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Leather Bound Books

Handsome leather-bound classic works of literature and multi-volume sets of complete works, by authors including Dickens, Disney, Kerouac and Yeats.

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  1. The Life of Nelson.
    MAHAN, Alfred Thayer. The Life of Nelson.

    London : 1897

    First UK edition, first impression. Learn More
    £695.00

    Stock Code: 120265

  2. History of India.
    JACKSON, A. V. Williams (ed.). History of India.

    London : 1906

    The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3-4, mediaeval India to the reign of Akbar the Great, by... Learn More
    £2,850.00

    Stock Code: 114144

  3. The Life of Nelson.
    SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson.

    London : 1813

    First edition, large paper copy, of which there were only 500 sets published. Elegantly written and surprisingly even-handed on the issue of the Neapolitan Jacobins, "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114056

  4. Le Soldat citoyen,
    [SERVAN, Joseph.] Le Soldat citoyen,

    Dans le pays de la liberté [Neuchâtel] : 1780

    First edition of the author's advocacy of universal and compulsory conscription as the only certain way to unite citizens and the army. "A career officer since the 1760s, Joseph Servan (1741-1808) won notoriety in 1780 with the publication of Le Soldat citoyen, a long and detailed plan for reforming the army. Its central theme foreshadowed the Revolution... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 113091

  5. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    KAYE, John William. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.

    London : 1854

    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 111720

  6. The Valley of Fear.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Valley of Fear.

    London : 1915

    First UK edition, first impression. Published 3 June 1915, it was preceded by the American edition, released earlier the same year, on 27 February. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 106897

  7. Views of the Bazar Valley Field Force, 1908.
    RICH, E. T. Views of the Bazar Valley Field Force, 1908.

    Peshawar : [1908]

    From the time of the end of the Tirah campaign in 1897-8 the Zakka Khel Afridis had "remained the persistent enemies of tranquility and progress. Numerous raids in British territory were proved to have their origin in the Bazar Valley" (Nevill, Campaigns on the North West Frontier p. 331). The autumn of 1907 brought a renewal of activity, raids being... Learn More
    £3,875.00

    Stock Code: 42953

  8. No Peace with Napoleon!
    DE CAULAINCOURT, Armand-Augustin-Louis. No Peace with Napoleon!

    New York : 1936

    First edition, first printing. This book concludes the Memoirs of De Cauliaincourt, begun in With Napoleon in Russia (1933). De Cauliaincourt was a close personal aide to Napoleon I who is credited with influencing the Tsar Alexander I for provision to be made for the Emperor on the island of Elba after his forced abdication. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137696

  9. The Writings.
    TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.

    Hartford, Conn., : 1901-7

    Riverdale Edition, number 482 of 625 sets only, here with an original holograph leaf by Mark Twain, comprising eighteen lines (circa eighty words) from A Tramp Abroad with one emendation, written in purple ink on one side, and tipped-in to volume I. The original manuscript of A Tramp Abroad and of The Gilded Age were both split up by Twain's publisher,... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 136939

  10. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    New York : 1958-1964

    A handsomely bound set of the American edition of Churchill's great history (composed of later printings, first published 1956-1958). Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137378

  11. Shakespeare's Sonnets; [together with] Doctor Faustus.
    SHAKESPEARE, William, & Christopher Marlowe. Shakespeare's Sonnets; [together with] Doctor Faustus.

    London : 1903

    First Vale Press editions, first impressions. The binding and decorations were designed by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), a publisher, designer and wood engraver who readily embraced the printing revival which propagated the ideals of the arts-and-crafts movement: "The novelty of a book, made during the recent revival, lies in the fact that it shows... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 137242

  12. The Daltons
    LEVER, Charles. The Daltons

    London : 1852

    First edition. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 99342

  13. Calderon;
    HASELL, E. J., & Clifton W. Collins. Calderon;

    Edinburgh : 1879 & 1880

    First editions of these two works, attractively bound. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 99292

  14. Howards End.
    FORSTER, E. M. Howards End.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression, second issue with publisher's advertisements. The novel was the basis for the 1992 Oscar-winning film of the same title. Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 134793

  15. The Water-Babies.
    (GOBLE, Warwick.) KINGSLEY, Charles. The Water-Babies.

    London : 1909

    First Goble edition. The Water-Babies was first published in 1863, and first illustrated in 1886 by Linley Sambourne. London-born Warwick Goble (1862-1943) was an illustrator of children's books who specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Having worked for monthly magazines until 1909, he then became resident gift book illustrator for Macmillan,... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 134693

  16. The Muse In Arms.
    OSBORN, E. B. (ed.) The Muse In Arms.

    London : 1917

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of First World War poems. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137522

  17. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,
    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,

    London : 1821

    First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818). Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 115759

  18. Principes d'Orchestration.
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai. Principes d'Orchestration.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition thus, with the Paris imprint, first published in 1905. This copy from the library of composer Lord Berners, and with his annotations in pencil, mostly consisting of marking passages for attention, but with occasional comment, such as his own calculation of orchestra numbers in the margin of the table p. 7, "horns & trumpets" p. 26, and... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 137505

  19. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:
    (ACKERMANN, Rudolph, publ.) GERNING, Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

    London : 1820

    First illustrated edition, with plates watermarked 1816-20. By 1820, Rudolph Ackermann (17641834) had established himself as one of the premium publishers of colour plate books in Britain, largely thanks to a number of works on English topography starting with The Microcosm of London in 1808. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine was... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136164

  20. The Island Race.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Island Race.

    London : 1964

    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 111644

  21. Le Rime di Messer Francesco Petrarca.
    PETRARCH. Le Rime di Messer Francesco Petrarca.

    Venice : 1820

    First edition thus. A very attractively bound copy of this edition of Petrarch's poetry. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 137487

  22. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
    AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.

