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  1. First edition; 4to, (20.3 x 15.5 cm); woodcut printer's device to title, woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, some light marginal waterstains, title page slightly browned; later full calf, gilt lettering to spine on red and black morocco labels, spine in compartments, ruled in gilt, some light rubbing to extremities, red speckled edges, housed in a modern brown card slipcase, overall an excellent copy; [16], 268, [4], 269-547 [i.e. 549], [3]pp.

    £9,500
  2. First edition thus; 8vo, (22.8 x 16 cm); 52 original etchings by A. Lalauze, including portrait frontispiece and head- and tail-pieces, occasional light offsetting, contemporary ownership inscription in pencil dated 1888, marbled endpapers; contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; xvi, 516pp.

    £650
  3. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author; oblong 4to; publisher's pictorial boards, printed endpapers, with the original polythene dust jacket with the price label intact. An excellent copy in the somewhat nicked and lightly baggy jacket. This is the first example in the dust jacket we have handled.

    £475
  4. Sixth edition; 12mo; publisher's cloth-backed boards, some darkening, minor edge wear, overall very good.

    £150
  5. First edition, 3 works in one vol., 8vo; woodcut printer's device to titles, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, each work with errata at end, some browning mostly confined to margins, occasional spotting, bookplate and ownership markings to front pastedown, old ink initials to first title; 18th century calf, edge wear, spine rubbed, upper cover detached; collates as complete.

    £450
  6. Tenth edition; 8vo; 3 folding engraved plates, two with offsetting from folding, a few recent and older marginal repairs, numerous old pencil annotations. Rebound in twentieth century half black calf, marbled paper boards. Contents a little marked and toned, spine slightly faded, a very nice copy.

    £675
 

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