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  1. 15 x 8 cms, title, 52pp., text, 2 coloured woodblock prints (1 double-page), original blue wrappers, title to wrapper, stitched as issued, original(ý) fold-over protective case, modern blue morocco-backed box, small worm track slightly affecting last 3 leaves, else a fine example.

  2. First edition. 4 text vols, 4to (30 x 23 cms) and folio atlas (58 x 45 cms), engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved plates comprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates, 33 maps or coastal profiles (of which 20 double-page). Text volumes contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, chip to head of spine vol. I, light marginal water-staining vol. II and title-page vol. III, bound without half-titles, joints vol. I cracked but sound, lightly rubbed, some scraping to boards; atlas 19th-century red morocco-backed boards, neatly rebacked, royal cypher of Prince Philippe of Belgium to cover and spine, marginal repair to tear (circa 7 cms) to blank outer margin plate 15, not touching image, occasional light foxing at beginning and end, a very good set.

  3. Second edition. 4to (29 x 23.5 cm.), xvi, 516pp., uncut in original boards, light toning to text, occasional light spotting, rebacked preserving spine, paper label renewed,corners worn, large corner cut from front free endpaper, nicely presented in modern red morocco-backed bookform box by Aquarius with label, scarce thus.

  4. 3 works comprising 10 parts bound in 4 volumes, folio, engraved title-pages, 14 engraved maps, eighteenth-century mottled calf gilt, spines with monogram 'N' crowned with a Ducal coronet in compartments, joints cracked but firm, modern calf-backed bookform boxes, a handsome set.

  5. Third edition. 21 (separately paginated) parts in 2 vols, landscape folio (20 x 26 cm), first title-page re-margined on lower edge beneath date (no loss), complete with 2 engraved frontispieces and 230 engraved plates (some folding) in vol. I, slight loss to fore-edge pl. 16, Houtman, De Eerste Schipvaerd; also to plates 2 & 8, Van Noort, Beschrijvinge van de Schipvaerd; plate 5 , Neck, Tweede Schipvaert, possibly supplied (small margins); expert paper restoration to a strip of lower margin (6 cm x 1 cm at greatest extent) and similar repair to fold, pl. 6, Spilbergen, 't Historiael Journael; in vol. II, Van Den Broecke, Historische ende Journaelesche, plates short on lower margin (as issuedý); neat restoration to plates 3 & 10, Oost ende West-Indische Navigatien, later vellum to style, lettered in gilt, yapp edges, occasional light dampstaining (nothing untoward), a very good set.

  6. Second, enlarged edition, 4to (29 x 21.5 cm). [4], 98, [2]pp., half-title, errata, explanation of plates III-V, engraved vignette to title, 5 maps and plans on 3 sheets (1 double-page, 2 folding), green straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with broad gilt borders, spine faded to olive, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

  7. First edition. 4to (29 x 23 cm.), iv, iii-vi, xviii, 180pp., engraved portrait, 6 folding maps, 3 plates, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked, later endpapers, a very good copy.

  8. First French edition. 3 vols, 8vo, xxxii, 388; [4], 366; [4], 363 pp., large folding engraved map, 16 engraved plates. Contemporary French calf-backed marbled boards, corners and edges worn, large folding map with old repairs to verso, a bit creased and stained, a good set.

  9. First edition. 8vo, [xvi], 347, [i], 39, [i]pp., a couple of gatherings in the appendix slightly proud, contemporary sprinkled calf, lightly rubbed, short splits to joints, corners bumped, a very good copy.

  10. First edition, small 4to, [16], 324pp., large woodcut coat-of-arms on title-page, woodcut initials and head-pieces, handsome modern tan morocco gilt by J. L. Garcia dated 1997, slipcase, old ownership inscription to title crossed out, a fine copy.

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