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  1. Broadside (31 x 29.5 cm. approx), printed in blue ink with a large pictorial vignette surrounded by an ornamental border.

    £950
  2. Two text volumes 4to and an atlas folio (56.8 x 41cm). Text with 2 engraved portrait frontispieces of Emperor Tchien Lung and the Earl of Macartney and 26 illustrations of which one full-page; atlas with 44 plates, including one folding, most after W. Alexander, and 7 double-page folding maps; occasional browning and spotting, heavier on 2 plates. Text volumes in contemporary calf, atlas volume in half calf over marbled boards; rebacked in lighter calf to style, a bit rubbed.

    £15,000
  3. First edition in French. 3 vols, comprising 2 vols 8vo text and folio atlas (44 x 28.5 cms); 21 lithograph plates by Engelmann, 9 engraved maps (3 folding), French blue half morocco gilt (atlas bound to match), a fine set.

    £20,000
  4. Second edition, 8vo, xvi, 488 pp., 4 engraved plates, 4 folding maps (1 with short tears and neat repair to verso), woodcuts in text, nineteenth century tan half morocco gilt, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, a fine example.

    £1,350
  5. First edition, copy 388 of 1000. Folio, [8], 40 pp., [2 (part-title)], 66 mounted photographic plates, each with border and title printed in brown, [4 (limitation, blank)], with woodcut initials printed in red and black; minimal spotting to preliminaries; publisher's blue silk gilt, blue ribbon page-marker; rubbed and cracked, repairs to corners and joints, otherwise a very good, internally clean copy.

    £2,500
  6. Sixth edition of vol. I, fourth edition of vol. II, third edition of vol. III. 3 vols, small folio (312 by 218mm approx.) Woodcut devices to title-pages, 10 double-page maps and plans, 8 full-page woodcut plates, with further illustrations in the text. Contemporary Italian (Venetianý) morocco, boards & spines ruled & stamped in gilt; paper repairs to title-page of vol. I, and outer margin of following two leaves, occasional dampstaining to vol. I, minor worming to first and last leaves and pastedowns of vols. II and III.

    £48,000
  7. First edition. 8vo., v, 88 pp., ads at end, 9 maps (1 double-page), 6 plates (3 double-page), original pictorial wrappers (edges worn), a very good example.

    £675
  8. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, [2], vi, xxii, [2], 487, [1]; [6], 507, [3]pp., illustrated with 6 folding engraved maps and plates, woodcut initials and head pieces; contemporary speckled calf, covers with double gilt fillet, spines in six compartments, red morocco label, gilt numbered direct, raised bands framed by double gilt fillet, an attractive set.

    £1,500
  9. 8vo. cxlii, 291pp., 12 illustrations and 4 maps, original blue cloth gilt, ship device on upper board, spine faded, top of spine worn, a very good copy of a scarce title.

    £400
  10. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo (23.4 x 1.47 cm). Title, 559pp.; title, III, 562 - 1122, 4, XVIIIpp, with 24 lithographed plates after drawings by the author (12 in each volume); lacks map, pp. 881-896 bound after p.912, clean tear across pp. 1-2, occasional light foxing. Contemporary Russian half morocco, flat spines; spines rubbed, joints rubbed.

    £1,850
 

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