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  1. Limited edition, number 67 of 250 on arches velin paper from a total edition of 295; 2 vols, 8vo (23 x 15 cm); title page in each volume, limitation page in vol. II, 46 erotic illustrations and vignettes, enhanced with watercolour, including two frontispieces, beautifully bound in ornately gilt decorated tan morocco gilt, signed G. Miller in gilt in both volumes, both vols housed in beige cloth slip case; a fine example.

    £3,500
  2. Number 94 of 155 copies on Madagascar paper (of a total edition of 172) signed by the artist beneath the limitation ; 4to (35.5 x 28.5 cm); 12 double-page and 4 single-page colour wood engravings, two further suites of illustrations on japon paper, one in colour numbered 10, another in black and white numbered 9, signed by the artist; full brown crushed morocco with gilt ornament to covers and gilt lettering to spine, silk endpapers, contemporary card slipcase; front turn-in signed 'Trinckvel,' back turn-in - 'G. Camuset Doreur.'; contemporary card slipcase; upper panel detached.

    £12,500
  3. Limited edition, one of 40 copies on vélin pur chiffon from a total edition of 180 copies; folio (48 x 38 cm); 61 pp. text, 37 woodcuts (2 double page and 7 within text, 30 in colour) including duplicate suite of 18 woodcuts each numbered 21/40 and signed by Braque, one extra plate in triplicate; full black polished calf by P.-L. Martin with abstract geometric design onlaid in brown and cream calf dated 1964 (binder's mark and date), spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, suede endpapers, black calf-backed chemise, brown cloth boards, housed in matching slipcase; slight wear to upper edges of spine, very minor scuff to design.

    £65,000
  4. Limited edition, number 371 of 900 copies; 4to (25 x 20 cm); title, limitation, [4]pp. introduction by André Bréton, 147 plates after Max Ernst; original green wrappers, cream wove endpapers, green morocco by D. H. Mercher dated 1991 (binder's mark) with collage playing card design inlaid on covers in plexiglass, matching green morocco chemise with woven paper covers, spine gilt lettered, housed in cream coloured slipcase.

    £8,500
  5. Second edition. Folio (58 x 41.5 cm). Double-page engraved allegorical title page, engraved dedication, engraved map, 24 double-page etched and engraved plates numbered I-XXIV, engraved by Corsi, Franceschini, Gabuggiani, Gregori, Papini, Muller, Marieschi, Monaco, Pazzi Pfeffel, Seuter, Sgrilli, Vasi, after drawings by Zocchi. Contemporary red morocco gilt by Derome (ticket to title); small hole (50 mm) to blank outer margin outside plate plate mark of plate VII, tiny area of restoration to verso plate XXIII outside plate mark.

    £37,500
  6. First English edition, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Rowland Ward, Imperial 4to. (40 x 32 cm. approx.), vii, 140 pp., coloured portrait frontispiece, 18 photogravure plates (5 double-page), 58 coloured, and 7 monochrome illustrations in text after Piotr Stachiewicz, coloured folding map, fine modern full red morocco gilt with pictorial gilt block to upper cover to the same design as the original, original Rowland Ward 'snakeskin' end-papers, top edge gilt others uncut, a fine example.

    £7,500
  7. 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
  8. 2 volumes, Folio(44 x 35 cm), each consisting of 2 leaves, printed entirely on vellum within fancy gilt borders, each with respective coat-of-arms to head, original red (and green) straight-grained morocco gilt, both volumes signed by the respective Clerks to the House, with a hand-written letter from Lord Kitchener to Colonel Long.

    £5,000
  9. First edition. 2 volumes in 1, folio (52 x 34.5 cm). 63 copper engraved plates, including 61 printed in colour and finished by hand, contemporary veau blond gilt by Bozerian (signed at foot of spine), flat spine with monkey tools in compartments, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

    £16,500
  10. Unique copy, hors-commerce from original print run of 215 copies; 4to (30 x 20 cm); 4 half tone relief prints with tissue guards, all captioned, text on green paper, limitation page; soft wrappers in green iridescent calf, ovoid eye in silver calf with '1929' in dark grey curved figures in relief bordered with large false eyelash, binders mark dated 2003 to upper board, navy blue suede endpapers, housed in black box with navy blue suede lining, silver lettered on calf spine. The self wrappers are a little toned and typically somewhat frayed which prompted the need for binding after the Tate exhibition. Gonet's binding is remarkable.

    £20,000
 

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