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  1. 5 vols, 4to (29.3 x 24 cm); text in Dutch and French in two columns; with two frontispieces engraved by Th. Koning after J. Buys, including one enhanced in colour, hand-coloured title engraved by C.J. de Huyser, and 442 hand-coloured plates (42 of which are in the Supplement), with 10 titles including one engraved and hand-coloured, and two leaves of subscribers; beautifully bound in full contemporary red morocco (for the first 4 volumes), spines with raised bands, richly decorated, titles, volume numbers and provenance in green morocco, gilt fillets on the boards and on the edges, gilt inner dentelle, all edges gilt, identical pastiche binding for the 5th volume (Supplement); an excellent copy.

    £32,500
  2. 16 vols in 8 complete set, 8vo, 576 hand-coloured copper plates, some upper hinges split but still firm, some light offsetting and sporadic foxing, mostly light but heavier in a few instances and in the main, not affecting plates; contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt, a very handsome set.

    £7,500
  3. First edition. 4to, [iv], [92], [2], (index) pp., 50 hand-coloured engraved plates all with slight brown toning, contemporary tree calf, red morocco label, neat repairs to joints, a very good example.

    £6,500
 

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