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  1. First edition; 8vo (20 x 12 cm); one large folding plate; bound in contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt coat of arms to the centre and detailed vine borders, spine gilt ruled and title, ex-libris and small French customs sticker to front free endpaper, green ribbon marker, blue silk endpapers, minor foxing throughout, all edges gilt, a near-fine copy; [2] 87pp.

    £4,500
  2. 8vo, xiv, 445 pp., portrait frontispiece, illustrations in text, green half morocco gilt for Hatchards in Art Nouveau style, foxing to fore-edge else a very good example.

    £250
  3. First edition; 2 vols, oblong folio (330 x 260mm, 13 x 10 1/8 in); orchestral score with libretto in Italian and German, vol. I with additional engraved vignette title by Bolt after Kinninger (foxed) of the supper scene between Commendatore and Don Giovanni, printed title with attractive ink presentation to upper corner margin, dated 1877) and 2 following pp. of text, engraved musical score 6-292pp, vol. II with printed title and engraved musical score 294-590pp, with separate printed divisional title 'Anhang von spaeter eingelegten Stuecken', some sporadic light foxing and minor staining, mostly to final leaf of vol. I, some leaves trimmed at upper edge with loss to pagination in vol.2 but in the main clean and bright; modern diced calf, upper covers lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, most attractive.

    £9,500
  4. Winchester edition; 10 vols, 8vo (220 x 150 mm, 8½ x 6 in); portrait frontispiece to vol. I; publisher's green cloth, gilt spines, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, mild rubbing and bumping, several hinges very slightly cracked but sound, otherwise a very good set.

    £950
  5. First edition, one of 500 deluxe copies signed by the publisher and with an additional etching bound before half-title; 4to; additional etching, portrait frontispiece, colour plates, captioned tissue-guards, illustrations, scattered faint spotting; bound in full decorative green crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, small patch of discolouration to lower fore-corner of upper cover, but overall fine.

    £595
  6. Limited edition, number 27 of 1,000, printed in the Riccardi fount on handmade Riccardi Paper; 4to (225 x 160 mm); frontispiece wood-engraving of Brooke, engraved pictorial title, both by Raverat; later binding for Asprey in full navy blue morocco with decorative gilt panels to both boards of onlaid grey and gilt lilies, gilt lilies to spine, foliate gilt dentelles, all edges gilt; x, 156, [2]pp.

    £1,750
  7. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxii, 510; xiv, 495, xxvi pp., folding chart, contemporary sprinkled calf calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red and black labels to second and fourth, others gilt, broad gilt dividers, scuff to lower board vol i, a fine set.

    £950
  8. 'Tacoma Edition'; 2 vols, large 8vo (225 x 155 mm.); decorative titles and borders by Margaret Armstrong, frontispieces, 28 plates with captioned tissue guards, mild toning to endpapers; publisher's signed white cloth with elaborate Amerindian motifs in burnt umber and gold within pointillé and single-rule borders and rules, t.e.g., an exceptional set.

    £475
  9. Tall 8vo; engraved portrait, contemporary green morocco in the Gothic style, multiple gilt fillets, decorative corner-pieces with red morocco onlays, elaborately gilt with red, sienna, burnt sienna and black onlays, flat spine, fan design within gilt fillets, red, sienna and black onlays, gilt dentelles and all edges gilt, by 'Gruel'.

    £2,500
  10. 8vo, engraved portrait, some slight spotting, exceptional crushed morocco binding, gilt panels enclosing central square decorated heavily in gilt with floral and leaf designs with red, green and sienna onlays, blind-stamped designs with central tiny gilt flower, spine with raised bands, decorated again in gilt and blind with red and green onlays, by Dauphin a Lyon.

    £3,500
 

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