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Charles Dickens Library. Complete Works in 18 Volumes

By: Dickens, Charles and edited by J. A. Hammerton

Price: £550.00

Publisher: London, The Educational Book Co. Ltd. N.d. [c. 1910]: 1910

Book number: 49862

Condition: Very Good


Eighteen volumes complete. Maroon morocco over maroon cloth. Five raised bands to spines with elaborately gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original reinforced hinges. Damage to gilt edge on one volume. Slight foxing to fore-edges. With 1200 illustrations including 500 special plates drawn especially for this edition by the illustrator Harry Furniss. All gilt spines bright and fresh. An attractive set in VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

Image for Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries; Translated from the Original French at the Command of King Henry the Eighth By John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Etc Etc

Chronicles of England, France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Brittany, Flanders, and the Adjoining Countries; Translated from the Original French at the Command of King Henry the Eighth By John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Etc Etc

By: Froissart, Sir John

Price: £395.00

Publisher: London, F.C and J Rivington et al 1812: 1812

Book number: 35555

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, Vol 1, 25, [ii], 795 pp, 23, Vol 2, xix, 765 pp, 53, Full tan diced calf with gilt borders and ornaments on spine, marbled edges and end papers. Previous owner's bookplate on paste downs, hinges begining to split at head and foot of spine, but this is a very strong and secure binding generally. Spines a little rubbed and faded. Contents very good and clean View more info

Image for A Standard Dictionary of the English Language : Upon Original Plans, Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, in the Light of the Most Recent Advances in Knowledge...the Meaning, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Etymology of All the Words...In two volumes

A Standard Dictionary of the English Language : Upon Original Plans, Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, in the Light of the Most Recent Advances in Knowledge...the Meaning, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Etymology of All the Words...In two volumes

By: Funk, Isaac K.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Company 1893-1895: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55253

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes complete. xx, 1060; 1061-2318 pp. Publisher's original full brown morocco with blind and gilt-stamped designs to front & rear boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration & lettering. Marbled edges and endpapers. Thumb-index tabs to fore-edge. Some wear to spine ends and extremities. Internally very clean. No ownership marks. Colour plates. Numerous in-text illustrations. Bindings firm. View more info

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The Life, Letters and Writings of Charles Lamb. In Six Volumes

By: Lamb, Charles and Edited By Percy Fitzgerald

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, John Slark 1882: 1882

Book number: 47708

Condition: Very Good


In 6 volumes complete. 429; 438; 443, 7;444; 432; 488 pp. Brown half morocco over dark blue cloth with armorial devices to front & rear boards. Gilt lettering to spines. Prize bindings with inscription to front blank of vol. 1. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Slight edgewear to a few volumes. A handsome set in VG condition. View more info

Image for The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. In 3 volumes

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. In 3 volumes

By: Le Sage, Translated By Smollett

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Walker and Co 1823: 1823

Book number: 33392

Condition: Very Good


3 volumes, pp 303, 295, 306, frontispiece portraits of Le Sage, Smollett and Gil Blas, boards decorated with gilt, all edges gilt. Armorial bookplate to front pastedowns. Stright grained red morocco rubbed at head & tail of spines. View more info

Image for Life Magazine 1910-1912.  In six bound volumes.

Life Magazine 1910-1912. In six bound volumes.

By: Life Magazine

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: New York, Life Magazine Office 1910/1911/1912: 1910

Book number: 49298

Condition: Near Fine


Six bound volumes. Two volumes for each year from 1910 to 1912. Pagination varies but each volume contains c. 1,200 - 1,300 pages. Red half morocco over red cloth. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Sturdily bound by Bumpus of Oxford Street, London. Fading to spine of one volume. A few light marks to boards of some volumes. Handsome armorial bookplates to front pastedowns of 2 volumes. All full colour front covers present and bound in situ with each issue's contents. Lac... View more info

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Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott. In five volumes

