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  1. Original hand-coloured aquatint engraving on Whatman wove paper for Oriental Scenery. Colours bright and fresh. Fine condition. Framed and glazed, overall size: 82cm x 66cm x 4cm.

    £5,000
  2. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, vii, 461; viii, 458 pp., 175 (mostly photographic) illustrations, diagrams, plans and maps (including 2 folding maps), partial ownership erasure to both front free endpapers; publisher's pictorial red cloth gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good set.

    £650
  3. Single volume, decorated manuscript on paper, in Arabic, 650 leaves, first 8 leaves in later manuscript facsimile (of the same style as the rest of the manuscript) else apparently textually complete, 300 x 195 mm; single column, 13 lines bold bihari script, top, middle and bottom lines in red, remaining lines of text in black throughout, 'Allah' copied in red throughout, Surah openings marked with banners formed of geometric rectangles often in red and green with gilt decorations, marginal ornamentation marking important divisions of the Qur'an, these mostly in circular or arabesque shapes in lilac, green, turquoise and red, with gilt additions, catch-words, damp-staining to upper and lower edges of text-block, some early and crude marginal repairs (rarely affecting text); housed in early decorated leather boards, decorative borders stamped in blind to covers, worm-holes (repaired), rubbed, edges repaired and rebacked.

    £18,750
  4. First edition, 8vo, xvi, 310 pp., numerous photographic illustrations throughout, drawings in text by Bip Pares, decorated endpapers, publisher's black cloth, black lettered; superb publisher's pictorial dust-wrapper, corners slightly worn; a very good copy.

    £2,000
  5. First edition. 8vo ( 23 x 15 cm); 224pp, black and white illustrations after photographs by the author, decorated endpapers, foxing to the fore-edge; publisher's green cloth, original pictorial dust wrapper, slightly worn at edges and some brown marks inside; a very good copy.

    £185
  6. First edition. 8vo (23.5 x 16 cm), xv, 299pp., inscribed by author in ink on front free endpaper 'To Diana with love from Eric', 50 illustrations on 36 plates, 3 maps, including folding map at rear, small tear not affecting the image at join, bookplate, slight foxing to the fore-edge; publisher's black cloth lettered in red, some wear to the corners; a very good copy.

    £3,500
  7. First edition. 8vo, v, 154, vi, pp., errata leaf, 33 pages manuscript notes at end, 2 illustrations on india paper pasted in, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £3,500
  8. First edition, 2 vols, 8vo, viii, 306; vi, 300 pp., 2 wood-engraved frontispieces, titles with pictorial vignettes, original pebble-grained purple cloth gilt, neat repairs to extremities, a very good set.

    £1,500
  9. First edition, folio (56.5 x 38.5 cm), 13 tinted lithographed views finished by hand by Day & Son after sketches by Darell, one plate with short marginal tear repaired not affecting image, some margins trimmed, no title page (not issued ý), modern red half morocco gilt, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  10. First edition, 8vo, viii, 488 pp., coloured frontispiece map, 12 plates, original dark grey decorated cloth with bevelled edges, ruled and lettered in silver and gold, a fine copy.

    £950
 

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