London: Smith, Elder and Comany, 1880. Leather_bound. Eleven volumes. Small octavo. Twelfth edition. Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browinings. Portait frontispiece. Bound in three quarter green morocco, (spine faded to brown), marbled boards, gilt title, raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpaper.
London: C. Bathhurst, J. Buckland, W.Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T.Davies, T.Payne, L. Davies. 1781. Full leather. Four volumes. First edition. Thick octavo. Samuel Johnson, The Lives Of The Most Eminent English Poets; with critical obersvations on their works. Extra illustrated with full page portrait and architecture illustrations. Handsomely bound in full morocco, covers triple gilt ruled, spine gilt motif in compartments with five raised bands, gilt tile, all edges gilt, marbled decorative endpaper, trimmed gilt turn-ins. A splendid first edition.
London: Macmillan and Company, 1913. Full leather. Thirty-one volumes. Octavo. The Bombay Edition the Writings of Rudyard Kilpling 1913 - 1938. The works consists of 1050 copies printed by R & R Clarke from the Florence Press TYPE and lent by Chatto & Windus which hand-made paper bearing the watermark "RK", First published in 25 volumes and limited collection eventually grew to 31 volumes as Kipling continued to write. SIGNED BY RUDYARD KILPING IN VOLUME ONE OF THE BOMBAY EDITION FRONT TITLE PAGE. The bombay Edition Writings, Novels, Poems, including: The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book, Kim, Wee Willie Winkie, Just So Stories, Captain Courageous, Reward and Fairies, Puck of Pook's Hill, From Sea to Sea, Plain Tales From The Hill, etc.Contemporary bound by Brentanos in full red crushed morocco, covers tooled in double gilt fillets, spine elaborately tooled and lettered in compartments with five raised bands, top edge gilt, leather and gilt ruled turn-ins with decorative tan marbled endpaper, untrimmed edges. A handsome signed collected set in fine binding.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1906. Full leather. Forty volumes Octavo. The Works of Charles Dickens. The extra illustrated edition is limited to seven hundred and fifty sets. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), Frederick Bernard, George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Daziel, F.O.C. Darley, John Leech, Robert Seymour, ("Kyd") Joseph Clayton Clarke and others.Contemporary full brown crushed morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt design within fillet borders, spine elaborately tooled and letter in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, inner covers with a central green leather morocco and gilt fillet design, silk tan water doublures, top edge gilt. A splendid illustrated set and a handsome full leather binding.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Leather_bound. Twenty-Four volumes. Octavo. The Novels and Tales of Robert Louis Stevenson. Portait frontispiece with title tissue guard. Notable writings included Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verse, Childhood and Youth, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow, Body Snatcher, Arabian Nights, The Sucide Club, St. Ives, An Inland Voyage, etc.Bound by charles Scribner's Sons in three quarter navy blue morocco over cloth boards, gilt motif to spine in compartments between raised banding, gilt title, top edge gilt, decorative marbled endpaper.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1931. Leather_bound. Forty-two volumes. Small octavo. The Writings of Anthony Trollope.Title included Darchester Towers, Can You Forgive Her, The Warden, Lady Anna, Belton Estate, Castle Richmond, Eye For Eye, The American Senator, The Duke Children's, Doctor Thorne, The Way We Live Now, Phineas Finn, The Small House At Allinghton, The Eustace Diamonds, The Last Chronicle of Borset, etc.Bound in three quarter red morocco over marbled board, raised bands, gilt title, top edge gilt.A splendid deluxe set.
Boston: Dana Estes and Compny, 1904. Leather_bound. Twenty-four volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Count Lev N. Tolstóy. Translated from the original and edited by Leo Wiener. Edition De Luxe limited to one thousand copies of which this is number 314. Portrait frontispiece with back and red title pages. Title iclude War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Short Stories, Dramatic Plays, Essays, Literary Criticism, etc. Bound in three quarter green morocco (spine evenly faded to brown), gilt floral decorations to spine with four raised bands, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900. Leather_bound. Twenty-two volumes. Octavo. The Complete Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. Large Paper Edition with over 110 plates including portraits and facsimiles illustrations with title tissue guard. Limited to five hundred copies which this is number 142. red and black title pages, largely many uncut unopened pages. notable title include The Scarlet Letters, The House at Seven Gables, The New Adam and Eve, The Blithedale Romance. Twice Told Tales, At Home, etc. Handsomely bound contemporary three quarter dark brown morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt floral decorations, glt title, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled end paper.
London: Henry Sotheran, 1869. Full leather. Two volumes. Large Folio. The Mansions Of England In The Olden Times. Illustrated with 104 hand-coloured plates. 4 volumes bound into 2 volumes. Bound in the publisher's full red morocco, covers and spine gilt title motif, raised bands, marbled endpaper. A rare set.
Boston: Phillips Sampson, 1850. Full leather. Eight volumes. Octavo. The Plays and Works of William Shakespeare. Embracing a life of the poet and notes original and selected. Illustrated throughout. Handsomely bound in full black morocco, elaborate gilt portrait tooling of Shakespeare covers , spine gilt titles, all edges gilt.
Waltham, England: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945. Full leather. One volume. Quarto. Napoleon's Memoirs (Cosway Binding). Bound in one volume titles included Corsca, Toulon, The War with Italy of Castglione, Naval Battle of Aboukir, Egypt, Marengo, etc. Handsomely bound in full red morocco with a large portrait miniture of Naploeon insert under glass on to the front cover by Bayntun Binders, gilt decorations to covers and spine of Napolen emblems and large central gilt crest of Napoleon Shield of Armour to rare cover. gilt title, raised bands, leather and gilt turn-ins, top edge gilt.A handsome Cosway Binding.
London: William Heinemann, 1934. Full leather. One volume. Octavo. FIRST EDITION. Francis The First. Extra Illustrated copy in beautiful Cosway Binding bound by Bayntun Binders. This stunning extra illustrated book on KING FRANCIS THE FIRST OF FRANE. Many black and white portrait illustrations and four hand-colored plates. Bound in full red morocco, front cover with oval portrait of Francis The First insert under glass, covers and spine beautiful gilt floral spray decorations, rised bands, gilt titles, all edges gilt, leather and gilt turn-ins, marbled endpaper, housed in a clam shell box. A beautiful and handsome binding.
London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1941. Full leather. Seven volumes. Octavo. FIRST EDITION. [1941-1946] . War Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston Spencer Churchill. Compiled by Randolph Churchill (vol. 1) and Charles Eade (vols 2-7). Photographic portrait frontispiece, illustrated with maps charts and diagrams. Title in this series are Into Battle; The Unrelenting Struggle; The End of The Beginning; Onwards To Victory; The Dawn of Liberation and Secret Session Speeches. Handsomely bound in modern full red morocco spines with gilt lettering and rampant lions,raised bands, boards single gilt-ruled, all edges gilt.
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 with dense floral decorations, third and fourth panels gilt with maroon title labels, top edge gilt, decorative endpaper, gilt turn-ins, A handsome and fine set of the best edition.
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 Meadow.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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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: 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.