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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 Red and the Black.
    STENDHAL, pseud, Marie Henri Beyle. The Red and the Black.

    New York : 1947

    First Heritage Press edition of Stendhal's Le Rouge et le Noir (1830), in a very handsome Maurin binding. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140265

  2. Romances and Narratives.
    DEFOE, Daniel. Romances and Narratives.

    London : 1895

    An attractive set of Defoe's works, uniformly bound by Riviere & Son, in mixed editions. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 140416

  3. Handel.
    MARSHALL, [Florence Marshall]. Handel.

    London : [1890s]

    A handsome prize binding featuring two biographies from Hueffer's "Great Musicians" series. The biography of Handel was written by the author and composer Florence Ashton Marshall (18431922) and originally published in 1883. The biography of Cherubini, first published in 1890, was composed by Frederick James Crowest (1850-1927) who authored a number... Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140193

  4. Songs and Sonnets.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Songs and Sonnets.

    London : 1926

    A very prettily bound copy of Palgrave's Golden Treasury edition, first published in 1865. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 140119

  5. The Collected Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1919

    First Riccardi Press edition, copy number 956 of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; an additional 13 were printed on vellum. Brooke's Collected Poems were first published in 1915 in the US, and then in the UK in 1918, expanded and with a memoir by Eddie Marsh - this is the first fine press edition, issued by Philip Lee Warner's Riccardi Press... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140298

  6. The Poetical Works.
    BROWNING, Robert. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1901

    An attractively bound copy of Browning's poetry. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140251

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

    London : 1901

    First Railton edition, one of the most attractive illustrated editions of Boswell's great book, presented here in a handsome period half morocco binding. Herbert Railton (1857-1910) was one of the finest "black and white" architectural artists of the period, "who rapidly developed his own, distinctive broken-line technique which enthused many followers,... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 140188

  8. The Collected Poems.
    BROOKE, Rupert. The Collected Poems.

    London : 1960

    A handsomely bound copy of Brooke's poems, the collection first published in July 1918. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 139862

  9. The Works.
    SHAW, Bernard. The Works.

    London : 1930–38

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered set of which this is number 377. This set inscribed by Shaw on the limitation page in Volume 1: "and is inscribed to obliterated by G. Bernard Shaw". Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 138139

  10. The Works.
    SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.

    London : 1821

    First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139633

  11. The Stones of Venice.
    RUSKIN, John. The Stones of Venice.

    London : 1905

    A handsomely bound copy. One of the key texts of the aesthetic movements, The Stones of Venice was first published from 1851 to 1853 and was "a revolutionary success" (PMM). Its importance lies "in its celebration of the Byzantine and the Gothic, which had an immediate effect on Victorian architects, who began to introduce Romanesque forms and Venetian... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 136701

  12. History of the War in the Peninsula
    NAPIER, William Francis Patrick. History of the War in the Peninsula

    London : 1828-40

    First editions of the first volume and last three; the other two being second editions. The first volume was published by Murray, who decided not to exercise his option on the next three having made a considerable loss, Napier therefore published the rest of the history through Boone having raised the money by subscriptions. Napier's work certainly... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135880

  13. Puck of Pook's Hill.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Puck of Pook's Hill.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression. A handsomely bound copy of one of Kipling's major titles. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134232

  14. The Tragedie of King Lear.
    (NASH, Paul) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of King Lear.

    Stratford-upon-Avon, : 1927

    The Player's Shakespeare. Limited edition of 500 copies on rag paper from a total edition of 606; this copy is unnumbered. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 125594

  15. Shakespeare.
    BROWN, Ivor. Shakespeare.

    London : 1963

    First edition, fourth impression, finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 136667

  16. Wolfville Nights.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Nights.

    New York : 1902

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134257

  17. Complete set of the Bond novels and stories.
    FLEMING, Ian. Complete set of the Bond novels and stories.

    London : 1953-66

    First editions, first impressions. A complete set of the original sequence of James Bond novels and stories by Ian Fleming, handsomely bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 134238

  18. Ashenden or The British Agent.
    MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. Ashenden or The British Agent.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134231

  19. The Quest for Wealth.
    HEILBRONER, Robert L. The Quest for Wealth.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, in an attractive binding. Heilbroner places the acquisitive instinct as the major driving force in human history. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 129320

  20. John Keats.
    (KEATS, John.) LOWELL, Amy. John Keats.

    Boston and New York : 1925

    A handsome set of this biography of John Keats. The poet and critic Amy Lowell (1874-1925), began this "momentous" (ANB) biography following a lecture she delivered at Yale celebrating the 100th anniversary of Keats's birth. "The lecture stimulated her to write the book, which minutely examines Keats's life and corrects some long-standing misconceptions... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 139474

  21. Look Homeward, Angel.
    WOLFE, Thomas. Look Homeward, Angel.

    New York : 1957

    A handsomely bound copy of Gorsline's illustrated edition of Thomas Wolfe's first novel. Douglas Gorsline (1913-1985) was an American writer and artist who illustrated several children's books, including The Night Before Christmas, Christopher Morley's The Haunted Bookshop, and his own novel Farm Boy. This is the only Wolfe... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139690

