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  1. Second edition. 8vo, 323 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, five hand coloured aquatint plates, a little spotting, etc., contemporary half calf marbled boards, rebacked, a very good copy.

    £675
  2. Second edition. 8vo, xxiv, [ii], 420, [i] pp., pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), 12 other illustrations, red half morocco gilt by Winstanley of Manchester, light foxing to plates, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,100
  3. Folio (55 x 37.c cm), featuring tradesmen (23), flowers (17), bird and flower (24) subjects, on thin paper (sheet size: 41 x 31.5 cm approx.) laid down on thick grey paper, tissue guards, green morocco gilt extra by George Mullen of Dublin with his ticket, covers and spine richly gilt.

    £45,000
  4. First edition, second issue (with Chinese characters on title, errata & 9 extra leaves), 4to, [ii], xvi, viii, ii, 2-page errata, 566, 56 pp., lacks half-title, occasional toning and light spotting but a better than usual example, old illegible markings to title and verso, modern half calf gilt, a good copy.

    £5,000
  5. 4to., [8], 342 pp., title page with engraved vignette, contemporary calf, unlettered, wear to joints but sound, scuffs to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  6. First edition. 8vo, x, 287 pp., photographic portrait frontispiece, photographic plates throughout, 2 folding maps, original black cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £325
  7. Second edition in Latin. 4to, (213 x 155 mm); [16], 628, [10] pp. (pp. 626-628 misnumbered as 606-608); engraved title page including a map of China, folding letterpress plate with woodcut diagram (repaired with minor loss), faint damp-staining to first five leaves, Contemporary blind-stamped calf, raised bands, carmine edges, expert restoration to corners and edges, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  8. First English editions, folio (42 x 27 cm) I. Title-page printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of John Ogilby signed by P. Lilly, additional engraved title-page by Hollar, double-page engraved map and 19 engraved plates (of which one double-page, 121 engravings in thetext, of which 14 signed by Hollar, plate at page 40 with short margins, occasional light toning, occasional dusty margin, new endpapers.

    II. Letterpress title-page printed in red and black, additional engraved title-page, double-page engraved map, 38 plates in full-page of which 32 double-page, 57 engravings in the text, plate at page 44 with short margin and repair to lower margin not affecting image, occasional light toning, new endpapers.

    Together 2 volumes, contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines richly gilt, a very handsome set.

    £15,000
  9. First edition, folio (56.5 x 38.5 cm), 13 tinted lithographed views finished by hand by Day & Son after sketches by Darell, one plate with short marginal tear repaired not affecting image, some margins trimmed, no title page (not issued ý), modern red half morocco gilt, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  10. First edition. 2 volumes, folio. limited edition to 500 copies. 172 large collotype plates with tissue guards including three folding panoramas. Original embroidered silk portfolio in cardboard boxes (worn with old repairs). Minor rubbing to edges of portfolio, but overall a very good copy. Separate volume of text in English and Japanese in original cream wrappers.

    £26,000
 

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