By: Lockhart, J. G.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1900: 1900

Book number: 57602

Condition: Near Fine


In 5 volumes complete. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon leather title labels. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Bound by Sotherans. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Boards clean. Internally clean. All volumes in Near Fine to Fine condition. A handsome set. View more info

Image for Geographie Universelle Ou Description De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde. In Six Volumes

Geographie Universelle Ou Description De Toutes Les Parties Du Monde. In Six Volumes

By: Malte-Brun and J.-J.-N. Huot

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Paris, Garnier Freres 1854: 1854

Edition: Sixth Edition

Book number: 44173

Condition: Very Good


In six volumes. [c. 1850's]. Various paginations. Dark green quarter morocco over marbled boards. Spines gilt. Marbled endpapers. Edgeworn and slightly marked. Scattered foxing. Bindings tight. With 62 full-page engraved views. Overall a Very Good set. 26.5 cms tall. FRENCH TEXT. View more info

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A History of Our Own Times. From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880. In Four Volumes

By: McCarthy, Justin

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus 1879 / 1880: 1879

Book number: 51450

Condition: Very Good


4 volumes. Full tan calf. Five raised bands to spines with gilt panels and red & green morocco title labels. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Bound by Zaehnsdorf. Vols. 1 & 2 are seventh editions. Vols. 3 & 4 are first editions. Bookplate to front pastedowns. A few minor nicks to calf. Fresh and clean copies. VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

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The History of Germany : From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. In three volumes

By: Menzel, Wolfgang

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn 1849 / 1852: 1849

Book number: 56143

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes complete. iv, 556; 530; 477 pp. Contemporary full morocco. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels and red leather title labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Slight wear to spine ends and extremities. Minor marks to boards. Internally clean. No ownership names. Frontis engraving to vols. 1 & 3. All bindings firm. View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Milton. Edited, with Introductions, Notes, and An Essay on Milton's English. In three volumes

By: Milton, John and edited by David Masson

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co. 1874: 1874

Book number: 50544

Condition: Very Good


In three volumes. cxxxii, 456; viii, 488; viii, 555 pp. Bound in half red morocco over red cloth. Five raised bands to spines with elaborately gilt panels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Bayntun Riviere of Bath. Some light fading to boards. Chipping to head of one spine. Frontis portrait to each volume. A VG set. View more info

Image for The Poetical Works of John Milton : With Notes of Various Authors ... to Which is Prefixed Newton's Life of Milton. In four volumes

The Poetical Works of John Milton : With Notes of Various Authors ... to Which is Prefixed Newton's Life of Milton. In four volumes

By: Milton, John and Edward Hawkins

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Oxford, For J. Parker 1824: 1824

Book number: 57589

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes complete. 430; 620; 452; 401 pp. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spines with maroon & black title labels. Marbled endpapers. Spines slightly rubbed & dulled. Early ink owner's name to verso of ffep. Boards clean. Internally clean. All bindings firm. View more info

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The Poetical Works of John Milton, with Notes of Various Authors

By: Milton, John/ Rev H.J. Todd

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, C & J Rivington, J Cuthbert, et al 1826: 1826

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 37967

Condition: Very Good


6 volumes, various paginations. Bound in a very nice brown half calf with gilt decorated raised bands, green morocco title labels and marbled boards and edges. Extremities of boards a little rubbed, slight rubbing to boards, light marks and scuffs to spines, but generally this is a handsome set which is strikingly clean internally. View more info

Image for Essais de Montaigne. Suivi de sa Correspondence et de la Servitude Volontaire d'Estienne de la Boetie. Edition Variorum. In four volumes

Essais de Montaigne. Suivi de sa Correspondence et de la Servitude Volontaire d'Estienne de la Boetie. Edition Variorum. In four volumes

By: Montaigne [Michel de] and Charles Louandre

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Paris, G. Charpentier:

