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  1. First edition (Italian text version); 14 vols bound in 18 [with] 4 supplementary volumes, 22 in total; large 4to; illustrated with 6 large folding maps, 1640 aquatint plates, of which 1517 are hand-coloured, various tables, etc., portrait of Francis I replaced with an emblematic portrait of 'Terra', occasional short closed tears (not affecting plates), scattered light foxing, plates slightly toned, 2 vols heavily toned; contemporary vellum-backed maroon boards, red and green morocco spine labels with gilt lettering, a very good set.

    £50,000
  2. 12mo (152 x 80 mm.); half-title, title with woodcut device, 3pp. printer's advertisements at end, some foxing, wormholes affecting lower margin of earlier ff.; contemporary vellum with contemporary patterned paper to boards, manuscript title to spine; xx, 409pp., 3pp.; [a1-a2],a3-a10,A1-[S2].

    £200
  3. Second edition. 2 parts in 1 volume, small 8vo (14.5 x 10.5 cm)., 1st part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 106 engraved plates including 2 folding panoramas (1 with small hole with loss to image), 1 with overslip; 2nd part: engraved title, [iv] pp., engraved coat-of-arms, 79 engraved plates including 1 folding panorama, 2 with overslips, plate 26 signed'H. R.', plates 63 & 64 'execudit de Franco', occasional light waterstain, occasional light soiling, generally in excellent condition, contemporary vellum, lightly shaken.

    £6,750
  4. 4 Groups of 9 plates of Grotesque Masks. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 69.3cm by 82cm.

    £25,000
  5. 8vo., (23 x 15 cm), [2], engraved frontispiece and title, [20], 631pp., with three steel-engraved plates, very light spotting, contemporary red morocco, richly gilt, all edges gilt, slightly rubbed.

    £3,750
  6. First edition in English, first issue with illustrator's name misprinted as 'C. Mazzanti'; 12mo; half-title and title printed in red & black, frontispiece (with tissue guard) and illustrations by Enrico Mazzanti, a few small marks to a couple of pages, contemporary gift inscription to half-title, overall internally very good, patterned endpapers; publisher's patterned cloth, slight toning to spine and top edge, very light small red stain to foot of lower cover near spine, but overall a good copy.

    £2,800
  7. Two works in one vol., 4to De le stelle fisse: engraved title, 244pp., incorporating 47 full-page woodcut star maps printed recto and verso; De la sfera del mondo: engraved title, 12, 99pp. illustrations in text, eighteenth-century Italian half calf, marbled boards, morocco label, light soiling to title, an excellent copy.

    £3,000
  8. 8vo. (14.5 cm x 90 cm), ff. 40, including 17 pictorial woodcuts, title within architectural woodcut border and printed in red and black, title shaved at front margin, last three leaves with minor worm damage removing several letters, full 19th century calf, discreetly rebacked with labels laid on, marbled page ends, board ruled in gilt and blind and devices of William Stirling-Maxwell to boards in blind, some rubbing to ends and corners.

    £3,850
 

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