London: John Stockdale, 1793. Full leather. Four volumes. Large octavo. First Stockdale Edition. The Fables Of Æsop's. With The Life Of The Author John Gay Fables. Elegantly with one hundred eighty-two fine embellished plates, one hundred and twelve from Æsop's Fables and Seventy from Gay's Fables, four illustrated title page and with other notable artist illustrator such as Clark, Chapman, Bromland, Stothard.Bound by Zaehnsdorf Binders (stamp signed to lower endpaper) in full speckled brown morocco, covers floral gilt decorations to borders, six compartments to spine between raised banding with floral devices, second and third panels gilt title, gilt stamped date lower panel, all edges gilt. decorativ gilt turn-ins, green and tan marbled paper. A Beautiful First Stockdale Edition.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1875. Full leather. Three volume. Large quarto. Picturesque Europe. A delineation by pen and pencil of the natural features and the picturesque and historical places of Great Britian and the Continent. Bound in full dark brown morocco, blind tooling and gilt title to covers and spine, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1878. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick octavo. Extra illustrated. A Popular History Of The United States. From the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the northmen, to the end of the first century of the union of the states. Preceded by a sketch of the pre-historic period and the age of the mound builders, by William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, cloth boards, spine gilt motif of United States shield, and eagle, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1872. Full leather. Two volumes. Large Quarto. Picturesque America (1872-1874) Or, The Land We Live In. Adenlineation by peen and pencil of the mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, water-falls, shores, cañons, valleys, cities and other picturesque features of our country. Illustrations on steel and wood engravings by eminent american artist. Bound in full dark browm morocco, blind and gilt tooling to spine and covers, raised bands, gilt title, all edge gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911. Full leather. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen. Winchester Edition. Portrait illustrated frontispiece , red and black title pages. Titles include Sense And Sensibility, Pride And Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady Susan Watson letters. Recent bound in full green morocco, covers single gilt-rule with a gilt facsimile Jane Austen signature, spine floral motif with six compartment, raised bands, red and brown bouble morocco gilt title labels, top edge gilt. green decorative endpaper. A beautiful set.
Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1880. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. Little Women or Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. More than two hundred illustrations by Frank T. Merrill and pictures of the home of the Little Women by Edmund H. Garrett. Recent bound in full green morocco, single gilt-rule to boards, spine gilt floral motif, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. marbled endpaper.
London: John C. Nimmo, 1887. Full leather. Two Volumes. Octavo. Robin Hood. Acollection of all the ancient poems, songs and ballads, now extant, relative to that celebrated English outlaw, to which are prefixed historical anecdotes of his life by Joseph Ritson. Fifty wood block engravings by Bewick and fine etchings from original paintings by A.H. Tourrier and E. Buckman, printed on China paper.Recent bound in full green morocco, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt title, marbled endpaper.
London: George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1854. Full leather. One volume, Thick Quarto. The Holy Bible Containing The Old And New Testaments: Translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by his majesty's special command, appointed to be read in churches. Illustrated with steel engravings through-out. Bound in full brown morocco, covers and spine ornate floral decorations, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaper, all edges gilt gauffered motif, boards with a bronze metal clasp lock hinge.
New York: Longmans, Green and Co. 1899. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Octavo.FIRST EDITION. American Revolution by George Otto Trevelyan, with the Early Life of Charles James Fox. Six volumes American Revolution and two volumes Early life of Charles James Fox. Bound by G.P Putnam's Sons in three quarter green morocco over cloth boards, spine gilt ruled and titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, green cloth endpaper, A handsome set. Trevelyan's Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, published in 1876 is regarded as one of the best biographies in English. This work. American Revolution, was published between 1899 and 1914. The biography of Charles James Fox was first published in 1880. The focus of this work is less on American Revolution, as it happened on the ground in the Colonies, but on the effect of the British rule on the Colonies and the American Revolution asit was happening. Trevelyan's sympathies lie more with the British than the Americans, and more with Fox and the Whig party than the King George and his political allies.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1928. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Large octavo. Abraham Lincoln 1809 - 1858. By Albert Jeremiah Beveridge. The Manuscript Edition is limited to one thousand copies printed at the Riverside Press which this is number 94 . A handsome set with four handed coloured photographic views of the Lincoln Memorial with tissue-guard, four photogravure portrait frontispiece with capationed tissue-guard with additional thirty-two plates and maps scene. The Manuscript Edition containing to the front free endpaper of volume one a leaf of Beveridge's original writings manuscript page in pencil a six line text by Beveridge, Original crushed three quarter red morocco (bound at the Riverside Press, ink stamp signed to front free-endpaper) flat bands to spine forming in compartments, gilt titles direct to second and fourth panels , gilt single and duble line frames in compartments, red cloth boards, top edge gilt, untrimmed edge, tan endpaper.