  22. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
    SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]

    London : 1940-70

    All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 136481

  23. The Bertrams.
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Bertrams.

    London : 1859

    First edition, issued without half-titles or ads, of Trollope's "curiously uncommon book" (Sadleir). Much of the novel's action takes place in Jerusalem and the Holy Land, unlike the author's best known novels mostly based in England.
    An attractive set. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128270

  24. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
    GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

    London : 1848

    A very attractive set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 139271

  25. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]

    London : 1946-9

    An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was first published in a complete uniform edition by Chapman & Hall in 1878, as six works in eight volumes. "Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 128404

  26. Collected Poetical Works.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Collected Poetical Works.

    London : 1935

    A handsomely bound copy of Swinburne's poetry, first published in this collected edition in 1924. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 139101

  27. The Works.
    BURNS, Robert. The Works.

    Edinburgh : 1877-9

    First William Scott Douglas edition, a very fine edition, well printed on superior paper, and here abundantly extra-illustrated. The edition is described by ODNB as a "splendid, six-volume library edition. The poems in this edition are arranged chronologically, and while it was the most sumptuous yet published it was also the most complete and correct... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139102

  28. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,

    Oxford : 1707, & 1759 [Life]

    Second folio edition of the History, large paper issue; together with the first edition of Clarendon's autobiography, also a large paper issue; all uncut, and uniformly bound in an imposing Victorian binding. Originally written in the 1640s and revised in 1671, the history was first published in folio between 1702 and 1704, and in octavo from 1705 to... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138605

  29. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.
    STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island and Kidnapped.

    London : 1909

    First combined edition (first published thus in August 1907), fifth impression, in an attractive deluxe binding. Treasure Island (1883) and Kidnapped (1886) were the first of Stevenson's novels to be published by Cassell, both first serialized in Young Folks, then afterwards published in book form, and they remained among the best-sellers on Cassell's... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138093

  30. Alice's Adventures Under Ground.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures Under Ground.

    London : 1886

    First facsimile edition of the first draft of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in the hand of Lewis Carroll and with his own illustrations, around half the length of the final published version. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 138943

  31. Records of Woman:
    HEMANS, Felicia. Records of Woman:

    Edinburgh : 1828

    First edition of the author's best-known and most personal work, into which she believed she "had put her heart and individual feelings more than in anything else she had written" (Hughes, p. 136).
    Hemans (1793-1835) was one of the most influential and widely read poets of the 19th century. Written at the height of her career, Records of Woman went... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135673

  32. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) [BARHAM, Richard Harris.] The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels By Thomas Ingoldsby Esqre.

    London : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 377 of 560 copies signed by Rackham, one of 500 for sale in England. Rackham's previous illustrated edition of The Ingoldsby Legends, published in 1898, had no deluxe signed issue. For this edition, it was revised and largely redrawn, so that "greater prominence could be given to the illustrations by better and larger... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 138803

  33. The Second World War
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136479

  34. The Thirty-Nine Steps.
    BUCHAN, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps.

    Edinburgh & London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run adventure story, published in book form on 19 October 1915, and described in its introductory note as "that elementary type of tale which Americans call the 'dime novel,' and which we know as the 'shocker'" (ODNB). The story was serialized in the All Story Weekly from 5 June to 31 July... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 134243

  35. [The complete Hornblower:]
    FORESTER, C. S. [The complete Hornblower:]

    London : 1937-67

    First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 117729

  36. Works.
    GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Works.

    Philadelphia, New York & Boston : 1885

    A beautiful set of Goethe's works featuring illustrations and lively full-page engravings by various artists. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138623

  37. The Writings in Prose and Verse.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Writings in Prose and Verse.

    New York : 1907-37

    Outward Bound Edition. Because Kipling wrote over so many years his collected editions were continually added to. Hence complete sets are fairly scarce. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138619

  38. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Romford's Hounds; and Hawbuck Grange.
    SURTEES, Robert Smith. Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mamma; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Romford's Hounds; and Hawbuck Grange.

    London : 1920

    A handsomely bound set of the works of Robert Smith Surtees, the great Victorian writer of hunting and sporting literature. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 138151

  39. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Through the Looking-Glass, and what Alice found there.

