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  1. First Italian edition; folio (37 x 26 cm), 117 woodcut illustrations (including 10 full-page), woodcut initials, some contemporary ink marginalia of pointing fingers or grotesques of birds, faces, bagpipes etc., upper margin trimmed close, occasionally affecting headlines, some repairs to marginal tears, some slight worming to margins with a few leaves repaired, occasional browning, some light water-staining, mostly towards end, S5 torn and repaired, previous owner's pencil signature inside and another ink inscription on front free endpaper; bound in later vellum-backed boards, spine ruled in gilt with red morocco label, slightly rubbed.

    £35,000
  2. First edition; folio (545 x 390 mm); 61 engraved plates on 54 sheets, many double-page or folding by Bartolozzi, Zucchi and others, subscription list, occasional light spotting; contemporary calf gilt, rebacked, corners repaired, boards rubbed, a very good example; iv, [viii], 33, [i] pp.

    £12,500
  3. 5 vols, large 8vo, titles in red and black with coloured vignette, 129 engraved plates, maps, etc. after Thomas Allom, 127 illustrations in the text, some foxing or staining to titles and plates, very handsome contemporary gren half morocco gilt in the style of Lewis, a very handsome set.

    £1,000
  4. Mixed editions (complete), vol. I third, vol. II second & vol. III first; 3 vols, folio (410 x 300mm); engraved title-pages in red black, photographic frontispieces and numerous black & white illustrations, small nick to edges of first few leaves to vol. I and base of p. 314 in vol. III, toning to endpapers, otherwise a near-fine internally; publisher's blue cloth gilt, rubbed and bumped at extremities, usual slight bowing to boards due to weight of text blocks, upper hinge (inside) of vols I & III split but firm, in all, very good.

    £500
  5. Second edition. 4to (28 x 22 cm). 32 leaves of engraved aquatint plates and plans, plate 19 with a marginal repair, plate 27 with a marginal stain, bookplate; bound in twentieth century calf backed marbled boards. spine worn, red label, gilt lettered; a good copy; 28pp

    £650
  6. First edition; one of 350 copies signed by the artist, with original ink & wash drawing of a dog below the limitation details; 4to (290 x 225 mm.); 12 tipped-in colour plates with captioned tissue guards, vignette title and illustrations, all by Cecil Aldin, internally excellent; publisher's vellum-backed white boards lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, slightly marked with some browning to top-edge, rubbed at one corner, but overall very good.

    £275
  7. Landscape folio (390 x 58 cm), etched title and 50 etched and engraved plates of the villas of Tuscany after Zocchi by Piranesi and others, mostly Italian, occasional very minor soiling, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, red morocco label, neat repairs to joints and edges.

    £25,000
  8. Landscape folio (30 x 42.2 cm), engraved title, dedication to Doge Luigi Mocenigo dated 27 May 1703, 103 numbered etched views by Carlevaris, puncture marks to the centre-verso of plate 103 running through to plate 95, with associated small holes to plates 100-103, occasional faint soiling and browning, contemporary panelled calf, gilt spine with red morocco label, speckled edges; rebacked preserving spine.

    £30,000
  9. First edition, 4to (35 x 26 cm), 81 pp., stamp on title-page, with 17 (4 folding) copper plates (five plates by Antonio Visentini), all numbered, some spotting throughout, bound in contemporary green morocco backed boards, some wear.

    £800
  10. First edition, 4to, inscribed presentation copy from Gell, 181 pp., engraved title, 5 engraved maps and plans, 22 plates, including 4 aquatints, a number folding, contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label, rebacked preserving spine, restoration to edges, spine rubbed, covers with scuff marks, a very good copy.

    £2,000
 

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