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  1. First edition, inscribed by the author to Clarissa Eden; 8vo; numerous illustrations of Beaton's compositions, many photogravure, recipient's post-it notes in text, slight age-toning to leaves; publisher's black cloth, silver lettering to spine, grey endpapers, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket, some toning to rear panel, short closed tear to head of spine, overall a very good example.

    £225
  2. First edition, inscribed to the author by Elsa Scammell (d. 2003); 8vo; 16 black and white plates, printed adress label of Rodney and Elsa Scammell to front free endpaper, scattered light foxing, leaves slightly toned; publisher's yellow cloth, central silver device to upper cover and spine, silver lettering to spine, corners and spine ends slightly rubbed, blue topstain, other edges uncut, with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket within glassine wrapper, light wear to extremities, NPG tissue wrapper with label, overall a very good copy.

    £150
  3. First edition, sole impression; 8vo; light spotting early and late; publisher's puce wrappers printed in black, a little foxing to the wrappers, backstrip tanned and considerably worn, otherwise a good copy.

    £150
  4. First edition, sole impression; 8vo; light spotting early and late; publisher's buff wrappers printed in black, a little foxing to the wrappers, backstrip tanned and with some further light wear, otherwise a good copy.

    £375
  5. First edition, sole impression; 8vo; portrait frontispiece, foxing throughout as usual; publisher's buff wrappers, blue paper title label to front wrapper printed in black, a very decent copy.

    £1,250
  6. Limited edition, number 7 of 250 copies; 4to; half-title, mounted colour frontispiece, additional plates throughout (some colour and mounted, some photogravure), captioned tissue guards, maps, text clean and bright; later half red morocco, spine gilt in compartments, upper cover slightly sunned, spine slightly faded, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, an excellent copy.

    £475
  7. First edition thus; large paper copy, folio, (43 x 33 cm); frontispiece and 16 engraved plates on India paper by William Daniell after Robert Smirke, light foxing throughout; contemporary maroon morocco, richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt, corners slightly rubbed, a very good copy; [2], 99, [1] pp.

    £1,250
  8. First edition thus; 4to, (21.5 x 15.5 cm); woodcut publisher's device to title, woodcut headpieces, woodcut historiated initials, some worming to front free endpaper and title, scattered light toning to leaves (mostly marginal); contemporary vellum, gilt device stamped to covers, gilt lettering to spine on a black ground, some material loss to lower spine label, some soiling and warping to boards, edges toned, corners rubbed, overall a very good copy; [84], 843, [1] pp.

    £1,750
  9. First UK edition, inscribed by the author; 8vo; half-title, some light spotting to prelims; publisher's grey cloth, gilt lettering to spine, boards slightly marked, spine faded, overall a very good copy; [ix], 233, [9]pp.

    £1,250
  10. First edition in book form, one of circa 300 copies; 12mo; printed in black & red, title-page and colophon with decorations, bookplate to front pastedown; publisher's roan-backed boards with title printed in gaelic font to upper cover, a little spotted and rubbed; housed in later morocco-backed marbled board solander.

    £675
 

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