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  1. Three works: I. 2 vols in one, [xxviii], 308, [ii]; [ii], 326, [vi] pp., folding map at end; II. [xx], 366, [x] pp.; III. [xii], 618, [xii] pp., folding map at end. Uniformly bound in contemporary half-calf, morocco labels, blue morocco numbering roundels, a little staining to third work at beginning and end, a very good set.

    £3,250
  2. Silver medal, 43 mm in diameter. Obverse: bust of Cook in relief with the legend 'Iac. Cook Oceani Investigator acerrimus' (the most intrepid investigator of the seas); reverse: full-length portrait of Britannia, her shield resting by her side, and the legend 'Nil intentatum Nostri Liquere' (our men have left nothing unattempted) and 'Auspiciis George III' in exergue.

    £2,750
  3. First French edition. 3 vols, 8vo, xxxii, 388; [4], 366; [4], 363 pp., large folding engraved map, 16 engraved plates. Contemporary French calf-backed marbled boards, corners and edges worn, large folding map with old repairs to verso, a bit creased and stained, a good set.

    £1,000
  4. Soft ground etching, with hand-colouring, 405 x 318mm (trimmed to plate mark), mounted.

    £2,000
  5. Soft ground etching, with hand-colouring, 405 x 310mm (trimmed to plate mark), closed tear expertly repaired, mounted.

    £2,000
  6. Engraving with etching, 260 x 405mm (plate size), 425 x 585mm (sheet size), some very light spotting to the margins, small fault (20 x 5mm) to edge of plate mark, not touching image, mounted.

    £1,500
  7. Engraving, 252 x 390mm (cut to plate mark), mounted.

    £1,750
  8. Four aquatints: 300 x 430mm (plate size), with full margins, View in Pulo Condore with 5 closed tears to margin expertly repaired, A View in Annamooka with 2 closed tears to margin expertly repaired, View in Ulietea 2 closed tears to margin expertly repaired. Fine impressions, preserved in a modern blue cloth portfolio with black morocco label lettered in gilt to upper.

    £14,750
  9. Fine engraving, 235 by 485mm (plate size), with vertical folds, mounted.

    £1,500
  10. Mezzotint, 472 x 627mm (plate size), 595 x 840mm (sheet size), edges of sheet somewhat frayed, old vertical fold to centre, otherwise a fine example of this dramatic scene.

    £2,750
 

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