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Auction Description for Sydney Rare Book Auctions: Huge Christmas Sale!
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Viewing times: Thu Dec 8th 11am - 8:30pm Fri Dec 9th 10am - 5pm Sat Dec 10th 10am - 1pm *Or by appointment during the week prior Venue 33 Nelson St Annandale, NSW

Huge Christmas Sale! (620 Lots)

by Sydney Rare Book Auctions


620 lots | 601 with images

December 10, 2016

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Annandale, Australia

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Fine Binding Signed Manning Clark Set

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Description: History of Australia by Manning Clark. Various editions. Bound in full leather and with volume 1 inscribed ForTerry Naughton with best wishes Manning Clark

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1829 Pugin Paris

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Description: Paris and its environs, displayed in a series of picturesques views, the drawings made under the direction of Mr. Pugin and engraved under the superintendance of Mr. C. Heath, The typographical and historical descriptions by L T Ventouillac. London Robert Jennings 1829. Rebound in half leather and marbled boards. A little foxing but still a very good copy

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Fine Bindings x 3

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Description: 1) Life Military and Civil of the Duke of Wellington digested from the materials of W H Maxwell, and in part rewritten by an Old Scholar. with some account of his public funeral. illustrated with sixteen highly finished line engravings. London Bohn 1852 2) An Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture by John Henry Parker Oxford John Parker 1874 4th edition 3) The Theatre of the Greeks, A Treatise on the History and Exhibition of the Greek Drama by John William Donaldson London Longman 1860 7th edition . This one in full presentation leather 4) The Poetical Works of John Alexander Pope with an Account of his Life and Writings. London Charles Daly 1839. One in full leather , the others in half leather and marbled boards

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Mein Kampf  First Edition in two volumes

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Description: Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler. Munich Franz Eher Nachf Volume 1 1925. Volume 2 1927. Both volumes are first editions and first impressions. Volume 1 is in the original cloth and papered boards whilst volume 2 has been rebound imitating the original binding. Vol 1 is a very good copy with a little foxing. Volume 2 has a repaired title page with all the text unaffected, This is a very good set. . This horrid book did in some ways badly shape the course of history and is very rare on the market

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Fine Binding Lives of Chancellors

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Description: The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England From The Earliest Times Till The Reign of King George IV by John Lord Campbell. London John Murray 1846 and 1847. Three series in seven volumes. Full calf Spines richly giltl. Gilt embossed prize feature on the front covers. Marbled endpapers and edges. A very fine set. with Bookplates of Bernard Brett and T Naughton on the front endpapers and a Latin inscription on a preliminary page of vol 1

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Fine Binding Ruskin Stones of Venice

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Description: The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin. London George Allen 1892 fifth edition. Three volume set quarto in size. Bound in full red leather with five raised bands and gilt lining and lettering to the spine with the front and rear covers lined in gilt. There are gilt dentelles bordering the marbled endpapers. A very fine set with numerous full page black and white illustrations

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Fine Binding Builders Practical Directory

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Description: The Builder's Practical Director or Buildings for all Classes Containing Plans, Sections and Elevations for the Erection pof Cottages, Villas, Farm Buildings, Dispensaries, Public Schools &c Illustrated by Numerous Plates and Diagrams. Leipzig and Dresden A H Payne. London J Hagger. No date but 1850s(?) Numerous full page colour illustrations. A little scattered foxing. Bound in half leather and marbled boards by Sydney Binder David Newbold. A very attractive volume

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Fine Binding Green English People

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Description: A Short History of the English People by J R Green. Illustrated Edition. London Macmillan 1892 4 volume set. Bound in half red leather. The spines have five raised bands and are gilt lined and lettered. Top edges gilt. Lightly foxed in parts. A very fine set. Your shelves will groan with pleasure when you add these volumes

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Fine Binding French Revolution

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Description: The History of the French Revolution by Louis Adolphe Thiers Translated with Notes and Illustrations ..New Edition with 41 illustrations on steel engraved by William Greatbach. London Richard Bentley 1881. 5 volume set. Bound in full leather. The spines are richly gilt and have have five raised bands. All the edges are gilt and the endpapers are marbled . A presentation set from the Law Society of The United Kingdom with their crest embossed on the front covers. Their is a prize label on the endpaper of volume 1 and additionally a bookplate of Judge Naughton on the 5 volumes. A very good set

