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  1. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), [vi], 56 pp., initial blank, title with woodcut of Coryate on an elephant, 5 other large woodcut illustrations including 2 duplicates of the elephant and one of a unicorn, woodcut initials and ornaments, lightly browned, contemporary calf, covers with diamond formation and central decoration in gilt, a little worn, rebacked, new red morocco label, a very good copy.

    £2,250
  2. First edition. 8vo (22 x 17 cm), pp. [iv], 42, with a frontispiece and 18 half-tone plates (65 images); original brown card boards, image of dhow on the upper cover, title and author lettered in gilt on upper cover; all extremities worn, spine repaired with brown cloth, a very good copy.

    £2,000
  3. 4 vols, 8vo, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work, 2 vols, 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, uniformly bound in contemporary polished calf gilt, Assyrian pictorial gilt decoration to covers, a fine set.

    £1,500
  4. 3 volumes, first edition of second work, first work sixth thousand. First work: 2 vols, lithographed frontispiece in each volume, 20 plates, 4 folding plans, a folding map and numerous illustrations in the text; Second work: 14 engraved plates and plans, many folding, 2 folding maps, text illustrations throughout, occasional light foxing, uniformly bound in contemporary polished maroon half calf gilt, marbled sides and edges, lightly rubbed,gilt lettered direct, a very good set.

    £950
  5. Second edition, revised. 2 volumes, 8vo, xxx, 356; xvi, 347 pp., 9 lithographed plates, occasional light foxing, contemporary polished calf gilt, spine in six compartments, red and green morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, marbled edges, a fine set.

    £1,750
  6. Second edition. Small Folio, (25.7 x 34.4 cm); unpaginated, with more 200 photographic illustrations, captioned in English and Arabic; publisher's brown cloth gilt, neatly rebacked, a little discolouration to covers, a very good copy.

    £1,800
  7. First edition. 4to, xvi, 571 pp., engraved folding map, lithographed plan and plate, wood-engraved illustrations, a little light damp-staining to plates, contemporary burgundy morocco gilt, lightly rubbed, an excellent example.

    £1,850
  8. Second edition with additions, 4to, xx, 114 pp., light spotting to title, dedication, and pages 103-110, contemporary calf, rebacked, a good copy.

    £850
  9. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, [vi], [v]-xxiv, [ii](errata), 448; [iv], [iii]-xiv, [ii](errata), 426pp., half-titles, 17 lithographed plates, 2 folding maps printed on linen, illustrations in text, near contemporary crimson polished calf gilt, green morocco labels, spines slightly darked, a fine set.

    £1,250
  10. First edition, 8vo., xxiv, 686 pp., folding frontispiece, 3 folding plans (1 with tear at fold), 2 large folding plans at the end, 10 full-page plates, 4 by S.C. Malan, wood-cut illustrations in the text, original tan cloth gilt, all-over cover design of the Great Winged Bull, occasional light foxing, an excellent copy.

    £850
 

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