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  1. First edition, 2 vols; folio; 2 tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignette, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. Publisher's half red sheep over red cloth; with the rare text volume, 4to. ,x, 112 pp., original cloth-backed boards (a little stained, endpapers very foxed), the folios preserved in modern cloth boxes, an excellent set.

    £17,500
  2. Three parts in 4 volumes 4to (29.5 x 23.5 cm) including a slipcase. Folding lithograph frontispiece by J. Ferguson after Cowell, Biddulph and a photograph by Robertson, lithographic title by Ferguson after Elphinstone, title, vi, 299, [1] pp., 6 lithographed tables by H. James and 6 numbered plates on 5 folding sheets of stronger paper; repeated lithographic title, title, table of contents, 638 pp., [1] l.; vii including title, 273 pp., [1] l.; atlas of 16 plates on 12 folding sheets of stronger paper, one on thiner -- in all 22 plates plates lithographed by H. James under the direction of Cameron, numbered I-XX with XVIa and including a rarer 'Sheet III' on thiner paper, some with outline hand-colour; light spotting to text, maps with occasional soiling, some folds with short tears. Contemporary red cloth, covers with blind-stamped panel decoration, flat spines lettered in gilt; spines rubbed and faded with shelfmark labels to foot, slipcase strengthened.

    £2,250
  3. 8vo. xvi, 339, 16 [advertisement] pp. with one folding map, 9 lithographs of which 4 are chromolithographs including 1 folding; occasional light spotting; booklabel to upper pastedown and large library label to upper fly-leaf (Norfolk and Norwich Library). Red publisher's cloth blind stamped, spine lettered in gilt; spine faded, joints splitting.

    £550
  4. Mounted on linen, with original hand-colour; paper label to reverse, closed tear to lower section. Folding in contemporary marbled boards. Dimensions: 70 x 52 cm.

    £450
  5. One part (of 2, but all published) in one volume 4to (27.3 x 19.5 cm). Title, xvi, 182, [18] pp. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to covers and spine; neatly rebacked to style.

    £1,750
  6. 2 broadsheets (25.5 x 18 and 25.2 x 19 cm). Printed on think paper, two columns; one with small spotting and minor losses. Loose as issued.

    £475
 

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