Fine Bindings

BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns Reprinted from the Best Editions with Explanatary Glossary, Notes, Etc.. Frederick Warne & Co..
xxvi, 614pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'W.Corrie Grant, South Shields' to FFEP. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
BYRON, Lord Gordon George. The works of Lord Byron. Printed for Baudry.... 1823. First Baudry edition.
12 volumes in six. With half-titles to each odd numbered volume. [Bound uniformly with:] MEDWIN, Thomas. Journal of the conversations of Lord Byron, noted during a residence with his lordship at pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822. In two volumes. Paris. Published by L. Baudry..., 1825. Two volumes bound in one. Finely bound in contemporary French calf by Hering (of Paris?), signed in gilt to foot of the spine, first volume, spines richly tooled and boards ruled in gilt, further blind border to boards. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very lightly faded to spines, small patch of insect-damage to joint at base of spine of the fifth volume, else a fine set. Bookseller's label 'Galerie de Bossange Pere' to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
CAMPBELL, Alexander. The Grampians desolate: A poem. Printed By John Moir...for Vernor and Hood, London: And Manners and Miller, Edinburgh. 1804. First Edition.
vii, [1], 316pp, [4]. With half-title and terminal 'Prospectus of a new agricultural institution, or fund of aid for waste land cultivators. Dated London, April 16th 1804.' Finely bound in contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, flat-spine with subtle blind-stamped grecian urn devices to compartments. A fine copy. Small booklabel to J.O. Edwards to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Hawkins Browne Esqr, M.P. from the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
DELLA PAGLIA, Antonio. Aonii Palearii Verulani Epistolarum Lib IIII. Orationes XIIII. De Animorum Immortalitate.... Apud Thomam Guarinum.
609pp, [15]. [Bound with] ARNULF, Bishop of Lisieux. Epistolae Arnulphi Episcopi Lexoviensis, Nunquam antehac in lucem editae. Ex Bibliotheca Odonis Turnebi Hadriani F. Parisis, 1585. Apud Joannem Richerium. First Edition. [12], 119ff, [1]. Contemporary half tawed-pigskin, with medallion and sword/shield rolls to sides, over black vellum. Later paper lettering-pieces to compartments. A fine copy, with only light wear to extremities, bumping to corners. Graham Pollard's copy, with a note concerning Della Paglia's encounters with the inquisition and a bibliographical note on the two states of the title page.
Price
£ 1,250.00
DUCRAY-DUMINEL, M. [Francois-Guillaume]. Victor, ou l'enfant de la foret. Chez le Prieur, Libraire. [1798]. Third edition.
Four volumes. 242, [2]; 257, [1]; 275, [1]; 325pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved frontispiece to each volume. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to spines, bumping to corners. Marbled endpapers. Early ink inscription of E. Matheiu to head of each title, occasional marginal loss to text blocks.
Price
£ 250.00
GARDINER, Richard. Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi. Oxon. Canonici, Specimen Oratorium Recusum, & Declamationibus Quorandam Ibidem Art: Bac: Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis Adornatum. Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ric: Davis. 1662. Third Edition.
[4], 176pp, [2]. Finely bound in nineteenth-century green crushed morroco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight loss of leather to turn-in of upper board. Slightly soiled, with occasional light staining, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 500.00
HEBER, Reginald. Palestine. A Poem recited in the theatre in Oxford, MDCCCIII. To which is added The Passage of the Red Sea, a Fragment. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; and John Hatchard. 1809. Second Edition.
[4], 32, 8, [2]. With half-title. Finely bound in contemporary diced Russia, spine richly gilt in elaborate patterns with at least 8 different tools, foliate borders to boards, titled to centre of each board within lozenges. A fine copy, with only the slightest cracking to upper joint at foot of spine. Ink inscription of Harriet Thager to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 400.00
MONTESQUIEU, Charles-Louis De Secondat. Oeuvres de Montesquieu. Chez Plassan, Regent-Bernard, et Gregoire, de l'imprimerie de Plassan. 1796.
Five volumes. [12], lxxx, 406, [2]; [4], 468, xiv, [2]; [4], 466, iv, [2]; [4], 487, iv; [4], 471, [1], iv. Each volume with half-title, terminal blank to Vols I-III. With frontispiece portrait of the author to Vol I, two maps and 22 engraved plates. A beautifully well margined set, uncut, in handsome contemporary red morocco-backed red paper boards, gilt, with double contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces. A trifle rubbed to extremities, some fading to boards, the occasional tear to boards, else a fine set. Spotting to endpapers. With the etched armorial bookplates of the Portals of Laverstoke to each FEP.
Price
£ 2,000.00
NECKER, M.. De l'importance des opinions religieuses. [s.n.]. 1788. First edition.
[4], 544pp. With half-title Contemporary polished calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed to spine, extremities, else a fine copy. From the Dukes of Devonshire library at Chatsworth, with bookplate to FEP and crowned D to head of spine.
Price
£ 250.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Misfortunes of Elphin. Published By Thomas Hookham. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 240pp. Nineteenth-century tan calf, gilt, with contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, by Riviere. T.E.G., all others uncut. With original drab wraps bound in at end. Upper joint lightly rubbed, with marking to upper board. Bookplates of Edith Barbara Tranter and John A. Spoor to FEP.
Price
£ 350.00
RICKMAN, Thomas.. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of The Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices... Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth Edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [4]. Engraved frontispiece, 14 plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. T.E.G. Slightest of wear to corners, else a fine copy. Slight foxing to edge of text block, original silk marker remains intact but has caused browning to a few leaves. Fore-edge of frontispiece slightly dog-earred, folded over by binder to prevent further wear.
Price
£ 150.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
Price
£ 150.00
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.. The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson Including 'The pricess', in memorium', 'maud', etc.. Henry Frowde. 1900.
viii, 495pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers with edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. A fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Eight Almanacks issued for the year 1797].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack.. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 46pp, [i.e. 48pp]. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1797... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption... [1797]. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1787. 48pp. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 500.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Ten Almanacks Issued for the year 1781].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. Parker's Ephemeris, For the Year of Our Lord 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. [48pp]. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo: Or, Useful Companion... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack.... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. ESTC lists only the British Library copy. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 47pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine, cracking to upper joint, else fine. Modern ink inscription of G.A.R. Onslow to head of blank fly-leaf. Very occasional shaving.
Price
£ 500.00