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    Four Classics of Literature in Attractive Bindings, including: [Alain René Le Sage. Tobias George Smollett, translator]. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. [and:] Nicholas Harris Nicolas. Memoirs and Remains of Lady Jane Grey. [and:] Elizabeth Gaskell. The Life of Charlotte Brontë ... In Two Volumes. [and:] Washington Irving. Randolph Caldecott [illustrator]. Bracebridge Hall. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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    Four Classics of Literature in Attractive Bindings, including: [Alain René Le Sage. Tobias George Smollett, translator]. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. A New Translation by the Author of Roderick Random. Adorned with Cuts, Neatly Engraved. London: Printed for W. Strahan [and nine others], 1785. Four twelvemo volumes. With twenty copper-engraved plates. Contemporary tree calf, smooth spines tooled in gilt, gilt red and black morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers. Shelf wear to board extremities. Front joints starting, especially front joint of volume I, but boards still holding tight. Overall a very good copy. [and:] Nicholas Harris Nicolas. Memoirs and Remains of Lady Jane Grey. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831. Large paper edition. Octavo. With engraved frontispiece portrait and folding pedigree chart. Nineteenth century full polished calf, single fillet border rolled in gilt, spine elaborately tooled in gilt in compartments, gilt black morocco lettering piece, tan endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Engraved armorial bookplate of Richard Lane Freer, giftplate of Archdeacon Freer to E.R. Dowdeswell, and Full Court Library ticket affixed to front pastedown. Offsetting from frontispiece to title. Corners slightly bumped. Shelfwear to board extremities, with a bit of leather coming away (but still attached) to head of spine. Overall a very good copy. [and:] Elizabeth Gaskell. The Life of Charlotte Brontë ... In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857. First edition. Two octavo volumes. With two engraved frontispieces and manuscript facsimile plate. Contemporary half red calf over marbled boards by Maclehouse (stamp signed in ink on front pastedown), spines ruled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt red and green morocco lettering pieces, all edges marbled. Gift inscription from 1894 to front flyleaf. A very good copy. [and:] Washington Irving. Randolph Caldecott [illustrator]. Bracebridge Hall. London: Macmillan & Co., 1877. Octavo. With engraved frontispiece and intertextual illustrations throughout. Contemporary polished green calf by Henry Sotheran (stamp signed in gilt on front pastedown), double fillet gilt borders, spine tooled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt red morocco lettering pieces, gilt board edges and turn ins, publisher's gilt forest green cloth as doublures (with original cloth spine affixed to rear flyleaf),marbled free endpapers, all edges gilt. Offsetting from frontispiece to title. A few instances of scattered light foxing. A bump to outer edge of front board, and wear to board extremities, especially to joints, with a few bits of loss to upper and lower headcaps. Overall a very good copy. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.



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