    London : 1872

    First edition, first impression, handsomely bound in an early morocco binding in keeping with the original design of the cloth. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 138486

  40. [The Works.]
    WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]

    London : 1907

    The Uniform edition, normally bound in cloth and limited to 800 sets, within which is the Florentine edition in deluxe binding, of which this is number 75 of 450 copies only. Of particular note are the four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley for Salomé. In 1894, Beardsley designed and submitted several illustrations for the British edition... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 138602

  41. Dramatic Works.
    BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.

    London : 1778

    A handsome edition of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625), in a lovely period binding. This edition is edited by George Colman the elder and includes a preface written by the playwright James Shirley, who edited the first edition published in 1647. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138426

  42. Napoleon.
    SOKOLOFF, Boris. Napoleon.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. Sokoloff was a Russian doctor, author, and cancer researcher who was instrumental in drafting the All-Russian Constitution of the Russian Constituent Assembly, the governing body that would later be overthrown by Lenin. After escaping a death sentence, he moved to Paris before relocating to America at the invitation of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138223

  43. Dramatic Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Dramatic Works.

    London : 1842

    A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's works, edited by the classical scholar and printer A. J. Valpy (1787-1854). It features the same plates from the first Valpy edition, originally published between 1832 and 1834, which in turn reproduced John Boydell's plates from the Boydell edition, published between 1791 and 1805. John Boydell (1720-1804) was... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 138156

  44. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.
    FROUDE, James Anthony. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.

    London : 1872-4

    First edition. After his completion of the 12 volume History of England published 1856-70, Froude began work on a new history of Ireland. As a Protestant and an English patriot, his account of the history of Ireland and his attempts to justify England's treatment of the Irish were broadly met with criticism. While Froude criticized the English... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137637

  45. Songs Before Sunrise.
    SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. Songs Before Sunrise.

    London : 1888

    The Swinburne edition, number 48 of 650 copies only, printed on handmade paper, of which 475 were for sale in the UK. Of the remaining 175, 150 copies were sold in the US, 12 copies were produced in vellum, and the remaining 13 are unaccounted for. First published in 1871 by F. S. Ellis, this is an attractive edition Swinburne's collection of philosophical... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137427

  46. The Second World War
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 132872

  47. The Works.
    CONGREVE, William. The Works.

    London : 1753

    A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.

    With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138561

  48. History of the English People.
    GREEN, J. R. History of the English People.

    London : 1902

    An attractively bound set of Green's History of the English People, first published in 1874. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 138503

  49. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
    (DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.) MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.

    London : 1808

    First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 138538

  50. Tales of the Castle.
    FELICITE, Stéphanie, comtesse de Genlis. Tales of the Castle.

    London : 1806

    Eighth Edition, in a handsome period binding with the gift inscription on the front free endpaper of volume 1: "Cecilia Charlotte Leeson, The Gift of Her fond mamma on her birthday the 3rd of March 1808". Cecelia Charlotte Leeson (1801-1818) was the daughter of the Irish peer Joseph Leeson, 2nd Earl of Milltown (1730-1801), and stepdaughter to Valentine... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 138487

  51. The Novels.
    RICHARDSON, Samuel. The Novels.

    New York : 1901

    The Edition de Bibliophile set, one of 20 limited edition subscription copies only, printed on handmade Japanese vellum, and published ad hominem. Each volume is signed by the publishers on the limitation page and several of the hand-coloured plates are signed by the colourists. Volume 1 features an original dry-point etching by Jean Paleologue, a Romanian... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138225

  52. The Strange Gentleman;
    [DICKENS, Charles.] The Strange Gentleman;

    London : 1837 [i.e. 1871]

    Facsimile of the 1837 first edition of the first of Dickens's plays to be performed, in its original "the scarcest and costliest of all Dickens pamphlets" (Eckel). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138173

  53. Sketches of Young Gentlemen.
    [DICKENS, Charles.] Sketches of Young Gentlemen.

    London : 1838

    First edition, Dickens's guide to young ladies of the qualities to look for in a gentleman, written against the publication Sketches of Young Ladies, issued by Chapman & Hall the previous year. Provenance: booklabel to front pastedown of the industrialist James William Ellsworth (1849-1925); the Carl H. Pforzheimer Library, stamp on rear endpaper;... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138167

  54. The Poetical Works.
    MILTON, John. The Poetical Works.

    London : 1853

    A handsomely bound copy of Milton's poetical works, including engravings after drawings by William Turner, originally executed for Macrone's edition of Milton published in seven volumes in 1835. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132662

  55. Faro Nell and Her Friends.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Faro Nell and Her Friends.

    New York : 1909

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134259

  56. The Bombay Edition of the Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Bombay Edition of the Works.

    London : 1913-38

    The Bombay Edition, one of only 500 possible complete sets signed by the author on the half-title of Volume I. The Bombay edition was initially published in 20 volumes and limited to 1,000 copies. Kipling continued to write and the edition eventually grew to 31 volumes, but the last 11 volumes were limited to 500 copies only. Because later volumes were... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 127234

  57. Wolfville.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville.

    London : 1909

    First published in 1893. A handsomely bound copy of his first novel. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134254

  58. Wolfville Days.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Days.

    New York : 1902

    Second edition, first published in 1902. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134256

  59. Wolfville Folks.
    LEWIS, Henry Alfred. Wolfville Folks.

    New York : 1909

    First published in 1908. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 134258

  60. The Works.
    ELIOT, George. The Works.

    Edinburgh and London : c.1890

    Standard edition. An attractive set of Eliot's works. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 134293

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