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  1. First edition. 4to, (32.9 x 25.3 cm); text printed on Whatman paper dated 1794, hand-coloured engraved title page, 86 hand-coloured aquatint costume plates by Thomas Rowlandson, most heightened with gold and silver (plates dated 1798-1799), closed short marginal tear to Infantry plate 4, Cavalry plate 4 with some staining not affecting image, scattered spotting, mainly to text; later red half morocco, dampstain to upper board, extremities rubbed, a very good copy.

    £4,000
  2. Small 4to, [12], 20, [4], 21-980, [4] pp., couple of pages of the Epistle dedicatory with ink splashes (causing minor loss of text), light old browning pages 940-957, pages 951 - 976 intermittently shaved close at head, last leaf with small repairs to inner margin (not affecting text), modern contemporary style blind-stamped calf by Bernard Middleton, overall this is a very pleasing example which opens well throughout, an excellent copy.

    £2,500
  3. 40 volumes, quarto, complete run of the first of 39 volumes plus the special atlas to accompany volumes 29 & 30, all first editions save the first two volumes which are later reprints, profusely illustrated with photographic illustrations and maps, original blue cloth gilt, some spines a little faded, overall an excellent run.

    £2,750
  4. First edition; 2 vols, 8vo; 24 plates (including frontispieces), numerous in-text illustrations and plans, text clean and bright; contemporary red morocco gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, a fine set; [xv], 568; [xi], 563pp.

    £475
  5. Folding coloured linen-backed map, 55 x 96 cm., slightly worn, extends from Homerton - Blackheath; Holland Park - Canning Town, original blue paper boards, a very attractive map. Framed and glazed, overall dimensions: 65cm x 105cm x 3.5cm.

    £1,750
  6. Second edition. 2 volumes, folio (42 x 28 cm), viii, 1-712; [xii], 713-1410 pp., engraved allegorical headpiece and 124 engraved plates and plans (the 122 called for in Adams plus St Luke's Hospital and Trinity Alms Houses at page 1288), some folding, oversize corners folded at page 1304 and plate of Guy's Hospital, small ink stains page 893, contemporary sprinkled calf gilt, neat repairs to joints, 2 labels renewed, a very attractive example.

    £3,500
  7. 4 hand coloured aquatints (45.5 x 78 cm) of the London docks. Framed and glazed.

    £12,500
 

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