    Edinburgh : 1863

    First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137470

  23. Histoire de Marguerite d'Anjou, reine d'Angleterre.
    (MARGARET OF ANJOU.) PRÉVOST, Abbé. Histoire de Marguerite d'Anjou, reine d'Angleterre.

    Amsterdam : 1740

    First edition of Prévost's biography of Margaret of Anjou, published the same year as his biography of William the Conqueror, which "gives us some insight into the workings of Prévost's complex creative mind and tells us something of the taste of his reading public. Above all it exemplifies the crisis through which historiography was passing" (Francis,... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 137421

  24. Complete collection of the first 8 Ariel Poems.
    (ARIEL POEMS.) Complete collection of the first 8 Ariel Poems.

    [London : 1927

    A finely bound collection of the first eight titles in the Ariel Poems series, comprising Yuletide in a Younger World by Thomas Hardy, drawings by Albert Rutherston; The Linnet's Nest by Henry Newbolt, drawings by Ralph Keene; The Wonder Night by Laurence Binyon, drawings by Barnett Freedman; Alone by Walter de la Mare, wood engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton;... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122684

  25. The Writings.
    HARDY, Thomas. The Writings.

    New York : [1920]

    The Anniversary Edition, issued to celebrate Hardy's 80th birthday, out of series from an edition of 1,250 sets. From the library of the American intellectual Gore Vidal, unmarked as such, but with a certificate of provenance from the dealer to whom Vidal's library was sold. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136745

  26. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
    TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

    New York : 1889

    First American edition, first issue, of Twain's satirical interpolation of a 19th-century American into the early medieval world of Malory's Morte Darthur. As with other Twain novels, for copyright reasons the publication of the first London edition preceded the US edition by a few days. This copy has the primary state points of "The S King"... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 136800

  27. Right Ho Jeeves.
    WODEHOUSE, P. G. Right Ho Jeeves.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression. The second full-length novel featuring Jeeves and Wooster, published on 5 October 1934, following hot on the heels of Thank You, Jeeves (16 March 1934), and "containing one of the most memorable drunk scenes in all English literature when Gussie presents the prizes chapter XVI... A Wodehouse classic" (Jasen).... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 135699

  28. Fantasia.
    (DISNEY, Walt.) TAYLOR, Deems. Fantasia.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 134743

  29. Frankenstein.
    SHELLEY, Mary. Frankenstein.

    1992

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1818. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 133421

  30. Enrico Caruso.
    KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.

    Boston : 1922

    First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
    Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132883

  31. The Catcher in The Rye.
    SALINGER, J. D. The Catcher in The Rye.

    Boston : 1951

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131999

  32. Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.
    THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.

    London : 1848

    First edition in book form. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray). Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 129551

  33. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
    FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.

    London : 1953

    A finely bound copy of Fielding's classic, first published in 1749. Learn More
    £195.00

    Stock Code: 122366

  34. Wuthering Heights.
    BRONTË, Emily. Wuthering Heights.

    1991

    A handsome leather bound volume of this classic novel which was first published in 1847. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 121757

  35. Representative American Yachts.
    PEABODY, Henry Greenwood. Representative American Yachts.

    Boston : 1891 & 1893

    First editions, extremely uncommon. OCLC lists just six copies of the first, all in the United States, two copies of the 1893 supplement and a few copies of subsequent portmanteau editions. A superb collection of images of some the great yachts of a Golden Age of American boat-building. Missouri-born and Dartmouth College-educated, Peabody initially... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 112236

  36. Bracebridge Hall.
    IRVING, Washington. Bracebridge Hall.

    New York : 1896

    The Heyliger edition, number 50 of 100 copies printed on rag paper. A lavish production, illustrated with a range of attractive plates, several by Rackham, and decorative gilt borders throughout by noted American Art Nouveau practitioner Margaret Armstrong. Bracebridge Hall was originally published in 1822. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 111287

  37. Vile Bodies.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Vile Bodies.

    London : 1930

    Tenth printing, presentation copy, inscribed on the front endpaper: "For Bob this body in a fine integument from Evelyn". Vile Bodies, Waugh's second published novel, sold splendidly well upon publication, going through seven printings in as many weeks, and established Waugh as the pre-eminent novelist of his generation, while gaining him entry into... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 87379

  38. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    New York : 1935

    Signed limited edition, number 1,321 of 1,500 copies signed by Alice Hargreaves, née Liddell, the original Alice. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 137073

  39. The Works.
    BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.

    London : 1832-3

    An attractive library set of Byron's works, complete with the three Don Juan volumes added to the edition, including all his poems and plays, letters and journals, and the Life by his friend Thomas Moore. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 127332

  40. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
    TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.

