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  1. 8vo, xxxi, 662 pp., frontispiece, pictorial title, illustrations throughout by bJohn Pedder, H. Sheppard Dale, and H. H. Stanton, contemporary tree calf gilt, spine in six compartments, tan morocco label to second, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

    £450
  2. 8vo; title printed in red and black, rubricated throughout, extra title for Book of Psalms, light toning to leaves, prayer pasted to verso of front free endpaper; contemporary black morocco, elaborately gilt with central device to both covers, spine with 5 raised bands, elaborately gilt in compartments, light rubbing to extremities, marbled endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £750
  3. First edition thus, fourth impression; 8vo; title printed in red and black, leaves slightly toned, light spotting to prelims; finely bound in full red morocco by Hatchards, double gilt fillet borders, central gilt device to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in compartments, spine slightly sunned, covers slightly rubbed, top edge gilt, grey endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £375
  4. 2 works in one vol., folio (27.8 x 19.5 cm); woodcut devices to titles of The Bible, some restoration to inner margin of general title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and initials, numerous woodcut illustrations in text, double-page woodcut plan depicting the temple at Jerusalem, double-page woodcut map of the Holy Land; title of Psalmes within architectural woodcut border, musical notation in text; text in double-column, rubricated throughout, occasional closed tears to lower margin, scattered light foxing and soiling, 17th century ink family notes to endpapers; near-contemporary full black morocco gilt, fillet and roll borders, central device with ornamental thistles, spine with 5 raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt, neatly rebacked, retaining original backstrip, some light rubbing, all edges gilt; [6], 366, 84, [2], 115, [11]; [7], 35, 35-92, [2]pp.

    £18,500
  5. 12 vols, 8vo (200 x 150 mm); illustrated with full-page colour plates by H.M. Brock, mild offsetting from plate tissue guards to some title-pages, a little more pronounced to vol. I of Pride and Prejudice, otherwise internally fine; bound by Whitman Bennett, N.Y. in half blue morocco gilt over marbled boards, with matching endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed (as published), minor rubbing to extremities and some corners innocuously chipped, spines uniformly faded to green, otherwise a very good.

    £4,500
  6. Limited edition, one of 150 examples on Arches, from a total edition of 170, signed by the illustrator on the justification, 4to (30.5 x 26 cm); numerous illustrations printed in colour after Schmied, 14 of which are full-page, head and tail pieces, initial and decorations also after Schmied, many heightened in gold and silver, frontispiece signed in pencil by the artist, a.e.g.; finely bound by Charles Lanoë in blue morocco with intricate Art Nouveau onlay design with gilt detail to covers and spine, patterned silk doublures, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, a fine example.

    £6,000
  7. Small 8vo (160 x 110); engraved vignette title-page by Stopford A. Brooke; near-cotemporary full green morocco, inlaid with red carnations to covers, gilt-panelled dentelles, lined in ivory moire, all edges gilt, small, light stain to lower, outer corner of front free lining, with offsetting to following page, otherwise a most handsome volumes and internally fine.

    £275
  8. 5 volumes bound in 11; folio; comprising 10 vols of text (43 x 33 cm), and plate vol. (47.5 x 34 cm), with the publisher's extra title pages as required, 194 (of 197) fine engraved plates by Bartolozzi, Fuseli, Hodges, Loutherbourg, Rigaud, Smirke, Westall, Wheatley, and others, light foxing to plates, occasional light scattered foxing to vol. 4; text vols in 19th-century red half morocco gilt, spines in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth, others gilt, raised bands, marbled sides, carmine edges, plate vol. in full red morocco gilt, a fine fresh set.

    £6,500
  9. First edition, 2 vols, 8vo, xii, 8, 168; 169-416 pp., 6 folding engraved maps, contemporary tree calf gilt, a fine copy.

    £2,500
  10. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 447; viii, 588 pp., 2 portrait frontispieces, numerous wood-engraved plates, 2 maps (1 large folding), contemporary crimsion morocco gilt extra, cream silk doublures, all edges gilt, a fine set.

    £2,500
 

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