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  1. First edition; 4to (280 x 210 mm); illustrated with 120 titled photogravures by Wendt, with tissue-guards, a few very faint spots to preliminary pages, else very good; late 20th century quarter maroon morocco over cloth, marbled endpapers, fine.

    £275
  2. First edition. 8vo (19 x 13 cm), illustrated throughout with wood-engravings, previous owner's ink inscription inside on preliminary pages, marbled endpapers; full contemporary calf gilt, spine gilt decorated, green morocco label, gilt lettered; xiv, 500 pp; a fine copy.

    £250
  3. First edition, 3 volumes, 4to (31.5 x 25.5 cm.), large paper copy, half-titles, 3 engraved vignettes, 69 engraved plates and maps, 11 double-page or folding, plate list at beginning of volume 1, advertisement leaf at end of volume 3, modern half calf gilt, a fine clean set.

    £2,750
  4. First edition. Landscape folio (80 x 57 cm), pictorial aquatint title, 24 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, engraved by D. Havell after Henry Salt, all without the slightest foxing, early watermarks all pre-publication, on Whatman paper ranging from 1794 to 1806. Originally bound in portrait format now re- arranged in landscape, rebacked and edged in leather retaining the original marbled boards, with a new morocco label.

    £45,000
 

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