London; Paris: J. Dodsley; De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. A unique collection of both the original French and the English translation of the famed novel, together with an awe-inspiring collection of proofs before letters by esteemed French artists. Three volumes housed in a custom three-part black and red leather box, gilt titling to spine, box solid, some wear and cracking; Paul et Virginie is bound in full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling, all edges of text block gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate to front endpaper; Unsigned binding, but early invoice states it was bound by Derome., Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. with half-title, 12mo., xxxv, 243 pages, with 4 black and white plates, foxing to plate edges; "Prix, papier vélin d'Essone, 6. liv."; Both volumes of Paul and Mary are bound in matching full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling, paneled spines similarly gilt; all edges of text blocks gilt; doublures burgundy morocco with matching design to boards, embroidered silk endpapers facing doublures, marbled endpapers following; incredibly tight binding; bookplate to marbled endpaper; Bound by Chambolle-Duru with their gilt stamp to front doublure; London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, ; With an Autograph Letter Signed by Saint-Pierre, addressed "Au Citoyen Le Danois" (André Bazile Le Danois de La Soisière), a member of the Council of Ancients. Measuring ~9 x 6.7 inches (~23 x 17 cm.), with integral address leaf attached. Small tear to upper left corner where seal was attached, small archival repair to upper right corner, neither impacting and writing. Four Postal stamps present on integral address leaf. Actual text is 25 lines in Saint-Pierre's hand, responding to a letter by Le Danois about a meeting, countering his proposed date of the 8th with the 10th. He then goes on to discuss how he was tricked by a man that he had not seen for 20 years, as well as by a young woman. He defends himself that he in no way was compromising the interests of the Republic. The letter is dated "Paris, ce 7 ventose an 7" ( February 26th, 1799); With invoice circa 1895 from E. F. Bonaventure, with a handwritten description of the three volumes in purple ink. "Unique copy in an exquisite Binding by Chambolle extra illustrated with rare set all proofs before letters" "1. Set of proofs by [Achille] Devéria 2. Set of proofs by Corboald 3. Set of proofs ??? 4. Set of proofs Medallions in color 5. Set of proofs Medallions [in color] by Dutailly [Guyot sculp] 6. Set of proofs by Desenne 7. Set proofs by [Jean-Michel] Moreau 8. Set proofs by [Tony] Johannot 9. Set proofs by Corboald (small) 10. Set proofs by Lery[?] 11. Set proofs by [Jean-Antoine-Valentin] Foulquier 12. Autographed Letter In All 70 Plates, All proofs" Shelved case 0.
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New York: R. G. Newbegin Company, 1902. Edition Definitive, #a1. Large Octavos, 60 volumes; Fair to Good; Bound in contemporary red morocco, decorative gilt frames to boards surrounding a central tulip design in gilt with central green morocco onlay, green morocco tulip design doublures with red and purple morocco onlays, design and turn-ins tooled in gilt, green moiré silk free endpapers, marbled blanks following; all edges gilt. Spines faded; the last 16 volumes have significant damage to the bindings, primarily the lower edge, and 5 other volumes have noticeable chipping or wear; volume 46 has had the lower edge repaired;.
A Amsterdam [i.e. Barbou, Paris]: 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in unsigned period gilt morocco, triple gilt rules to boarders, flower stamps to corners, paneled spines with two black labels with gilt titling, elegant gilt to remainder; gilt dentelle border to doublures; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; lacking half-titles; wide margins; With a remarkable group of elegant engravings, including: Two frontispieces by Fiquet, after Rigault and Vispre; 53 vignettes and culs-de-lamp by Choffard; and 80 full-page plates after Eisen by - Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, de Longueil, Flipart, Le Mire, Lempereur. Leveau, Ourvrier, et. al; With 'Le cas de concience' and "Le Diable de Papefiguiere" in the decouvertes state; MW consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Hacon & Ricketts, 1899. Limited Edition, 1/210 Copies. Demy Octavo, , 2-121,  pages; VG; bound in full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling by Sarah Prideaux, with her mark to the rear pastedown 'S.T.P. 1900'; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; some wear to hinges, head chipped, rubbing to lower corners; interior clean, with no markings or signs of previous ownership; In 'A Catalogue of Books Bound by S. T. Prideaux Between MDCCCXC and MDCCCC With Twenty-Six Illustrations,' written by Prideaux in 1900, she includes this book as one of the 26 illustrations, being Plate 18. A description of this book is present on page 17. A copy of the 1979 facsimile is included (#23/300, Nicholas T. Smith, New York, 1979). OF consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. The Author's Autograph Edition, #202/500. Octavos, 40 volumes; VG; uniformly bound in the publisher's original three quarters green morocco, marbled boards, paneled spines with gilt text and tooling, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers; 13 volumes with sunned spines; very mild wear to bindings; One of 500 sets, this is number 202, all volumes with limitation pages; this set contains page 209 of original manuscript of The Alhambra tipped in to volume one of The Alhambra, with several edits by Irving in ink.; shelved above HC Fiction.
