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  1. Limited edition, number 117 of 1050 copies on Dutch rag paper; large 8vo; portrait on title page reproduced from an engraving, manuscript page written in French tipped in, occasional slight browning to fore-edge; original brown cloth over bevelled boards, red title label with gilt lettering, endpapers browned, overall a very good copy.

    £50
  2. Limited edition, number 707 of 1250 copies; large 8vo; portrait frontispiece, title within red border, previous owner's inscription to first blank leaf, occasional light marginal spotting and soiling; original vellum-backed patterned paper covered boards, red lettering to spine, spine a little soiled, corners rubbed, patterned endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £250
  3. Limited edition, one of 1650 copies on velin pur fil de Rives, 3 vols, 4to ( 24 x 19 cm); illustrated in colour throughout after original watercolours by A. E. Marty and ornaments after R. Jacquet, marbled pink endpapers; later half burgundy morocco over gilt marbled boards, signed Jean Etienne, in corresponding marbled slipcases with morocco entries, spines slightly sunned, an excellent set.

    £1,500
  4. One of 300 copies on paper, this one of 200 for distribution outside Italy; small folio (265 x 175 mm); printed on Pescia paper in red & black; original morocco-backed patterned cloth, gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, original plastic dust-jacket and cloth slip-case, a fine copy.

    £700
  5. First edition, first printing; 8vo; 3 plates from drawings by the author, contemporary ink name to front free endpaper, overall internally very good; original cloth-backed boards, gilt title to upper cover, spine slightly dulled as oft, but overall very good, dust-jacket somewhat marked and frayed with some loss to folds, edges and corners as well as central section of the spine.

    £6,500
  6. 12mo., engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title, 2 plates, xylographic decorations, contemporary geometrically-patterned endpapers, contemporary red morocco, gilt, lacking pin to be inserted into fore-edge but flap present, sympathetically repaired in matching leather at spine-head and one corner.

    £400
  7. 3 vols, small 8vo; frontispiece portrait of the poet to vol. I, natural toning, a few spots to preliminary leaves of first two vols, otherwise near-fine; near-contemporary full green morocco by 'Wiseman', double gilt panelled, Bishopric armourial device to boards and 'heavenly keys' and Bishop's Mitre devices to spines, dentelles, all in gilt, all edges gilt, rubbed at extremities, boards a little patchy, otherwise very good.

    £550
 

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