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  1. First edition in French, 8vo., iv, 563 pp., title printed in red and black, translated from the Russian by Aug. Kuscinski, portrait, wood-engraved plates and illustrations, some spotting, contemporary tan morocco-backed boards, corners worn, spine lightly faded and rubbed.

    £650
  2. First English edition. 8vo ( 22 x 14.5 cms), xii, 297pp,31 photographic plates and a folding map, slightly frayed at edges, heavy spotting to the preliminaries, red library cloth gilt.

    £225
  3. First edition, 8vo (24 x 17 cm), xviii, 268pp., folding map, photographic illustrations, previous owner's pencil inscription inside, some light foxing to a few pages; publisher's blue cloth gilt, slightly bumped and rubbed; overall a very good copy.

    £450
  4. 4 volumes, folio (42.6 x 27.8 cm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Engraved title vignettes by M. Baquoy after A. Humbolt, 4 engraved head-pieces after Humbolt, 65 engraved plates, the majority of these maps, many folding or double-page (a few with contemporary outline-colouring), by Delahaye, Desbrulins, and Fonbonne after Humblot, Lucas, Le Parmentier and others, engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut head-pieces. (first half title creased with paper flaw to lower outer corner, some occasional pale spotting or minor browning, minor marginal hole in Aaaaaa1.) Contemporary French mottled calf, sides with central gilt-stamped arms, spines in seven compartments with six raised bands, each with red and brown gilt-lettered lettering pieces in two compartments, gilt-decorated panels in the rest, small repairs to extremities, a very handsome set.

    £35,000
  5. First edition. 8vo., v, 376p., frontispiece, 2 folding maps, numerous illustrations, many full-page, handsomely bound in full blue calf gilt, a very good copy.

    £1,150
  6. Second edition in English. 8vo (8 x 15cm) [10], 102, [4]pp., small paper flaw to page 86/87 affecting a couple of letters, contemporary calf gilt, sometime rebacked, lettering piece, a very good copy.

    £2,750
  7. First edition. 8vo, wood-engraved frontispiece, plan, 2 full-page plates, illustrations in the text, 3 large folding maps, original blue cloth gilt, light wear to head of spine, a very good copy.

    £1,100
  8. First edition, 4to, 1211 pp., four maps, 17 colour plates, numerous photographic illustrations, original tan morocco gilt, all edges gilt, joints repaired, lightly rubbed, a very good example.

    £3,000
  9. Folio (53 x 39.5 cm), iv, 42 pp., 24 coloured maps (10 double-page), publishers brown half morocco over printed boards, covers lightly stained, 7 maps with small loss to blank upper margin only, a very good copy.

    £3,750
 

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