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Image for The British Classics. In 24 volumes complete. The Tatler (4 vols), The Spectator (8 vols), The Guardian (2 vols), The Rambler (4 vols), The Adventurer (4 vols), The Idler (2 vols)

The British Classics. In 24 volumes complete. The Tatler (4 vols), The Spectator (8 vols), The Guardian (2 vols), The Rambler (4 vols), The Adventurer (4 vols), The Idler (2 vols)

By: Addison, Joseph and Richard Steele and others

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, John Sharpe / W. Suttaby 1809 / 1815: 1809

Book number: 50072

Condition: Very Good


24 volumes complete. Uniformly bound in contemporary dark blue straight grained morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Printed by Charles Whittingham, The Chiswick Press. Uniform half-title to each volume. Engraved title page & frontis engraving to each volume. With various other engraved plates, generally 2-4 in each volume. Foxing to most plates. No bookplates, names or other markings. All bindings firm, with minimal wear. An attractive se... View more info

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The Adelphi Edition of the Works of Jane Austen. In seven volumes

By: Austen, Jane

Price: £1,500.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker N.d. [1923]: 1923

Book number: 56668

Condition: Near Fine


In 7 volumes complete. Uniformly bound in half red morocco over red cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt decoration & green leather title labels. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Boards very clean. All internally very clean. No ownership marks. The original Martin Secker Adelphi edition, later reprinted by Heffer. View more info

Image for Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Pays...8 volumes

Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs de Tous les Temps et de Tous les Pays...8 volumes

By: Benezit, E.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Grund 1960: 1960

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 51202

Condition: Fine


Complete set in eight volumes. Brown half morocco over light brown cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Black & white illustrations. Fresh and clean condition throughout. Bindings bright. Text in French. An attractive set in Fine condition. View more info

Image for The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861. In three volumes

The Letters of Queen Victoria : A Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861. In three volumes

By: Benson, Arthur Christopher and Viscount Esher, editors

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1907: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57141

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes complete. xix, 641; xvi, 575; xi, 660 pp. Contemporary maroon half morocco over red cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Morrell. Outer hinge of volume one a little weak. Minor rubbing to heads of spines. Boards clean. Foxing to prelims. Internally clean. Frontis to each volume. Folding pedigree charts at rear of volume three. View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are  Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Including a Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides; By James Boswell. To Which are Added, Anecdotes By Hawkins, Piozzi, Murphy, Tyers, Reynolds, Steevens, &c. And Notes By Various Hands.

By: Boswell, James

Price: £575.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1835: 1835

Book number: 21591

Condition: Very Good


10 volumes. Bound in a marbled burgundy calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Algernon Borthwick of Woodcote House. A very attractive set with an olive green title label to each volume, and extra gilt to the spines. Some rubbing to the boards. The text blocks are clean, but there is some foxing and offsetting to the frontispieces and engraved titles. View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. In three volumes

By: Boswell, James

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Limited 1912: 1912

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 54513

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes. Dark green half morocco over green cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels & lettering. Top edge gilt. Title pages in red & black. From Macmillan's Library of English Classics. Clean copies. No ownership names. Bindings clean and bright. View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson [Samuel Johnson]

By: Boswell, James ; Augustine Birrell (edited)

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd 1906: 1906

Book number: 5225

Condition: Fine


6 volumes, small 8vo. Bound in an attractive tan calf by Ramage. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. A very attractive set with extra gilt to the spines, and a small olive green volume number label to each volume. 17.5 cms tall View more info

Image for Boswell's Life of Johnson. Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales. In six volumes

Boswell's Life of Johnson. Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a Journey Into North Wales. In six volumes

By: Boswell, James and edited by George Birkbeck Hill

Price: £650.00

Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press 1887: 1900

Edition: First Thus

Book number: 51254

Condition: Very Good


Complete in 6 volumes. Bound in a full stout chocolate morocco. Raised bands to spine. All edges gilt. Blind-ruled borders to boards with gilt Eton coat of arms to front & rear boards. Eton prize inscription to first blanks. Minor marks to boards. Frontis to each volume and folding document in vol. III. Spine lettering bright. An attractive VG to Near Fine set. View more info

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Poetical Works. In five volumes

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co. 1883: 1883

Edition: Thirteenth Edition

Book number: 55923

Condition: Near Fine


In 5 volumes. Contemporary brown full leather with raised bands & gilt lettering to spines. Trinity College Dublin bindings with their gilt device to front boards. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedowns. Frontis portrait engraving to volume one. Minimal wear. A Near Fine set. View more info

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The Works of Lord Byron in Six Volumes

By: Byron, Lord

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1827: 1827

Book number: 36006

Condition: Good


6 vols. Complete. Various paginations. Full, blue straight grained morocco, 4 gilt decorated panels with red morocco title labels on spine of each volume, AEG, gilt designs on edges of boards. Hinges weakening, and in some cases cracked, all bindings still robust and serviceable however. Chipping to title labels on a couple of volumes, corners bumped and worn, minor external wear generally. Hint of foxing to pastedowns f.e.ps and e.ps, some extremely light scattered foxi... View more info

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C. B. Fry's Magazine of Sports and Outdoor Life. Vols I-V: April 1904 - August 1906

By: C. B. Fry's Magazine

Price: £250.00

Publisher: London, Geo. Newnes, Ltd. 1904 / 1907: 1904

Book number: 53016

Condition: Very Good


In five volumes. Bound in at the rear of Vol. V are Vol. VI : October 1906 to March 1907. Bound in half black morocco over black cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and brown leather title labels. All edges marbled. Minor rubbing to leather. Slight foxing to endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w illustrations. Includes colour plate illustrations in vols. 1 & 2. All bindings firm. A VG or better set. View more info

