt tooled compartments and titles tooled directly in gilt. All edges gilt. Light rubbing to spine ends joint edges. Superficial shelf tapping to corners; mild dulling to gilt work at spines. A few signatures in vol II starting just slightly. Prior ownership penned neatly across the title page. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Salter, William; Philip D Jordan (editor) "My Ministry in Iowa 1843-1846" and Letters to Mary Ann Mackintire, 1845-1846. The Annals of Iowa, Third Series, Vol XXIX, No. 3
Des Moines, Iowa Iowa State Dept. of History and Archives 1943 First Edition 3/4 leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 185 pages; Handsomely bound in 3/4 grained morocco and paper covered boards. Gilt title lettering tooled to spine. Binding snug and contents neat. Some light toning to the page block edges adjacent to the morocco leather corners and spine. Hubbed bands and gilt rules across spine. Nice copy given professional binding/treatment by a prior owner. VG++ 
Price: 45.00 USD
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20 Scott, Walter Rokeby; a Poem
Edinburgh John Ballantyne and Co 1813 First Edition 1/4 leather Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 330 pages; 1st edition (1st impression thereof). [10], [1]-330; [i]-cxvi, 3 ads, with imprint at the bottom of p. Cxvi. In period 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards. Leather chipped at tail and stressed and rubbed to spine surface. Board edges rubbed with furring to the marbled paper; corners bumped with loss of leather through abrasion. Boards attached but leather splitting at joints. Contents complete including half-title. Prior owner (Joseph Fry) bookplate to front pastedown. Some light to moderate foxing and toning to the supple pages. An excellent candidate for rebinding. Todd Bowden 64Aa. Good. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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