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  1. First edition (Italian text version); 14 vols bound in 18 [with] 4 supplementary volumes, 22 in total; large 4to; illustrated with 6 large folding maps, 1640 aquatint plates, of which 1517 are hand-coloured, various tables, etc., portrait of Francis I replaced with an emblematic portrait of 'Terra', occasional short closed tears (not affecting plates), scattered light foxing, plates slightly toned, 2 vols heavily toned; contemporary vellum-backed maroon boards, red and green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, a very good set.

    £50,000
  2. Folio, (40.5 x 29 cm); text in English and French, title and spine dated 1766 but actually 1794 (1794 watermarked paper), additional hand-coloured decorative title, hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, 44 hand-coloured engraved plates, scattered light foxing (not affecting plates), occasional light marginal dust-staining (not affecting illustrations), ex libris to front free endpaper; contemporary red half morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, corners slightly rubbed, an excellent copy; iv, 145, [iv, index]pp.

    £9,750
  3. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm x 4cm.

    £5,000
  4. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm.

    £5,000
  5. Specially printed offprint from The Ibis, 8vo, 45 pp. numbered 382-425 pp., 3 hand-coloured lithographs by and after Keulemans, original green cloth gilt, a fine copy.

    £285
  6. First edition. 4to., x, 512pp., 7 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates (3 of which show 2 subjects); 2 folding, including a panoramic plate of the Yam Custom, 2 maps (one folding), 1 plan, 1 engraved folding plate, 5 pages of engraved music (offsetting to text), title with contemporary ink signature 'J.M.Coad, Gloucester' to head and slightly creased (reinforced at inner edge), contents leaf remargined, light offsetting from plates, bookseller's ticket of J.Needham of Gloucester, contemporary half black calf, spine gilt, rubbed, a very good copy, plates clean and fresh.

    £2,750
  7. Folio (48.5 x 31.5 cm), engraved additional title dated 1821, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, text in English and French; nineteenth century green polished half calf gilt, red morocco label, presented in original cloth backed slipcase, a fine clean copy.

    £12,500
  8. First edition; 2 vols, 4to; 124 hand-coloured plates, occasional mild spotting otherwise very good; contemporary half green calf, maroon lettering-pieces gilt, all edges marbled, mild dust-soiling and darkening commensurate with age, rubbed at extremities, bumper on corners but otherwise a very good set.

    £750
  9. First edition; folio (51 x 38 cm approx.); letterpress title, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, 4pp. introduction, explanation leaf, text, and index leaf. Lithographic additional title within an elaborate hand-coloured border, 24 hand-coloured lithographic plates by W.H. Fitch after Hooker and Fitch. Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, an excellent example.

    £15,000
  10. Second edition, 2 vols, 8vo, 4 hand-coloured aquatint costume plates, uncut in original boards, spines renewed.

    £850
 

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