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  1. 6 volumes bound in 3; 4to (29.5 x 21 cm); 250 lithographed plates including pictorial titles, tissues, all plates captioned, foxing to titles and some light spotting throughout; text block detached from spine in vol.II, a.e.g.; contemporary publisher's blue cloth, richly gilt borders and arms of the city of Jerusalem to centre of boards, spines gilt in compartments, a little faded and worn, a good set.

    £6,500
  2. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, complete with half-titles, 10 colored lithographed plates after drawings by William Thackeray, old tape stains to verso of frontispieces with slight show through, original green cloth gilt, neat repairs to joints, a very good copy.

    £1,500
  3. First English edition, folio (335 x 222 mm), engraved allegorical title after R. du Val, engraved portrait of the author after Sir Godfrey Kneller, folding engraved general map and 213 engravings on 98 plates (many folding or double-page) showing costumes, views, including panoramas, antiquities, numerous engraved illustrations in text, contemporary calf, rebacked, some edge-wear, corners worn, lightly rubbed, plate 4, Smyrna, with small area of loss to blank margin, plate 21, Magnesia, with small area of loss to blank fore-margin and slightly to image, usual creasing to large panoramas, generally a clean, attractive example.

    £7,500
 

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