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  1. First edition; folio (30.5 x 19.5 cm); text in Latin, woodcut title device and large woodcut arms on verso, one folding plate, 87 woodcuts in text of which 4 are full-page, decorative woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces, title page trimmed, partially restored and washed (possibly from another copy), scattered light foxing; later calf with unidentified gilt armorial device to covers, gilt lettering to spine, short split to spine, extremities slightly rubbed, otherwise an overall very good copy; [xvii], 240, [2](blank)pp.

    £30,000
  2. First UK edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's blue cloth, titles to upper board in pale blue and to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. Mild partial browning to the endpapers but a stunning copy in the somewhat browned and rubbed dust jacket with minor loss at the head of the spine panel and some splitting at a the folds.

    £4,750
  3. [Greek and Latin text] Second edition, first bilingual edition, folio, (33.5 x 21.6 cm); title page in red and black with printer's device, numerous woodcut mathematical diagrams in text, ornamental head- and tailpieces and initials, pages browned, evidence of wormholes at the top centre of R, S, T very close to the seam and Kk - Mm along the seam but not interfering with the text; 18th-century full vellum with gilt lettering to spine, edges in blue, mild wormholes on upper board and spine, some soiling to boards, corners slightly rubbed; [44] 549 pp. (i.e. 551 with frequent misnumberings).

    £6,300
  4. Tall narrow 8vo (232 x 126 mm); comprising 60 double-page charts for locomotive specifications, 14 with ms. additions, 13 original hand-coloured drawings of G.N.R. locomotives, a few others with unfinished pencil sketchings; original roan, rubbed at extremities, upper hinge pulling slightly with some splitting.

    £850
  5. Second edition, 5 vols, 8vo (16.5 x 10 cm), pp. 349, 368, 375, 354, 375; contemporary calf, flat spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, black morocco numbering roundel to fourth, gilt ruled, citron edges; slightly scuffed; overall a very good set.

    £375
  6. First edition; 8vo (20 x 12 cm); one large folding plate; bound in contemporary red morocco, covers with gilt coat of arms to the centre and detailed vine borders, spine gilt ruled and title, ex-libris and small French customs sticker to front free endpaper, green ribbon marker, blue silk endpapers, minor foxing throughout, all edges gilt, a near-fine copy; [2] 87pp.

    £4,500
  7. First edition, second issue (without the errata to verso of title of vol. II and errors in vol. I corrected). 8vo., viii, 423; ix, 47 5pp., ads to verso of title, 16 pages ads dated January 1871 at end of both volumes, illustrations in text, publisher's green cloth, rules in blind to boards, titles to spines gilt. Contemporary ownership inscription to each front free endpaper, minor rubbing to extremities, hinges repaired, trivial spotting early and late. An excellent set.

    £3,500
  8. First edition, second issue, 2 vols., 8vo., viii, 411, [1], 32; viii, 486, [2]pp., with publisher's lists at the end of each vol., original green cloth gilt, illustrated throughout, neat restoration to extremities, a very good set.

    £1,850
  9. 3 vols, 4to; each volume with one pop-up diagram and numerous black & white plates and illustrations within the text, some minor toning and a few spots to preliminary and terminal pages, else near-fine; publisher's red maroon cloth, embossed in black, colour variant between vols., mildly rubbed and bumped on extremities, otherwise very good.

    £250
  10. 4to; publishers sample, 2 volumes bound in one, with pictorial cloth cover and spine samples bound in at beginning; numerous photographic illustrations, vol II (Atlas) contains 22 card pages, 13 colour pop-up illustrations with elaborate overlays of various steam and diesel motors seen in, amongst others, a steam train, the Wright Brothers' aeroplane, motor-cars, motor-cycle, etc, full index or 'key' for each on opposite page., light spotting and occasional dust-soiling, otherwise good; original green cloth boards, rubbed, bumped, rear joint splitting but holding.

    £375
 

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