Paris: Goupil and Company, 1904. Full leather. One volume. Folio. James I And VI, by T.F. Henderson. Limited to eight-hundred copies which this is number 102.Illustrated in color to frontispiece and other black and white portraits. Bound in full brown morocco by Riviere Binders, elaborate ornate gilt on covers and spine, top edge gilt, raised bands, gilt title, red decorative endpaper, gilt leather turn-ins.
London: Cassell and Company, 1904. Leather_bound. Six volumes. Folio. The Dorè Dante. The Vision of Hell and Vision of Purgatory and Vision of Paradise. "Henry Irving Edition". Translated by the Rev. Henry F. Cary. Illustrated with design of M. Gustave Dorè. Limited to one thousand number sets which this is 66. Bound in three quarter dark green morocco, marbled boards, floral gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
Boston: R.H. Hinkley and Company, 1900s. Full leather. Fourteen volumes. Octavo. The Holy Bible (Merrymount Bible). Containing the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. Illustrated with plates after famous artists designed and electrotyped by D.B Updike at the Merrynount Press. In a publisher's binding of full tan pigskin, the spine titles and panels ornaments embossed in darker brown, top edge gilt. A handsome set.
Various Places: Various Publisher, Various Dates. Vellum. Thirty-two volumes. Octavo, Title included John Keats, William Wordsworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browining, Tennyson, Shakespeare, Robert Browning, Chaucer, etc. Vellum Binding of white sheepskin, multi color of green, red, blue, black, title label, floral decoration to spine,
London: William Heinemann, 1922. Leather_bound. Twenty-six volumes. Octavo. The Writings of Robert Louis Stevenson. " Vailima Edition ". This edition is limited one thousand and sixty sets which this is number 191, volume one contain a signed check and photograph by Stevevson, portrait and other illustrations to each volume of frontispiece.Bound in three quarter red morocco, cloth boards, spine floral gilt decorations between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, A beautiful collected set.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1948. Full leather. Six volumes. Octavo. First edition. The Second World War by Winston Spencer Churchill. Title include The Gathering Storm, Their Finest Hour, The Grand Alliance, The Hinge of Fate, Closing The Ring, Triumph And Tragedy. Illustrated with maps and diagram. Recently bound in full red morocco, boards single gilt rule, spine gilt decoration of the rampant lion, gilt title. raised bands, all edges gilt.
New York: A.R. Keller and Company, 1907. Leather_bound. Fifteen volumes. Octavo. The Uniform Edition Writings of Oscar Wilde, introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. This edition is limited to four hundred and fifty copies which this is number 12. Titles include Poems, Ravenna, The Ballard, The Sphinx, Charmides, Essays, Dialogues, Solomè, Picture of Dorian Gray, De Profundis, The Happy Prince and Other Tales, etc. Portrait and other illustrations throught-out set with title tissue guard.Bound by Stikeman Binders in three quarter green morocco (spine faded to brown), cloth boards, gilt floral decorations to spine, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper.
London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1908. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. The Rubàiyàt of Omar Khayyàm. Twelve hand-colored plates after the drawings by Gilbert James. Stunning full red morocco by Bayntun-Rivière the cover with multiple fillets to the side corners of grapevines and grapes of green and purple inlaid morocco, with central brown inlaid of a serpent wrap-around a gilt chalice, spine decorated into compartments of inlaid leaves and grapevines between raised banding, second and fourth panels gilt title, all edges gilt, rare cover single gilt-rule with a green inlaid leaves , inner covers gilt borders of red morocco and tan silk doublures, A splendid and beautiful binding.
London: Constable and Company Limited, 1922. Full leather. Sixteen volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Herman Melville. The Standard Edition limited to seven hundred and fifty copies which this is number 24 and includes the first printing of Billy Budd, title pages printed blue and black ink, title includes Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White Jacket, Moby Dick or the Whale, Pierre, The Piazza Tales, Israel Potter, The Confidence-Man, Billy Budd, Clarel, Poems. Bound In full navy blue morocco, spine gilt in compartments of nautical motif of sail ship, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A handsome set.
London: George Bell and Sons, 1884. Hardcover. Three volumes. Large octavo. First edition. Parrots in Captivity by William Thomas Greene With Notes on Several Species by the Hon. and Rev. Frederick George Dutton. Illustrated eighty-one (twenty-seven plates in each volumes, including frontispiece) wood-engraved orinithological plates, beautifully finished by hand by W.T. Green and Benjamin Fawcett after E.F. Lydon print, all plates extremely clean and bright.Publisher's original turquoise cloth binding, gilt motif of parrots on front boards, spine gilt titles, black endpaper, top edge gilt.
Baltimore: Fielding Kucas Junar, 1837. Leather_bound. One volume. Quarto. Flora's Dictionary by Elizabeth Washington Gamble Wirt, as " Mrs. E.W. Wirt, of Virginia".Fifty-six hand coloured original pictorial lithograph plates and with title dedication page to embellished for Miss. Ann Smith. The section of Flora's Dictionary is made of 230 entries arrange alphabetically from Acacia Roses to Zinnia each entry includes a brief definition followed by the appropriate verse.Original publisher's binding in full maroon morocco gilt, the spine in five compartments separated by four raised bands, gilt title, all edges gilt. A beautiful hand colour copy of Flora's.
Albany: Carroll and Cook, 1844. Hardcover. One volume. Quarto. First Edition. Hatural History of New York: Zoology of New York, or the New York Fauna; Comprising Detailed Descriptions of all Animals hitherto Observed within the State of New York, with Brief Notices of those occasionally found near its Borders, accompanied by Illustrations. Part II. Birds.FINE HAND-COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS. Complete with 141 hand - coloured lithographs, composing two or three birds per a plate, with a total 308 figures. (minor foxing).Contemporary black cloth with gilt motif of birds and gilt title.
