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  1. Folio (48.5 x 31.5 cm), engraved additional title dated 1821, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, text in English and French; nineteenth century green polished half calf gilt, red morocco label, presented in original cloth backed slipcase, a fine clean copy.

    £12,500
  2. First edition; 12mo (163 x 110 mm), slight age-toning to leaves, the odd, very minor spot, otherwise near-fine; mid twentieth century half green calf over marbled boards, maroon lettering-piece and gilt devices to spine, some spotting to endpapers, slight fading to spine, otherwise very good.

    £150
  3. First edition, ink presentation form the author to front free endpaper, photogravure fonrtispiece portrait of the author and numerous further illustrations, some full-page, very occasional mottling to head of page, most noticeable to title, otherwise good; handsome mid-twentieth century half morocco gilt, marbled endpapers and top edge gilt.

    £150
  4. First edition thus; 4to (245 x 195 mm; 123 colour plates with captioned tissue guards and 25 black & white illustrations by Arthur Rackham; publisher's green cloth, gilt, illustrated endpapers (toned), top edge gilt, a few small marks to cloth, spine ends bumped, otherwise very good and internally fine.

    £150
  5. 8vo, xiv, 445 pp., portrait frontispiece, illustrations in text, green half morocco gilt for Hatchards in Art Nouveau style, foxing to fore-edge else a very good example.

    £250
  6. Landscape folio (45.1 x 56.9 cm), [4], ii, [2], 146, [4] pp., with 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates; a few short marginal tears, tear to plate I repaired, occasional light dust-staining and spotting; contemporary red straight-grained morocco, borders and lozenge roll-tooled in gilt and blind, spine gilt in compartments, lettered directly in one, all edges gilt; neatly rebacked and recornered, a little worn at extremities, corners bumped, nonetheless a very good copy.

    £15,000
  7. Sml. 8vo.,lx, 418, [1] pp., 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations within text, slight age-toning, else fine, tree calf gilt by Riviere, the spine with gilt angling devices (tackle, and fish basket) within raised bands, all edges gilt, a little rubbed and few scratches, otherwise a beautifully bound copy.

    £580
  8. Crown 8vo., slight offsetting from frontispiece plate to title, otherwise fine, contemporary green half morocco gilt by J. Larkins, gilt angling devices (fish, fly, tackle) on spine, top edge gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, else very good.

    £425
  9. First, first, second, & third editions; 4 works in 5 volumes, 8vo, The Horse & The Hound with frontipiece, 4 plates, 6 full-page illustrations & further illustrations in the text, uniformly bound in red half morocco for Hatchards, gilt ornaments on spines, marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, spines slightly sunned / darkened, scattered light foxing, particularly to endpapers, some light waterstaining to preliminaries of Nimrod Abroad vol. I, very light waterstain to margin of titlepage of Northern Tour; light waterstain to margin of final pages of The Horse & the Hound; none-the-less a very attractive set. xvi, 598; ix, [1], 285, vii, 306; [ii], 427, [1], [4](index];

    £1,650
  10. Second edition; 4to; two hand-coloured plates and further engraved illustrations and vignettes within the text, neat, contemporary ink gift inscription to front flyleaf, a few random spots, otherwise very good, contemporary gilt-panelled calf, all edges gilt, cockerel endpapers, staining and wear to boards but still a very handsome binding; xvii, 298pp.

    £350
 

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