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  1. 5 vols, large 8vo, titles in red and black with coloured vignette, 129 engraved plates, maps, etc. after Thomas Allom, 127 illustrations in the text, some foxing or staining to titles and plates, very handsome contemporary gren half morocco gilt in the style of Lewis, a very handsome set.

    £1,000
  2. Mixed editions (complete), vol. I third, vol. II second & vol. III first; 3 vols, folio (410 x 300mm); engraved title-pages in red black, photographic frontispieces and numerous black & white illustrations, small nick to edges of first few leaves to vol. I and base of p. 314 in vol. III, toning to endpapers, otherwise a near-fine internally; publisher's blue cloth gilt, rubbed and bumped at extremities, usual slight bowing to boards due to weight of text blocks, upper hinge (inside) of vols I & III split but firm, in all, very good.

    £500
  3. First edition, folio (55 x 38.4 cm.), Printed title, two leaves with 'List of the Plans, &c.' in double columns listing 160 plates and 180 engraved plates numbered 1 - 160, including the unnumbered plates 71 and 148 and 20 'bis' plates with duplicate numbers, 20 double-page and one large folding plate on two sheets; plates mounted on paper tabs (from sheets of the same worký) throughout, the title and text leaves on wove paper with the watermark '1809', the plates on laid paper with the watermark 'LLAR' and a fleur-de-lys countermark and others as per RIBA, the sheets retaining deckle edges throughout. Sheet size: c. 53.4 x 35.6 cm; double-page plates: c. 53.4 x 71.2 cm; title and text: 51.8 x 35.8 cm. Contemporary calf-backed marbled paper boards, later protective box.

    £35,000
  4. 11 vol., 4to. 285 by 228mm (11¼ by 9 inches), first and Second Series, 11 additional engraved titles, 719 engraved plates (of 722), all on india-proof paper mounted, several woodcut vignettes, intermittent foxing, mostly light, contemporary half morocco gilt, all edges gilt, a bit rubbed, abrasions to extremities, otherwise a very handsome set. Height: 30 cm Overall width of set: 43 cm

    £2,500
  5. First edition; large 4to (370 mm x 300 mm), xii, 238 pp; 42 aquatint plates and plans including 21 hand-coloured (3 folding) and 3 tinted, one woodcut, numerous vignettes throughout, 13 plates and 2 vignettes with overlays, with half-title; bound in contemporary drab boards, printed label on spine, some neat restoration to the corners, some slight wear to the boards; all housed in a modern slipcase.

    £16,500
 

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