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The Plays and Poems of Shakspeare. In fifteen volumes

By: Shakspeare [Shakespeare, William]

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, A. J. Valpy 1832 / 1834: 1832

Book number: 49998

Condition: Good


Complete in 15 volumes. Morocco spines and corners over cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and lettering. Marbled endpapers. Boards marked and rubbed. Damage to head of spines in some volumes. Many plates darkened at edges. Scattered foxing. With 170 illustrations from the plates in Boydell's edition. Bindings firm. A Good set. View more info

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Bernard Shaw Selected Plays with Prefaces - 4 volumes

By: Shaw, George Bernard

Price: £500.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company 1948 / 1957: 1948

Book number: 46809

Condition: Near Fine


4 volumes, [various paginations]. 3 volumes 1948 plus the 1957 supplementary volume uniformly bound in a handsome half red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with marbled boards. Top edge gilt. A lovely set. 21.5 cms tall View more info

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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin

By: Swift, Jonathan

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Printed for C Bathurst, C. Hitch & L. Hawes, R and J. Dodsley, L. Davis and C. Reymers, J. ward, R Baldwin, S. Crowder and Co and W. Bowyer 1760 - 1767: 1760

Book number: 46707

Condition: Very Good


20 vols, various paginations. Stated on volume one that the set is 12 volumes. The set comprises 17 vols of works + 3 vols of letters published between 1760 - 1767. Illustrated with 13 copper engravings including the 'Gulliver maps', mostly in the first couple of volumes. Plus 4 pp engraved music scores at the rear of vol 7. Three further volumes of letters were published and a one volume supplement in 1776. Lovely contemporary full nut brown calf binding with gilt lines. Some hinges cracked, a couple of volumes have lost their title labels. Some transference to endpapers and pastedowns, some... View more info

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The Works of Tennyson : In Thirteen Volumes. Cabinet Edition

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co. 1883: 1883

Book number: 56393

Condition: Very Good


In 13 volumes. Publisher's uniform full red leather with gilt lettering to spines. All edges gilt. In original lidded box. Box very worn with tears. All volumes very bright & fresh. Boards clean. Gilt bright. Internally clean. Head and tail-pieces. No ownership names. Books in Near Fine condition in a worn box. View more info

Image for Lord Tennyson's Works in Nine Volumes: The Eversley Edition: Poems I and II; Idylls of The King; Enoch Arden,  In Memoriam;  Demeter, Etc.; Queen Mary, Harold; Ballads, Etc.; The Princess Maud; Becket, Etc.

Lord Tennyson's Works in Nine Volumes: The Eversley Edition: Poems I and II; Idylls of The King; Enoch Arden, In Memoriam; Demeter, Etc.; Queen Mary, Harold; Ballads, Etc.; The Princess Maud; Becket, Etc.

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord; Tennyson, Lord Hallam (ed.)

Price: £950.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co Ltd. 1908: 1908

Book number: 54631

Condition: Fine


Complete in 9 volumes. Full red morocco with raised bands to spines and gilt title lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt dentelles. Coloured headbands. Ribbon markers. Bound for Hatchards. Minor marks to a few boards. Offsetting to endpapers from dentelles. Original owner's inscription card lightly attached to endpaper. Internally bright and fresh. A handsome set in Fine condition. View more info

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Vanity Fair, Pendennis, the Newcombes, the Virginians

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury and Evans 1849: 1849

Book number: 5753

Condition: Very Good


7 vols various paginations. 4 novels in 7 volumes, bound in a beautiful black half morocco with gilt panels on spine and marbled boards. AEG. All first editions bar 'Vanity Fair'. B/w plates bearing the author's own illustrations, some of these have transferred slightly on to the facing page. Slight rubbing to the boards and leather, but this a very strong handsome set in spite of what are very minor exterior defects. View more info

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The Works of Froncis Thompson : Volume I: Poems. Volume II: Poems. Volume III: Prose. In three volumes

By: Thompson, Francis

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates LTd. N.d. [c. 1913]: 1913

Book number: 55558

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. 226, (2); 228, (3); 291, (2) pp. Half maroon morocco over dark red cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontis to each volume. Foxing, mostly to prelims. No ownership names. Bindings firm. A VG set. View more info

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Old and New London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places [with] Greater London. A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places. Six volumes plus two volumes

By: Thornbury, Walter [with] Edward Walford

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. / Cassell & Company, Ltd. N.d. [c. 1880]: 1880

Book number: 51289

Condition: Very Good


Set of eight volumes. Half black morocco over marbled boards. Gilt decorated spines. Raised bands to spines of Greater London pair. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to heads of spines. Some scattered foxing, mostly to prelims. Illustrated with numerous engravings in all volumes. All bindings firm. A VG set. View more info

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History of French Literature. In three volumes

By: Van Laun, Henri

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus 1883: 1883

Book number: 55559

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. xiv, 342; xiv, 392; xvi, 467 pp. Half blue morocco over marbled boards. Decorative gilt floral design to spines. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slight wear to spine edges and corners. Volume 3 rebacked with original spine laid down. Internally clean. No ownership names. No foxing. View more info

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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth in six Volumes

By: Wordsworth, William

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon & Co. 1857: 1857

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 5732

Condition: Very Good


(1857) 6 volumes in a full red morocco by Sotherans. All edges gilt. Dated at the base of the spines as 1838, but actually an 1857 edition according to the date at the end of the advert in volume 1. A very good set, with just a little rubbing to extremities. Minor foxing to prelims, marbled endpapers and a brief gift inscription in volume 1 dated 1858. The leather in the top compartment of volume 4 is a little rougher, so may well have undergone a repair at some point. View more info