    London : 1870

    Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
    Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier (1788-1859)... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136324

  41. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : 1931

    First edition illustrated by Charles Edmund Brock, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134824

  42. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette During the Revolution.
    WEBSTER, Nesta H. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette During the Revolution.

    New York : 1938

    First edition, first printing, of Webster's dual biography of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, from the calling of the Estates General to their executions. A handsome copy. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136804

  43. An Examination of the Advantages of Solitude;
    ZIMMERMANN, Johann Georg. An Examination of the Advantages of Solitude;

    London : 1805

    Delightful edition of Zimmermann's most important work, presented here in a fine period binding, originally published as Von der Einsamkeit (1754), expanded as Betrachtungen über die Einsamkeit (1756) and amended and enlarged 1784-5. "In all these works Zimmermann propagated the ideal of a life lived in withdrawal from superficial society,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 125527

  44. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    London : 1902

    First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132284

  45. Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.
    (LATIN POETRY.) WALKER, William Sidney (ed.) Corpus Poetarum Latinorum.

    London : 1828

    Second edition of Walker's useful anthology of Latin poetry, in a splendid contemporary binding, unsigned but resembling the work of Charles Lewis (1786-1836). Walker (1795-1846), though best remembered as a Shakespeare scholar, won a fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, almost entirely on the strength of his classical knowledge. His Corpus was... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 118084

  46. Histoires naturelles.
    (TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, Henri de.) RENARD, Jules. Histoires naturelles.

    Paris : 1899

    Limited edition, number 84 of 100 numbered copies. Lautrec began his preliminary sketches in 1896, at the Jardin d'Acclimatation, but the lithographs were only executed in 1898. Publication was delayed by the author, displeased with the illustrations which did not illustrate the text in every instance. Though today it is seen as one of the most celebrated... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 97129

  47. Life on the Mississippi.
    TWAIN, Mark. Life on the Mississippi.

    London : 1883

    First edition, first issue, with March 1883 ads, preceding the first US edition by five days, and finely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134913

  48. Tom Sawyer Abroad.
    TWAIN, Mark. Tom Sawyer Abroad.

    London : 1894

    First UK edition, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. Twain's sequel to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer Abroad lampoons adventure stories such as those of Jules Verne. The US edition was published earlier that year. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134916

  49. The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life & Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit.

    London : [c.1989]

    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1844. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134808

  50. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1979

    A handsome copy, bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey, of this facsimile of the first edition of 1837. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134809

  51. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune,
    LENNOX, Charlotte. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune,

    London : 1777

    The eighth edition, first published in 1755 in 3 volumes and subsequently expanded to 5, of this much republished account of one of Henry the Great's main advisers.
    Charlotte Lennox (c.17301804), was a Scottish novelist and writer, best known today for her second novel The Female Quixote, or, The Adventures of Arabella (1752), an imitation... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 134471

  52. The Life of Samuel Johnson.
    BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson.

    London : 1793

    First octavo edition, the second overall, of "the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation" (ODNB). Boswell set about compiling his many thousands of notes after Johnson's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136108

  53. The Life and Works.
    TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Life and Works.

    London : 1898-99

    Edition de Luxe, one of 1,050 sets. A particularly handsome set. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 134062

  54. Works.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. Works.

    London : 1885-8

    The Ashburton Edition. A handsome set of Carlyle's collected writings, incorporating all the major works, and his miscellaneous essays. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131171

  55. London.
    KNIGHT, Charles (ed.). London.

    London : [c.1850]

    A handsome set of this classic work. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 134469

  56. The Memoirs.
    CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.

    [c.1920]

    Limited edition, one of 500 sets, printed on Louvain laid paper. The text consists of Arthur Machen's translation, first published in 1894, to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, alongside a supplement and a bibliography. Casanova's memoirs were not published in their full form until 1960. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 122490

  57. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington. The History of England from the Accession of James the Second.

    London : 1856-61

    First edition of the last three volumes, twelfth edition of the first two, which were originally published in 1848. A handsomely bound set of Macaulay's classic of Whig history. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 122492

  58. The Works.
    JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.

    Oxford : 1825

    A handsomely bound set of Samuel Johnson's works, part of Pickering's Oxford English Classics series. The edition was superintended by Francis Pearson Walesby (1798-1858), professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The work was initially intended as a nine volume series; a supplementary two volumes of Johnson's debates brought the total to... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122841

  59. The Spectator.
    [ADDISON, Joseph; Richard Steele; & others]. The Spectator.

    London : 1827

    The Spectator was one of the first British periodicals, originally published daily in 1711 and 1712. Appealing to the growing numbers of middle class traders and shop keepers in London, Addison estimated it to have been read by a tenth of the city's population, primarily in coffee shops. The content was innovative and made the gentlemanly culture of... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 116024

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