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  1. First English edition, 2 vols; 4to, folding engraved map by Senex (not present in the French edition) and 152 engraved plates & maps, 6 folding, folding map and one or two folding plates neatly laid down on linen, vol.1 with title creased and map of Thermia stained in lower margin, vol.2 lightly water-stained towards end, later half tan morocco, by Zaehnsdorf, spines ruled in gilt with raised bands and green morocco labels, t.e.g., light wear, a very good set.

    £3,500
  2. First edition, 8vo (20 x 13 cm), title-page, dedication page, [2] 520 pp., engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown, discreet numbered label on rear pastedown, decorated endpapers; contemporary purple half calf, mottled boards, gilt lettered and ruled on spine, binder's signature, marbled edges; a fine copy.

    £4,500
  3. First edition; 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm); engraved portrait frontispiece, slightly spotted, 4 folding maps at rear, all edges gilt, green silk endpapers, edged in gilt; contemporary green morocco ornately decorated in gilt with the arms of Napoleon III on spine and boards, gilt lettered and signed by the binder J. Despierres on the spine; a fine copy; viii, 416 pp.

    £4,250
  4. First edition, 4to, engraved title, folding plan of Jerusalem (old repair to verso with small area of loss), and 5 double-page charts and plans, 5 illustrations in the text, all but one full-page, small worm track to upper blank margin pp 465-470, tear to p283/4 going into text, contemporary vellum, a very good copy.

    £5,000
  5. First edition, 2 vols; 4to, [xviii], 544; [iv], 526, [xl] (index) pp., 152 engraved plates and maps (some folding), tiny marginal burn hole to plate opposite p.379 in vol. II, occasional light browning and spotting, Contemporary calf, gilt spine, red morocco gilt lettering-pieces, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, red edges, extremities faintly rubbed, a fine set.

    £3,500
  6. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, 2 hand-coloured aquatint frontispieces, 14 aquatint plates (3 folding), 4 engraved maps and plans (2 folding), 11 wood-engraved plates, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, neatly rebacked, red and green morocco labels, a very good set.

    £2,950
  7. Second edition, 8vo, xv, 560 pp., two folding maps, one with tape repairs, both with minor foxing, text block slightly loose from lower cover, contemporary ink ownership inscription to title-page; original red decorated cloth gilt, spine bumped, a good copy.

    £250
  8. First edition. 4to, 3 parts and appendix in 1 volume, xvii, [iii], 176, 138, 181, 9 pp., uncut in original boards, sometime rebacked and cornered in cloth, morocco label, small stain to lower margin first three leaves, an excellent copy.

    £1,000
  9. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xxxii, 308; xii, 327, [i] pp., folding engraved map, 14 plates (3 hand-coloured aquatints) including a sheet of music, wood engraved illustrations in text, contemporary half calf gilt, morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, an excellent set.

    £1,250
  10. First edition, 2 vols; folio; 2 tinted lithographed titles with hand-coloured vignette, 79 hand-coloured lithographed plates, 36 key plates, complete with dedication and list of plates. Publisher's half red sheep over red cloth; with the rare text volume, 4to. ,x, 112 pp., original cloth-backed boards (a little stained, endpapers very foxed), the folios preserved in modern cloth boxes, an excellent set.

    £17,500
 

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