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  1. First edition. 8vo (22.5 x 16 cm), 379pp, some pages uncut, coloured frontispiece, numerous photographic plates, folding map, map endpapers, adverts at rear; publisher's brown pictorial cloth gilt; an excellent copy.

    £650
  2. First edition. 8vo, 0 x 14 cm), signed by author on endpapers, light marks to boards, spine faded, toning throughout, pictorial endpapers; publisher's blue cloth; a good copy

    £150
  3. Second edition. 4to, xxiii, [iii], 344, [xiv] index, [2] ads pp., folding plate and 4 folding maps, slight spotting, contemporary tree calf, expertly rebacked, original spine richly gilt, with red morocco label, laid down, a fine example.

    £2,250
  4. First English edition, 8vo (21.4 x 14.4 cm), xx, 118, 2 (publisher's ads) pp., engraved folding map by Thomas Kitchin hand-coloured in outline and engraved title vignette and half title, contemporary half calf with armorial crest on the spine, neat repairs to extremities, an attractive example.

    £4,000
  5. 4 volumes, folio (42.6 x 27.8 cm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Engraved title vignettes by M. Baquoy after A. Humbolt, 4 engraved head-pieces after Humbolt, 65 engraved plates, the majority of these maps, many folding or double-page (a few with contemporary outline-colouring), by Delahaye, Desbrulins, and Fonbonne after Humblot, Lucas, Le Parmentier and others, engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut head-pieces. (first half title creased with paper flaw to lower outer corner, some occasional pale spotting or minor browning, minor marginal hole in Aaaaaa1.) Contemporary French mottled calf, sides with central gilt-stamped arms, spines in seven compartments with six raised bands, each with red and brown gilt-lettered lettering pieces in two compartments, gilt-decorated panels in the rest, small repairs to extremities, a very handsome set.

    £35,000
  6. First edition. 4 text vols, 4to (30 x 23 cms) and folio atlas (58 x 45 cms), engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved plates comprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates, 33 maps or coastal profiles (of which 20 double-page). Text volumes contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, chip to head of spine vol. I, light marginal water-staining vol. II and title-page vol. III, bound without half-titles, joints vol. I cracked but sound, lightly rubbed, some scraping to boards; atlas 19th-century red morocco-backed boards, neatly rebacked, royal cypher of Prince Philippe of Belgium to cover and spine, marginal repair to tear (circa 7 cms) to blank outer margin plate 15, not touching image, occasional light foxing at beginning and end, an excellent set.

    £20,000
  7. First edition. Four text volumes, 4to (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) Atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved plates comprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates,33 maps or coastal profiles (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set.

    £17,500
  8. First edition in French. 3 vols, comprising 2 vols 8vo text and folio atlas (44 x 28.5 cms); 21 lithograph plates by Engelmann, 9 engraved maps (3 folding), French blue half morocco gilt (atlas bound to match), a fine set.

    £20,000
  9. First edition. Folio (411 x 255mm). Engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding track chart with the route of the Rurik outlined in colour, two further charts on one sheet, and 104 hand-coloured lithographs; occasional spotting throughout, as usual; one text leaf with repair to margin. Particularly fine contemporary French half red morocco, spine gilt, with blind tooling to boards. [iv], vi, 17, [1]blank, 3-20, 3[1]blank, 10, 24, 22, 28, 19, [1]blank, 6pp.

    £105,000
  10. First edition. 8vo, xvii, 405 pp., 28 pages ads dated March 1856 at end, folding coloured chart, 4 lithograph plates after Cresswell, contemporary polished calf gilt, spine richly gilt, red morocco label, raised bands marbled edges, a fine copy.

    £3,500
 

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