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  1. First edition. 4to., title and 24 tipped-in photographs, arranged 1 or 2 per page, captioned below image, original illustrated wrappers, small loss to head o spine, a very good copy of a scarce title.

    £850
  2. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, folding map hand-coloured in outline, publisher's advertisement leaf, wood-engraved text illustrations and full-page plan of Chusan harbour to volume II, volume I front free endpaper excised, folding map with 2-cm tear to inner fold affecting frame only, original purple cloth, gilt devices to front boards, spines sunned, sides slightly rubbed, a very good set.

    £750
  3. Third and best edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, first 2 volumes illustrated with maps and plates, third volume consisting of notes and addenda by Cordier, original green cloth, spines decorated in blue, morocco labels, an excellent bright set.

    £675
  4. First edition. 8vo, xv, 336 pp., 16 pages ads dated September 1870 at end, wood-engraved frontispiece and 2 folding maps, original brown cloth gilt, covers decorated in black, a fine copy.

    £950
  5. First edition, 8vo, xii, 432pp., folding map, 3 folding tables in pocket at end, 104 photographic illustrations on 74 plates, original green cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £1,250
  6. First edition in English. Two volumes, 8vo., vi, 321; vi, 315pp., wood-engravings in the text, some full-page, original green cloth gilt, neat repairs to extremities, an excellent set.

    £1,250
  7. Second edition. 8vo., xxiv, [ii], 420, [i]pp., pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), illustrations in text, full red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, spine with raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges, expert repairs to spine, slight marks to binding, a very handsome example.

    £1,350
  8. 4to (27 x 20 cm)., engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst, 3 engraved maps (1 browned), 1 folding, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates (1 with a couple of small ink splashes), half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and notes in pencil, maps browned (folding map with small tear), a few minor repairs to calf, a nice fresh copy.

    £2,400
  9. 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
  10. 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
 

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