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  1. First edition thus; large paper copy, folio, (43 x 33 cm); frontispiece and 16 engraved plates on India paper by William Daniell after Robert Smirke, light foxing throughout; contemporary maroon morocco, richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, corners slightly rubbed, a very good copy; [2], 99, [1] pp.

    £1,250
  2. First edition (Italian text version); 14 vols bound in 18 [with] 4 supplementary volumes, 22 in total; large 4to; illustrated with 6 large folding maps, 1640 aquatint plates, of which 1517 are hand-coloured, various tables, etc., portrait of Francis I replaced with an emblematic portrait of 'Terra', occasional short closed tears (not affecting plates), scattered light foxing, plates slightly toned, 2 vols heavily toned; contemporary vellum-backed maroon boards, red and green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, a very good set.

    £50,000
  3. First edition; 8vo; 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates by Charles Williams, some toning and slight offsetting to text ff., armorial bookplate to front pastedown; later full navy blue morocco ruled in gilt to covers and gilt compartments with decorations to spine, by Riviere & Sons, spine slightly rubbed and sunned, otherwise very good, gilt edges.

    £450
  4. 4 hand coloured aquatints (45.5 x 78 cm) of the London docks. Framed and glazed.

    £12,500
  5. First edition. 8 volumes bound in 4, 4to, with an aquatint dedication and 308 hand-coloured aquatint plates by and after Daniell bound at rear of volumes, the deluxe issue with all the plates mounted on card, with the frequently missing large folding engraved index map (strengthened to verso), occasional spotting (chiefly marginal), a few plates a little toned, some offsetting from plates to next plate versos, contemporary green half morocco gilt, bound as usual without the uncoloured engraved plate of Kemaes Head Pembrokeshire, an excellent set.

    £19,500
 

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