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  1. First edition, first issue; 2 volumes, 8vo; 12 illustrations by George Cruikshank, occasional, light foxing, mostly to preliminary and terminal leaves, publisher's floral-patterned, embossed, pink cloth, spines gilt, a little rubbed and dust-soiled, spines faded, otherwise very good; xix, [3], 288; ix, [1], 263 [1], 36 (ads) pp.

    £2,200
  2. 8vo; signed presentation copy from Queen Victoria to the Rev. George Prothero, Vicar of Whippingham Church with her inscription on fly-leaf, frontispiece portrait of Prince Albert, natural toning throughout, very faint spotting to frontispiece and fly-leaves, else very good; publisher's cream pebble-grained cloth, gilt stamp crest on upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, slightly soiled, darkened, mostly to spine but wholly original and strong, overall very good.

    £2,200
  3. First edition, 2 volumes in 1, 8vo. xii, [11], 171; [vi], 164 pp., complete with half-titles, vignettes to title-pages and 10 hand coloured plates, a little offsetting to text and occasional marginal soiling and staining, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tips, green morocco lettering piece, a very good example.

    £650
  4. 3 vols, large paper copy, 4to, printed in English & Portuguese, frontispieces and plates on mounted india paper, some browning to and offsetting from plates, silk endpapers, specially bound in full contemporary red velvet with gilt-stamped coat-of-arms of the Royal house of Portugal to covers and morocco lettering pieces on spines, cracking to one hinge but overall an impressive set.

    £6,500
  5. 4 volumes, 8vo., engraved frontispiece, 4 engraved plates (1 folding), fine polished calf, spines gilt in compartments with red and green labels to each, marbled edges and endpapers, a fine set.

    £1,250
  6. First edition, one of 750 copies, 8vo, publisher's advertisements at end of vol. II & III, green endpapers, labels of Exeter bookbinder A.L. Noake on upper pastedowns, small stamps of same on half-titles, hinges repaired, original blue-green fine-bead cloth, covers with black fillet borders, spines lettered in gilt, expert, minor repairs to cloth of spines, a few gatherings crudely opened, further slight wear to edges and corners of bindings, minor marks to covers, overall an attractive copy, preserved in matching solander box.

    £8,500
  7. Fourteen volumes, small 8vo, engraved portrait frontispiece of Shakespeare, numerous plates, a little spotting, mostly to verso and margins of plates, some margins trimmed, else very good, contemporary calf, maroon lettering pieces to smooth spines, other panels gilt, marbled edges, rubbed and aged but mellow and pleasant.

    £1,250
  8. 15 volumes, 8vo., EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with about 145 engraved plates by S. and E. Harding, Millton Park stamp to each volume, occasional browning and off-setting, mostly to margins and verso of plates, near-contemporary straight-grained light brown morocco, all edges gilt, a little rubbed and bumped at extremities, otherwise a very good and readable set.

    £3,500
  9. 8 vol., engraved portrait and 36 plates after Hugo Gravelot, one plate misbound (at p.209, vol. II, rather than vol. I), occasional spotting, mostly to edges, else very good internally, contemporary tree calf, red lettering pieces to each spine, marbled edges, rubbed, bumped on spine ends, a couple of joints starting but still firm otherwise beautifully aged with a marvellous patina.

    £1,400
  10. First edition, first printing, first state (without the advertisement leaf in vol. I), 8vo, vi, [2], 361, [3, blank]; vi, [2], 319, [1, blank]; vi, [2], 313, [1, blank], with 16pp. publisher's catalogue at end, three small closed tears to half-title of volume III, very occasional light mark or spot, otherwise very good, publisher's cinnamon ripple-grain cloth (Carter's variant B), covers decoratively blind-stamped, spines lettered in gilt, Edmonds & Remnant's binder's ticket at end of volume I, some light soiling, inner hinges starting but still sound, spines bumped at head and foot, corners slightly bumped, preserved in a solander box by Zaehnsdorf for E. Joseph, a very good set.

    £3,500
 

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