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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. First edition, author's autograph edition, limited to 1000 copies printed on rag paper, signed by the author and publisher, 8v, 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition. 8vo., 22, [2]pp., frontispiece portrait, original black stencilled wrappers, photograph of the Nimrod tipped on to upper cover, stitched as issued, a very good example.

    £900
  8. First edition, signed by the authors, number 386 of an edition limited to 950 copies plus 50 proofs, landscape folio (44.5 x 34 cm), 336 pp., 330 full photographic illustrations and 15 duotones, original fine grey goatskin binding, velvet doublures and flyleaves, linen and velvet-lined archival box, fine.

    £1,650
  9. First edition, 8vo., 24pp., 8 photographic illustrations, original wrappers printed in red, ads to covers, an excellent example.

    £1,250
  10. Folio.187-220, v-x pp., photographic illustrations, original wrappers, a fine copy and a rare survival thus.

    £1,500
 

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