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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

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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. Lacks most rear covers, although all present in one volume. Lacks 4 issues only of the three year run, and the absence not very ... View more info

Image for History of the United Netherlands in 4 Volumes from the Death of William the Silent to the 12 Years Truce-1609.

History of the United Netherlands in 4 Volumes from the Death of William the Silent to the 12 Years Truce-1609.

By: Lothrop Motley, John

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1875: 1875

Book number: 59459

Condition: Very Good


4 volumes, xii, 503, vii, 533, x, 563, viii, 580 pp, illustrated in black and white, leather boards gilt stamped United Westminster Schools with a prize bookplate in vol.1, some marks to boards. View more info

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Critical and Historical Essays : Contributed to the Edinburgh Review. In three volumes

By: Macaulay, Lord [Thomas Babington]

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans 1848: 1848

Edition: 5th Edition

Book number: 60489

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. 490; 503; 466 pp. Contemporary full calf. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon & brown leather title labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards. Internally clean. All bindings firm. 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: £200.00

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

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

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 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 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 Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Bablylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians. In twelve volumes

The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Bablylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians. In twelve volumes

By: Rollin, M.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Dundee, Printed by Chalmers, Ray, and Co. 1804 /1805: 1804

Book number: 52076

Condition: Very Good


In 12 volumes complete. Bound in original brown full calf. Gilt lines to spines with red leather title labels. Minor marks to calf. Early bookplate to front pastedowns. Folding maps. Frontis portrait to vol. one and extra engraved title pages to each volume. All bindings firm. An attractive VG set. 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 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 with some dulling to a few volumes. All bindings firm. View more info

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Novels and Tales of The Author of Waverley. In 25 volumes

By: Scott, Walter

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Archibald Constable & Co. 1823 - 1825: 1823

Book number: 60291

Condition: Very Good


In 25 volumes : 12 volumes of Novels and Tales (1823), 6 volumes of Historical Romances (1824) and 7 volumes of Novels & Romances (1825). Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with maroon leather title & author labels. Frontis engraving and title-page vignette to each volume. Minor rubbing to some boards with wear to edge of one board. All internally clean. View more info

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

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

Image for The New Century Shakespeare. Edition De Luxe. In 24 volumes The Cambridge Text From the Latest Edition of William Aldis Wright; With Introduction, Notes and Glossaries to Each Play by Israel Gollancz, Editor of the Temple Shakespeare. The Complete Notes ... of Alexander Dyce...Life of the Poet by W. J. Rolfe...and a History of the Drama ... by Henry N. Hudson and others.

The New Century Shakespeare. Edition De Luxe. In 24 volumes The Cambridge Text From the Latest Edition of William Aldis Wright; With Introduction, Notes and Glossaries to Each Play by Israel Gollancz, Editor of the Temple Shakespeare. The Complete Notes ... of Alexander Dyce...Life of the Poet by W. J. Rolfe...and a History of the Drama ... by Henry N. Hudson and others.

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Boston, Dana Estes and Company 1901: 1901

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Book number: 49752

Condition: Very Good


Complete set in 24 volumes. De Luxe Edition. This is copy no. 643 of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. Bound in dark green half morocco over marbled boards. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Root & Sons. Slight foxing to prelims. Tissue-guarded illustrations, approx. 10 illustrations to each volume. Minimal wear. All volumes firm and tight. A VG set. 20 of the volumes cover the plays, with the last 4 volumes being the Doubtful Plays, a Life, and Dyce's Glossary in 2 volumes. View more info

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The Plays of William Shakespeare : From the Correct Edition of Isaac Reed, Esq. In twelve volumes

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, Poultry and Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street 1809: 1809

Book number: 55848

Condition: Good


In 12 volumes complete. Stereotype edition. Contemporary half straight-grained morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with decorative gilt lyre devices and gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Boards rubbed & edgeworn and gilt slightly faded. Lacks title page to volume one. A few sections proud. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare : From the Correct Edition of Isaac Reed, Esq. In twelve volumes

The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare : From the Correct Edition of Isaac Reed, Esq. In twelve volumes

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Walker; G. Offfer; Sharpe and Sons, et al. 1825: 1809

Book number: 55918

Condition: Good


In 12 volumes complete. Contemporary dark green half morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration & lettering. Boards rubbed & slightly edgeworn. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Frontis portrait to volume one. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for The Works of William Shakespeare : The Chronological Edition. In eight volumes

The Works of William Shakespeare : The Chronological Edition. In eight volumes

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Peacock, Mansfield & Co., Ltd. 1910: 1910

Book number: 57515

Condition: Near Fine


In 8 volumes complete. Publisher's full brown leather with gilt decoration & lettering to front boards & spines. All edges gilt. Minor rubbing to spines. Boards clean. Internally clean. No ownership names. Copac lists five copies only: BL; Cambs; Guildhall; NLS and National Trust. View more info

Image for The Complete Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare] : Revised from the Original Editions with Historical and Analytical Introductions to Each Play ... In three volumes

The Complete Works of Shakspere [Shakespeare] : Revised from the Original Editions with Historical and Analytical Introductions to Each Play ... In three volumes

By: Shakespeare, William and edited by J. O. Halliwell

Price: £350.00

Publisher: London and New York, John Tallis and Company N.d. [c. 1880]: 1880

Book number: 56726

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes complete. xxxii, 576; 496; 488 pp. Contemporary gilt-decorated dark green morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Minor rubbing to extremities. Large stain to front board of volume one. Early ink name to front endpaper of first volume. All internally clean. Extra illustrated title-page to two volumes. Frontis engraving to each volume. Numerous full-page steel engravings. All bindings firm. View more info

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The Comedies. The Histories and Poems. The Tragedies. In three volumes

By: Shakespeare, William and prepared by W. J. Craig

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, Geoffrey Cumberlege. Oxford University Press 1948 / 1952 / 1953: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 56104

Condition: Near Fine


In 3 volumes. xxxviii, 1128; 1214; 1315 pp. Uniformly bound in full black morocco with gilt-ruled borders to front boards. Raised bands to spines with decorative gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Minor marks to boards of one volume. All volumes internally very clean with no ownership names. Ribbon markers. Spines bright. In Near Fine to Fine condition. View more info