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  1. First edition. 8vo (22 x 17 cm), pp. [iv], 42, with a frontispiece and 18 half-tone plates (65 images); original brown card boards, image of dhow on the upper cover, title and author lettered in gilt on upper cover; all extremities worn, spine repaired with brown cloth, a very good copy.

    £2,000
  2. 4 vols, 8vo, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work, 2 vols, 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, uniformly bound in contemporary polished calf gilt, Assyrian pictorial gilt decoration to covers, a fine set.

    £1,500
  3. 3 volumes, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work: 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, occasional light foxing, uniformly bound in contemporary polished maroon half calf gilt, marbled sides and edges, lightly rubbed,gilt lettered direct, a very good set.

    £950
  4. First edition, first impression, first issue binding; presentation copy inscribed by the author. 8vo; 2pp. advertisements, photographic frontispiece and 15 full-page illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Boards lightly marked, spine just a touch faded and slightly rolled. Very good indeed.

    £3,750
  5. First edition, landscape 4to (32 x 25 cm), 73 sepia photogravure images on 50 plates; internally clean and crisp; original imitation crocodile boards with bright, gilded lettering, an attractive example.

    £750
  6. Second edition. Small Folio, (25.7 x 34.4 cm); unpaginated, with more 200 photographic illustrations, captioned in English and Arabic; publisher's brown cloth gilt, neatly rebacked, a little discolouration to covers, a very good copy.

    £1,800
  7. First edition, 8vo., xxiv, 686 pp., folding frontispiece, 3 folding plans (1 with tear at fold), 2 large folding plans at the end, 10 full-page plates, 4 by S.C. Malan, wood-cut illustrations in the text, original tan cloth gilt, all-over cover design of the Great Winged Bull, occasional light foxing, an excellent copy.

    £850
  8. First edition, 8vo, 358, vi, [ii] pp., original printed wrappers, photographic illustrations, light wear, a very good example.

    £750
  9. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 447; viii, 492 pp., 32 pages ads end vol. i, folding map, original blue cloth lettered in red, lightly rubbed, spines slightly soiled, foxing to end leaves, an excellent set.

    £1,150
  10. First edition, 8vo, 2 volumes, viii, 382; ix, 477pp., engraved frontispiece to each volume, later green pebble-grained cloth, morocco labels, tiny chip head of spine vol i, old illegible signature to verso of frontispiece with slight show through to recto else a clean fresh copy in excellent condition.

    £1,500
 

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