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    Five Titles in Fine Bindings

    Five Fine Bindings, including: Pierce Egan. The Life of an Actor. London: C. S. Arnold, 1825. Custom full red morocco with gilt titles and inner dentelles. Bound by Morrell. A near fine copy. [and:] [Richard D. Blackmore]. The Remarkable History of Sir Thomas Upmore, Bart., M. P., Formerly Known as "Tommy Upmore." London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884. Custom full blue morocco with three raised bands. Bound by Wood. Boards are single-ruled with floral corners in gilt with red inlays. Backstrip has single-ruled compartments in gilt with gilt titles and decoration, and single floral design with red inlay. Double-ruled turn-ins with floral corners. Very good. [and:] John Ashton. A History of English Lotteries: Now For the First Time Written. London: Leadenhall Press, 1893. Custom brown half-morocco with brown cloth boards. Bound by Bayntun (Riviere). Five raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. Fine. [and:] Helen Hunt Jackson. Ramona: A Story. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. Custom red half-morocco with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Four raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. A near fine set. [and:] A. Wallace Rimington. Colour-Music: The Art of Mobile Colour. London: Hutchinson, 1911. Custom full purple morocco with five raised bands. Boards have intricate gilt ruling with small red and green inlays and gilt titles. Backstrip has gilt ruled compartments with gilt titles and designs, with red and green inlays. Turn-ins with gilt double-ruling separated by designs, and vellum doublures with gilt design. Very good.

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    Five Fine Bindings, including: Pierce Egan. The Life of and Actor. London: C. S. Arnold, 1825. First edition. Octavo. 272 pages. 27 hand-colored plates by Theodore Lane. Custom full red morocco with gilt titles and inner dentelles. Bound by Morrell. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt. Minor offsetting to endpapers. Boards are slightly bowed. A near fine copy. [and] [Richard D. Blackmore]. The Remarkable History of Sir Thomas Upmore, Bart., M.P., Formerly Known as "Tommy Upmore." London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1884. First edition. Two octavo volumes. 321; 338 pages. Custom full blue morocco with three raised bands. Bound by Wood. Boards are single-ruled with floral corners in gilt with red inlays. Backstrip has single-ruled compartments in gilt with gilt titles and decoration, and single floral design with red inlay. Double-ruled turn-ins with floral corners. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Mildly darkened spines with light rubbing to extremities. Offsetting to endpapers. Pages lightly toned with light, speckled foxing throughout. A very good set. [and:] John Ashton. A History of English Lotteries: Now For the First Time Written. London: Leadenhall Press, 1893. First edition. Octavo. 359 pages. Custom brown half-morocco with brown cloth boards. Bound by Bayntun (Riviere). Five raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers with some minor offsetting. A fine copy. [and:] Helen Hunt Jackson. Ramona: A Story. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1900. First thus. Two octavo volumes. 310; 308 pages. Custom red half-morocco with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Four raised bands with gilt titles and decoration. Top edge gilt. Bindings are slightly rubbed. Modest toning to pages. A near fine set. [and:] A. Wallace Rimington. Colour-Music: The Art of Mobile Colour. London: Hutchinson, 1911. First edition. Octavo. 184 pages. Custom full purple morocco with five raised bands. Boards have intricate gilt ruling with small red and green inlays and gilt titles. Backstrip has gilt ruled compartments with gilt titles and designs, with red and green inlays. All edges gilt. Turn-ins with gilt double-ruling separated by designs, and vellum doublures with gilt design. Binding is lightly rubbed with some sunning to backstrip and a few small scuffs. Lacking front doublure. A very good copy.



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