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Diamonds & Precious Stones Rare The Bookshop

 

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  1. First edition in English. Folio (32.5 x 20.5 cm), [2], 2, [18], 184, 195-264, [2], 214, [8], 119, [3] pp., 24 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 with short split to fold), contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked preserving old red morocco lettering piece, lower outer corner upper board repaired, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  2. First edition 8vo; title within double-ruled woodcut border, title a little soiled with very minor restoration to inner margin, a good copy otherwise, ink ownership inscription to head, bookplate; 20th century morocco, gilt, spine slightly faded, [16], 180, 182-185 pp.

    £7,500
  3. First English edition; 12mo; light marking and soiling to title, I2 with small portion of restoration, affecting a few words, occasional browning, margins trimmed, ink inscription 'ffor my Lady Conway' pasted to front free endpaper, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and rear pastedown, bookseller's description tipped onto front pastedown, contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked; xvi, 128 pp.

    £8,750
  4. First edition. Folio (36.2 x 26.9 cm). Letterpress title printed in red and black, 4-page Preface. 104 woodburytypes on 29 mounts (some spotting to mounts). Original black diced russia, brass clasps and catches, edges gilt, gilt-stamped on turn in by London agents Stafford & Guy, rebacked, an attractive example.

    £2,500
 

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