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  1. 2 vols, 8vo. in 4s, I: [4], xxvi, 374 pp., with copper-engraved frontispiece; II: [4], 375-775, [1] pp.; bound with 39 contemporary copper-engraved plates, each in two states (two plates appear in three states), and 12 pen and ink drawings dated variously 1821-2, trimmed and mounted, one with copper-engraved portrait inset; later straight-grained red morocco gilt by Noulhac, signed and dated 1918 in gilt at foot of spine, edges gilt, silk endleaves and doublures; minimal rubbing at extremities, otherwise a very fine extra-illustrated set.

    £9,500
  2. First edition; 4to; limited to 500 numbered copies, signed by the artist, 30 tipped-in colour plates by W. Heath Robinson, some very light, occasional spotting to preliminary pages; publisher's full vellum, front cover pictorially stamped in dark green, red, and gilt and lettered in gilt and spine similarly decorated, lacking ribbon ties, top edge gilt, others untrimmed as published, a few minor marks and age-toning otherwise very good to near-fine.

    £1,500
  3. First edition; 4to (29 x 20 cm), 361pp., text printed in purple reproducing the author's manuscript, 20 full page engraved illustrations including frontispiece (with slight spotting on two plates), original paper spine bound in at rear, bound by 'G.Mativet', binder's name stamped on front free endpaper, marbled endpapers, half brown morocco gilt, marbled boards, brown calf label gilt lettered; an excellent copy.

    £1,650
  4. 8vo, (195 x 138 mm), 46 photographic plates with associated vignettes, a few leaves with light marginal stains, publisher's pictorial tan cloth, a bit soiled with small, red stain to edge of rear board, otherwise good.

    £275
  5. First edition, no. 20 of 25 examples on papier vergé d'Arches with proofs (total edition 1432); 14 fascicles (as I and 1-13), small folio, I: [12] pp., with 4 hand-coloured wood-engraved plates and polychromatic woodcut ornaments in text, 1-13: [4 (half-title, limitation, title, blank)], [112] pp., with 40 numbered, hand-coloured, copper-engraved and etched pochoir plates, each with uncoloured proof (pl. 36 uncoloured, with additional proof of an earlier state), and a final hand-coloured plate with proof; fascicles 10, 12, & 13 unopened at top-edge, occasional spotting, slight toning at extremities; loose as issued in publisher's printed wrappers, first issue with hand-coloured wood-engraved title vignette, others printed in two colours with hand-coloured rose, fascicle 4 with an additional uncoloured outer wrapper, 7 issues with publisher's glassine, together in a modern cloth solander box, printed paper label to spine; a few light marks, marginal tear to wrapper of fascicle 3 and outer wrapper of fascicle 4 torn, an excellent set.

    £7,500
  6. First Edition. 4 volumes, 8vo, 4 stipple-engraved vignette titles, 52 aquatint plates (all but 2 hand-coloured), including the 28 for the Schoolmaster's Tour and others after Rowlandson, some trimmed close with minor occasional loss to imprint, overall internally very good, bookplate to front pastedown, late 19th century blue half morocco by Root & Son, gilt spine compartments within gilt-tooled raised bands, gilt edges, spines lightly dulled, some minor rubbing to joints and corner-tips.

    £800
  7. First edition, small 4to, illustrations throughout, original pictorial boards, a fine copy.

    £80
  8. No. 18 of 25 copies bound and signed by Susan Allix, from an overall limitation of 75 copies; 4to; 27 copper etched designs printed in various colours on thick paper, mostly geometric and abstract, many full-page, some double-page, with borders and vignettes, uncut in original red goatskin by Susan Allix, upper cover with gilt lattice-work design containing small stars, spine lettered in gilt, slip-case.

    £5,250
  9. First edition, Imperial 16mo, 93, (1) advertisement pp., number 126 of 260 edition de luxe copies on 'special paper', colour frontispiece, four full-page illustrations and nine decorative devices by Claud Lovat Fraser, publisher's cream buckram gilt, small bookplate, pictorial dust-jacket, even age-toning to free-endpapers and boards, dust-jacket with a few minor marks and slight creasing, small closed tear to head of spine otherwise very good and bright.

    £120
  10. First Trade edition, Royal 4to., 184 pp., portrait frontispiece and 20 full-page illustrations including 8 in colour, additional vignettes within text, short biography and 'Personal Note' from the author, publisher's cloth-backed illustrated paper-covered boards, a little rubbed and age-toned, corresponding dust-jacket with even wear and professional restorations to upper edge, otherwise internally fine.

    £230
 

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