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  1. First edition. 8vo, edition limited to 225 signed copies (195 for sale), of which this is copy 'T' of 26 lettered copies, ix, [iii], 296 pp., decorations in blue by Richard E. Harrison, title-page printed in blue and black with pictorial vignete, original blue morocco gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth, others with double gilt frames, top edge gilt, others uncut, a fine copy.

    £1,350
  2. 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
  3. First edition, second impression. 2 volumes, 8vo, 260 full-page and smaller illustrations by Dr. E.A. Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 coloured plates, panoramas and maps, original blue cloth gilt, spines faded, a good set.

    £165
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition, 8vo, xxi, 376 pp., colour frontispiece, 5 maps (1 folding), 87 photographic plates (1 double-page), 2 sketch plans in text, usual toning to paper owing to poor paper stock, occasional foxing, original black cloth lettered and decorated in silver, repaired tear to the blank leaf to which the folding map is attached, a very good copy.

    £3,250
  8. First edition, 3 volumes, 4to, one of 300 copies containing the signature of every member of the shore party, illustrated throughout with mounted colour plates, photographic plates, drypoint etchings, maps, diagrams, etc., including 4 folding charts and panoramas in pocket at end of vol. II, original vellum gilt (first 2 volumes) and original vellum-backed boards (third volume), a fine, clean copy largely free from the soiling and bowing that usually blights the work.

    £38,500
  9. 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
  10. First editions throughout, together 9 volumes, comprising 8 volumes text, 4to, and atlas folio. 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
 

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