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  1. 4 vols, 8vo, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work, 2 vols, 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, uniformly bound in contemporary polished calf gilt, Assyrian pictorial gilt decoration to covers, a fine set.

    £1,500
  2. First editions in English, 6 volumes, 8vo & 4to, numerous illustrations, one or two leaves browned, occasional foxing, old library label to front pastedowns, uniform later half turquoise morocco, spines gilt in compartments,top edges gilt, a fine set.

    £8,500
  3. First editions. 3 works in 2 vols folio. first work with 9 lithographed maps, plates and plans, some printed in colours, 4 folding, title and first few leaves frayed and reinforced at fore-edge, large map torn and repaired, third work with 4 maps, plates and plans, 3 folding and printed in colours, 4 sheets of inscriptions printed on both sides, final leaf soiled on verso and with hole (no loss to text), modern half burgundy morocco, spines gilt in compartments, an excellent set.

    £1,850
  4. 3 volumes, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work: 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, occasional light foxing, uniformly bound in contemporary polished maroon half calf gilt, marbled sides and edges, lightly rubbed,gilt lettered direct, a very good set.

    £950
  5. 4to, edition limited to 265 (250 for sale) numbered copies signed by the author and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf; 312 pp., illustrated throughout including 75 colour photographs by F. L. Kenett, full tan morocco gilt, upper cover with scarab composed of black and green morocco onlays outlined in gilt, all edges gilt, original cream linen foldover box, a fine copy.

    £475
  6. Second edition. 8vo, x, 309, [7] pp index, engraved frontispiece, five engraved plates and plans, one folding chart, contemporary calf, spine gilt, an excellent example.

    £2,000
  7. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xiv, [2], 360; xiv, [2], 275 pp., 41 plates and maps, some folding, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, a fine set.

    £1,250
  8. Folio (57.5 x 44.2 cm), chromolithographic additional title, hand-coloured tinted lithographic frontispiece and 30 hand-coloured plates by Lemoine, Lehnert, Mouilleron, Le Roux and others after Prisse d'Avennes, printed by Lemercier, all mounted on card and loose as issued, titled in pencil below image. Letterpress title, dedication, plate list and 60 pp. of descriptive text by St. John with 35 wood-engraved illustrations, original plain wrappers. Original morocco-backed portfolio with gilt-lettered morocco cover label, rebacked, flaps with morocco renewed, new ties, minor wear to card edges and corners, old waterstain to end leaves, portfolio covers rubbed and a little worn, plates clean and fresh, an excellent copy.

    £40,000
  9. Ten parts, landscape elephant folio (39.4 x 51.7 cm), text in German and French, 60 hand-coloured lithographed plates, hand-coloured lithographed pictorial title and dedication page; hand-coloured pictorial wrappers, occasional light spotting.

    £20,000
  10. First and only edition. 4to (27 x 22 cm). Title +18 pp., Original brown paper wrappers stitched in brown cotton, subscription slip for Unedited Antiquities of Attica, dated 1816, mounted on upper cover.

    £350
 

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