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Fine Binding Bleak House 1st Edition

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Description: Bleak House by Charles Dickens with Illustrations by H K Browne. London Bradbury and Evans 1853 first edition. Bound in two volumes Half leather Raised bands and gilt to the spine. Lacks the half title but otherwise complete with 39 full page plates. Many of these have some soiling. No title page in Volume 2 (as it should be). A very good set of the first edition and the collation as per Heritage Bookshop bibliography of Dickens

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Fine Binding American Notes 1st Edition

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Description: American Notes for General Circulation by Charles Dickens in Two Volumes. London Chapman and Hall 1842 first edition. Bound in two volumes Half leather Raised bands and gilt to the spine with marbled boards and endpapers. The first issue of the first edition. Collation as per Heritage Bookshop Bibliography of Dickens. There is a tide mark running through the bottom edge of the first volume. In a custom made slip[case. Very attractive binding

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Fine Binding Laurence Sterne Bayntun Riviere Binding

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Description: The Novels of Laurence Sterne in Four Volumes Illustrated by George Cruinkshank. London The Navarre Society. In a limited edition of Two Thousand copies. A very fine set in red half leather and cloth covered boards. Raised bands and gilt decoration and titles to the spines. Top edges gilt. Each volume stamped on the front endpaper Bayntun (Riviere) Bath England. Naughton bookplate on the pasted endpaper

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Fine Binding Froude West Indies and Oceana

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Description: 1) The English in The West Indies or The Bow of Ulysses 2) Oceana or England and Her Colonies both London Longmans 1886 and 1888. Both inscribed by Froude and the second volume has a photograph of Froude pasted to a preliminary page. Both very fine copies in half leather and marbled boards and endpapers and gilt top edges. Stmped in fine lettering Maclehose Glasgow on the endpapers

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Fine Binding Milton

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Description: The Poetical Works of John Milton edited by David Masson. London Macmillan 1896. Three volumes bound in half leather (imitating vellum) and cloth covered boards. Top edges gilt. A very good looking set

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Fine Binding French Revolution Carlyle

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Description: The French Revolution A History in Three Volumes by Thomas Carlyle. London Chapman and Hall. No date but mid nineteenth century. This is a complete work but is part of a thirty volume set of the works of Thomas Carlyle. Half leather and cloth covered boards. .Marbled edges and endpapers. A very handsome set to decorate your shelf

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Fine Binding Marie Antoinette

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Description: The Life of Marie Antoinette Queen of France by Charles Duke Yonge London Hurst and Blackett 1876. 2 volume set bound in half leather and cloth covered boards. The bottom of the spine reads "Extra Illustrated". A very good set

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Fine Cloth  Binding Burns

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Description: The Poetry of Robert Burns Edited by William Henley. Edinburgh T C and E C Jack. 1901. 4 vols with gilt decorated front covers and spines. A very good set

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Fine Binding Macaulay

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Description: The History of England by Lord Macaulay. London Longmans 1886. Half leather with marbled boards, edges and endpapers. A fine set

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Fine Binding Goldsmith

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Description: The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith. London John Murray. 1837. Four volumes Half leather and marbled boards. Pencil scribble on the endpaper of vol 1. The leather spines are darkened but still attractive

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Fine Binding Elia

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Description: The Essays of Alia along with The Last Essays of Elia. New York Scribner 1926. 2 volumes in full leather top edges gilt. Very fine binding

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Fine Binding Robert Louis Stevenson x 6

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Description: Robert Louis Stevenson. Six titles all reprints and all bound in uniform full leather and marbled edges and endpapers. Very good copies each with the bookplate of Clifford Crain and Terry Naughton. Five of the volumes are school prizes with the gilt embossed stgamp of Scotch College Melbourne on the front covers

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Fine Binding Poetry x 11

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Description: Eleven leather bound poetry books. ten in full leather and one in half leather. Poets include Scott, Byron, Heman, Dowson, Masefield, Housman, Gilbert and Milton. All very good copies and will make you feel educated as you glance at them on your shelves