London: R. Faulder, New Bond Street; And J. Egerton, Whitehall, 1794. Quarto, xvi, 183 pages, VG; beautifully bound in an elaborate full morocco-gilt Kelliegram binding, featuring an eight-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the front board and a seven-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the rear; rebacked with spine preserved; mild bumping to corners, slight rubbing to spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; gilt Kelliegram signature stamped to the rear board's lower turn-in; With 57 plates, some aquatint, one folding; The front inlay is Count Viviani, from plate 3, page 34, the rear inlay is from plate 1 page 25.; Consignment; shelved case 3.
Lutetiae Parisiorum [i.e. Amsterdam]: 1754. Small Quarto, 175 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, triple gilt rule to board edges, elaborate gilt spine, brown label with gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; gilt rolls to doublure edges, marbled endpapers; large bookplate removed from front pastedown, replaced with small bookplate; slight cracking to upper rear hinge, mild rubbing; Bilingual, with Greek on the verso and Latin on the recto; illustrated with 28 of the 29 plates plus a frontispiece, lacking plate 20 with signs it was cut out (Titled 'Liccenion écoute Daphnis et Chloé qui cherchent remede d'Amour'), elaborate vignettes and headpieces; MW consignment; shelved case 3.
London; New York: John Lane; Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. Large Paper Edition, 1/250. Octavo, xiv, 136, ; VG-: bound in brown calf by LAF, with their mark, tricolored onlay design on both boards, paneled spine with gilt tooling and titling; beautiful flower endpapers, gilt stamped turn-ins; some rubbing and wear to binding, primarily to hinges and corners, slight chipping to head and tail of spine, small dent to lower rear board; top edge of text block gilt, fore edge uncut, lower edge cut; Large Paper Edition, of which 150 copies have been printed for England and 100 for America.; OF consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; first issue points present: 1850 engraved into vignette title-page, Chapter XXVII listed on page 283 but appearing on page 282, uncorrected "cha pter" on page 19,viii in preface with last "i" not aligned, uncorrected "coroboration" on page 387, including ''screwed'' for "screamed" on page 132; interior clean, with mild foxing to plates; Shelved in Case 4.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First Edition, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; faded marbled text block; first issue points present: Earliest state with misprint 'visiter' (for 'sister') on page 123 line 17, all plates before page 45 with the Chapman and Hall imprint, Page 160, 6 lines up has 'latter' (for 'letter'); frontispiece and 39 plates; slight foxing to plates, as usual; shelved case 4.
Hertford: Stephen Austin, 1855. First Edition in English. Square Octavo, 227, 24 pages; VG; bound in modern 3/4 French morocco by Stikeman, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; gilt text block; with illuminated frontispiece and two title pages, 14 full page woodcuts with illuminated borders in colors and gilt, 17 vignettes in colors and gilt, and 4 woodcut vignettes; all pages of text illuminated in borders of color and gilt; marbled endpapers; gift inscription on endpaper; minor wear to front hinge; consignment; shelved case 0.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Large Paper Edition, #28/650. Quarto, 6 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 dark green calf, spines and portions of boards sun-faded to brown, marbled boards and endpapers, front board of volume 2 was previously detached but has since been repaired (please see photos for details), paneled spines with one compartment gilt titling, others gilt; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; Large-paper edition, number 28 of 650; with 35 illustrations by Flaxman, plus a matching pair of color/black and white frontispieces per volume; shelved above cook books.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Second Edition. Quarto, 125 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 50 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; plates bound in rear, as usual; shelved case 14.
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Second Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes, pagination continuous; VG; bound in contemporary full polished calf, paneled spines with burgundy and brown labels, gilt lettering, other compartments gilt tooling; boards with a gilt roll along border, gilt roll to edges, turn-ins; mild rubbing and wear to boards and spines, primarily to head and tail of spines, hinges; marbled endpapers; gilt text blocks; ribbon within; with 61 embellishments, including portraits, vignettes, and engraved titles; ffep of volume 2 slightly loose; SG consignment; shelved case 10.
