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OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST, À KEMPIS, Thomas
1 À KEMPIS, Thomas OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
London Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner & Co. Ltd.) 1898 Soft Cover 
Small octavo, full decorated mock vellum with lettering in red and black, tissue-guarded fronts., title page in red and black, x + 287pp., top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. Parchment at spine partially darkened, with a couple of small soils and a touch of creasing; boards lightly smudged/darkened, foxing at endpapers, the rest of the contents clean. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH, ABERCROMBIE, John
2 ABERCROMBIE, John INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH
Edinburgh Waugh and Innes 1832 Third Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, full polished tan calf, foliate gilt in compartments with red title label, borders in blind, xv + 441pp. Some loss of gilt at spine, very small patch of abrasion at rear outer hinge, minor rubbing, foxing at edges, prelims. and later leaves, text mostly free from effects. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 125.00 EUR
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OR ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS, ANDREWS, Alexander
3 ANDREWS, Alexander THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OR ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS
London Chapman & Hall 1856 Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark blue half-morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons., gilt rules in six compartments, lettering in second and third, date at tail; marbled boards, marbled endpapers, x + 334pp. top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. A few very minor soils at front board, edges tanned, some foxing, almost wholly confined to blank leaves and prelims. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS AND OTHER POEMS, AYTOUN, William Edmonstoune
4 AYTOUN, William Edmonstoune LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS AND OTHER POEMS
Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1887 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, full red morocco, gilt lettering at spine, gilt inner dentelles, viii + 280pp., all edges gilt. Very minor wear only, very light foxing at endpapers. Owner's neat signature at second blank. Sound and square. A decent copy. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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LYRA ANGLICANA: HYMNS AND SACRED SONGS, BAYNES, Robert H. (collected, arranged)
5 BAYNES, Robert H. (collected, arranged) LYRA ANGLICANA: HYMNS AND SACRED SONGS
London Houlston & Wright 1867 Thirty-sixth Thousand Hard Cover 
Octavo, full panelled tan morocco with decorations in blind, gilt title at spine, binding not signed, but possibly Edmonds and Remnant; extra title page in red and black, vi + 176pp., decorated initials, head and tailpieces; all edges gilt. Some mild surface soiling at front board, minimal rubbing at spine. A couple of leaves with some offsetting, nothing serious. Early owner inscription at fly-leaf. A good, sound, square copy. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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TEODORO LLORENTE Y OLIVARES: MISTICO DEL AMOR 1836-1911, BERNAL, Ricardo Gutiérrez
6 BERNAL, Ricardo Gutiérrez TEODORO LLORENTE Y OLIVARES: MISTICO DEL AMOR 1836-1911
N.P. N.P. 2009 Hard Cover 
Tall quarto, dark green half-leather with raised bands at spine, gilt in five compartments, portrait illustration at title, 145pp. on one side, mono. and colour illustrations, dark green ribbon page-marker. Minimal signs of use, a near-fine copy. 
Price: 125.00 EUR
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LENTEN SERMONS PREACHED IN OXFORD IN 1859, BISHOP OF OXFORD et al
7 BISHOP OF OXFORD et al LENTEN SERMONS PREACHED IN OXFORD IN 1859
Oxford John Henry and James Parker 1859 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, black half-calf with a polished sheen, marbled boards, vii + 299pp. Boards dulled, edges darkened and a little worn, prelims. and later leaves tanned, and with some foxing (nothing severe). text scarcely affected. A few light pencillings, again isolated and not interfering with the use of a sound copy. 
Price: 22.00 EUR
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LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES, BLAIR, Hugh
8 BLAIR, Hugh LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES
London for Strahan, Cadell and Creech 1796 Sixth Edition Hard Cover 
Three volumes, octavo, uniform full calf with red lettering and numbering pieces; vol. I, engraved portrait fronts., vi [2] 420pp; vol. II, iv + 446pp; vol. III, iv + 358pp. [26] Very mild wear at bindings, light staining at endpapers, each paste-down with evidence of label removal (likely ex-libris, rather than library, no further indications), very mild tanning through text blocks, any more remarkable foxing confined to a few early gatherings in volume three. All sound, in a quite handsome binding. 
Price: 175.00 EUR
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LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND, BOMPAS, George C
9 BOMPAS, George C LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1886 A New Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, full dark blue polished calf, gilt in compartments with slightly raised bands, dark red title label, boards with two-line rules, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved portrait fronts., (tissue guard present) ix + 433pp. Endpapers split over hinges, both boards holding; binding lightly rubbed, label a little patchy, some foxing, chiefly confined to prelims., fronts., title. A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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10 BORROW, George LAVENGRO: THE SCHOLAR, THE GYPSY, THE PRIEST
London John Murray 1926 Reprint 
Small octavo, full green calf 'bender', gilt-decorated spine, with author's initials in gilt at front, 569pp., adverts., top edge dark green. Very slight chipping at head of spine, no significant defects. A very good, clean copy. 
Price: 12.50 EUR
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CATALINA, THE SPANISH NUN; AND OTHER POEMS, BOULDING, J. Wimsett
11 BOULDING, J. Wimsett CATALINA, THE SPANISH NUN; AND OTHER POEMS
London Bemrose and Sons 1870 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, full black morocco, raised bands with title in gilt and red and gilt lozenges at spine, boards with decorated gilt borders, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, iv + 171pp. + 10pp. (these final pages constituting a poem, "In Memoriam - Charles Dickens"), all edges gilt. Bumped at bottom corners, slightly at top edge, otherwise binding well-preserved with just very light rubbing at bands; foxing largely confined to prelims., and at final few leaves. 
