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  1. First edition, first impression; 2 volumes; 8vo (20 x 13 8 x 5 in); armorial bookplate to front pastedown of each vol., numerous illustrations by George Cruickshank, with ads. to end of vol. I; early half morocco, green cloth boards, gilt spine with raised bands, top edge gilt, spine faded, very minor areas of wear to extremities, original pink cloth and spine bound in; xix, [3], 263, [1], 36; xix, [3], 288pp. An excellent set.

  2. First one-volume edition; 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown, 40 illustrations by George Cruickshank including frontispiece, light toning to margins of plates; brown morocco, covers ruled in gilt, gilt spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, very minor wear to extremities; viii, 526pp.

  3. First edition; small 8vo; scattered light foxing, heavier to endpapers; publisher's dark blue pictorial cloth, Art Nouveau illustration to upper board in red, white, and green, red lettering to spine and upper board, edges untrimmed, a very good copy.

  4. First edition; 4to (19.5 x 13.3 cm); black letter, with some Roman and italic, woodcut headpiece to title, woodcut illustrations, including 4 full-page on *1-2, large woodcut floral and historiated initials and other ornaments, title washed and repaired at head with some loss to ornament, some marginal repairs (not affecting text), minor worming to margins, repaired tears to E3 and H2-3 without loss, lightly washed; early-19th-century brown crushed morocco, arms gilt-stamped to covers within panel triple-ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, slightly rubbed; [28], 352, [4], 353-360, [16]pp; collation: A8 B6 C-V8 Aa-Dd8 *2 Ee-Ss8.

  5. 8vo; engraved portrait, Pickering's vignette anchor & dolphin device to title-page, slight age-toning, otherwise internally fine; early 20th century half brown morocco by Riviere, gilt panelled spines in six compartments, gilt lettered in other two, top edge gilt.

  6. First US edition, first impression, first state; 8vo (19 x 13 cm); slight toning to leaves, light soiling to prelims; publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, light wear to extremities, top edge gilt, some light spotting to publisher's ads and rear endpapers, otherwise a very good example.

  7. 3 vols, 8vo, title pages printed in red and black, original blue cloth gilt, art nouveau design to spines, top edges gilt, a very good set.

  8. First edition. 3 vols, royal 8vo, illustrations by George Cattermole and Hablot Browne, contemporary half calf gilt, red morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, a very good set.

  9. 10 vols, 8vo (180 x 120 mm); monochrome illustrations with tissue-guards, publisher's printed Ex Libris to each upper paste-down (three personalised in ink, with the name 'E.M. Holmes, one dated '1895', small bookseller label to the foot of the front paste-downs of Sense And Sensibility volume 1, Pride And Prejudice volume 1, Mansfield Park volume 1, Emma volume 1, & Persuasion, some light toning, the odd, random spot, more prevalent to frontispiece of Northanger Abbey`, otherwise, near-fine; publisher's gilt-decorated cloth, some of the boards are lightly toned with minor marks, spines are lightly rubbed to head & foot but generally, sound and in very good order.

  10. First editions; 20 vols in 4, 8vo; etched frontispiece to each of the 20 titles by Jules-Armand Hanriot, vignette to each title page (some in colour), tinted pictorial headpieces, decorative tailpieces and initials, a touch of foxing to endpapers, light toning to leaves; contemporary half red morocco, original lithograph wrappers bound in, top edge gilt, others uncut, light wear to extremities, overall a pleasing set.

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