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  1. First edition, first impression; 8vo; Publisher's black boards, dagger device to upper board in blind and silver, titles to spine in silver, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Spine lightly rolled but an excellent copy in the lightly marked, creased and nicked, minimally rubbed and slightly sunned dust jacket.

    £650
  2. First edition, inscribed by the author: 'Please accept this dear David not merely as a souvenir of something that is past but as a talisman for the future. With my love and gratitude Noel Coward 'In Which we Serve'' 1941/42'; 8vo (225 x 155 mm); photographic frontispiece of the author and a further 30 illustrations, the usual age-toning, marginal finger-soiling to pp 138 & 138, with small marginal stain to latter, otherwise near-fine; contemporary full maroon morocco by Henry T. Wood, London, all edges gilt, offsetting to endpapers, very mild stain to upper board, rubbed at extremities but in all, sound and wholly original with not restoration.

    £1,400
  3. Vols III-IV first editions, vols I-II reprinted; 4 vols, large 8vo; plates, maps and illustrations; full dark blue crushed morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe (signed on turn-ins), spines tooled in gilt with raised bands, top edge gilt, a few small, minor and marks to covers, preserved in original card slipcases (one split).

    £19,500
  4. Folio (578 x 36 cm). 22 double-page engravings of ships, numbered consecutively in the plate 1-22, most with dual French and Dutch titles. Contemporary red half morocco over decorative paper boards, spine richly gilt with foliate motifs, spine label lettered in gilt, a fine copy.

    £22,500
  5. First edition in English, 8vo., number 21 of 30 copies on Japan paper, signed by the publisher, 224 pp., 39 plates including frontispiece with tissue guard after photographs by Vittorio Sella and others, folding coloured map, half green morocco, gilt lettered decorated spine with raised bands, gilt top, others untrimmed, light fade to spine, a fine copy.

    £5,500
  6. First edition, one of 50 large paper copies; small 4to, (23 x 18 cm); [7], 132, 14 [publisher's ads], [2] pp., pages uncut; publisher's straw coloured buckram with gilt decorations by Charles Ricketts, gilt lettering to spine, spine and part of both covers slightly unevenly darkened, very slight wear at head and foot of spine; presented in red cloth drop-back box with black title piece lettered in gilt, a very good copy.

    £7,250
  7. First edition, first impression, author's presentation copy; 8vo; publisher's white cloth, decoration and titles to upper board and spine in yellow and gold, yellow topstain, red endpapers, with the dust jacket.

    £525
  8. First edition, number 20 of 21 copies on Japanese Paper, 4to, [ii limitation leaf], xiv, 344 pp., half-title, folding map, 42 plates in all, of which 19 are in two states (10 natural history, plain and hand-coloured; 9 tinted in differing colours), and 4 are plain, plain illustrations in text, original grey printed wrappers.

    £5,000
  9. First and limited edition, number 36 of 350 copies signed by the author; 8vo; illustrations by Joy Lloyd, pictorial endpapers, light foxing thoughout; publisher's decorative cloth, gilt, slight bowing to covers, rubbing to extremities, dust-jacket, browning to spine, spine ends and corners a little chipped, a few short chips and tears to head and foot with some creasing, light marking and surface soiling to panels.

    £1,950
  10. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, viii, 413; vii, [1], 426 pp., 32 pages ads end vol. I, 2 coloured lithograph frontispieces, 8 lithograph plates, folding coloured map, original brown cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, inner hinges repaired, clean and bright, a few unobtrusive stains to upper cover vol. 1, an excellent copy.

    £2,500
 

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