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EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY SPANISH MISSAL, WITH MAGNIFICENT ELABORATE SILVER CORNERS, CENTERPIECES AND CLASPS

(CATHOLIC MISSAL). Missale Romanum. Madrid, 1791.

1791 Madrid missal, with nine full-page engraved plates, two in-text engravings of saints and an engraved vignette on the title page, magnificently bound with large elaborate pure silver corners, centerpieces and clasps, likely from a much earlier date. $9500.

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BOUND FOR KING CHARLES II, IN THE YEAR OF HIS DEATH

(CHARLES II) LILLY, William, et al. Sammelband of Almanacs for 1685. London, 1685.

Collection of ten English Almanacs published in the year of King Charles II's death, with numerous woodblock illustrations, bound for the king's personal library with his cipher on the spine panels and the corners of the covers. $8500.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $7500.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND SET OF CASANOVA’S MEMOIRS, WITH 12 FRONTISPIECES BY ROCKWELL KENT, TOGETHER WITH SCARCE PORTFOLIO OF SIGNED PRINTS

CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques. Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. (London), 1925. Twelve volumes; portfolio. Limited 12-volume private-press edition, an unnumbered copy of only 1026 sets, with 12 frontispiece line cuts of pen-and-ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, very handsomely bound. Accompanied by the scarce portfolio of Kent’s 12 prints (measuring 11 by 14 inches), all but one signed by him, one of only 26 sets. $7000.

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FROM THE LIBRARY OF LA DUCHESSE DE BERRY WITH HER GILT COAT OF ARMS

(DE BERRY, Duchesse) DE RANCÉ, M. and THÉAULON, [Marie]. Anniversaire. Paris, 1816.

First edition of the popular French play L’Anniversaire, from the library of La Duchesse de Berry, with her gilt armorial coat of arms on both boards. $5500.

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“A PROLIFIC AND DELIGHTFUL LETTER-WRITER, WHOSE ANECDOTES… HAVE BEEN A GOLD-MINE TO BIOGRAPHERS”

FITZGERALD, Edward. Letters and Literary Remains. London and New York, 1902-03. Seven volumes. Limited edition, one of only 775 copies, of poet and translator Edward FitzGerald’s delightfully anecdotal and biographically informative correspondence, his justly celebrated and cherished versions of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and other works, finely bound in full morocco-gilt. $3800.

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BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED 16TH-CENTURY FRENCH TREATISE ON THE REGION OF BURGUNDY, WITH FINE PROVENANCE

SAINT-JULIEN, Pierre de. De l'Origine des Bourgongnons. Paris, 1581.

First edition of this history of the French region of Burgundy (once a duchy, free county, and two kingdoms), illustrated with six superb folding double-page plates comprising woodcut city maps of Dijon, Beaune, Autun, Macon, and Chalon-sur-Saone, and a view of Tournus, in a fine 18th-century armorial binding. $3800.

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ELEGANTLY BOUND, WITH 16 COLOR ETCHINGS BY LALAUZE AND AN ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

BASTIDE, Jean-Francois. La Petite Maison. Paris, 1905.

Deluxe limited illustrated edition, number 5 of only 150 copies, with 16 delicate color etchings (in double suite) and an original signed watercolor, all by renowned French illustrator Adolphe Lalauze. Beautifully bound by Chambolle Duru. $3000.

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WITH THE COAT-OF-ARMS OF LOUIS ANTOINE, THE LAST DAUPHIN OF FRANCE

GERARD, Philippe Louis. Comte de Valmont. Paris, 1826. Five volumes. Later edition of this novel extolling the moral virtues, each volume with an engraved vignette title page by Louis Pierre Spindler, handsomely bound by Duplanil for Louis Antoine, the last Dauphin of France, later reigning briefly as Louis XIX, with his royal coat-of-arms. $3000.

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