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  1. Second edition, 8vo, lv, 420 pp., engraved title vignette, engraved frontispiece, 16 wood-engraved plates, including one double-page plan of the Holy Sepulchre, light spotting to frontispiece, title and plates, original black cloth gilt, light wear to extremities and edges, a very good copy.

    £175
  2. 8vo, 2 items bound in one, xii, 85; [iv], 48 (i.e. 46, last leaf misnumbered) pp., second work inscribed at head of half-title, contemporary morocco-backed blue cloth, an excellent copy.

    £2,000
  3. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xiv, [2], 360; xiv, [2], 275 pp., 41 plates and maps, some folding, original blind-stamped green cloth gilt, a fine set.

    £1,250
  4. First edition, 8vo (20 x 13 cm), title-page, dedication page, [2] 520 pp., engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown, discreet numbered label on rear pastedown, decorated endpapers; contemporary purple half calf, mottled boards, gilt lettered and ruled on spine, binder's signature, marbled edges; a fine copy.

    £4,500
  5. First edition, printed in Arabic type-set in red and black, complete, small 8vo (165 by 110 mm); Arabic text within ruled borders, key words and phrases printed in red, printed catch-words and wood-block printed devices, ownership and bibliographical inscriptions to front free endpapers (in Arabic and Italian, probably nineteenth-century), clean condition internally; contemporary blind embossed morocco, stamped in gilt with coptic-style central and corner medallions of a floral motif, upper cover a little darkened and soiled, otherwise a good copy.

    £8,500
  6. First edition, 2 parts in 1 volume, 8vo, [2], 171, [1]; [4], 235, [1] pp., 22 engraved plates and plans (some folding), contemporary tree calf gilt, lightly rubbed, spine head and corners worn, a very good copy.

    £850
  7. 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
  8. First edition, folio (35.5 x 23 cm. approx.), xv, [i], 442, [ii], 60, [viii], [ii], xvi, 112pp., title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, 11 engraved maps and plans (incl. 6 folding, 2 double-page), 1 prospect, 20 engraved plates on 17 leaves (3 leaves have plates on rectos and versos), one folding table and one page of engraved music, other illustrations in text; contemporary calf gilt mottled in red and black, spine gilt with golden fleece motif, title with two small holes in vignette, rebacked retaining original spine, an excellent example.

    £2,000
  9. First (only) edition, folio (31.4 x 20 cm.), title printed in red and black, additional engraved title, 3 folding maps, 8 double-page plates and maps, 6 single-page plates, illustrations in the text, contemporary calf, gilt stamp on upper cover 'Military Depot' with Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, Zante plate bound upside down, rebacked retaining original spine, a very good copy.

    £4,000
  10. First English edition, folio (335 x 222 mm), engraved allegorical title after R. du Val, engraved portrait of the author after Sir Godfrey Kneller, folding engraved general map and 213 engravings on 98 plates (many folding or double-page) showing costumes, views, including panoramas, antiquities, numerous engraved illustrations in text, contemporary calf, rebacked, some edge-wear, corners worn, lightly rubbed, plate 4, Smyrna, with small area of loss to blank margin, plate 21, Magnesia, with small area of loss to blank fore-margin and slightly to image, usual creasing to large panoramas, generally a clean, attractive example.

    £7,500
 

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