London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1811. Sixth Edition. Octavos, 4 volumes; VG; all volumes bound in contemporary full mottled brown calf, gilt tooling to spines, red and brown labels with gilt titling and numbering; gilt roll to board edges; mild rubbing and wear to all volumes, including bumping and peeling to corners; some foxing to endpapers, interiors clean; , xxxvii, , 481; , 496; , 483; , 530; with engraved portrait frontispiece and the two required plates: the fold-out reproduction of Dr. Johnson’s handwriting in volume 1 and the famous Round Robin in volume 4; offsetting to title page of volume 1 from frontispiece; shelved above Historiography.
J. M. Dent & Co., 1907 . Second Edition (Edition de Luxe). tall thick 8vo., 549 pp., VG-; leather-bound, red boards, gilt lettering and motif to five-paneled spine; cocking to spine, no shelf lean; light scratching to boards, black scuff marks towards top edge of front board and hinge; rubbing with superficial material loss to bottom edge of boards; slight cocking to boards, boards shaken, binding intact; red top, age-toning/mild wear to text-block; starting hinge to verso of p. 549 and recto of bfep, closed tear towards top of bfep (stuck to back paste-down); mild age-toning and occasional foxing/creasing to interior (text legible), waving to endpapers; tipped-in full-color frontispiece and plates excellent and protected by tissue guards, plates affixed to a dark green thicker paper; pub. 1907 by J. M. Dent & Co. stated to title page; differences between First Dent & Co. Edition (pub. 1898) and this edition stated to Prefatory Note (p. v) by Rackham; "It has been the desire of the Publishers to here present the 'Ingoldsby Legends' in something like an 'Edition Definitive de Luxe" stated to Publishers' Note (p. "a3," technically p. vii); orange silk ribbon; LP consignment; shelved Case 12, Dupont. Heavy item: Please contact us for international/expedited shipping costs.
Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1851. First Edition, First State. Octavo, 344 pages; Fair; Lacking title page; bound in a beautiful monogrammed binding by Adams Bindery, full brown morocco, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling, gilt tooling with enamel inlay to boards; some rubbing to gilt, with some enamel missing; both pastedowns leather with 5 gilt rules, gilt tooling in matching design to covers; top edge of text block gilt; mild wear to front hinge, slight chip to head of spine along front hinge; mild foxing to interior; lacking title page and ads; [iii]-[viii], -344; publisher's spine and rear cover bound in rear; first state, with page 149 lines 1 and 2 battered; BAL 7604; shelved case 2.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1887. Large Paper Edition, #39/50. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf by Blackwell, marbled boards and endpapers, spine paneled gilt with titling in two compartments; top edge gilt, others uncut; slight wear to hinges, slight rubbing to corners; signed and numbered by the printer in both volumes; "The Large Paper Edition of this book, consisting of fifty copies, all of which are numbered and signed, was printed in January 1887. This copy is No. 39. R. + R. Clark."; OF consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1929. First Edition, First Printing. Small Octavo, 171 pages,  ads; VG; rebound in half blue/green calf, boards are the original blue cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; top edge of text block gilt; gilt vignette of Christopher Robin, Pooh and Piglet on front board; original illustrated front pastedown and ffep preserved; interior clean; shelved case 3.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; rebound in half tan calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 3.
Oxford: University Press, 1892. Quarto, 1216, 12 maps; VG; bound in full black leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering, gilt borders to boards, gilt seal of Owen's School in Hertfordshire on the front cover; gilt text block; presentation bookplate on front pastedown; interior clean; very mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine, hinges; shelved case 4.
London: C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1880. Large Paper Edition, #3/50. Octavo, 281 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf by Blackwell, marbled boards and endpapers, spine paneled gilt with titling in two compartments; top edge gilt, others uncut; slight wear to hinges, slight rubbing to corners; signed and numbered by the printer; "This Large-Paper Edition, consisting of fifty copies, all of which are numbered, was printed in the month of October 1880. This copy is No. 3. Charles Whittingham"; OF consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1885. Large Paper Edition, #39/75. Octavo, 231 pages; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf by Blackwell, marbled boards and endpapers, spine paneled gilt with titling in two compartments; top edge gilt, others uncut; slight wear to hinges, slight rubbing to corners; signed and numbered; "The Large Paper Edition of this volume, consisting of seventy-five copies, twenty-five of which are for America, all being numbered and signed, was printed in October 1885. This is No. 39."; OF consignment; shelved case 0.
