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  1. 4 volumes bound in 2, 4to., engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary green full morocco gilt, borders and decorative rolls gilt to covers, letters gilt to centre of upper cover, rebacked to style, spine in six compartments, brown morocco labels gilt with letters to second and fourth, raised bands, all edges gilt, occasional spotting, a very attractive set.

    £2,500
  2. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary red half-morocco gilt, spine in five compartments, letters to second and fourth, raised bands. An excellent copy.

    £2,500
  3. 4 volumes bound in 2, 4to., engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary aubergine full morocco gilt, borders and geometric designs gilt to covers, spine in five compartments, letters to second and fourth, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. light spotting and damp staining, an attractively bound set.

    £2,500
  4. First edition. 8vo, illustrated with 11 copper engravings (1 folding), contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, plate 1 trimmed without loss to image, a little worming to front endpapers, small hole to E4, binding slightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,750
  5. Two text volumes 4to and an atlas folio (56.8 x 41cm). Text with 2 engraved portrait frontispieces of Emperor Tchien Lung and the Earl of Macartney and 26 illustrations of which one full-page; atlas with 44 plates, including one folding, most after W. Alexander, and 7 double-page folding maps; occasional browning and spotting, heavier on 2 plates. Text volumes in contemporary calf, atlas volume in half calf over marbled boards; rebacked in lighter calf to style, a bit rubbed.

    £15,000
  6. Second edition, 8vo, xvi, 488 pp., 4 engraved plates, 4 folding maps (1 with short tears and neat repair to verso), woodcuts in text, nineteenth century tan half morocco gilt, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, a fine example.

    £1,350
 

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