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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. Second edition, folio (58 x 43.5 cm.), pictorial lithographed title printed in sepia, 28 chromo-lithographed plates, table of contents at end, original cloth gilt, spine faded, an excellent example.

    £17,500
  3. Folio (57.5 x 44.2 cm), chromolithographic additional title, hand-coloured tinted lithographic frontispiece and 30 hand-coloured plates by Lemoine, Lehnert, Mouilleron, Le Roux and others after Prisse d'Avennes, printed by Lemercier, all mounted on card and loose as issued, titled in pencil below image. Letterpress title, dedication, plate list and 60 pp. of descriptive text by St. John with 35 wood-engraved illustrations, original plain wrappers. Original morocco-backed portfolio with gilt-lettered morocco cover label, rebacked, flaps with morocco renewed, new ties, minor wear to card edges and corners, old waterstain to end leaves, portfolio covers rubbed and a little worn, plates clean and fresh, an excellent copy.

    £40,000
  4. First edition, limited edition, one of 1250 on papier hollande, 5 vols, a complete set; 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm); 184 numbered colour pochoir plates with two supplementary un-numbered plates, text in French, advertisements; original blue printed wrappers laid over later boards, an excellent set.

    £8,000
  5. An album (27.5 x 42.5 cm) of 12 watercolour and gouache studies on pith paper; occasional cracks. Contemporary red patterned silk binding.

    £7,500
  6. First issue, limited edition, number 1150 of 1279, 8vo (22.8 x 14.8 cm); [1], viii, [1] (facsimile), 168 pp., limitation page, 43 pochoir plates, original blue printed paper wrappers bound, adverts, all bound in contemporary Bordeaux straight-grained morocco gilt, boards ruled in gilt, spine in 6 compartments, top edge gilt; a superb copy.

    £2,750
  7. First edition; 2 vols (comprising photobook and text-booklet); photographic illustrations, text booklet printed in red in English, French & German; photobook publisher's wraparound pictorial boards, booklet original printed wrappers, a fine copy.

    £75
  8. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, complete with half-titles, 10 colored lithographed plates after drawings by William Thackeray, old tape stains to verso of frontispieces with slight show through, original green cloth gilt, neat repairs to joints, a very good copy.

    £1,500
  9. Folio (49 x 36 cm); album of 47 watercolours signed by Ruspi and a frontispiece of Pope Pius IX signed by E. Belli; contemporary dark green leather binding, gilt title to cover, initials B.B. to back cover, spine in seven parts, binding slightly rubbed, some minor foxing but otherwise very fresh.

    £12,500
  10. First edition; 5 parts in 1 vol; folio (54 x 42 cm); 62 chromolitgographic plates with tissue guards after Gagarin, Karpov, Timm, Zichy, F. Teichel, Viale, Zakharov and others, double-page map, plate of skulls, spotting, water stain to corner of preliminary pages; contemporary brown morocco with title to cover and spine rebacked retaining original spine, lightly rubbed.

    £10,000
 

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