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  1. Hand-coloured zincograph map, (67 x 103.5 cm), dissected into 24 sheets and mounted on linen, yellow publisher's advertisements at endpapers, folding into original green boards, yellow label; a fine example.

    £2,500
  2. First collected edition, 2 volumes, folio, half-title in volume 1, 21 engraved plates including frontispieces, bookplates; contemporary mottled calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, Marquis of Stafford gilt arms to covers, joints cracked but firm, corners worn, a very good set.

    £5,000
  3. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), [vi], 56 pp., initial blank, title with woodcut of Coryate on an elephant, 5 other large woodcut illustrations including 2 duplicates of the elephant and one of a unicorn, woodcut initials and ornaments, lightly browned, contemporary calf, covers with diamond formation and central decoration in gilt, a little worn, rebacked, new red morocco label, a very good copy.

    £2,250
  4. First edition in English. Folio (32.5 x 20.5 cm), [2], 2, [18], 184, 195-264, [2], 214, [8], 119, [3] pp., 24 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 with short split to fold), contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked preserving old red morocco lettering piece, lower outer corner upper board repaired, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  5. First collected edition. 5 vols, 8vo, engraved portrait frontispiece (lightly spotted),10 facsimile letters (most folding), contemporary crimson half calf gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spines in six compartments, green morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, marbled sides and edges, a fine set.

    £1,250
  6. Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxviii, 517; viii, 491 pp., 2 hand-coloured aquatint frontispieces, folding lithograph of Constantinople, folding lithograph of relics, contemporary green half calf gilt, couple of spots to frontispiece, small area of paper restoration to last page vol. I outside text, a good set.

    £1,250
  7. First (and only) edition, 8vo, xxii, 461 pp., [1], including half-title, plus the errata leaf at end, printed in French and Ottoman Turkish, some very slight dusting and scattered stains, overall clean and crisp internally; bound in contemporary Ottoman leather over boards, covers ruled in blind, spine gilt in compartments with flora motif, spine and extremities lightly rubbed, a good copy.

    £2,500
  8. First edition, 8vo, ix, 282pp., 63 coloured illustrations by Goble, folding map, original polychromatic decorated cloth, top edge gilt, ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper, an excellent copy.

    £450
  9. First edition, 4to, engraved title, folding plan of Jerusalem (old repair to verso with small area of loss), and 5 double-page charts and plans, 5 illustrations in the text, all but one full-page, small worm track to upper blank margin pp 465-470, tear to p283/4 going into text, contemporary vellum, a very good copy.

    £5,000
  10. First edition, 8vo, xviii, 564 pp., bound without half-title, 2 maps (1 in the rear cover pocket), 45 lithographed plates, contemporary half calf, morocco label, a bit worn, scattered light foxing (more so to plate at page 424), light wear overall a good copy.

    £2,750
 

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