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  1. 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
  2. Second edition. 2 parts in 1 volume, small 8vo (14.5 x 10.5 cm)., 1st part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 106 engraved plates including 2 folding panoramas (1 with small hole with loss to image), 1 with overslip; 2nd part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 79 engraved plates including 1 folding panorama, 2 with overslips, plate 26 signed'H. R.', plates 63 & 64 'execudit de Franco', occasional light waterstain, occasional light soiling, generally in excellent condition, contemporary vellum, lightly shaken.

    £6,750
  3. Quarto (26.5 x 18.3 cm). 90 numbered plates coloured by hand, Russian, German and French captions in the plate; first plate spotted, small traces of mount to the versos. Later vellum with manuscript score; soiled.

    £6,500
  4. Folio (37.4 x 28); hand-coloured engraved title-page, title-pages in English and French, dedication leaf to Princess Elizabeth, illustrated with 72 colour plates with text in English and French, marbled endpapers, some foxing to free endpapers otherwise very fresh, text block slightly detached from lower board; contemporary brown calf over brown boards, title in gilt to spine, spine and edges worn.

    £950
  5. First edition, folio (47 x 37.7 cm), title-page and 12 magnificent hand-coloured aquatint plates by R. Havell after Cartwright, plate of Ali Pacha mounted within ruled border, contemporary dark blue polished half calf gilt over cloth boards, lettered in gilt to upper cover, occasional light marginal soiling and spotting, rubbed.

    £35,000
  6. 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
  7. First edition. 4to (34 x 27.5 cm), 49 fine original hand-coloured aquatint plates, uncoloured aquatint vignette of a fakir on verso of leaf 38 of text; small marginal waterstain to title and succeeding few pages, plate II with small marginal repair and fraying to one margin, occasional light offsetting from plates to text, generally clean and fresh, contemporary red half morocco gilt over marbled boards, marbled edges, lightly rubbed, edges and corners worn, rebacked preserving spine, tipped-in obituary notice of the author, a very good copy of a scarce book.

    £12,500
  8. Three volumes in one accompanied by plates vol., quarto (29.5 x 22.5 cm). Title, [2], 108 pp.; title, [2], 228 pp.; title, [2], 164 pp., uncut, some leaves unopened; marginal waterstain in vols 1 and 3, heavier at the end. Vol. with plates : 25 + 75 engraved plates in fine contemporary hand-colour, with upper wrappers and index for I and II part. Modern half calf gilt over old marbled boards by Aquarius.

    £14,500
  9. Folio. Title-page, 154 original subjects, printed on 59 leaves consisting of 80 etchings (on 29 leaves) and 74 aquatints (on 30 leaves); occasional light spotting and waterstaining. Uncut in modern calf antique, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments.

    £12,500
  10. 2 vols; 8vo; libretto, one of 10 examples on Japon imperial, hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy, 8vo, 14 original Pochoirs by Saude after Georges Lepape, original wrappers. Décors et costumes: one of of 10 copies on Japon Imperial, hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy, 61 colour plates (seven double page folding), loose in the original wrappers, both volumes protected by a chemise and slipcase (slight wear).

    £6,500
 

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