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  1. Third edition. 2 volumes, 4to, 2 folding maps, 2 facsimiles, 2 leaves of engraved music, 17 finely hand-coloured and 1 uncoloured aquatint plates, modern blue half morocco gilt, a little light toning, a very good copy.

    £2,000
  2. First (only) edition, folio (31.4 x 20 cm.), title printed in red and black, additional engraved title, 3 folding maps, 8 double-page plates and maps, 6 single-page plates, illustrations in the text, contemporary calf, gilt stamp on upper cover 'Military Depot' with Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, Zante plate bound upside down, rebacked retaining original spine, a very good copy.

    £4,000
  3. First edition, folio (47 x 37.7 cm), title-page and 12 magnificent hand-coloured aquatint plates by R. Havell after Cartwright, plate of Ali Pacha mounted within ruled border, contemporary dark blue polished half calf gilt over cloth boards, lettered in gilt to upper cover, occasional light marginal soiling and spotting, rubbed.

    £35,000
  4. Folio (49 x 33 cm approx.), engraved throughout, comprising: title with preface by Cars on verso, 'Anecdotes' (pp.I-II), 'Explication des figures' (pp.III-XIV), leaf of music (printed recto only), and 102 engraved plates (3 double-page), all with fine contemporary hand-colouring, 30 plates heightened with gold and mica . Bound in full contemporary French red morroco, gilt tooled. Some restoration to spine extremities. A fine example.

    £95,000
  5. New edition. 8vo, 26 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece, engraved title page and map, numerous wood engravings, marginal staining to title and frontispiece, contemporary green morocco gilt, covers with wide gilt orders all edges gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £400
  6. First edition, second issue of volume 1, 3 volumes bound in 2, folio (51.5 x 32.4 cm.), half-titles, 3 engraved titles, one portrait, 2 unnumbered double-page general maps and 284 plates and maps on 168 leaves, 8 double-page or folding, elaborate engraved head and tail-pieces, one double-page printed table; uniform nineteenth-century blue morocco gilt by Lewis, Tennant arms on covers, gilt edges, repairs to leaves at beginning of vol.1, plate 110 in vol.1 (Tournoi turc) slighly shorter and supplied from another copy, some leaves spotted or browned, Italian bookseller's labels to upper pastedown, a very handsome set.

    £17,500
  7. First edition, folio (59.2 x 43.8 cm), engraved title page, dedication, 52 pp., 12 engraved vignettes in text, 40 fine hand-coloured lithographs by Lemercier after Dupré, all plates titled and numbered, and blind-stamped with the artist's monogram encircled; complete with the Turkish Firman, text leaves a bit spotted, small marginal repair to lower blank margin plate 1, last plate a little toned with small marginal repairs to verso, all tissue guards taped to verso of preceding plate, contemporary Greek red half morocco gilt by Lardi of Athens with his ticket, neatly rebacked, corners renewed, covers a little spotted.

    £95,000
  8. First edition. Folio (58 x 43.5 cm), lithographed title (a little paper adhesion) and 39 tinted lithographs by J.B. Kuhn after von Hess, within decorative sepia borders with captions in Greek, French, German and English, later cloth preserving original upper cloth cover.

    £12,500
  9. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, 17 engraved maps and plans, 12 lithographed plates of inscriptions, large folding map, contemporary half calf by J. Leighton, spines gilt, a very good set.

    £2,500
  10. First edition, royal 8vo, vii, 546pp., large folding coloured map of Cyprus (61 x 92cm.), 8 lithograph plates (1 partly coloured), contemprary red half morocco gilt, marbled sides, an excellent example.

    £1,500
 

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