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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Group of six mezzotint engravings, printed in colour and finished by hand.
    Framed and glazed, overall size: 48 x 36 cm.

    £9,000
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition; 2 parts in one volume, folio, (46.7 x 29.5 cm); half-title, titles in red and black, 62 double-page engraved plates, including additional pictorial title, 5 double-page engraved maps, and 29 engraved illustrations all by Jan Luyken, text a little browned, some slight spotting and soiling, red endpapers; full contemporary green morocco gilt, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, an attractive copy; [xxv], 78; 60pp.

    £3,750
  8. Folio, (40.5 x 29 cm); text in English and French, title and spine dated 1766 but actually 1794 (1794 watermarked paper), additional hand-coloured decorative title, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 44 hand-coloured engraved plates, scattered light foxing (not affecting plates), occasional light marginal dust-staining (not affecting illustrations), ex libris to front free endpaper; contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, an excellent copy; iv, 145, [iv, index]pp.

    £9,750
  9. First edition; 12mo, (17.2 x 10.3 cm); engraved folding plate, woodcut initials and tailpiece, contemporary ink illustration to front free endpaper, contemporary inscriptions to front free endpaper and verso of folding plate, slight evidence of worming; contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering to covers, some ink stains, small split to vellum on upper cover, some edges trimmed, overall a very good copy; [7], 48pp.

    £5,000
  10. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm x 4cm.

    £5,000
 

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