London and Phladelphia: Chapman and Hall, and J.B. Lippincott Company, 1900 Circa. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens, with illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne. Title include Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Edwin Drood, Pickwick Papers, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Christmas Books, Tales of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend, Barnaby Roudge, Dombey and Son, etc.Bound in three quarter brown morocco over cloth boards, spine floral gilt decorations, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, tan marbled endpaper. A handsome set.
New York: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1925. Leather_bound. Thirteen volumes. Octavo. The Mandalay Edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling. Title include The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Kim, from Sea To Sea, Plain Tales From The Hills, Just So Stories, The Days Works, The Willie Winkle, From Sea To Sea, Puck Of Pook Hill, etc. Bound in three quarter wine morocco, cloth boards, spine gilt decorative motif, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1842. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Large octavo. Sir. Walter Scott Waverley Novels. [Extra Illustrated] with 244 proof etchings, 36 hand-colored portraits, 120 original plates and first imperssions by Turner, Stanfeld, etc. with additional 300 extra plates and illustrations, volume one contain to front endpaper a signed and dated letter by Sir. Walter Scott, July 04, 1888, red and black title pages. Bound handsomely by Root and Son in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, spine dense gilt floral decorations of holly leaves in six compartments between raised banding second and fourth panel gilt title, gilt date stamp to bottom spine, top edge gilt, trimmed leather turn-ins, decorative blue marbled endpaper.Extra illustrated set in a rare and fine binding.
New York: Charles Scribner,s Sons, 1900. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Complete Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson. Portrait frontispiece. Title include, The New Arabian Nights, St. Ives, Kidnapped Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Master of Ballantrae, The Wrong Box, Vailima, Letters, Short Stories, A Tale of the Two Roses, Treasure Island, A Child Garden of Verses. Bound in three quarter wine morocco over cloth boards, floral gilt decorations to spine with six compartments between raised banding, second and fourth gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1908. Leather_bound. Thirty volumes. Octavo. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens. Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Bound in three quarter red morocco, marbled boards, spine with five raised bands gilt with floral device and gilt titles, top edge gilt marbled endpaper. Illustrated through-out set.
Edinburgh and London: Wiliam Blackwood and Sons, 1844. Sixth Edition. Full leather. Ten volumes. Thick octavo. History Of Europe From The Commencement To The French Revolution In 1789 To The Restoration Of The Bourbons In 1815 By Archibald Alison. Bound by Hayday Binders in full tan calf, covers double gilt-rule corners, intricate floral and ornamental gilt decoration to spine, red gilt title label and green leather numbered labels to second and fourth compartments, all edges marbled, leather trimmed turn-ins, marbled endpaper. Bookplate of Sir. Charles Okeley 1st Baronet an English Adminstrator.
Philadelphia: George Barrie and Sons, 1893. Leather_bound. Twenty-two volumes. Octavo. The Novels, Dramas, Selected Poems Of Victor Hugo Complete And Unabridged. Illustrated frontispiece. Bound bound in three quarter red morocco, gilt motif to spine, raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: John Murrary, 1862. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. With notes by Dean Milman and M.Guizot a new edition with additional notes by William Smith. Illustrated portrait frontispiece.Bound in full three tan polished calf, covers and spine gilt dense floral decorations, red and green title labels, raised bands, all edges marbled, blind tooling turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1903. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Small octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen's, with introduction by R. Brimley Johnson, illustrated in colour by A. Wallis Mills, The St. Martins Illustrated library of the standard authors.Bound in three quarter tan calf, cloth boards, spine gilt floral decorations, black title labels, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: John Murray, 1837. Full leather. Three volumes. Octavo. Manners And Custom Of The Ancient Egyptians. Including thier private life, government, laws, arts, manufactures, religion, and early history, derived from a comparison of the paintings, sculptures and monuments of existing with accounts of ancient authors. Illustrated by drawings ancient subject.Bound in full green pebble morocco, spine gilt decorations of tulips and framed titles, covers gilt mofit egyptians charioteers and double gilt-rule to corner, all edges gilt, trimmed gilt turn-ns. (minor spotting to endpaper).
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1939. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Octavo. First Edition. Abraham Lincoln The War Years With The Prairie Years, by Carl Sandburg with Hour hundred and fourteen half-tones of photographs and two hundred and forty-nine cuts of cartoons, letters, documents. Bound in three quarter red morocco spine gilt in compartments of united states shield, banners, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
New York: The Century Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Ten volumes. Octavo, Abraham Lincoln A History, by John G. Nicolay and John Hay. Portrait and other illustrations to each volumes. Boundin three quarter dark brown morocco, gilt motif to spine, black title labels, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative marbled endpaper.
New York: Virtue and Yorston, 1962. Leather_bound. Three volumes. Quarto. The Great Civil War A History Of The Late Rebellion. With biographical sketches of leading statemen and distinguished naval and military commanders, etc, by Robert Tomes with a continued from the beginning of the year 1864 to the end of the war by Benjamin G. Smith. Illustrated by hgighly-finished portraits, battle scenes, views of forts and battle fields, volored maps, plans, etc, all engraved on steels fron drawings by F.O.C. Darley and other american artist.Bound in full dark brown morocco, spine and covers gilt decorations, raised bands, gilt title, decorative endpaper.
New York: Solomon King, 1830. Full leather. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Political Writings Of Thomas Paine. To which is prefixed a brief sketch of the author's life a new edition with additions, portriat frontispiece. Bound in full dark brown morocco, gilt title, raised bands, covers blind tooling motif, top edge gilt, leather turn-ins, decorative brown endpaper,
London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1878. Full leather. Twenty-six volumes. Thick quartos. The Complete Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray. Extra illustrated to set with portrait frontispiece. Limited to one -thousand copies which this is number 232, Handsomely bound in full brown morocco, spine gilt floral dence decorations between raised banding, red and tan gilt title labels, all edges gilt, boards triple gilt ruled and floral gilt relief to corner, gilt turn-ins, blue 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.
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.