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  1. First edition. 2 volumes, folio, half-titles, additional chromolithographed title bound before plates in volume one, 152 lithographed plates (on 149 sheets), 8 of them coloured, modern brown half morocco gilt, plates 18 & 19 lightly browned, plate 147 with traces of old creases and short marginal tears closed, else a fine clean set.

    £25,000
  2. 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
  3. Second French edition of the first work, first French edition of the second, together 3 volumes, 4to. I. Folding chart, large engraved folding map of the Yemen, 24 engraved plates, 5 folding; II. 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, modern calf-backed boards, uncut and partly unopened, complete with half-titles, internally clean and fresh, a very good set.

    £4,500
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition, one of 200, 3 volumes, folio (63 x 46 cm): (I) [a]2, A4, 1-276, (II) [a]2, 1-276, (III) [a]2, A4; (I) [iv], viii, 324 pp., (II) [iv], 323, [1 (blank)], (III) [iv], viii; (III) 87 plates including map, of which several coloured or tinted; tall set, complete with half titles. Light dust-stains and spotting to titles, occasional spotting, modern half calf gilt, a very handsome set.

    £25,000
  8. First octavo edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., xx, [ii], 479; vi, [ii], 538, 2(ads) pp., engraved folding map, folding lithographed plan and plate, 27 wood-engraved plates, lacks half-titles as often, occasional spotting, heavier to map and engraved plates, contemporary dark blue half calf, spines gilt, slightly rubbed.

    £1,650
  9. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii,1-336; ii, 337-686pp., 5 folding maps, 11 lithographed plates (2 folding, 8 tinted), wood-engravings in the text, leaf of adverts at end of vol. II, original fine-ribbed pale brown cloth, blindstamped greek key borders, gilt device to upper covers, blindstamped to lower, gilt lettering, scattered light foxing, a fine set.

    £1,100
  10. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., xxiii,1-336; ii, 337-686pp., 5 folding maps, 11 lithographed plates (2 folding, 8 tinted), wood-engravings in the text, leaf of adverts at end of vol. II, original fine-ribbed pale brown cloth, blindstamped greek key borders, gilt device to upper covers, blindstamped to lower, gilt lettering, neat repairs to extremities, a very good set.

    £1,150
 

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