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  1. 4 hand coloured aquatints (45.5 x 78 cm) of the London docks. Framed and glazed.

    £12,500
  2. First edition, 4to, pp. [4], list of plates, 159, 76 handcoloured aquatints including frontispiece, 5 folding, one with short split to fold, later maroon straight-grained morocco gilt, an excellent example.

    £4,000
  3. Hand coloured continuous folding strip view of London and the Thames (30 x 236 cm), engraved key to panorama at end, (expert repairs to edges as required), publisher's red cloth gilt cover flap (advertisement to verso), on original wooden roller (lower wooden knob with small loss), an excellent example.

    £2,500
  4. First edition; 8vo; woodcut decorations, internally fine; bound in 20th century calf-backed marbled boards, minor rubbing, overall very good; 79,[1]p.

    £450
  5. First edition, 4to (41 x 33 cm), large paper copy, early issue with pre-publication watermarks, folding map, 24 aquatint plates in 2 states, monochrome on india paper and hand coloured, 2 hand coloured vignettes, by R.G. Reeve (13), C. Bentley (5), J. Bailey and J. Fielding, after Westall (19) and Owen; usual light offsetting to plates, contemporary green half russia gilt, rebacked preserving spine, rubbed, all edges gilt, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  6. First edition. 2 vols, folio (46 x 27 cm). Engraved vignette on title-page, 435 (on 432) hand-coloured plates after Sydenham Edwards, William Kilburn, James Sowerby and others, dedication leaves and 1 leaf of subscribers in vol. I. (upper outer corner of one text leaf (for Veronica Montana. Mountain Speedwell, the seventh plate) in vol. II torn and repaired with text supplied in manuscript, some leaves very lightly browned, a few instances of offsetting). Nineteenth century brown half morocco gilt over red pebble-grained cloth sides.

    £15,000
  7. Large folio, 21 engraved plates, scattered marginal spotting, 6 being hand-coloured, grey wrappers, paper label on upper cover, housed in modern black cloth foldover box wiith gilt lettered spine.

    £2,200
  8. 8vo (22 x 16 cm), pp. xxvi, 590, 2 , 24 publisher's advert at rear, illustrated throughout with engraved vignettes, publisher's green blindstampted cloth, spine gilt lettered, a little rubbed on top and bottom of spine, short tear to head; a very good copy.

    £150
  9. First edition. 8vo, engraved title, engraved explanation leaf, double page key map hand coloured in outline, 28 engraved maps hand-coloured in outline, [2] (blank), 4, 14, [2](blank) pp., contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rubbed, joints cracked but firm, an excellent copy.

    £1,850
  10. First edition. 4to, (320 x 230 mm), xi, 161pp, 100 colour illustrations, black cloth, red printed dustwrapper. NEW.

    £50
 

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