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  1. Elephant folio (82 x 60 cm); 39 plates with plate numbers printed in the top right corner (starting with plate 41), light foxing to a few plates, a few plates a little loose; bound in contemporary boards with wrapper attached to upper cover, metal corner protectors to upper and lower covers, wrapper stained.

    £5,750
  2. 4to (28 x 22 cm); 30 lithographed plates by Dumphy after Fonceca, of which 22 are hand-coloured, with captions, minor marks to one plate but otherwise very fresh; lithographic wrapper title; original blue boards with gilt title to upper cover, worn label to spine, in a black cloth slipcase.

    £5,750
  3. Landscape folio (45.1 x 56.9 cm), [4], ii, [2], 146, [4] pp., with 40 hand-coloured aquatint plates; a few short marginal tears, tear to plate I repaired, occasional light dust-staining and spotting; contemporary red straight-grained morocco, borders and lozenge roll-tooled in gilt and blind, spine gilt in compartments, lettered directly in one, all edges gilt; neatly rebacked and recornered, a little worn at extremities, corners bumped, nonetheless a very good copy.

    £15,000
  4. 11 volumes 4to., 527 fine hand-coloured lithograph or chromolithograph plates (with tissue guards) by John Nugent Fitch (one double-numbered folding plate in volume I), some with tinted backgrounds; chromolithograph plate (Cypripedium Charlesworthii) from another work inserted in volume X. Original brown fine diagonal-rib cloth, gilt lettered spines and front covers, spines and front covers with floriate panelling in blind & black (back covers stamped in blind), untrimmed, endpapers yellow coated or with a pale grey or brown floriate pattern. Bookseller's ticket of David Bryce & Son, Glasgow. Rear joint of volume I split at foot but sound, scattered foxing to letterpress, plates clean and fresh. A very good set.

    £16,000
  5. Hand coloured continuous folding strip view of London and the Thames (30 x 236 cm), engraved key to panorama at end, (expert repairs to edges as required), publisher's red cloth gilt cover flap (advertisement to verso), on original wooden roller (lower wooden knob with small loss), an excellent example.

    £2,500
  6. 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
  7. First edition, large paper copy, folio (37.5 x 27 cm), viii, 2-35 pp., hand-coloured engraved title, 35 hand-coloured engraved plates, uncut, original grey boards, printed paper label, flag of the United Kingdom painted at head of spine, occasional offsetting or staining, slightly rubbed.

    £12,500
  8. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, 200 hand-coloured engraved plates by J. Watts after E.D. Smith contemporary red half morocco gilt, a fine set.

    £9,000
  9. Folio (49 x 33 cm approx.), engraved throughout, comprising: title with preface by Cars on verso, 'Anecdotes' (pp.I-II), 'Explication des figures' (pp.III-XIV), leaf of music (printed recto only), and 102 engraved plates (3 double-page), all with fine contemporary hand-colouring, 30 plates heightened with gold and mica . Bound in full contemporary French red morroco, gilt tooled. Some restoration to spine extremities. A fine example.

    £95,000
  10. Second edition; 4to; two hand-coloured plates and further engraved illustrations and vignettes within the text, neat, contemporary ink gift inscription to front flyleaf, a few random spots, otherwise very good, contemporary gilt-panelled calf, all edges gilt, cockerel endpapers, staining and wear to boards but still a very handsome binding; xvii, 298pp.

    £350
 

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