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  1. Landscape folio (35 x 55 cm), [16] ff., colour lithographic title, 6 calotypes, 76 lithograph plates (some in colour) with 5 lithographic duplicates on tissue tipped in as guards for calotypes, plate 68 on a different paper, trimmed and tipped in, folded map. Title and subsequent leaf with soft crease and dust-soiled, letterpress leaves with light foxing and occasional soft crease, map with short tear, modern blue half morocco gilt, marbled sides, a very good copy.

    £19,500
  2. First edition. Landscape folio (80 x 57 cm), pictorial aquatint title, 24 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates, engraved by D. Havell after Henry Salt, all without the slightest foxing, early watermarks all pre-publication, on Whatman paper ranging from 1794 to 1806. Originally bound in portrait format now re- arranged in landscape, rebacked and edged in leather retaining the original marbled boards, with a new morocco label.

    £45,000
  3. First edition, royal 8vo, vii, 546pp., large folding coloured map of Cyprus (61 x 92cm.), 8 lithograph plates (1 partly coloured), contemprary red half morocco gilt, marbled sides, an excellent example.

    £1,500
  4. First edition. 5 volumes, 4to., engraved title vignettes, three large folding maps, 55 engraved plates including 53 natural history studies, four leaves of Ethiopian script,contemporary mottled calf, gilt corners and edges, sometime rebacked, red and brown morocco labels, endpapers spotted, old light waterstain to lower fore-corner volume V, a good set.

    £3,750
  5. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, ix, 326; x, 287, x, 24(ads) pp., 2 lithographed frontispieces, title-page vignettes, original blind-stamped red cloth gilt, minor spotting to frontispieces, slightly rubbed, an excellent example.

    £950
  6. Two volumes, large folio (66.5 x 48.5 cm approx.), vi, 265, liii pp., plate volume complete with 143 engraved plates and maps, many double-page, generally showing 2 or more images, numbered to 141 (2 bis plates 20bis & 54bis, plates 4 & 5 on 1 page), original tissue guards; very occasional light toning to paper as often. Contemporary red straight-grained morocco gilt, covers with gilt border, spines in eight compartments, green morocco lettering-piece to second, others with gilt corners and centre-pieces of bird and head tools; spines lightly faded.

    £60,000
  7. First edition. 4to., vi, 333pp., 16 lithographed plates, one folding, 2 engraved folding maps, contemporary half calf gilt, an excellent example.

    £1,350
  8. First edition. 8vo., 338pp., 16 pages ads dated July 1837 at end, engraved folding map, 20 lithographed plates, some folding, after sketches by the author, original fine ribbed brown cloth gilt, blindstamped panel to covers, tiny label to head of spine, a fine bright copy.

    £1,500
  9. First edition, 4to, vi, 333pp., 16 lithographed plates, one folding, 2 engraved folding maps, light spotting to plates, contemporary (original ý) green ribbed cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine extremities, an excellent copy.

    £1,650
  10. First English edition. 3 parts in 1, folio [38], 291, [3], 108, 105-200, [2], 93, [1], 91-114, [4]pp., with an engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 engraved plates, each part with separate title-page,contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and recornered with new endpapers by Zaehnsdorf (1958), preserving old lettering piece, an excellent copy.

    £4,000
 

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