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  1. First edition. 8vo, 283 pp., 32 photographic illustrations, some full-page, folding map, original orange cloth gilt, gilt pictorial device to upper cover, couple of splash marks to lower cover, a very good copy.

    £150
  2. First edition. 8vo, x, 287 pp., photographic portrait frontispiece, photographic plates throughout, 2 folding maps, original black cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £325
  3. 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.

    £9,500
  4. 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
  5. First edition. 4to., xxviii, 473 pp., engraved folding map, 13 engraved plates, some light toning as usual, contemporary tree calf gilt, neatly rebacked, a ver good copy.

    £3,500
  6. First edition. 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm), x, 123 pp, 69 black and white illustrations after photographs, 4 sketch maps, some minor spotting to the endpapers and fore-edge; publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering rubbed on spine, publisher's original pictorial dust-wrapper, worn long edges; overall a good copy.

    £200
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First edition, 8vo, xiv, [ii], 407, [i] pp., 16 pages ads dated January 1847 at end, pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), 12 other illustrations, original reddish brown cloth gilt, pictorial gilt vignette to upper cover, neat repair to spine, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  10. First edition. 4to, [iv], [92], [2], (index) pp., 50 hand-coloured engraved plates all with slight brown toning, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, neat repairs to joints, a very good example.

    £6,500
 

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