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  1. First English editions, folio (42 x 27 cm) I. Title-page printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of John Ogilby signed by P. Lilly, additional engraved title-page by Hollar, double-page engraved map and 19 engraved plates (of which one double-page, 121 engravings in thetext, of which 14 signed by Hollar, plate at page 40 with short margins, occasional light toning, occasional dusty margin, new endpapers.

    II. Letterpress title-page printed in red and black, additional engraved title-page, double-page engraved map, 38 plates in full-page of which 32 double-page, 57 engravings in the text, plate at page 44 with short margin and repair to lower margin not affecting image, occasional light toning, new endpapers.

    Together 2 volumes, contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines richly gilt, a very handsome set.

    £15,000
  2. 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
  3. First edition, 8vo, numerous illustrations, 2 maps, publisher's red cloth, some minor wear, edges frayed; overall a good copy.

    £85
  4. First edition, 4to, xii, [iv], 506 pp, lxxv (appendix) pp., half-title, 28 engraved plates on 27 leaves, 7 engraved maps and charts on 6 sheets (4 folding, 1 hand-coloured,), 2 vignettes, contemporary calf, rebacked, repairs to corners and edges, new endpapers, large folding map with clean tear to fold, and with 'Chapter IV' contents leaf laid down to verso, pages 13-15 with ragged fore-edges, a good copy.

    £1,250
  5. First edition. 8vo, [viii], 123 pp., original green cloth blocked and lettered in black, light toning, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £650
  6. Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., x, 541; viii, 319, [1], 163 pp., large folding map, 2 plans (1 folding), 6 aquatint plates (4 folding), 5 vignettes in text, contemporary brown morocco gilt, covers with elaborate gilt design of intertwined floral motifs, all edges gilt, a fine set.

    £1,500
  7. 4to (27 x 20 cm)., engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst, 3 engraved maps (1 browned), 1 folding, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates (1 with a couple of small ink splashes), half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and notes in pencil, maps browned (folding map with small tear), a few minor repairs to calf, a nice fresh copy.

    £2,400
  8. Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, x, 541; viii, 319, [1], 163pp., large folding map, 2 plans (1 folding), 6 aquatint plates (4 folding), 5 vignettes in text, contemporary polished calf gilt, raised bands, apparently lacking half-titles, scattered spotting, map repaired, slight wear to extremities.

    £1,500
  9. Two text volumes 4to and an atlas folio (56.8 x 41cm). Text with 2 engraved portrait frontispieces of Emperor Tchien Lung and the Earl of Macartney and 26 illustrations of which one full-page; atlas with 44 plates, including one folding, most after W. Alexander, and 7 double-page folding maps; occasional browning and spotting, heavier on 2 plates. Text volumes in contemporary calf, atlas volume in half calf over marbled boards; rebacked in lighter calf to style, a bit rubbed.

    £15,000
  10. First edition. 4to (28.5cm) xxvii, 675 pp., 2 maps (one large folding), 13 hand-coloured aquatint costume plates and one uncoloured aquatint view, occasional light foxing and offsetting, contemporary half calf, rebacked, marbled sides and edges, an excellent copy.

    £2,750
 

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