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  1. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, [2 (blank)], xxx, 348, [1], [3 (blank)]; [2 (blank)], xiii, [1 (blank)], 337, [1], [4 (imprint, blanks)] pp., with numerous illustrations and charts in text, photographic frontispiece portraits (captioned on tissue guards) and 218 plates (many with multiple illustrations), of which 9 double-page and 18 printed in colour (each captioned on a tissue guard), 3 large folding maps with printed colour loosely inserted in vol. II; short marginal tear to plate facing I, p162; publisher's dark blue cloth gilt, upper boards pictorially blocked in silver; a very good copy.

    £1,150
  2. First edition. 8vo., 316 pp., 12 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 3 maps, 29 photographic plates, illustrations in text, original black cloth lettered in light blue, pictorial vignette to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £475
  3. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., ,lii, [4], 366; v-x (i-iv not published), [4], 447 pp., 16 pages ads date January 1847 rear vol. i, 8 maps (3 folding, 1 full-page), 8 lithograph plates (1 folding), 19 text illustrations. Original blue cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignettes to upper covers, decorated in blind to spine and lower cover, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  4. First edition. 8vo, [iv], 37, [iii]pp., one of only 75 numbered copies printed, this number 49, publisher's cloth-backed salmon coloured paper boards. with the publisher's glassine dust wrapper still intact, 2 light wear to glassine, modern blue morocco foldover box, a fine copy.

    £15,000
  5. First UK edition, 8vo, xxiv, 478 pp., numerous illustrations including 4 in colour, original light blue cloth with pictorial vignette on the front cover, a fine copy.

    £1,250
  6. First edition, 8vo, xii, 364 pp., 32 pages ads at end, title vignette, 3 maps (1 folding, 1 full-page, 1 in text), 120 illustrations (8 full-page), original coarse-grain green cloth, upper cover with image of boats and ice in brown and silver, spine and cover lettered in silver, a fine copy.

    £1,000
  7. First edition, 8vo, [xii], 243, [1], pp., 4 undated pages and 32 pages dated February 1896 of ads at end, frontispiece by W.L. Wyllie, 11 full-page black-and-white plates by W. G. Burn Murdoch, original pictorial blue cloth, upper cover with image of ship against backdrop of ice-cliffs in silver and black, spine and cover lettered in silver, light wear to extremities, light spotting to title, the cloth bright and fine.

    £850
  8. First edition, author's autograph edition, limited to 1000 copies printed on rag paper, signed by the author and publisher, 8vo, etched frontispiece portrait, title vignette, 4 maps (2 folding), 72 photographic illustrations on 55 plates, 17 text vignettes, original parchment backed blue boards gilt, parchment tips, light soiling to spine, an excellent copy.

    £475
  9. First editions throughout, together 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes 4to text, and folio atlas. Occasional light spotting, late eighteenth/early nineteenth century polished calf gilt, sometime neatly rebacked preserving spines, morocco labels, atlas bound to match, a fine set. [FIRST VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes. 52 engraved maps, charts and views, of which 44 folding; includes 'Streight of Magellan' plate (short tears and repairs to folds). [SECOND VOYAGE] First edition. 2 volumes. 64 engraved plates, maps, and charts (large chart with short tear to fold). [THIRD VOYAGE] First edition. 3 volumes text plus atlas, 87 engraved plates, charts, and maps. Beddie 650, 1216, 1543; Hill 782, 358, 361; Holmes 5, 24, 47; Mitchell Library Cook 648, 1216, 1552; Sabin 30934, 16245, 16250; Hill, 782, 358, 361; Printing and the Mind of Man 223, Rosove 77 & Taurus 1 (Second voyage); Forbes 62 and Lada-Mocarski 37 (3rd voyage). Height of text: 30 cm Overall width of set: 39 cm; Atlas Height 57cm, Depth 41cm.

    £35,000
  10. First edition, 8vo., xx, 236pp., 16 pp. adverts, folding map of Kerguelen (small repair at fold), one plate, 53 illustrations in the text, original dark blue cloth, spine gilt, yellow endpapers, an excellent example.

    £950
 

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