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  1. First edition thus, one of 2 copies on red Florentine numbered xx, from a total edition of 22, Prokosch's own copy with his signed bookplate, also signed by him on the colophon; 12mo; original hand-coloured illustration by Frederic Prokosch signed by him in pencil and mounted as frontispiece; original silver foil wrappers, brick red label to upper cover, with Prokosch's manuscript 'Bibliographical Note' on blue paper, preserved in black folding case and quarter morocco slipcase. A fine example.

    £2,250
  2. First edition thus, special copy on blue vellum, from a total edition of 20, Prokosch's own copy with his signed bookplate, also signed by him on the colophon; 12mo; original hand-coloured illustration by Frederic Prokosch signed by him in pencil and mounted as frontispiece, light marginal toning; original green marbled wrappers, silver label to upper cover, with Prokosch's manuscript 'Bibliographical Note' on blue paper, preserved in marbled folding case and quarter morocco slipcase. A fine example.

    £4,000
  3. First edition thus, number one of 5 copies on Sicily paper, from a total edition of 22, Prokosch's own copy with his signed bookplate, also signed by him on the colophon; 12mo; original hand-coloured illustration by Frederic Prokosch signed by him in pencil and mounted as frontispiece, light spotting to prelims; original pictorial wrappers in blue, orange and white, white label to upper cover, with Prokosch's manuscript 'Bibliographical Note' on blue paper, preserved in marbled folding case and quarter morocco slipcase. A fine example.

    £4,000
  4. One of 100 specially bound copies on japon vellum; 8vo; title printed in red & black (toned), 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate by William Bell Scott, tissue guards (browned), small ink name to front free endpaper; publisher's gilt-patterned vellum, small cut into the vellum at spine from the gilt tooling.

    £275
  5. First edition thus; 4to, (21.5 x 15.5 cm); woodcut publisher's device to title, woodcut headpieces, woodcut historiated initials, some worming to front free endpaper and title, scattered light toning to leaves (mostly marginal); contemporary vellum, gilt device stamped to covers, gilt lettering to spine on a black ground, some material loss to lower spine label, some soiling and warping to boards, edges toned, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; [84], 843, [1] pp.

    £1,750
  6. First edition in book form, one of circa 300 copies; 12mo; printed in black & red, title-page and colophon with decorations, bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's roan-backed boards with title printed in gaelic font to upper cover, a little spotted and rubbed; housed in later morocco-backed marbled board solander.

    £675
  7. 2 vols, one of 600 copies & 550 copies respectively; 8vo; titles printed in red & black, vol. I with 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate design by William Bell Scott, tissue guards; vol. II with 16pp. advertisements at end; both in publisher's gilt-patterned green cloth, an attractive, clean pair.

    £200
  8. First edition; 8vo; title printed in black & red, some minor toning, foxing to a few leaves, bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's buckram, lettered in gilt to spine.

    £225
  9. First edition, 3 works in one vol., 8vo; woodcut printer's device to titles, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, each work with errata at end, some browning mostly confined to margins, occasional spotting, bookplate and ownership markings to front pastedown, old ink initials to first title; 18th century calf, edge wear, spine rubbed, upper cover detached; collates as complete.

    £450
  10. One of 600 copies; 8vo; title printed in red & black, 5 etched plates by Charles Ricketts, 1 engraved bookplate design by William Bell Scott, tissue guards; publisher's gilt-patterned green cloth, a little rubbed and bumped at corners and spine ends, but overall an attractive, clean copy.

    £120
 

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