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Cassell's Illustrated History of England. In nine volumes

By: Cassell

Price: £325.00

Publisher: London, Cassell, Petter, and Galpin N.d. [c. 1870's]: 1880

Edition: New and Revised Edition

Book number: 55761

Condition: Very Good


In 9 volumes complete. Uniformly bound in contemporary half black morocco over dark blue cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt ruling and maroon leather title & volume labels. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor marks to boards with a few scratches. Internally clean. Numerous full-page and in-text wood engravings. All bindings firm. Spines bright. A VG set. 27 cms. tall. View more info

Image for The Book of Days : A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar... In two volumes

The Book of Days : A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar... In two volumes

By: Chambers, R., editor

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers 1863: 1863

Book number: 55130

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes complete. 832; 840 pp. Half red morocco over marbled boards. Raised bands to spines with leather title & volume labels. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Wear to extremities and boards slightly rubbed. Scattered foxing. Leaves age-darkened. Engraved title pages. Numerous in-text engravings. Bindings firm. View more info

Image for The World Crisis : The World Crisis 1911-1918 [2 volumes]. The Aftermath. The Eastern Front. In four volumes

The World Crisis : The World Crisis 1911-1918 [2 volumes]. The Aftermath. The Eastern Front. In four volumes

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: London, Odhams Press Limited [and] Thornton Butterworth Limited 1929 / 1931 / 1939: 1929

Book number: 55514

Condition: Fine


In 4 volumes. The first two volumes are an Odhams Press reprint edition of 1939. 'The Aftermath' is a second impression (same month as the first). 'The Eastern Front' is a first edition. Uniformly bound in full brown morocco. Raised bands to spines with decorative gilt panels and gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins and marbled endpapers. Ribbon markers. Maps, some folding. Illustrations. Foxing, mostly to prelims, of 'The Eastern Front.' Other volumes very clea... View more info

Image for Marlborough: His Life and Times. In four volumes.

Marlborough: His Life and Times. In four volumes.

By: Churchill, Winston S.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1934 - 1938: 1933

Book number: 57543

Condition: Good


In 4 volumes. Volumes one & two are 1934 reprints. Volumes three & four are first editions. 612; 651; 608; 671 pp. Contemporary dark blue half morocco over blue cloth. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels. Top edge gilt. Wear to spine ends and corners. Leaves age-darkened. No ownership names. Text clean. Illustrations in photogravure, facsimiles of documents & letters and with maps & plans. All bindings firm. In Good to Very Good condition. View more info

Image for History of the House of Austria : From the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh to the Death of Leopold the Second : 1218 to 1792. In three volumes

History of the House of Austria : From the Foundation of the Monarchy by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh to the Death of Leopold the Second : 1218 to 1792. In three volumes

By: Coxe, William

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn 1847: 1847

Book number: 56144

Condition: Very Good


In 3 volumes complete. xvi, 528; xii, 522; viii, 592 pp. Contemporary full morocco. Raised bands to spines with decorative gilt panels and red leather title labels. Marbled edges and endpapers. Slight wear to spine ends and extremities. Minor marks to boards. Internally clean. No ownership names. Frontis engraving to each volume. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for Poems [2 vols], Tales [2 vols], The Borough: A Poem, in Twenty-Four Letters [2 vols]. Six volumes

Poems [2 vols], Tales [2 vols], The Borough: A Poem, in Twenty-Four Letters [2 vols]. Six volumes

By: Crabbe, George

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, J. Hatchard 1812 / 1814: 1812

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 49520

Condition: Very Good


Uniformly bound in six volumes. Early 19th-century straight grained morocco. Gilt borders to front & rear boards and ornately gilt spines. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Slight edgewear to several volumes. Early reprint editions of Crabbe's works. With the bookplate and ownership signature of J. Wickham Legg, publisher and liturgist. All bindings firm. An attractive VG set. View more info

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The Works of the Rev. George Crabbe. In eight volumes

By: Crabbe, George

Price: £200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray 1823: 1823

Book number: 52932

Condition: Very Good


In 8 volumes complete. Contemporary maroon full straight-grained morocco. Gilt decoration to boards and spines. All edges gilt. Slight wear to spine ends and extremities. Internally clean. All bindings firm. View more info

Image for The Complete Works of Charles Dickens - 17 Volumes Bound as 12

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens - 17 Volumes Bound as 12

By: DICKENS, Charles

Price: £375.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall Ltd 1890: 1890

Book number: 38268

Condition: Very Good


circa 1890. 17 volumes bound as 12. Complete. Black diced quarter morocco with blue 'pebblecloth' cloth boards. Speckled edges, gilt lettered spines. Touch of general shelf wear here and there, occasional rubbing to heads or feet of spine, a few slightly marked boards. View more info

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Charles Dickens Library. Complete Works in 18 Volumes

By: Dickens, Charles and edited by J. A. Hammerton

Price: £550.00

Publisher: London, The Educational Book Co. Ltd. N.d. [c. 1910]: 1910

Book number: 49862

Condition: Very Good


Eighteen volumes complete. Maroon morocco over maroon cloth. Five raised bands to spines with elaborately gilt panels & lettering. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original reinforced hinges. Damage to gilt edge on one volume. Slight foxing to fore-edges. With 1200 illustrations including 500 special plates drawn especially for this edition by the illustrator Harry Furniss. All gilt spines bright and fresh. An attractive set in VG to Near Fine condition. View more info