Price: 65.00 EUR
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FIVE THOUSAND ACRES OF OLD ASHTON: THE HISTORY OF THE LIMEHURST RURAL DISTRICT, BOWMAN, Winifred M.
12 BOWMAN, Winifred M. FIVE THOUSAND ACRES OF OLD ASHTON: THE HISTORY OF THE LIMEHURST RURAL DISTRICT
Guiseley M.T.D. Rigg Publications 1990 Limited Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, quarter leather, gilt, mono. fronts., 312pp., line illustrations, double-page map at rear. First issued 1950, this copy from a limited edition of 1000. Minor soil at front board, just a hint of bumping at corners, scarcely remarkable, otherwise fine. A little-opened copy. 
Price: 48.00 EUR
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POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BRIDGES EXCLUDING THE EIGHT DRAMAS, BRIDGES, Robert
13 BRIDGES, Robert POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BRIDGES EXCLUDING THE EIGHT DRAMAS
London Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press 1914 Hard Cover 
Octavo, tree calf Oxford Binding, marbled endpapers and edges, 472pp. Rubbed at spine, with a little loss at head, text clean, all sound. A good copy. 
Price: 18.00 EUR
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING WITH PREFATORY MEMOIR; NEW EDITION INCLUDING "AURORA LEIGH", BROWNING, E.B
14 BROWNING, E.B THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING WITH PREFATORY MEMOIR; NEW EDITION INCLUDING "AURORA LEIGH"
Edinburgh W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell Hard Cover 
Not dated, ca. 1910. Octavo, dark green straight-grained quarter morocco, green cloth boards, art-Nouveau gilt spine, marbled endpapers, portrait line fronts, illustrated title, xv + 749pp. With preface to edition of 1850. Foxing at endpapers, prelims., a little at edges/margins, nothing heavy, more remarkable at final few leaves. Later gift inscription facing half-title. Binding well-preserved. A sound, presentable copy. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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POEMS, BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (sel., arr. Robert Browning)
15 BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (sel., arr. Robert Browning) POEMS
London Smith, Elder, & Co. 1908 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, quarter vellum, light blue cloth boards, art-Nouveau gilt and blue decoration at spine, xv + 356pp. top edge gilt. Vellum just a little darkened, and with extremely minor rubbing at title label; book with edges a little tanned, very slight spine lean. A very good copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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WINNERS IN LIFE'S RACE OR THE GREAT BACKBONED FAMILY, BUCKLEY, Arabella B.
16 BUCKLEY, Arabella B. WINNERS IN LIFE'S RACE OR THE GREAT BACKBONED FAMILY
London Edward Stanford 1892 Hard Cover 
Full red calf, gilt at spine with contrasting black title label, endpapers and edges marbled, fronts., xv + 367pp., engraved illustrations. Very minor soiling at boards, minimal rubbing; foxing almost wholly confined to front and rear blank leaves. Prize binding, Earls Colne Grammar School, with gilt decoration at front board, and presentation label covering whole of front paste-down endpaper. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 28.00 EUR
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A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE, PROMISSORY NOTES, BANK-NOTES, BANKERS' CASH-NOTES, AND CHECKS, BYLES, John Barnard
17 BYLES, John Barnard A TREATISE ON THE LAW OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE, PROMISSORY NOTES, BANK-NOTES, BANKERS' CASH-NOTES, AND CHECKS
London S. Sweet 1851 Sixth Edition Hard Cover 
Full tan calf, gilt in six compartments, red title label, three-line gilt rules and armorial decoration at both boards, marbled endpapers, lxvi + 517pp. all edges gilt. Light rubbing at calf, some fairly heavy foxing at blanks, both ends, printed leaves almost wholly unaffected. Prize bookplate. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 75.00 EUR
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THE WORKS OF LORD BYRON [four volumes], BYRON
18 BYRON THE WORKS OF LORD BYRON [four volumes]
London John Murray 1828 Hard Cover 
Four volumes, 24mo, full dark blue polished calf, elaborate gilt with red leather labels at spine, boards with two-line rules and gilt corner pieces, engraved fronts to each volume, ix + 362pp., 424pp., vii + 383pp., 429pp. all edges gilt. Light rubbing at boards and spine edges, some offsetting/foxing at fronts. and at endpapers, text throughout almost wholly unaffected; all sound, each with fairly fragile ribbon-page markers, and all half-titles present. Early gift inscription, first volume. A very handsome set. 
Price: 195.00 EUR
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DEAR AND GLORIOUS PHYSICIAN, CALDWELL, Taylor
19 CALDWELL, Taylor DEAR AND GLORIOUS PHYSICIAN
London Collins 1963 Sixth Impression. Hard Cover 
Octavo, tan half-morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, raised bands, gilt, light tan cloth boards, marbled endpapers, 512pp. all edges gilt. A few very minor marks, contents clean. About fine. 
Price: 48.00 EUR
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VERSES AND FLY LEAVES, CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart
20 CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart VERSES AND FLY LEAVES
London George Bell and Sons 1895 New Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, tan half-morocco by Zaehnsdorf, marbled boards and endpapers, vi + 216pp., top edge gilt. Very light, small soil at calf, rear board, not obtrusive, very light foxing at endpapers, just a touch at fore-edge. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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