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BOUND FOR THE FUTURE LOUIS XVI WITH HIS COAT OF ARMS

(LOUIS XVI) FRENCH ALMANAC. Almanach Royal, Annee Bissextile 1772. Paris, 1772. 1772 Royal Almanac, bound for Louis XVI dauphin two years before he would inherit the throne of France, in a lovely binding designed by the royal bookbinder Pierre-Paul Dubuisson. $25,000.

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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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"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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HANDSOMELY BOUND AND ILLUSTRATED SET OF SCHILLER’S WORKS

SCHILLER, Friedrich. Works. Boston, 1902. Ten volumes. Limited "Edition Magnifique," of Schiller's works, letter P of only 26 lettered sets, with numerous plates in triple-suite (one of each suite hand-colored), magnificently bound by Macdonald and Allen in elaborate morocco-gilt with doublures. $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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“FUTURE CHAMPIONS OF EQUAL RIGHT AND HUMAN BROTHERHOOD WILL DERIVE NEW STRENGTH FROM THESE EXERTIONS”

SUMNER, Charles. Complete Works. Boston, 1900. Twenty volumes. Limited “Statesman” edition, number 300 of only 1000 copies, beautifully bound. $4800.

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WITH GILT ARMORIAL COAT OF ARMS OF LOUISE-ELISABETH OF FRANCE, QUEEN CONSORT OF SPAIN

(ROYALTY) (D’ORLÉANS, Louise Élisabeth). Office de la Semaine Sainte. Paris, 1728.

1728 bilingual missal for Holy Week and Easter displaying on both elaborately gilt covers the gilt armorial coat of arms of Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans, descendant of the French Bourbon monarchy and Queen Consort of Spain with her early marriage to King Louis I of Spain. A magnificent example of early 18th-century French binding in intricate gilt-tooled morocco. $4500.

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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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WITH GILT COAT OF ARMS OF PRINCE CONDÉ OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON, GRANDE MAÎTRE DE FRANCE IN THE COURTS OF LOUIS XV & LOUIS XVI,

(LOUIS XV, HOUSE OF BOURBON) RAULIN, [Joseph]. Traite analytique des eaux minerales en general. Paris, 1772.

First edition of a medical treatise by Raulin, who held the post of physician ordinary to Louis XV of France and authored such medical works at the official request of the French Court, a rare copy with the gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms of Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince Condé of the House of Bourbon. Condé held the preeminent post of Grand Maître de France in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI before the French Revolution forced him into exile. $3500.

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