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  1. New and Definitive edition. 2 vols, 4to, 674; 696 pp., frontispiece, 2 large folding maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original brown cloth gilt, dustwrappers, prize bookplate to front pastedown, tiny stain to title and frontispiece else a fine set.

    £2,250
  2. First edition. Folio. Inscribed presentation copy. Tinted lithograph title with portrait of General Napier, his printed signature and printed text and 10 hand-coloured lithograph views by Haghe after Edwards, heightened with gum arabic, mounted on card as issued (sheets size: 45 x 55.5 cm.; image size: c.27.5 x 38 cm.), leaf of text printed in blue with dedication to Napier and description of the plates. Loose as issued in original red morocco-backed ochre board portfolio, gilt title and large vignette to upper board, yellow paper pastedowns and brown cloth ties.

    £18,000
  3. Folio, (33 x 24 cm); colour frontispiece, additional chromolithograph title, colour Family Register (first page completed) and Family Portrait Gallery, further lithographed plates throughout, some in colour; contemporary full black morocco, gilt lettering to spine, spine with raised bands and blindstamped in compartments, gilt central panel to upper cover, gilt corner-pieces and clasps, all edges gilt; an attractive example.

    £675
  4. A unique work, 1977, acrylic on paper, signed and dated 'Frankenthaler '77' in pencil, 61 x 99 cm.

    £135,000
  5. First edition thus; 3 vols, 8vo; engraved portrait of Cicero on titles, some marginal toning to prelims of each volume, scattered light foxing, some marginal worming to volume 3; contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco labels with gilt lettering, some wear to outer joints, corners a little rubbed, otherwise a good set.

    £750
  6. Folio (55 x 37.c cm), featuring tradesmen (23), flowers (17), bird and flower (24) subjects, on thin paper (41 x 31.5 cm approx.) laid down on thick grey paper, tissue guards, green morocco gilt extra by George Mullen of Dublin with his ticket, covers and spine richly gilt.

    £45,000
  7. Fourth edition; small folio, (25.5 x 17.3 cm); [170] leaves of 172, lacking first and last blank, text printed on 34 lines, title page supplied in manuscript, initial spaces with guide letters (printed and manuscript), neat repair to first two leaves, slight worming to prelims, Italian inscription on front pastedown, leaf k slightly loose, pagination supplied in manuscript; eighteenth-century full vellum over boards, manuscript lettering to spine, light soiling to boards, otherwise a very good copy of an important work.

    £9,500
  8. First edition; 4to, (20.3 x 15.5 cm); woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, some light marginal waterstains, title page slightly browned; later full calf, gilt lettering to spine on red and black morocco labels, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt, some light rubbing to extremities, red speckled edges, housed in a modern brown card slipcase, overall an excellent copy; [16], 268, [4], 269-547 [i.e. 549], [3]pp.

    £9,500
  9. Second edition; 4to, (20.1 x 15.7 cm); four-line incipit printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, table in two columns, printed marginalia, some leaves browned, occasional light dampstaining, scattered light foxing, Latin inscription to e6v; later full vellum over boards, some light rubbing and soiling to boards, otherwise a very good copy; collation: a-c8 d-e6 (a1r translator's preface addressed to Hieronymus de Leonardis, a3r text, e5r colophon, e5v table of contents, e6v blank), 36 leaves total.

    £10,000
  10. Fourth edition; 4to, (20 x 15.3 cm); headings printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, printed marginalia, occasional light dampstaining, some foxing; later full vellum over boards, light wear and soiling to boards, otherwise a good firm copy of a scarce work; collation: a-f8 (a1r author's preface, text, f8v colophon), 48 leaves total.

    £22,500
 

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