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  1. First edition. Folio. Inscribed presentation copy. Tinted lithograph title with portrait of General Napier, his printed signature and printed text and 10 hand-coloured lithograph views by Haghe after Edwards, heightened with gum arabic, mounted on card as issued (sheets size: 45 x 55.5 cm.; image size: c.27.5 x 38 cm.), leaf of text printed in blue with dedication to Napier and description of the plates. Loose as issued in original red morocco-backed ochre board portfolio, gilt title and large vignette to upper board, yellow paper pastedowns and brown cloth ties.

    £18,000
  2. First edition. 8vo (23 x 15cm),3-184pp,24 illustrations after photographs (some coloured), signed by Tenzing on front free endpaper, small mark on front free endpaper, publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in silver; original pictorial dust-wrapper, a little wear to the corners; a very good copy.

    £800
  3. 4to, [x], 359, xxxii pp., frontispiece chart, 3 photogravure illustrations on two sheets, 52 charts on 53 sheets, many folding, some in colour, modern green calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco label, a very good copy.

    £2,500
  4. First edition, 8vo xvi, 528 pp., 25 illustrations, map, original grey-blue cloth gilt, corners bumped, light wear, a very good copy.

    £400
  5. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), [vi], 56 pp., initial blank, title with woodcut of Coryate on an elephant, 5 other large woodcut illustrations including 2 duplicates of the elephant and one of a unicorn, woodcut initials and ornaments, lightly browned, contemporary calf, covers with diamond formation and central decoration in gilt, a little worn, rebacked, new red morocco label, a very good copy.

    £2,250
  6. First edition in English. Folio (32.5 x 20.5 cm), [2], 2, [18], 184, 195-264, [2], 214, [8], 119, [3] pp., 24 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 with short split to fold), contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked preserving old red morocco lettering piece, lower outer corner upper board repaired, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  7. First edition. 4to, xx ,[4], 254 pp., subscription list, engraved folding map, 4 engraved plates, contemporary tree calf, sometime rebacked, morocco lettering piece, rubbed, corners worn, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  8. First volume only [all published]; 8vo; 6 folding maps and plans at rear, plan of Calcutta is a little frayed along fore-edge, some minor toning; twentieth century half maroon morocco over red cloth boards by Henderson and Bassett, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, overall a very good copy.

    £675
  9. 4to., [8], 342 pp., title page with engraved vignette, contemporary calf, unlettered, wear to joints but sound, scuffs to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  10. First edition. 8vo., xx, 299pp., colour photographic frontispiece and 55 other photographic plates including 7 in colour, 3 maps and several other illustrations in the text, INSCRIBED by eight members of the team in ink on the title-page, loose ticket inserted, bookplate on front free endpaper; publisher's blue cloth, spine faded, publisher's dust-wrapper, small one cm tear at top of spine; a good copy.

    £4,500
 

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