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  1. Folio; half-title and and title printed in red & black, 50 stunning chromolithographed plates heightened with gold, captioned tissue guards, occasional marginal soiling or browning, a few guards frayed at edges, two with corner section missing, otherwise very good; publisher's two-tone green cloth, professionally restored at extremities, all edges gilt.

    £1,900
  2. Fourth edition; 8vo (182 x 130 mm); engraved frontispiece illustration and 4 further full-page illustrations of the pavilion, a few further, smaller illustrations; sumptuous contemporary presentation binding of black morocco, gilt-blocked to both boards, spine gilt, marbled endpapers and all edge gilt, fine.

    £250
  3. First edition, 2 parts and supplement in 1 vol; folio (45 x 32.5 cm); hand-coloured double-page map by G. Guerra and 59 engraved hand-coloured plates after Pietro Fabris, the plates edged in black with grey washed margins including two engraved titles; contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, covers with gilt dentelles. NB. lacks first leaf of text in vol. I, else an excellent example.

    £110,000
  4. Folio (47 x 30 cm), engraved additional title, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates; contemporary straight-grained maroon morocco gilt, covers with concentric borders tooled with borders in gilt and blind, spine elaborately gilt in 6 compartments.

    £15,000
  5. First edition, large folio (63 x 45 cm), in the original parts, 1-21, complete in 13 fascicles as issued, 3 vignette-titles and 121 lithographs by Louis Haghe after Roberts, in the scarcest form, with original hand-colour, cut to the edge of the image and mounted on card in imitation of water-colours, as issued, engraved map (foxed), bookplate and stamp; loose in the original tan leather backed gilt pictorial cloth boards (occasional minor defects to spines), occasional dusty margins, plates clean and fresh; all housed in modern brown boxes, gilt lettered to spines; a fine set

    £150,000
  6. First edition. Two parts in one volume large folio (61.8 x 44 cm). First part: 23 leaves numbered I-XXIX (3rd leaf = III, IV, 4th = V, VI, 7th = IX, X, XII (XI not used), 9th = XIV, XV, XVI, plate XXI i & XXI ii) being title, chromo-lithograph dedication and plates of medals, arms and regimental flags; Second part: 56 lithographs of costumes printed in colour by Godard and finished by hand; occasional marginal spotting; contemporary green half morocco, flat spine with compartments decorated and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; slightly rubbed, corners a bit bumped.

    £37,500
  7. Group of six lithographs coloured by hand and heightened with gold, mounted with gilt border and framed, engraved by Belousov, Anderson and Petrovsky after the original drawings by Karl Piratsky.

    £2,500
  8. Second edition, 'mise en un meilleur ordre', 4 parts in 2 vols; folio (35 x 27.5 cm); introduction by Bazin, 179 of 181 hand-coloured lithographs (on 177 leaves), with four leaves of music and a hand-coloured vignette, engraved by Aubry-le-Comte, Deveria, Grévédon after drawings by père Castiglione, Pu-Qua and William Alexander (from Pittoresque representations of the dress and manners of the Chinese), Chambers, Dadley etc.,; quarter green morocco with blue marbled boards, spines in compartments with gilt and black morocco design, gilt title to second, some plates with minor stains, edges bumped, a fine copy.

    £9,500
  9. First edition; folio (52.5 x 37 cm); twenty aquatints, comprising uncoloured frontispiece and 8 plates (one tinted sepia plate, seven hand-coloured, including 2 double-page), five with overslips (two of the five with two overslips each), and eleven vignettes (one tinted in sepia and three hand-coloured), two with overslips, occasional marks and finger-soiling to some margins, the final folding pate with neat repair to fold, modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  10. First edition, folio (35 x 24 cm); viii, 2-35 pp., hand-coloured engraved title, 35 hand-coloured engraved plates, minor foxing to one plate and occasional staining, endpapers replaced, later quarter red morocco and cloth binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine in six parts with gilt text to second and third parts, raised bands.

    £12,500
 

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