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  1. Second edition; 4to, (21.5 x 16.5 cm); frontispiece, 6 woodcut plates (4 folding), 17 woodcuts in text, 2 folding engraved maps, scattered light foxing, some toning to leaves; contemporary blindstamped vellum-backed boards, spine lettered in manuscript, boards marked and rubbed, faded blue edges, corners slightly rubbed, metal clasps removed, overall a very good copy.

    £6,500
  2. [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
  3. Two copper engraved plates with hand-colour. Framed and glazed, overall size: 46.2cm by 55.2cm by 5cm.

    £9,500
  4. Folio (361 x 229 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked with old red morocco spine label laid down, edges marbled, in a red quarter morocco solander box. Engraved portrait by Martin Droeshout above the verses To the Reader on verso of the first leaf, title with fleur-de-lis device (McKerrow 263), double column text within typographical rules, woodcut initials. Covers worn and repaired, free endpapers renewed; first owner's signature on blank recto of portrait causing show-through and a single tiny burnhole from the ink in the hatched background, restored, E6 folded in the press at lower corner and so printed without loss, F3 with tiny split at border rule, 2Hlv with 18 letters neatly supplied by an early hand in pen and ink as a result of light inking in the press, sig. 2H slightly dampstained towards fore edge, 3Z2 with press tear affecting nine lines and partial loss of a word, about five tiny rust holes and about eight natural paper flaws affecting approximately thirty letters throughout, a few very minor nicks, tears and trifling wormholes, all marginal, a few very minor stains; overall, a very good, fresh, unsophisticated copy.

    £200,000
  5. First edition in English. Folio (39 x 25 cm); [12], 53, [3], 55-271, [3], 273-441, [7] pp., 80 engraved plates comprising 78 plates of birds showing multiple subjects numbered 1-LXXVIII, and 2 un-numbered plates of netting, bookplate, some minor tears to a few pages; occasional light soiling, contemporary calf, neat restoration to edges and extremities, a very good copy.

    £3,950
  6. 8vo [12], 91, 96-173, [3] pp., additional engraved title, 15 engraved plates and maps, (2 folding), some cut close, by Van der Gucht after drawings by Froger; lightly browned, scattered spotting. Contemporary calf, worn, rebacked, a very good copy of a scarce title.

    £3,500
  7. First edition in English, 12mo, engraved frontispiece, without initial and final blanks, first and last few leaves toned at extremities, contemporary speckled sheep, lightly rubbed, small defect to head of spine, a very attractive example in original, unsophisticated state.

    £2,750
  8. First edition; small folio; large engraved map of Achaia, 4 full-page plates, 3 smaller plates, numerous engraved illustrations throughout the text, contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, joints repaired, a very good copy; [xiv], 80, 177-483 pp. (complete).

    £2,250
  9. Folio; title printed in red & black with large woodcut device, woodcut initials and decorations, later bookplate mounted on verso of title, light dust-soiling to title, but overall internally in very good order, bound in antique style full modern calf, a handsome copy.

    £300
  10. First edition. 8vo in fours. pp. 228 pp; last two leaves just shaved at fore-edge but not touching text, stab hole to upper/inner margin throughout, contemporary full burgundy morocco, spine with title and decorative devices in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, blind monograms of Stirling-Maxwell to covers; light rubbing.

    £750
 

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