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  1. First edition in English. 2 volumes, 8vo., li, 287; xii, 320 pp., 25 illustrations, many full-page, large folding map, original brown cloth decorated in gilt and black, bevelled edges, light wear to spine extremities, a very good set.

    £2,500
  2. Deluxe first edition in English. Stamped presentation copy. 2 volumes, text and atlas, 4to., xvii, 469 pp., text volume: half-title, photogravure frontispiece and 25 photogravure plates, all with printed tissue guards, 5 double-page photographic panoramas (2 showing 2 views), numerous photographic illustrations in the text, all after photographs by Vittorio Sella, 2 coloured photographic plates of geological specimens. Atlas: 16pp. list of illustrations and index, 18 folding photographic panoramas on 17 sheets after Sella (K & L on 1 sheet), 3 folding coloured maps, all housed loose in portfolio, uniformly bound in publisher's vellum gilt, text volume top edge gilt, joints rubbed, spines soiled, internally a fine fresh copy.

    £6,500
  3. First edition. Royal 8vo, (26 x 18 cm) signed by Sir Edmund Hillary on title, pp. xiii, 390, 59 plates including frontispiece, 4 folding maps; publisher's blue cloth gilt pictorial dust-wrapper, some spotting to the wrappers; otherwise a very good copy.

    £850
  4. First edition, 8vo, xvi, 308, xxvi pp., 2 pages ads at end dated August 1841, folding map in pocket at front, original brown blind-stamped cloth, light wear, label removed from endleaves else an excellent example.

    £1,000
  5. First edition, 8vo (24 x 15 cm), with 63 text illustrations, 11 photogravures and one folding map, stamp to inner rear inner cover, slight browning and minor spotting, map with some small splits; publisher's original paper wrappers, spine ends very slightly chipped, piece cut from front free endpaper; all housed in modern black slipcase.

    £500
  6. First edition, 8vo (24 x 16 cm). 320 pp, 24 illustrations, 8 maps; publisher's blue cloth gilt; a very good copy.

    £575
  7. First edition. 8vo., xii, 300pp., folding map, 8 tinted lithographs, original blue cloth gilt, the secondary binding (undecorated), with plain edges, a very good copy.

    £360
  8. First edition. 8vo., v, 376p., frontispiece, 2 folding maps, numerous illustrations, many full-page, handsomely bound in full blue calf gilt, a very good copy.

    £1,150
  9. First edition thus, 4to, vii, 237, [16](ads)pp., 30 photogravure plates and 1 folding map, modern green half morocco gilt.

    £300
  10. First edition. 8vo., xvi, 308, xxvi pp., 8 pages of ads at beginning dated March 1842, 2 pages ads at end dated August 1841, folding map in pocket at front, original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine darkened, repairs to extremities, a very good copy.

    £2,250
 

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