London: De La More Press, 1903. Full leather. one volume. Quarto. Eikon Basilike or the Kings Book, edited by Edward Almack, this issue is limited to two hundred and ninety copies which this is number 172, secondary title page printed red and black with portrait illustration.Bound in black morocco, covers with inlaid brown and tan swirling mosaic pattern, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, leather and gilt turn-ins.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1922. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Folio. Early English Furniture and Woodwork by Herbert Cescinsky and Ernest R. Gribble. Photogravures illustrations.The early woodworkers his life, tools and methods, Gothic Wood Workers, Wood Panelling and Mantels, Timber House, Porches and Doors, Staircase, Chest and Standing Cupboards, Walnut Chairs, Tables, Clocks, Lacquer Works, Cabinet, etc.Bound in half brown morocco with brown cloth boards, gilt spine and titles, raised bands, decorative endpaper.
London: Lawrence and Bullen, Limited, 1904. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Folio. A History of English Furniture by Percy Macquoid. With plates in colour after Shirley Slocombe, and numerous illustrations selected and arranged by the author. The Age of Oak , The Age Mahogany, The Age of Walnut.Bound In three quarter red morocco, cloth boards, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt,
London: Longmans, Hurst , Green and Co. 1900s. Leather_bound. Five volumes. Quarto. Britton's Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain Represented and Illustrated in a Series of Plane Views Elevations and Antient Edifice: with biographical anecdotes of thr bishops of Lichfield and the Coventry and Churches in England of Westminster Abbey Church, Kings College Chapel, Malmsbury Abbey Church, The Queens Cross, Maltham Cross, Market Cross.Bound in three quarter dark brown morocco, marbled boards, gilt floral decorative to spine, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: Thomas Nelson, 1966. Full Leather. One volume. Quarto, First Edition. Wine by Hugh Johnson. How its made Red Table Wine, White Table Wine, Aperitifs Sherry-Champangne other sparkling wine, and vineyard from the world Europe, France, Burgundy, Bordeaux, The Rine and Moselle, Northern California and South-east Australia. Photogravures illustrations throughout.Bound in full striking red crushed morocco, covers and spine composed of scrolling interlacing tendrils and leaves gilt, gilt title, all edges gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, original cover- wrapper bound into the rare of book.
London: George Routledge and Sons Limited, 1910. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Quarto . Notitia Venatica a Treatise on Fox Hunting Embracing Management of Hounds, Kennels, Fox, , Horses, The Hunts. Revised and brought down to date by Cuthbert Bradley with Twelve illustrations Henry Alken and others coloured by hand. Bound in three quarter red morocco, cloth boards, spine gilt decorations of fox, jockey hunt cap, horse and hound, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: John Murry, 1857. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. First Edition. First Issue. Missionary Travels and Ressearches in South Africa. A journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast; Thence across the Continent, down the river Zambesi to the Eastern Ocean. Illustrated fold-out frontispiece and other etchings. Bound recent in full brown morocco, gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, gilt title, leather turn-ins, marbled end paper, all edges gilt.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1883. Full leather. Three volumes. Quarto. The Royal Shakspere. The Poet's Works in Chronological order from the text of Professor Delius. with an introduction by F.J. Furnivall. Illistrations on steel and wood, portrait frontispiece.Bound in full red crushed morocco by Backer and Son Binders, gilt floral decorations to covers and spine, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper, gilt turn-ins. A handsome binding.
London: Longmans, Green and Longmans, 1856. Leather_bound. Three volumes. Octavo. First Edition. Richard F. Burton Personal Narritive of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.Illustrated with coloured plates folding maps and plans. Attractively bound in three quarter calf and with marbled boards, all edges marbled, gilt motif to spine with five raised bands, gilt titles. A very rare first edition.
Boston: Dana Estes and Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Writings of George Eliot the Edition magnifique limited to five copies which this is letter A. Illustrations throughtout set in two state coloured other black and white with title tissue guard.Handsomely bound in full red crushed morocco, ornate floral gilt decoraions to spine and covers, gilt titles, raised bands, silk green doublures, leather turn-ins, top edge gilt. A handsome set in fine binding.
Boston: Frederick J. Quinbyand Company, 1900s. Full leather. Twenty volumes. Octavo. Courtiers and Favourities of Royalty by Various Author. The Petites Maisons Edition is limited to one hundred copies which this is number eone. Illustrarted through-out set.Handsomely bound in full wine morocco by Harcourt Binders, covers single gilt ruled line and with scrolling leaf patterns and olive green inlaid of floral biquets ot corners, spine gilt decoratons in compartments, gilt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, inner cover of olive green leather and gilt wine morocco leather to corners. A beutiful collected set.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900s. Full leather. Thirty-three volumes. Octavo. The Iroquois Edition of the Writings of James Fenimore Cooper is limited to one thousand copies and of which this is number 25. Illustrated frontispiece and title tissue guard to each volume, red and green title pages.The writings include Last of the Mohicans, The Deerslayer, The Redskins, The Pioneer, The Spy, Homeward Bound, Red Rover, The Praire, The Pathfinder, etc.Elaborately bound in full brown crushed morocco, covers gilt with wide swirling frame featuring intracate scrolling foliate patterns and densely inlaid of red tulips to covers and spine, five compartments to spine between raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, trimmed leather within gilt turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper. A Handsome binding.