London: Henry Colburn, 1825. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Octavo. Journal Of The Private Life And Conversations Of The Emperor Napoleon At Saint Helena, by The Count De Las Cases. Illustrated with four hand colored plates engraved portraits, illustrations and maps.Bound in three quarter red morocco by Morrell Binders, spine emblems of napoleonic bees, wreath, eagle, raised bands,gilt title, all edge gilt,
London: John Cumberland, 1828. Full leather. Four volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Life Of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France. Early complete edition of thre first fully illustrated Life Of Napoleon printed in England, with twenty-seven folding engravings and aquatint plates [24 fully hand-colored] by George Cruikshank. Sumptuously bound by Rivière And Son (gilt stamp signed lower turni-ins) full red crushed morocco, double gilt-ruled to corner of board, top edge gilt, spine gilt floral decorations in six compartments between raise banding, second and third panels gilt titles, gilt floral turn-ins, uncut edges, blue endpaper, housed in a slipcase box.Bookplate: Alexander McGrigor of Cairnoch (1827-1891) was a lawyer, co-owner of big Glasgow law firm and book collector.
London: Osgood McIlvaine and Company, 1895. Full leather. Four volumes. Octavo. First Edition. Memoirs of Barras Member of the Directorate of Napoleon. Edited with general introduction, preface and appendices by George Duruy, transalted by Charles E. Roche, seven portraits in heliogravures, two facsimile, two plans. Bound by Bayntun in full red polished calf, covers double gilt-rule to borders, spine gilt in compartments of fleur-de-lis decorations, raised banding, brown title labels, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, floral gilt turn-ins. Housed in a slipcase.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. Cloth. One volume. Large Quarto. First Edition. Big Game Hunting In The Rockies And On The Great Plains. Comprising hunting trips of a ranchman and the wilderness hunter, fifty-five illustrations with proctected title tissue guard by Remington, Frost, Beard, Gifford, Sanford, and well-known artists. Limited to one thousand copies which this is number 718. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt of the Portrait Frontispiece.Original beige cloth bound, covers and spine trimmed leather title with decorations of elk and rifle, top edge gilt, uncut edges, housed in a custom slipcase.
London: William Heinemann, 1934. Leather_bound. One volume. First Edition. Octavo. Francis The First. Extra-Illustrated Copy in a beautiful cosway binding by Bayntun- Rivière. This stunning exrtra illustrated book on King Francis The First of France, many black and white portrait illustrations with insertion of fifteen from (1494-1547) and four hand- colored plates. Bound in full red crushed morocco, covers with a oval portrait of Francis The First inset under glass, covers and spine beautiful gilt floral spray decorations, raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt, leather and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaper, housed in a clam shell box. A beautiful and handsome binding.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1866. 1872. Full leather. Two volumes. Small octavo. FIRST EDITIONS. Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland 1866, With Torty Two Illustrations And Together Through The Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There 1872, With Fifty Illustrations. Illustrated by John Tenniel, wood engraved frontispiece with original tissue-guard, nemerous wood engraved text illustrations. Finely bound Rivière and Company [stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-ins covers] full red crushed morocco, covers with triple gilt line border, spine five raised bands in compartments decoratively dense floral tooled and lettered, all edges gilt, red marbled endpaper, floral gilt turn-ins, housed in a clam shell box. A beautiful and rare first edition.
