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  1. Limited edition, one of 260 copies on handmade paper, from a total edition of 280; folio; printed in red and black, 3-line initials beginning each chapter by Graily Hewitt, printed marginalia, scattered light finger-soiling to margins, otherwise text clean and bright; original white pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son (gilt stamp to inner dentelle), gilt lettering to spine, light soiling to boards, overall an excellent example.

    £4,850
  2. Limited edition, number 923 of 1050 copies, from a total edition of 1550; 12mo; text in Latin and English, engraved title page and 2 headpieces by Stephen Gooden, slight offsetting; original brown cloth over bevelled boards, gilt lettering to spine, spine slightly darkened, top edge gilt, with the original marbled slipcase, light wear to extremities; a very good copy indeed.

    £60
  3. First edition in English; folio, (305 x 215 mm); woodcut headpieces, tailpieces and initials, contemporary ownership inscription to dedication leaf, contemporary marginal annotations and underlining in the same hand, title page browned with neat repair to upper right-hand corner, some toning and damp-staining; early twentieth-century calf, ruled in blind, red morocco title label with gilt ruling and lettering, slight rubbing to extremities, endpapers renewed, otherwise a good copy; [8], 1363, [64]pp.

    £6,500
  4. Second edition; 4to, (20.1 x 15.7 cm); four-line incipit printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, table in two columns, printed marginalia, some leaves browned, occasional light dampstaining, scattered light foxing, Latin inscription to e6v; later full vellum over boards, some light rubbing and soiling to boards, otherwise a very good copy; collation: a-c8 d-e6 (a1r translator's preface addressed to Hieronymus de Leonardis, a3r text, e5r colophon, e5v table of contents, e6v blank), 36 leaves total.

    £10,000
  5. Fourth edition; 4to, (20 x 15.3 cm); headings printed in red, white-on-black woodcut initials, text printed on 26 lines, printed marginalia, occasional light dampstaining, some foxing; later full vellum over boards, light wear and soiling to boards, otherwise a good firm copy of a scarce work; collation: a-f8 (a1r author's preface, text, f8v colophon), 48 leaves total.

    £22,500
  6. [Text in Greek] First edition, 9 parts in one vol, 4to; title and praefatio in Latin, half-title, index, scattered light foxing; contemporary red morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt stamps to boards, all edges gilt, a fine copy; [6], 1073, [3]pp.

    £375
  7. First edition thus; 4to, (21.5 x 15.5 cm); woodcut publisher's device to title, woodcut headpieces, woodcut historiated initials, some worming to front free endpaper and title, scattered light toning to leaves (mostly marginal); contemporary vellum, gilt device stamped to covers, gilt lettering to spine on a black ground, some material loss to lower spine label, some soiling and warping to boards, edges toned, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; [84], 843, [1] pp.

    £1,750
  8. Special edition, signed by the author, number 94 of 300 numbered copies, from a total edition of 310 (10 reserved for the author numbered i-x); 8vo; publisher's plain green boards, presented in matching slipcase, a bright and attractive copy.

    £650
  9. 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
 

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