Book number: 51791

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes complete. Maroon stright-grained morocco spines over red cloth. Gilt lettering to spines. Top edge gilt. Slight wear to spine ends. Boards lightly marked. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Scattered foxing. Text in French language. All bindings firm. A VG set. View more info

Image for The Works of Alexander Pope : With a Memoir of the Author, Notes and Critical Notices of Each Poem...In four volumes

The Works of Alexander Pope : With a Memoir of the Author, Notes and Critical Notices of Each Poem...In four volumes

By: Pope, Alexander and G. Croly, editor

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, A. J. Valpy 1835: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54522

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes complete. Half straight-grained green morocco over green cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Birdsall. Slight uniform fading to spines. Extra-engraved title pages. Frontis engravings. Publisher's prospectus bound in at front of vol. one. Bindings firm. View more info

Image for Traditions of Lancashire : Series 1: Volumes 1 and 2. Series 2: Volumes 1 & 2. In four volumes

Traditions of Lancashire : Series 1: Volumes 1 and 2. Series 2: Volumes 1 & 2. In four volumes

By: Roby, J.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green 1829 / 1831: 1829

Edition: First Editions

Book number: 55447

Condition: Very Good


In 4 volumes. Both series are first editions, 1829 and 1831. x, 329; 330, (1); xxvii, 330; 340 pp. Uniformly bound in full black straight-grained morocco. Raised bands to spines with blind and gilt-stamped panels and maroon leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Minor rubbing to spines. Heavy foxing to plates. Series 1 contains two illustrated title-pages and twelve plates. Series 2 contains ten plates. In VG to Near Fine condition. View more info

Image for The Novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., with all his Introductions and Notes. In five volumes [Waverley Novels]

The Novels of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., with all his Introductions and Notes. In five volumes [Waverley Novels]

By: Scott, Walter

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Robert Cadell 1843 / 1847: 1843

Edition: First Edition Thus

Book number: 53679

Condition: Very Good


In 5 volumes complete. First edition in this format. Contemporary maroon half morocco over marbled boards. Spine panels gilt with gilt lettering. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear and rubbing to boards and extremities. Internally clean. Frontis portrait engraving to vol. 1. Extra engraved title page to each volume. Text printed in double columns. Glossary at rear of vol. 5. All bindings firm. View more info

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Waverley Novels. In 25 volumes

By: Scott, Walter

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 1852 / 1857: 1852

Book number: 55614

Condition: Very Good


In 25 volumes complete. Published 1852 - 1857. Uniformly bound in full tan calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon & brown leather title labels. All edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Minor wear to some spine ends and spotting to some boards. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Extra-engraved title page to each volume. Frontis engraving and four to eight full-page engravings to each volume. Offsetting to engravings. A few sprung sections. Gilt spines bright... View more info

Image for Waverley Novels. In 47 (of 48) volumes

Waverley Novels. In 47 (of 48) volumes

By: Scott, Walter

Price: £450.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black 1853 / 1854: 1853

Book number: 55681

Condition: Very Good


47 (of 48) volumes. Lacks volume 38. The height of each volume measures 16.5cm. The linear length of the set measures 122 cm. Uniformly bound in light brown half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon & black leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Frontis engraving and extra-engraved title page to each volume. Wear and rubbing to some spines with slight chipping to some spine ends. Spine gilt generally bright wit... View more info

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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare] 8 Vols: Tragedies I & II; Comedies I & II; Histories I & II; Doubtful Plays; Biography

By: SHAKESPEARE, W. [SHAKSPERE]; Knight, Charles (ed.)

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight and Co. 1838 - 1842: 1842

Book number: 56911

Condition: Very Good


In 8 volumes. Plays complete. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to edges and most boards rubbed. Foxing to prelims. Illustrated title-page to each volume. Every volume copiously illustrated with steel engravings. As stated in the Notice, this set contains volume one only of the biography as the second volume was not published until the following year. View more info