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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. $9500.

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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. $8800.

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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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"THERE IS SO MUCH COMING AND GOING OF STRANGERS AMONG US''

WORDSWORTH, William. Complete Poetical Works. Boston and New York, 1910. Ten volumes.

Limited edition, number 173 of only 500 sets, illustrated with photogravures and hand-colored frontispieces, with a three-page autograph letter signed by Wordsworth. $8500.

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DE KOCK, Charles Paul. Works. Boston, Paris, London, 1903. Five volumes. Five exemplary volumes from the renowned limited “Bibliomaniac Edition” of De Kock’s Works, number four of only 10 sets produced, these being two volumes each of Frère Jacques and The Gogo Family, and one volume of Friquette, all printed on French-folded vellum, illustrated with six original works by John Sloan (a watercolor and five signed etchings), three by William Glackens (a watercolor and two drawings, one signed) and two by Frederic Gruger (a watercolor and a drawing), as well as signed original works by Louis Meynell, Elmer Boyd Smith, and W.J. Sinnott— 22 works altogether. Ornately bound by the Harcourt Bindery with inlaid Art Nouveau iris motifs, superb inlaid leather doublures, with richly illuminated initials, head- and tail-pieces throughout each volume. $8000.

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HE COMPLETE WRITINGS OF WALT WHITMAN

WHITMAN, Walt. Complete Writings. New York and London, 1902. Ten volumes. “Paumanok Edition,” number 64 of only 300 numbered sets on handmade paper, with 30 tissue-guarded engravings, each volume with a hand-colored frontispiece. $8000.

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THE WORKS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER,
BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN 32 VOLUMES

COOPER, James Fenimore. Works. New York, 1895-96. Thirty-two volumes. Limited “Leather-Stocking Edition” of the works of America’s first great novelist, number 667 of 1000 sets produced, very handsomely bound. A beautiful set in fine condition. $6500.

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SPLENDID COLLECTION OF SIX EXQUISITE COSWAY-STYLE PORTRAITS

BINDING. Collection of six Cosway-style portraits. Bath, 1940.

Wonderful collection of six Cosway-style portraits of literary luminaries: Wordsworth, Whittier, Longfellow, Burns, Bacon, and Ruskin, housed in handsome matching morocco cases. $5800.

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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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