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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Second edition (enlarged), 4to, 142 pp., 3 engraved plates, contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked, an excellent example.

    £1,250
  7. First edition, 4to, [ii], 68, [1] pp., modern half calf, marbled boards, an excellent example.

    £3,500
  8. 4to. 14pp., 5 colour pop-ups, index of parts, a few marks to margins, slight wear, else very good; publisher's pictorial wrapper, heavily dust-soiled, small stains to lower margin on front, spine starting but still firm, generally in fair condition.

    £125
  9. Oblong 4to; 11 pages, numerous black and white illustrations, 1 colour pop-up (one small hinge crudely reinforced) , occasional finger soiling to margin, some light spotting to pop-up, otherwise very good; publisher's red pictorial boards, tied with a red ribbon, joints cracked but holding, rubbed, a few minor stains, otherwise good.

    £225
  10. First edition 8vo; title within double-ruled woodcut border, title a little soiled with very minor restoration to inner margin, a good copy otherwise, ink ownership inscription to head, bookplate; 20th century morocco, gilt, spine slightly faded, [16], 180, 182-185 pp.

    £7,500
 

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