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1949-1951 - William Heinemann, London
A finely bound twelve volume set of Dostoevsky’s novels, first translated by Constance Garnett between 1912 and 1920, and now difficult to assemble in this format. 
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Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross - Edmund Dulac

1915 - Published for The Daily Telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, London. New York. Toronto - First Edition
A sumptuously bound first edition of this magically illustrated compilation of fairy tales, with nineteen full-page tipped-in colour plates, together with a tipped-in black and white portrait of Dulac.

Presenting seventeen fairy tales, poems and songs including –
Sinbad the Sailor, the Three Kings of Orient, The Lady Badoura, The Story of the Bird Feng, The Real Princess, My Lisette, The Nightingale, Cinderella, Aucassin and Nicolette, Blue Beard, and Jusef and Asenath. 
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The Life of an Actor. Dedicated to Edmund Kean, Esq. The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood. Embellished with Twenty-seven Characteristic Scenes, etched by Theodore Lane; Enriched also with Several Original Designs on Wood, executed by Mr. Thompson - Pierce Egan, T. Greenwood, Theodore Lane (illustrator)

1825 - Printed for C.S. Arnold, London - First Edition
A finely bound example of Pierce Egan’s wonderful and amusing novel centred around Peregrine Proteus, and his various highs and lows attempting to pursue a career on the stage. Dedicated to Edmund Kean (1789-1833) the greatest of English tragic actors, a turbulent genius noted as much for his megalomania and ungovernable behaviour as for his portrayals of villains in Shakespearean plays.

Illustrated with twenty-seven hand-coloured aquatint plates by Theodore Lane and nine woodcut engravings by John Thompson (1785-1866).
 
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Complete James Bond series - Ian Lancaster Fleming

1963-1979 - Jonathan Cape, London - Early Editions
A magnificent and complete 14 volume set of the Jonathan Cape printings (the original publisher of the James Bond novels), the final title Octopussy being a first impression, as this book was never reprinted in the original format.

Each book is in publisher’s cloth, with the creative embellishments in gilt silver or gilt matching those of the first editions. All dust jacket designs match those of the first Cape Editions with the exception of
Casino Royale which was changed, after the third impression, to the wonderful ‘Vesper Lynd’ playing card style shown here, and Moonraker is in the 1965 design.

Comprising:
Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds Are Forever, From Russia With Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only (short stories inc. From A View To A Kill and Quantum of Solace), Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights (short stories). 
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The Centenary Edition of Ian Fleming's James Bond Novels - Ian Lancaster Fleming

2008 - Penguin 007, London - Centenary Edition, First Printings
A complete 14 volume collection of the Bond novels, issued to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ian Fleming (28th May 2008).

With the magnificently ‘retro’ style artwork by Michael Gillette to dust jackets.

A fine and particularly uncommon set, all first printings in first printing dust jackets, housed in a custom-made cloth slipcase with fleece lining and ribbon pulls, each dust jacket with archival cover.
 
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The Antiquities of Scotland - Francis Grose

1797 - Hooper &, London - First Hooper &
Two magnificently illustrated large volumes of this comprehensive work, with 190 full page engraved plates, large engraved folding Index Map to the Antiquities of Scotland. ‘Shewing the Situation of Every Building Described in this Work’, two engraved title pages, and one in text Plan of Druidical Stone.

Grose (1731-91), English antiquary draughtsman and lexicographer, initiated the eighteenth-century's most extensive series of published illustrations of ancient monuments.

In 1788 he began the first of several tours of Scotland in order to produce
The Antiquities of Scotland. It was on the second of these tours, in summer 1789, that he met and immediately formed a friendship with the poet Robert Burns. Burns met him while he was staying with Robert Riddell at the Friar's Carse, collecting material for his Scottish work. Burns suggested to him that he should include Alloway Kirk in his Scottish Antiquities, and Grose agreed on condition that Burns provided a witch tale to go with his drawing. In June 1790, Burns sent Grose a prose tale with a variant in a letter to Grose, following it up with a rhymed version, "Tam o' Shanter" (see Volume II, page 31). 
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Les Livres de L'Enfance du XVe au XIXe Siecle. Preface de Paul Gavault - Gumuchian

1930 - Gumuchian &, Paris - The first deluxe edition, limited to 100 copies on Papier de Hollande, this being number 10
Possibly the most important catalogue of children's books ever Issued. Two large quarto volumes, text in French and English, illustrated with 336 colour and black and white plates. 
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Robertson of Irvine - Poet-Preacher - Arthur Guthrie

1890 - Ardrossan, London - Second Edition
A finely bound copy, illustrated with engraved frontispiece portrait and calotype plate of Trinity Church, Irvine from a photograph.

William Bruce Robertson (1820-86), Scottish divine, was born at Greenhill, St. Ninians, Stirling, 24 May, 1820, and was educated at the University of Glasgow and at the Secession Theological Hall, Edinburgh, where he made the acquaintance of Thomas de Quincey, and on his recommendation went to the University of Halle and studied under Friedrich Tholuck.

After travelling in Italy and Switzerland he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Stirling and Falkirk in 1843, and was soon after ordained at the United Secession Church (after 1847, the United Presbyterian Church) in Irvine, Ayrshire. In this charge he remained for 35 years, exercising from his pulpit a truly magnetic influence.’
 
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