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  1. First edition; 12mo, (17.2 x 10.3 cm); engraved folding plate, woodcut initials and tailpiece, contemporary ink illustration to front free endpaper, contemporary inscriptions to front free endpaper and verso of folding plate, slight evidence of worming; contemporary vellum, manuscript lettering to covers, some ink stains, small split to vellum on upper cover, some edges trimmed, overall a very good copy; [7], 48pp.

    £5,000
  2. First edition. 8vo, xii, [ii], 328, [1], [2](ads)pp., colour lithograph frontispiece, 2 engraved portraits, folding chart, 3 plans, 2 lithograph plates, 2 folding tables, original red cloth gilt rebacked preserving spine.

    £500
  3. 4 hand coloured aquatints (45.5 x 78 cm) of the London docks. Framed and glazed.

    £12,500
  4. Landscape album (230 x 300 mm) containing 98 albumen prints (190 x 240 mm); most with manuscript title to blank verso, all very bright with the minimum of toning, save first two that may have been removed and resinserted since the images have slightly more discolouration and versos spotted, fore-edges of a couple of others bumped from standing proud of others, otherwise in fine condition; bound on linen tabs in contemporary morocco album, presentation manuscript on upper pastedown: 'Hon. Dr Paige/Souvenir of visit to/Windsor Ontario, Canada/Feb. 20th 1925', blind-stamp below: 'Tatum/Post Price Book/Pat. July 13 1909/No 5086, exterior worn and rubbed, edges chipped, otherwise sound.

    £2,500
  5. First English edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxi, 352; xi, 397pp., translated by Mrs Percy Sinnett with an introduction by Alexander von Humboldt, folding map, 11 chromolithographed plates, some captions cropped, 12 woodcuts, bound as an Eton College leaving present in contemporary tan calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, small repair to foot of spine, a fine set.

    £2,500
 

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