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  1. First US edition, first issue (with errata to verso of title in vol II); 2 vols, 8vo, (20.2 x 13.5 cm); illustrated throughout, hinges slightly loose on vol I but holding, occasional marginal annotations in vol I, slight spotting to prelims, slight marginal discolouration of leaves to both vols, pale yellow endpapers; publisher's russet cloth stamped in black with frames and cornerpieces, gilt lettering to spine, black ink stain to upper cover of vol II, spines bumped, corners slightly rubbed, overall a very good set; [vi], 409, [2]ads; [vii], 436, [12]ads pp.

    £1,250
  2. Fifth edition. 8vo, (22 x 16 cms), xviii, 468pp, 107 illustrations including frontispiece, five folding maps at rear, presentation copy 'With the compliments and thanks of the author, Edward Whymper, Oct 11, 1905' in ink on verso of front free endpaper, previous owner's ink signature, erratum slip inserted loose on p. 115, some spotting throughout, hinges slightly cracked, all edges gilt; bound in publisher's blue cloth gilt, spine lavishly gilt decorated and lettered, tips and spine ends lightly rubbed; a very good copy.

    £2,000
  3. First editions, first impressions; 2 vols, 8vo; illustrated throughout, scattered light foxing; publisher's blue cloth, devices to boards, and titles to spines gilt, all edges gilt, black coated endpapers, spines bumped, corners a little rubbed, overall a very good set; vi, [2], 212; [vi], 238, [2, ads]pp.

    £2,875
  4. First edition in book form ('latter' for 'letter', p. 160; 'flys' for 'flies', p. 245; 'visiters' for 'visitors', p. 272); 8vo (234 x 154 mm, 12¾ x 6 in); half-title, engraved portrait of Dickens after Daniel Maclise, 39 engraved plates by H.K. Browne [Phiz], frontispiece and first four illustrations in first state with imprint of Chapman and Hall (cf. Smith I, 5, p. 42), some minor toning and a few spots to plates, portrait of Dickens spotted (as usual) with transfer onto title-page opposite, plate 37 ('The breaking up at Dotheby's Hall') bound out of sequence after p. 620, small closed tears to list of plates professionally repaired at outer margin, very small loss to upper corner of pp. 501-502 (not affecting text); publisher's dark olive green cloth, front and back covers stamped in blind, recased with new yellow endpapers, spine slightly sunned, small closed tear at foot, extremities slightly bumped, othewise very good.

    £2,600
  5. First illustrated edition, One of 325 copies on large paper, signed by the author; 4to (289 x 211 mm, 11½ x 8¼ in); 41 full-page wood-engraved plates and headpieces by Vivien Gribble, folding map after Emery Walker, paper watermarked 'Original Turkey Mill | Kent', slight spotting at extremities; publisher's vellum-backed boards, leaves uncut, dust-jacket, dust-jacket chipped at head of spine with some creasing and minor loss, otherwise very good.

    £4,750
  6. Octavo. Original vertical-ribbed green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, gilt vignette to front board. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Entirely unopened.

    £1,250
  7. Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorative frames blocked in blind to covers, yellow coated endpapers, top edge untrimmed.

    £500
  8. Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt and Nubia.

    £275
  9. Original hand-coloured lithograph on fine paper mounted on card as issued from the subscription edition of Roberts' Egypt and Nubia.

    £275
  10. First edition. 8vo. xii, 493 pp., 2 pages of ads at end, 2 maps, 8 plates, illustrations in text, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, gilt roundel to upper cover, upper inner hinge split, a very good copy.

    £400
 

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