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  1. Second edition (4th octavo edition - there were three printings of the first edition, the previous year); 2 vols, 8vo (200 x 130 mm); portrait frontispiece to volume 1 (2nd state, 1st issue), 4 engraved maps, 2 engraved plans, woodcut head and tailpieces, volume 2 lacking preliminary advertisement leaf, first few gatherings (pp 1-23) of volume 2 heavily damp-stained, scattered spotting; 19th-century speckled calf gilt, red morocco title labels, boards bordered in gilt, rubbed, otherwise a good set.

    £2,900
  2. Second edition; large folio (46.8 x 32.7 cm); manuscript title page, 264 watercolours numbered in pencil (of which 2 folding) by Ferdinand and Franz Bauer, very occasional light marks, light crease to corner of plate 85, slight foxing at head of plate 101, short closed tear to fold of both folding plates (not affecting images), contemporary diced russia by C. Kalthoeber (binder's orange ticket to front free endpaper), richly gilt, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and marbled edges, marbled endpapers, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, slight wear to upper board and extremities, repairs to corners; an excellent copy; [2], 136, [4, list of plates].

    POA
  3. First edition thus; 3 vols, 8vo; engraved portrait of Cicero on titles, some marginal toning to prelims of each volume, scattered light foxing, some marginal worming to volume 3; contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco labels with gilt lettering, some wear to outer joints, corners a little rubbed, otherwise a good set.

    £750
  4. First edition. Folio (54.5 x 39 cm), iv, [viii], 33, [i] pp., 61 engraved plates on 54 sheets, many double-page or folding by Bartolozzi, Zucchi, and others , subscription list, contemporary calf gilt, occasional light spotting, rebacked, corners repaired, boards rubbed, a very good example.

    £12,500
  5. First English edition; 2 vols, 4to, (26.2 x 20 cm); titles printed in red and black, 9 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding, engraved head and tail pieces and initials, light dampstaining to both volumes, marbled endpapers, rear endpapers of volume 2 repaired; contemporary full calf, rebacked, triple gilt rule borders to boards, spines gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spines on black morocco labels, some scattered scuffing to boards, corners rubbed, otherwise a good set; xxii, 260; xvi, 319 pp.

    £950
  6. First edition; 4to, (28 x 22 cm); dedication and advertisement leaves, 100 hand-coloured engraved plates after Hayes, his wife and children, without the frontispiece plate (as often), some offsetting to prelims, leaves slightly toned; crushed green morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, spine gilt in compartments with bird motifs, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  7. First edition in English translation, 4to, [6], iii-ix, [3], 187, [1], 508, [16] pp., title in red and black, folding engraved map of Arabia and plate & plan of Mecca, 3 engraved genealogical tables (2 folding), signature cut away from head of title, neat repair to closed tear on map, slight worming developing to a 3cm track affecting text; contemporary speckled tan panelled calf, a little rubbed, rebacked with spine gilt in compartments within raised bands, a good copy.

    £6,500
  8. Group of six mezzotint engravings, printed in colour and finished by hand.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 48 x 36 cm.

    £9,000
  9. First editions; 5 vols, 4to, (23 x 17 cm); half-titles, engraved and woodcut vignettes to titles, large engraved headpiece at beginning of text, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, numerous engraved plates bound at the end of each volume, mathematical equations throughout, scattered light foxing, few small marginal repairs to final leaves of final volume, without loss; contemporary marbled calf, spine richly gilt in compartments, speckled edges, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, an excellent set.

    £22,500
  10. Small 4to, (21 x 17.5 cm). pp. [4], 226, [13], engraved frontispiece, title page in red and black, 27 engraved folding illustration plates. Contemporary vellum-backed boards. Edges stained red; old stamps and ownership inscriptions to front endpaper and title.

    £2,000
 

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