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  1. Limited edition, number 299 of 460 copies, signed by the artist; 4to (270 x 210 mm); 12 colour plates by Arthur Rackham, printed tissue guards, 17 uncoloured plates (as pubilshed) and illustrations within the text; publisher's pictorial vellum, gilt, top edge, others uncut, spine slightly darkened, a few minor, faint spots, otherwise a near-fine copy and exceptionally bright internally.

    £4,750
  2. Large hand coloured engraved map, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, joined. (size: 215 x x 165 cm).
    Framed with perspex, overall size: 190.5cm by 227cm by 6cm.

    £5,000
  3. First edition, first impression. DEDICATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Publisher's grey wrappers, printed in black. Rather rubbed and som3ewhat tanned, very good.

    £275
  4. First editions, each inscribed by the author to Clarissa Eden; 2 vols, 8vo; numerous photogravure illustrations, slight age-toning to leaves; [first work:] publisher's brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, yellow endpapers, with the unclipped dustjacket, slightly toned and marked with light edgewear; [second work:] publisher's dark blue cloth, silver lettering to spine, purple endpapers, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, slightly marked with light edgewear; a very good set overall.

    £650
  5. First edition, inscribed by the author to Clarissa Eden; 8vo; numerous illustrations of Beaton's compositions, many photogravure, recipient's post-it notes in text, slight age-toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, silver lettering to spine, grey endpapers, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, some toning to rear panel, short closed tear to head of spine, overall a very good example.

    £225
  6. First deluxe edition; 8vo (242 x 160 mm); publisher's red cloth gilt, upper cover with inset illustration, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

    £1,200
  7. Large 8v0 (26 x 21 cm); 12pp including coloured double-page map in centre, numerous small black and white illustrations throughout, a couple of pages partly detached; publisher's blue and gold pictorial wrappers, with yellow thread, slightly worn at edges, couple of small nicks on uppe cover; otherwise a good copy.

    £150
  8. Second edition; 2 parts in one vol., 12mo (15.4 x 10 cm); title printed in red and black, 10 full-page engravings, including frontispiece, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, scattered light foxing; contemporary black straight-grained morocco, gilt lettering to spine, light rubbing to spine and extremities, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an attractive copy; 442, [2]pp.

    £750
  9. First edition, first impression, hardback issue. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Publisher's grey boards, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the worn and faded, tape-stained, price-clipped dust jacket.

    £150
  10. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Publisher's red cloth, titles to spine gilt. With the dust jacket. Wartime stock tanned (inevitably) some spotting early and late, a very good copy in the rather worn dust jacket.

    £125
 

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