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Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. 48 volumes. Frontispiece engraving, extra illustrated title page, other in-text figures throughout. 12mo, attractive 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards; gilt- decorated spines with leather labels, t.e.g. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. The Illustrated Edition. Pages a bit browned and bindings lightly shelfworn, otherwise a very good(+) copy.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1878. 48 volumes. Frontispieces and numerous other illustrations throughout the text. Small 8vos, 3/4 brown polished calf over marbled boards; gilt-decorated spines with raised bands and leather labels, t.e.g., marbled endpapers, rubricated titles. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1878. The Illustrated Edition. Some of the bindings have light wear at ends and are just a bit darkened on backstrip, still a very good attractive set.
London: 1616. 1 page with 8 lines of writing, 9 x 7.5 inches, Tower of London, April 8, 1616. Signed in full by the conspirator in the plot to place Arabella Stuart on the throne instead of James I. He was arrested with Sir Walter Scott (who he accused of complicity) and was condemned to death but later pardoned. This letter is written to the Earl of Suffolk, Lord High Treasurer, asking payment of a pension due him, which was.....
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1820. 3 volumes. 12mo, original boards, uncut, neatly re-backed with heavy paper, leather spine labels. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Co., 1820. First Edition. All three volumes have half-titles, and some, but not all first issue points. Preserved in a leather backed clam shell case.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1871. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings from drawings by Birket Foster and John Gilbert. 10 additional early photos in sepia tipped in. 375pp. 8vo, scattered foxing, handsomely bound in contemporary full green morocco (spine evenly faded to brown) with gilt-decorations on spine and covers, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; Small bookplate and early small neat name on black fly leaf. Edinburgh: Adam & Charles Black, 1871. A very good(+) copy.
Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1868. 12 volumes. Engraved frontispiece and extra illustrated title page in each volume, rubricated title pages. Thick 12mo, handsomely bound in full brown morocco with ornate gilt-decorated covers and spines; inner & outer dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. (each book has a light dampstain at foot of covers but barely visable on spines; internally clean). Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1868. A very good set.
Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1808. 4 vols, small slim 8vo, 3/4 brown calf, marbled boards, ornately gilt spines, scuffed. Small section on one spine missing and repaired. The only work of fiction by antiquary and engraver Joseph Strutt (1749-1802), an historical romance set in 15th century England, published together with his play Ancient Times. The manuscript of the novel was unfinished at Strutt's death. Scott edited it for the publisher and completed the final chapter, and as such Queenhoo-Hall is Scott's.....
London: Longmans, 1814. Handsomely illustrated with 92 full-page plates, including the double frontispiece, all engraved by J. Grieg from paintings by Luke Clennell and others. 2 volumes. Tall 4tos, beautifully bound in contemporary full blue straight-grained morocco, with ornate gilt and blind-stamped covers, gilt-stamped spines raised bands, inner dentelles, a.e.g. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1814, 1817. A very handsome pair, with some rubbing to bindings but very clean with almost no foxing.
New York: McSpedon & Baker, 1849. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 434 pp. with 3 fold out maps and 8 diagrams and lithographed views. Brown buckram with gold stamped spine and covers with official city seal. 12mo. Minor scuffs and cracks to spine and hinges. Chicago Historical Society stamp on title page. Overall very good. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the.....
Edinburgh: 1824. 3 volumes. 12mo, beautifully bound in three quarters red morocco; gilt spines with green labels; uncut edges, t.e.g. Edinburgh & London, 1824. First Edition. With the half-titles to each volume and the ads at the end of vol. 3. A fine set, with the exception of minor wormholes in the preliminary pages of vol. 2.
Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1827. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution. By the Author of "Waverley". 9 vols. 16mo, 3/4 leather over marbled boards; marbled edges. Edinburgh: Ballantyne, 1827. First Edition. The pages are in fine, clean condition, with half-titles and errata slips. The bindings are scuffed and missing many of the leather spine labels.