London: William Heinemann, 1901. Leather_bound. Two volumes, Octavo. Anna Karenin a novel by Leo Tolstoy a new and complete translation from the Russian by Constance Garnett with two portraits. Bound in three quarter blue morocco , spine gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, brown marbled endpaper.
New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1905. Full leather. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo. Grand Format Edition of the Works of James Fenimore Cooper, with editorial introduction by Paul Leicester Ford, Edward Everett Hale, Captain Alfred T. Mann. This edition is limited to fifty sets which this is number 20. Hand colored frontispiece to each volume with tissue guard, steel engravings reproducing the original illustrations by F.O.C. Darley. This set include a signed check and dated Jan 15, 1840 by J. Fenimore Cooper.Title include Last Of The Moicans, The Deerslayer, The Redskins, The Headsman, The Pathfinder, The Red Rover, The Pioneer, The Prairie, The Spy, The Pilot, The Bravo, Satanstoe, Home Was Found, The Ways Of The Hours, etc. This set privately printed and bound by the publisher D. Appleton and Company made for Charles Watermann Armour,handsomely in full dark blue crushed morocco, covers triple gilt-ruled lines, spine five raised bands gilt floral motif in compartments, second and fourth panel gilt titles, gilt floral turn-ins, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper. Excellent set in fine condition.
London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1873. Leather_bound. Eight volumes. Octavo. The Works of Lord Macaulay Complete. Edited by his Sister Lady Trevelyan. Portrait illustration to frontispiece. Bound in full tan calf, double gilt-rule to covers, spine gilt floral motif, red and black title labels, raised bands, all edges marbled, and endpaper.
Cambridge: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1895. Leather_bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. "Large Paper Edition" The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, with biographical introductions portraits, and other illustrations, Signed by author to limitation page and dated Harriet Beecher Stowe, October 1895. The author autograph, written specially for this edition a few months before her death. Two hundred and fifty copies printed which this is numbere 89. Bound in three quarter olive green morocco, (spine faded evenly to tan) gilt decorations to spine of floral wreath design between raised banding, gilt title to second and fourth panels, , top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A splendid collected set.
New York: The Colonial Press, Limited, 1903. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Octavo. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Collected and edited with a memoir, critical introductions and notes by Edmund Clarence Stedman and George Edwards Woodberry, with over fifty full page colored illustrations. The "Autograph Edition" is limited to one hundred fifty sets which this is number 97 and has been signed by the editor and publisher. Bound in three in three quarter navy blue morocco, gilt floral motif to spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: The Arcadia Press, 1969. Full leather. One volume. Quarto, Wine of the World . Edited by Andrè L. Simon. This edition is limited to two hundred sixty-five copies which this is number 100. Design and bound by Zaehnsdorf of London for Arcadia Press. Signed by the author to the title page. Colored photograph illustrations. Bound in full red morocco, cover green and gold inlaid of grape vines and leaf, gilt title, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, decorative endpaper.
Philadelphia: J.B. LIppincott Company, 1894. Leather_bound. Five volumes. Octavo. The History of the French Revolution 1789-1800. Translated with notes and illustrations from Frederick Shoberl, forty illustrations on steel engraved by William Breatbatch. Bound in three quarter blue morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments of napoleonic wreath emblems, bees and eagle, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1948 - 1954. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. FIRST EDITION. The Second World War by Winston Spencer Churchill. Titles comprising ,The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Henge of Fate, Closing the Ring, Triumph and Tragedy.Illustrated with maps, charts and diagram.Finely bound by Aspery and Company Binders in full blue crushed morocco,, single gilt-rules to covers, all edges gilt, spine lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt turn-ins, decorative endpapers. A handsome set.
London: Privately, 1905. Leather_bound. Sixteen volumes. Octavo "The Baroda Edition." The Book Of The Thousand Nights And A Nights. A plain and literal translation of the arabian nights entertainments, translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton. Printed privately by the Burton Club, limited to nine-hundred and fifty sets which this is number 99.Handsomely bound by Stikeman and Company three quarter tan morocco, top edge gilt, spine with five raised bands gilt decorations in compartments of the quarter moon and star, second and fourth panels gilt title, marbled endpaper, 71 portraits and other illustrations and captioned tissue guard.