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  1. Three volumes in one accompanied by plates vol., quarto (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [2], 108 pp.; title, [2], 228 pp.; title, [2], 164 pp., uncut, some leaves unopened; marginal waterstain in vols 1 and 3, heavier at the end. Vol. with plates : 25 + 75 engraved plates in fine contemporary hand-colour, with upper wrappers and index for I and II part. Modern half calf gilt over old marbled boards by Aquarius.

    £14,500
  2. Broadsheet (76 x 53 cm). Title, dedication leaf, 4pp. text, subscribers' list [pp. 2], and 10 plates on China paper by Cadolle lithographed by Deroy, Joly, Lemaitre, Fragonard, Renoux, Jacottet, Dupressoir and others; some spotting. Loose as issued in original printed wrappers; small marginal tears, a larger closed tear repaired. Housed in modern clam-shell box.

    £27,500
  3. Large 8vo. (26.5 x 20 cm). Portrait frontispiece protected by tissue guard, half-title, title, dedication, XI pp., [1], 520, IV pp., with 7 plates and many illustrations in text; some occasional marginal soiling. Publisher's blue cloth, blind-stamping to lower cover, upper cover lettered and decorated in gilt, red and yellow, flat spine lettered and decorated in gilt and red, all edges marbled; a bit soiled and spotted.

    £1,650
  4. Folio (56.2 x 44 cm). 34 engraved views by many engravers after various artists, including 12 of the cities in European Russia and 22 of Siberia, on 22 leaves, with captions in Russian and French, printed on Dutch handmade paper watermarked C & I Honig IV, one engraving signed in the plate by N.Ya. Sablin; the first view (Zilantov monastery) cut and pasted at the time of binding on paper watermarked 'Whatman 1818', views of Kokshaysk and Astrakhan conjoined. Early 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering in second compartments, gilt decorative elements in others; joints restored.
     

    £75,000
  5. Octavo (22.5 x 16 cm). Title, 712, viii pp., multiple illustrations in text; ink stamps to title, pp. 5 and viii. Contemporary brown half calf over marbled boards, brown calf label with gilt lettering to spine.

    £1,500
  6. 2 volumes, 8vo; including a 4 page publisher's catalogue at the end; contemporary mottled half calf gilt, green morocco labels, an excellent set; viii, 357, [5]; [2], vii, [i], 219, [7] pp.

    £650
  7. Folio. Title-page, 154 original subjects, printed on 59 leaves consisting of 80 etchings (on 29 leaves) and 74 aquatints (on 30 leaves); occasional light spotting and waterstaining. Uncut in modern calf antique, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments.

    £12,500
  8. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxvii, 432; viii, 463pp., bound as an Eton College leaving present, contemporary polished calf gilt, covers with gilt borders, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled edges, a fine set.

    £1,150
  9. Folio (59 x 41.7 cm), tinted lithographed title-page and 100 lithographed plates; without letterpress title and list of plates, light waterstain in upper margin, occasional spotting, 3 plates with smaller margins. Contemporary brown calf over marbled boards, spine in compartments richly gilt; corners bumped, lower spine slightly chipped.

    £16,500
  10. Two volumes 8vo (20 x 13.5 cm). xvi, incl. half-title and title, 387; x incl. half-title and title, 381 pp., with a folding engraved map and 3 plates engraved by Boutrois; closed tear repaired to pp. 323-324. Contemporary marbled paper imitating tree calf, flat calf spines gilt, each with two orange morocco labels lettered in gilt, pink silk bookmarks; a bit rubbed

    £650
 

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