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Fine Bindings Cicero Trollope

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Description: The Life of Cicero by Anthony Trollope London Chapman and Ha;; 1880 1st edition. 2 volumes bound in one. In full leather, marbled edges and endpapers. Very good copy

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Fine Bindings Edinburgh

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Description: Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets by Mrs Oliphant with Illustrations by George Reid. London Macmillan 1890. Half leather and marbled boards, edges and endpapers. A very good copy

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Fine Bindings x 21

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Description: Twenty one leather bound books.A shelf. All very good looking books which will enhance your shelves. Includes Ruskin, Gordon, Hazlitt. It does not really matter the authors or subjects these will constantly please the eye

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Fine Bindings Sturt Central Australia

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Description: Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia ...During the years 1844, 5, and 6 ... by Captain Charles Sturt in Two Volumes London T and W Boone 1849. Lacks 1 plate. Ex library copy with 1 stamp on the verso of the title page in each volume. Finely bound in half leather and cloth boards

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Fine Binding lang 1834 History of NSW

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Description: An Historical and Statistical Account of New South Wales by John Dunmore Lang. London: Cochrane and M'Crone, 1834. Two volumes, duodecimo, Contemporary half leather and marbled board. Complete with the foldout map, A very good copy

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Fine Binding Macarthur 1837 History of NSW

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Description: New South Wales Its Present State and Future Prospects Being a Statement With Documentary Evidence Submitted in Support of Petitions to His Majesty and Parliament (By Macarthur). London D Walther 1837. Complete with the colour outline foldout map. Ferguson 2304. Full leather a very attractive binding

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Fine Binding Breton Excursions 1834

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Description: Excursions in New South Wales, Western Australia and Van Diemen's Land during the Years 1830, 1831, 1832, and 1833, by Lieut. Breton R.N., London: Richard Bentley, 1834. Second Edition Revised, with Additions. Half leather and marbled boards,. Frontispiece engraving. and one other plate

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Fine Binding Therry  1863

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Description: Reminiscences of Thirty Years Residence in New South Wales and Victoria With A Supplementary Chapter on Transportation and the Ticket of Leave Sydtem by R Therry. London Sampson Low 1863. Half leather and marbled boards, edges and endpapers. Has the bookplate of Terry Naughton as well as the booksellers label of James Dalley

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Fine Binding Australian x 3

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Description: 1) The Life of Edward John Eyre , Late Governor of Jamaica by Hamilton Hume London Bentley 1867. Full leather rebacked good copy 2) Old Convict Days on Australia by Charles White. Sydney Marchant 1906. Modern rebind in half leather and marbled boards 3) The History of Australian Discovery and Colonisation by Sanual Bennett Sydney Hanson and Bennett 1867 2nd edition and complete as per Ferguson 6937. Modern binding in full leather

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Australia Illustrated

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Description: Australia by Edwin Carter Booth (2 vols), Virtue & Company, London (undated). Bound in half leather and cloth covered boards with the Advance Australia crest embossed in gilt on the front covers. Its a clean set but with the front board to volume 1 detached

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White Journal Enhanced Facsimile

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Description: Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales with Sixty Five Plates ...Melbourne Edition Renard 2002. Full leather and with the plates in colour, This is truly a deluxe enhanced edition of a first fleet journal.. It larger than the original and the quality in the production is outstanding. The book wom the Gold Medal Award at the Australian National Print Awards as it should have. Its a delight to read and handle

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Phillip Journal Enhanced Facsimile

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Description: The Voyage of Governor Phillip top Botany Bay ...Melbourne Edition Renard 2007. Full leather, edges gilt, Another wonderful production from Julian renard which will give the purchaser much pleasure to read and handle

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1924 The grandest Australian Architecture book

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Description: Old Colonial Architecture in New South Wales and Tasmania by Hardy Wilson. Sydney: Published by the author, 1924. First edition number 900 in an edition of 1000 copies signed by the author, folio, 50 tinted and colour lithograph plates. A very good copy

