BANCROFT, George (1800-91). History of the United States, from the Discovery of the American Continent, Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1854. 6 volumes, 8° (222 x 143mm). Engraved frontispiece in volumes I, II and IV, plates. (Offsetting from some plates, lightly spotted.) Contemporary calf, sides ruled in blind, flat spine ruled in compartments, contrasting lettering-pieces, marbled edges (a few light scuff marks). Fifteenth edition, first published in 1834. "The variations between the first and later editions are so considerable as to make it desirable to posses them both" (Sabin 3116).
BYRON, George Gordon Noel (1788-1824). Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, a Romaunt, London: by T. Davison for John Murray, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, Dublin: J. Cumming, 1812. 8° (221 x 140mm). Half title. (The word before 'edition' erased from title, occasional light spotting, marginal thumb-soiling.) Half calf gilt by C.H. May, London, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, uncut. ?Fifth edition. Wise I, 52.
With 11 works in 19 volumes, all attractively bound in calf, including a set of Shakespeare's The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies and Poems (London, 1851, 6 vols.), and 3 works by George Macaulay Trevelyan: Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic 1848-9 (London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta, 1914), Garibaldi and the Thousand (London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta, 1909), and Garibaldi and the Making of Italy, June-November, 1860 (London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta, 1914), all 3 uniformly-bound in tree calf gilt by Bickers & Son, London. (26)