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  1. First German-language edition; folio, (38.2 x 23.5 cm); woodcut frontispiece, woodcut device on title, typographical ornaments to title and chapter sections, leaves toned, scattered foxing; contemporary calf over wooden boards, metal corner pieces, clasps missing, rebacked, overall a very good copy of a scarce work.

    £3,750
  2. First edition thus; folio, (40.2 x 26.5 cm); 2 engraved portraits of Urry and Chaucer, engraved title-vignette, other engravings in-text, decorative initials and head- and tail-pieces throughout, some light toning, scattered light spotting; contemporary blind-tooled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco title-piece with gilt lettering, boards slightly worn, corners slightly rubbed, overall a very good copy; [vi], 626, 81, [1, errata]pp.

    £2,500
  3. First illustrated edition; 8vo, 96 ll. No title leaf. Contemporary calf-backed boards. Old ink inscriptions, and previous owners' stamp and signatures, occasional stains and some browning to pages. Three engraved plates in text, with some old ink markings to two out of the three.

    £450
  4. 5 volumes, 4to (29.3 x 24 cm); bilingual text in Dutch and French, text in two columns, contains two frontispieces engraved by Th. Koning after J. Buys, including one enhanced in colour, hand-coloured title engraved by C.J. de Huyser , and 442 hand-coloured plates (42 of which are in the Supplement), with 10 titles including one engraved and hand-coloured, and two leaves of subscribers; beautifully bound in full contemporary red morocco (for the first 4 volumes), spines with raised bands, richly decorated, titles, volume numbers and provenance in green morocco, gilt fillets on the boards and on the edges, gilt inner dentelle, all edges gilt, identical pastiche binding for the 5th volume (Supplement); an excellent copy.

    £32,500
  5. A group of four double-page engraved plates after Miccinelli and Costa. Sheet size: 70.5cm by 99cm. Mounted size: 81cm by 101cm.

    £4,000
  6. First edition; folio ( 38.5 x 24.5 cm); title-page in red and black (second state), folding engraved frontispiece, 25, [1], 52, 26, 29-31, [1], 8pp. (pages 27-28 in part 3 were never issued), text in double columns, 76 engraved plates (most folding), printed on various paper weights, comprising Muller's plates 1-45 (one of the 4 parts of Muller 26 missing and replaced with a non-listed alternative), 47-70, 72-73, plus Muller supplementary numbers 2-4 and 7, with additional state of Muller 65, small bifolium with manuscript in French, dated 1802 pasted on to upper fly-leaf, 8 pp. of manuscript satirical poem in Dutch in two coloums on rear fly-leaves, loss to lower third of upper fly-leaf, text lightly browned, a handful of small wormholes or trails at extremities just touching one letter of one plate, contemporary half vellum with title to spine, rubbed, inner hinges cracked, an excellent copy.

    £7,500
  7. Eighteen hand-coloured mezzotint engravings of Aloes in decorative pots. Framed and glazed in handmade gold leaf frames, overall size: 28cm by 42cm by 3.5cm.

    £30,000
  8. First edition; folio, (40.4 x 26.7 cm); complete with engraved author portrait and architectural frontispiece and 60 further engraved plates, tissue repair to top of frontispiece, light tears on pp.2, 45, 283, missing corner on p.283, tape repair to plate xli; recent vellum binding; 340pp.

    £6,000
  9. First Dublin edition. 8vo., [2], x, 244 pp., slightly spotted and slightly soiled, contemporary calf, a very good copy.

    £600
  10. 2 volumes bound in 4. Folio (41.4 x 26.8 cm.), two title-pages, text in two columns, ruled in red, two printed title-pages, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 213 engraved plates (29 double-page), marbled endpapers, some minor marginal staining to some plates, bookplates; bound in contemporary navy morocco gilt with the arms of the second duke of Newcastle, all edges gilt, the border beautifully decorated with an elaborate gilt design , spines also gilt in compartments, gilt edges, bindings slightly faded, extremities very slightly rubbed; otherwise an excellent copy.

    £15,000
 

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