Paris: Édouard Rouveyre, 1887. Limited Edition, #568/1500. Small Quarto, 263, viii; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, dark red cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; beautifully marbled endpapers; front hinge worn, some scratches and wear to binding; both original wraps preserved and bound in; with 72 plates with printed tissue guards; text in French; shelved case 9.
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First Edition in Book Form, First Issue. Octavo, 624 pages; VG; bound in half burgundy calf, marbled boards; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; First Issue points present include: lines 5 and 6 from bottom of page 284 have "delight" instead of "joy, uncorrected "capatin" last line of page 324, hook on left hand of vignette on title page, page xv has no page number for fp and vignette, and no quote marks on "party", page 40, "shew" and "shewed", page 582, no period at last line; light foxing to plates, age-toning to pages; shelved case 4.
London: Robert Riviére & Son Ltd., c. 1920. Octavo, 414 pages; VG-; bound in 3/4 green calf, paneled spine with gilt titling and stamping; wear to hinges, mild rubbing and wear to boardspatterned paper boards; marbled endpapers; top edge of text block gilt; frontispiece with tissue guard; shelved case 2.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. Second Edition, Second Printing. Octavo, 1272 pages; VG; bound in full red leather, single gilt rule to boards, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; top edge of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; slight age-toning to pages; interior clean; shelved Front Case.
London: Henry Frowde, 1896. Oxford Edition. Octavo, 924 pages; VG; bound in full teal leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling, gilt borders to boards, gilt seal of Clapham High School on the front cover; marbled text block and endpapers; name written on sfep; very mild wear to corners, head and tail of spine, hinges; shelved case 3.
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1929. First Trade Edition. large 8vo., 231pp.; VG; bound in polished red calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, two panels green with gilt lettering; boards have triple-ruled borders with circle decoration to the corners, inner gilt dentelles, single gilt edge-roll, all edges of text block gilt; mild rubbing to corners, head and tail of spine, small scar on front cover; red marbled endpapers; bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London; interior clean, with no signs of age-toning or foxing; shelved case 12.
London: Henry Frowde, 1908. Oxford Edition. Octavo, xxiii, 516 pages; G+; bound in half vellum with green cloth boards; spine has gilt tooling and a brown label with gilt lettering; top edge of text block gilt; tide mark to the entire top edge of text block, more severe towards front of volume; shelved front case.
Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1995. Octavo, 288 pages; VG; fully bound in fine dark blue genuine leather; paneled spine has profuse gilt tooling and lettering, front cover has profuse gilt tooling, pages have gilt along all edges; binding has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have minimal scratch marks along the edges; contains a silk ribbon; shelved Easton Press.
Berlino: Ridolfo Decker, 1862. Quarto. 725 pages; G+ condition; bound in red leather, paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; boards have double-ruled borders, inner gilt dentelles, single gilt edge-roll; top edge of text block gilt; marbled endpapers; front board loose but present; frontispiece with tissue-guard; small scrapes to front board; scraping along lower edge of boards; mild shelfwear, primarily to corners, hinges; astrological map pasted on second front free endpaper; text in ITALIAN; Shelved on bookshelf near stairs on sales floor Oversized order. Additional shipping and handling may be necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping unavailable due to restriction(s).
London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. First Edition. Octavo, 331 pages; VG; bound in full dark blue calf, double ruled gilt borders to boards, gilt seal of Sydney Grammar School to front cover; paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; marbled text block and endpapers; presentation bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1861; with 41 engravings on steel; some foxing to interior; shelved front case.
London: George Routledge & Co., 1857. First Illustrated Edition. Octavo, 296 pages, VG-; rebound; three-quarter-bound, navy blue spine/corners, light blue buckram boards; gilt lettering to five-paneled spine and gilt star motif to four compartments, gilt borders to boards: front board detached; spine age-toned black, gilt clear and bright; mild wear to text-block, gilt top, age-toning to fore- and bottom-edges; marbled endpapers, ex-libris bookplate to front paste-down; light age-toning/scattered foxing to interior, black text clear and legible; notations in pencil to page 296; original red cloth spine and cloth covers to boards bound-in to rear of volume; shelved Front Case.