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1924 Hardy Wilson

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Description: Grecian and Chinese Architecture by Hardy Wilson. The copper half-tone blocks, tint plates, and prints, were made by Hartland & Hyde Ltd., Lawson House, Clarence St Sydney. The book was set-up, printed, and bound by the Green Press Ltd, 32 Sussex, Street, Sydney. Paper used is goatskin parchment The Type is Caslon. Published by the Author at 92 Queen St Melbourne, Australia June 1937. Number 98 in an edition of 100 copies.Vellum binding with gilt decoration and type to the spine and covers. This book rarely comes on the market

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Arthur Rackham 1906

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Description: Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J M Barrie. With Drawings by J M Barrie. London Hodder 1906. 1st trade edition. Rebound in full leather with the original covers bound in. Collates as per Latimore page 27 but with the tipped in plates bound at the rear. Complete with all the full page colour illustrations

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Fine Binding Plutarch

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Description: Plutarch's Lives of Illustrous Men Translated...by J Langhorne London bohn 1866 New Edition. In 2 volumes. A very fine full leather binding

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Fine Binding Boswell Johnson

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Description: The Life of Samuel Johnson Together with a Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides by James Boswell Kon Swan 1891. In Three volumes. Very fine binding in full leather

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Fine Binding Anglo-Saxons

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Description: The History of the Anglo-Saxons comprising the History of England from the earliest period to the Norman Conquest in Three Volumes. London 1823. Full leather rebacked. Very good set

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Fine Binding Fergusson's Architecture

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Description: The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture... by James Fergusson. London 1859 second edition. 2 volumes bound in full leather. Som,e foxing but externally very attractive (and sometimes thats all that matters!)

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Fine Binding Joseph Holt

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Description: Memoirs of Joseph Holt, General of the Irish Rebels in 1798. Edited from his Original Manuscripts. by T Crofton Croker. In two Volumes. London Henry Colburn 1838. Half leather and marbled boards. Holt was transported to Australia and volume 2 deals with his Australian experiences. Rather scarce in first edition and in such a good binding

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Fine Binding Three Colonies

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Description: The Three Colonies of Australia New South Wales Victoria South Australia Their Pastures, Copper Mines, & Gold Fields by Samuel Sidney. London Ingram 1852. Rebound in half leather and marbled boards. The frontspiece is stuck in with sticky tape else all is good

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Fine Binding Ida Lee

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Description: The Comiong of the British to Australia 1788 to 1829 by Ida Lee with sixty-five illustrations. London Longmans 1906. Rebound in full leather. A very good and attractive book

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Fine Cloth Binding Australian Discovery

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Description: New Light on the Discovery of Australia as Revealed by the Journal of Captain Don Diego De Prado Y Tovar edited by Henry N Stevens London Henry Stevens 1930. A very good copy with gilt title and decoration to the spine

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Fine  Binding Royal Naval Exhibition

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Description: Royal Naval Exhibition Humorous Art The Sailors Progress with 53 Illustrations. Bound with Royal Naval Exhibition Illustrated Souvenir. Pictorial Notes Royal & Official Opening Ceremony. London Sampson Low No date. Three bookplates including G & N Ingleton. A handsome and amusing book

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Fine  Binding Barrington Facsimile

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Description: A Voyage to Botany Bay by George Barrington Together with his life and trial and the sequel to his voyage. London Brummell Press 1969. Number 123 in an edition of 350 copies. Bound in full leather with 5 raised namds and lots of gilt decoration to the spione and covers. In a publishers slipcase. A very fine copy

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Fine  Binding Legal Classics Library x 3

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Description: 1) The Common Law & Other Writings by Wendell 2) Tales from The Athenian Law Courts by Freeman 3) Cardozo On The Law . All three in full modern leather and fine copies

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Fine  Binding Francis Greenway

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Description: Francis Greenway His Life and Times by M H Ellis Sydney The Shepherd Press 1949. Number 31 in an edition of 350 copies signed by Ellis and bound in full leather and in the publishers slipcase

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Fine Binding - Robert Burns

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Description: The Complete Poems by Robert Burns, Waverley Book Company, London 1927. Quarter leather binding. Good looking set of 10.

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