Fine Bindings

[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John.. Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste Britannique, Et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour; Traduite de L'Anglois. Tome Premier [-Huitieme]. Chez Nyon, l'aine...Merigot, le jeune. 1789.
Eight volumes. 48, 219, [1]; [4], 243, [1]; 316; [4], 320; [4], 259, [1]; 223, [1]; 131 [i.e. 231], [1]; 252pp. With half-title to each volume. [Bound uniformly with:] Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, Fait sur les vaisseaux de roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775; ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commandant de la Resolution; dans lequel on a infere la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois.... A Paris. Chez J.G. Merigot, le jeune..., 1792. Six volumes. [4], [i]-xl, 375, [1]; 397, [1]; 380; 376; [4], 320; 311pp, [1]. With three half titles, as issued, and a single table opposite p.157, Vol VI. Without the atlas volume. Finely bound in uniform mottled French calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips, contrasting red and green morocco title labels, spines richly gilt in scalloppine design. Slightly rubbed, with some chips to extremities of spines. Very occasionally cracking to joints, single wormhole to upper joint Vol III, 2nd work. The odd rust-hole or tear to text, all without loss of sense. Occasional light marking or staining. With ink inscriptions of John Lukis, (with one mention of Guernsey), to titles, thus presumably from the library of Channel Islands based mining engineer John Walter Lukis (1816-1894). Small shelf-mark label of Bibliotheque Rohault-Fleury to FEP of Vol. V of the second work, neatly removed from other volumes.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[ILLUSTRATED BOOKS]. DALZIEL, The Brothers. Home thoughts and home scenes. In original poems by Jean Ingelow, Dora Greenwell, Mrs. Tom Taylor, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Amelia B. Edwards, Jennett Humphreys and the author of "John Halifax Gentleman". Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. 1865. First edition.
[10], [35]ff, [2]pp. With thirty-five engraved plates by the Dalziel brothers, after A.B. Houghton. Finely bound in contemporary hard-grain green morocco, gilt, with boards panelled. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities, short nicks at head and foot of upper joint, spotting to upper board. Some foxing to text and plates. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Charles Gurden Gent. on his birthday. 1865. from his affectionate Daughter Louisa Dalziel'.
Price
£ 350.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. William Curry, Jun. And Company.. 1845.
xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized.
Price
£ 100.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of Poems: Viz The Temple of Death By The Marquis of Normanby... With Several Original Poems Never Before Printed, By The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester..... Printed for Daniel Brown...and Benjamin Tooke. 1701. First Edition.
[8], 453pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisment pages. Recent blue morocco, gilt titling to spine, spine slightly faded. Slight marking to prelims, staining to R5 and R6. Very occasional marginal ink stains, marginal loss at corners of H3 and H4, not touching text.
Price
£ 250.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A Narrative of the Loss of the Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, in The Bay of Biscay, on the 1st March, 1825. In a Letter to a Friend. By A Passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1825. Third Edition.
[iiii-v], vi, [7]-113pp, [7]. Contermporary tan calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, by B.Hunt of Birmingham. Very slight rubbing, else a fine copy. John Drinkwater's copy, with his armorial bookplate and tipped in signature to FEP, and the signature of his wife Ellen to title page. Later bookplate of David Reginald Hay-Neave, colonial civil servant, also to FEP.
Price
£ 325.00
[VINCENT, John]. Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, And Snipe Shooting. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 150pp, [2]. Extra-illustrated with engraved title and 19 engraved plates, folding, from Howitt's British Sports. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with double line and pointille borders enclosing several small tools. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G, attractively gauffered re-using some of the same small tools as used to boards. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate to FEP. Lot ticket for the Christies sale of Gloucester's library in 2006 loosely inserted.
Price
£ 3,250.00