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  1. 8 vols, large 4to, (32.4 x 26.3 cm); extra-illustrated copy with the addition of over 800 engravings, mounted on thin card and bound in, plus the 56 issued plates and 8 maps, including mezzotints, stipple engravings, copper engravings and steel engravings (some folding, some two per page, a few in text), occasional light soiling to margins, very occasional offsetting; contemporary dark blue straight grained morocco gilt, covers with wide gilt borders of small tools with large fan-shaped corner devices, spines in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, third and fifth, others richly gilt, broad raised bands gilt, all edges gilt, occasional ight rubbing, a very handsome set.

    £12,500
  2. 6 volumes; 8vo; specially printed titles, extra-illustrated with circa 270 engraved views and portraits, some coloured; contemporary green half morocco gilt by M. Wood, spines decorated in the Art Nouveau style, top edge gilt, a fine set.

    £2,500
 

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