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First edition. 4to, engraved dedication, double-page vignette chart of the Mediterranean, 41 aquatint plates after drawings by Willyams, crease to title, contemporary green straight-grain morocco gilt, marbled panels to sides, marbled edges, joints rubbed, spine faded, a very good copy, plates clean and fresh.£1,850
First edition: 6 volumes, folio ( size: 61 x 42 cm); six hand-coloured lithographic titles, one uncoloured lithographic portrait of Roberts by C. Baugniet, 241 hand coloured lithographic plates, drawn on stone by Louis Haghe after David Roberts, all mounted on card, two engraved maps, bookplate: all bound in contemporary red morocco gilt, covers with broad panel border composed of fillets of varying widths on both sides of a swirling floral roll-tool border, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and numbered in the third, the others with repeat dentelle panel, board edges with a floral gilt roll, tum-ins with a broad floral gilt roll, marbled endpapers, edges gilt: a fine copy.£225,000
First edition. 21 vols bound in 20 (9 volumes quarto text, 1 volume elephant folio text [bound with Antiquities vol I], 11 elephant folio plate volumes), the complete set of 894 plates of which 40 are wholly or partly printed in colours and or hand-coloured, and 2 printed in bistre, many double-page, and or folding, plate DD in Etat moderne II with fore-margin sometime renewed, scattered light foxing, contemporary calf gilt with marbled paper panels to covers (moiré cloth panels to natural history vols.), text volumes rebacked to style, spine gilt lettered and ruled.
Antiquities, 5 vols: (I) Engraved frontispiece, map, 99 plates numbered 1-97 (plates 79 and 87 each in two states) + 1 unnumbered plate; Bound with folio text; (II). 92 plates numbered 1-92; (III). 69 plates numbered 1-69 ; (IV). 72 plates numbered 1-72 + 2 plates lettered e & f ; (V). 89 plates numbered 1-89.
Etat Moderne, 2 vols. (I). Engraved map, 83 plates numbered 1-83; (II). 22 plates numbered 84-105 + 31 plates numbered I-XXXI + 11 plates lettered A-K + 9 plates lettered AA-II + 4 plates lettered KK-NN + 9 plates lettered a-i + 1 plate lettered k (JJ and j not used).
Histoire Naturelle, 2 vols bound in 3: (I). 62 plates; (II). 105 plates; (II bis). 77 plates. Amongst the artists who contributed to this section are Barraband, Bessa, Redoute, and Turpin.
Cartes Georaphique et topographique, engraved title & 52 engraved plates.£195,000
MAYER, Luigi.Vues en Egypte, d'après les dessins originaux en la possession de Sir Robert Ainslie, pris durant son ambassade à Constantinople
3 works in one vol., folio (47 x 34 cm), 96 hand-coloured aquatint plates, light offsetting; contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, minor rubbing, a very good example.£15,000
6 volumes bound in 4, large folio, 6 lithographed pictorial titles, 121 tinted lithographed plates, 120 half-page tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe after Roberts, lithographed portrait of the author by C. Baugniet on India paper, 2 engraved maps, contemporary green half morocco gilt, marbled sides, some foxing to plates, a very handsome set.£50,000
First edition. 8vo, inscribed presentation copy, xxxiii, [i], 560 pp., 2 maps (1 large folding, couple of short splits), 2 engraved folding plans, 6 lithographs by Westall, Harding, and others on india paper, contemporary russia gilt, covers with broad gilt borders, all edges gilt, neatly rebacked preserving spine, joints lightly rubbed, a very handsome copy.£3,000
First English Edition, 8vo, viii, 77 pp., original green cloth gilt, double gilt fillet borders to upper cover, extremities lightly worn, a very good example.£750
First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 447; viii, 588 pp., 2 portrait frontispieces, numerous wood-engraved plates, 2 maps (1 large folding), contemporary crimson morocco gilt extra, cream silk doublures, all edges gilt, a fine set.£2,500
Second edition, revised. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxx, 356; xvi, 347 pp., 9 lithographed plates, occasional light foxing, contemporary polished calf gilt, spine in six compartments, red and green morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, marbled edges, a fine set.£1,750
First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., uncut, engraved title vignettes, three large folding maps, 55 engraved plates including 53 natural history studies, four leaves of Ethiopian script, modern half tan morocco gilt, marbled boards, some old water staining, occasionally heavy, a good set.£4,750
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