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  1. First edition. 8vo., viii, xxvi, 203pp., folding map, 5 plates, 1 facsimile, original blue cloth gilt, rebacked blue morocco, bookplate and blindstamps of United Services Institution, corners worn, a good copy.

    £350
  2. First edition. Four text volumes, 4to (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) 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 (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set.

    £17,500
  3. First edition. 8vo., xv, 256 pp., original drab boards sometime rebacked with green cloth, boards rubbed and worn, internally clean and fresh.

    £475
  4. First edition, 2 vols, 8vo (23 x 13.5cm.), xx, 592pp.; viii, 730pp., 2 large folding engraved maps, 13 aquatint or lithographed plates [most folding, 1 hand-coloured], contemporary black half morocco, full gilt spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, maps somewhat offset and with short tear, a fine set with good margins.

    £950
  5. FIRST EDITION.8vo., [2], v-xii, 532pp., with 2 folding engraved maps, folding table, 16 aquatint plates, 4 coloured by hand. Contemporary pale half calf, spine gilt in 6 compartments, green lettering piece, brown marbled boards and endpapers, a fine fresh copy.

    £1,450
  6. Folio. 3pp., unbound as issued, light fold mark to centre.

    £250
  7. Edition limited to 50 copies, 67pp., entry headings in red, contemporary blue half morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edge gilt, a fine copy.

    £350
  8. First edition, 8vo (21 x 12.5cm), iv, 395pp., hand-coloured engraved frontispiece map. Contemporary green hard-grained morocco gilt, gilt edges, Eton leavers present.

    £1,000
  9. First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxi, 352; xi, 397pp., translated by Mrs Percy Sinnett with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, folding map, 11 chromolithographed plates, some captions cropped, 12 woodcuts, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tan calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, small repair to foot of spine, a fine set.

    £2,500
  10. First edition in Spanish. 4to, 898, viii pp., profusely illustrated throughout with photographs, 2 coloured maps, original black morocco gilt, all edges gilt, a very good copy.

    £750
 

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