London: MacMillan and Company, 1919 -1920. Full calf. Thirty-seven volumes. The Works of Thomas Hardy " Mellstock Editions" consists of five hundred copies signed to the limitation page by the author. Portrait fontispiece.Bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full contemporary blue calf, triple gilt ruled to covers, spine with five raised bands gilt in compartments of floral decorations, third and fourth panels gilt maroon title labels, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, A handsome and fine set of the best edition.
London: William Pickering, 1836. Full leather. Two volumes. "Edited by Sir. Harris Nicolas, this edition was illustrated by the foremost contemporary artist, produced by excellent printer and issued by an outstanding publisher. It has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published, it was the first edition to be divided into days, contains many editor's notes and comments, and has new material on Walton and Cotton" (Home). The illustrations consist of sixty-one plates, and drawings by T. Sothard, Mr. Derby, Mr Willement, Mr. Edward Hassell, etc. Engraved by W. Humphreys, Byfields, G. Adcock, H.Robinson, etc. Large Paper Copy, " Where all the illustrations are engraved on India-paper and laid down in the text. In addition, all the 61 portraits, views, fishing scenes, head-pieces are duplicated by aset of proofs on India-paper laid and bound in, in place" . 2 volumes (bound from parts), royal 8vo, Large paper copy. Extra-Illustrated with additional suites of all the plates and illustrations on India-proof paper. First Nicolas Edition. Bound in fu llgreen morocco crushed morocco, gilt by F.Bedford, richly gilt-paneled especially dense gilt decorations to spine, all edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, marbled endpape. A fine set.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911. Leather_bound. Twelve volumes. Octavo. The Novels of Jane Austen. 2 volume Sense and Sensibility, 2 volume Pride and Prejudice, 2 volume Mansfield Park, 2 volume Emma, 1 volume Northanger Abbey, 1 volume Persuasion, 2 volume Lady Susan, The Watson's and Letters. Portrait frontispiece, black and red title pages. Bound in three quarter dark brown morocco with cloth floral boards decorations, spine with five raised bands gilt floral decorations and titles, top edge gilt, floral endpapers A splendid set. The Winchester Edition of The Novels of Jane Austen was first published by Grant Richards in 1898. It was reissued by John Grant of Edinburgh in 1905-1906 with new title-pages. Both of these editions contained the novels only. The 1911-1912 reissue, also by John Grant, Included two additional volumes the minor novels (Lady Susan and The Watsons) and Letters.
London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1892. Leather_bound. Twenty-eight volumes. Octavo. The Badminton Library Collection of Sport with various authors. Illustrated through-out. Title include Skating, Rowing, Yachting Sea Fishing, Racing and Steeple-Chasing,Shooting, Poetry of Sport, Cricket, Driving, Archery, Athletics, Dancing, Cycling, Golf, Driving, Polo, Swimming, etc. Bound by Root and Son Binders in three quarter dark brown morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt motif, raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper.
New York: Random House, 1950. Full leather. Two volumes. Thick octavo. The Complete Novels of Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion. Introduction by Amy Loveman, coloured illustrations by Warren Chappell. Bound by Maurin in full blue morocco, triple gilt ruled to covers, spine with three raised bands and gilt titles, top edge gilt and turn-ins, decorative marbled endpaper.
London: Robert Tyas, 1843. Leather_bound. Four volumes. Thick quarto. The Plays of William Shakspere. Comedies, Tragedies, Historical Plays, Sonnets, Poems, Memoir and Essay. Extra illustrated with wood engravings by Kenny Cadows.Bound in three quarter maroon morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt motif decorations, gilt title, raised bands, marbled endpaper, all edges marbled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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: 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.
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.