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  1. Mixed editions (complete), vol. I third, vol. II second & vol. III first; 3 vols, folio (410 x 300mm); engraved title-pages in red black, photographic frontispieces and numerous black & white illustrations, small nick to edges of first few leaves to vol. I and base of p. 314 in vol. III, toning to endpapers, otherwise a near-fine internally; publisher's blue cloth gilt, rubbed and bumped at extremities, usual slight bowing to boards due to weight of text blocks, upper hinge (inside) of vols I & III split but firm, in all, very good.

    £500
  2. Second edition. 4to (28 x 22 cm). 32 leaves of engraved aquatint plates and plans, plate 19 with a marginal repair, plate 27 with a marginal stain, bookplate; bound in twentieth century calf backed marbled boards. spine worn, red label, gilt lettered; a good copy; 28pp

    £650
  3. First edition; folio (52.5 x 37 cm); twenty aquatints, comprising uncoloured frontispiece and 8 plates (one tinted sepia plate, seven hand-coloured, including 2 double-page), five with overslips (two of the five with two overslips each), and eleven vignettes (one tinted in sepia and three hand-coloured), two with overslips, occasional marks and finger-soiling to some margins, the final folding pate with neat repair to fold, modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  4. First edition, 4to. (34 x 27 cm)., stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, 25 aquatint plates and 2 line-engraved plates, of which 12 are hand-coloured or tinted and 12 plates have overlays, 10 aquatint head and tail pieces and numerous woodcut illustrations in text, 2 of the vignettes with overlays, folding plate at page 208 with tears into image repaired, contemporary half calf, joints and extremities repaired, lightly worn.

    £8,500
 

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