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  1. First edition; 2 vols, 8vo; numerous photogravure illustrations, including frontispieces, captioned tissue guards, folding map in volume II; publisher's blue cloth, richly gilt, slight offsetting to endpapers, top edge gilt, with original blue linen dustjackets, slightly marked, housed in original blue linen slipcase, an excellent set.

    £375
  2. First edition. 8vo, xxii, 342 pp., frontispiece and numerous illustrations, original blue cloth gilt, light foxing to title and occasionally elsewhere, an excellent copy.

    £250
  3. Hand-coloured zincograph map, (67 x 103.5 cm), dissected into 24 sheets and mounted on linen, yellow publisher's advertisements at endpapers, folding into original green boards, yellow label; a fine example.

    £2,500
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. First edition. 8vo, xx, 464 pp., 24 pages ads at end, tinted lithograph frontispiece and numerous other illustrations both full-page and in the text, original pictorial green cloth gilt, large pictorial gilt vignette to upper cover, an exceptionally fine example.

    £1,750
  7. First edition, 8vo xvi, 528 pp., 25 illustrations, map, original grey-blue cloth gilt, corners bumped, light wear, a very good copy.

    £400
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
 

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