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  1. 4to, xv, [i], 723, [i], 100 pp., portrait frontispiece, 3 maps, 1 chart, 1 engraved plate, 5 fine aquatint plates including the large folding view of Singapore, plates a little browned, small marginal stain to page 1, a couple of pages with short marginal tears outside text neatly repaired, modern full calf richly gilt, red morocco label, a good copy.

    £2,250
  2. First edition. 4to., x, 512pp., 7 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates (3 of which show 2 subjects); 2 folding, including a panoramic plate of the Yam Custom, 2 maps (one folding), 1 plan, 1 engraved folding plate, 5 pages of engraved music (offsetting to text), title with contemporary ink signature 'J.M.Coad, Gloucester' to head and slightly creased (reinforced at inner edge), contents leaf remargined, light offsetting from plates, bookseller's ticket of J.Needham of Gloucester, contemporary half black calf, spine gilt, rubbed, a very good copy, plates clean and fresh.

    £2,750
  3. First editions. 2 volumes, 4to, xxii, viii, 615; xxi, [iii], 603, 8 pp., first work with 14 engraved plates including the 4 folding plates that form a panorama of Athens, second work with 13 engraved plates and an engraved vignette, uniform contemporary dark blue half morocco gilt, light foxing, a handsome set.

    £2,500
  4. First edition. 2 volumes, folio. limited edition to 500 copies. 172 large collotype plates with tissue guards including three folding panoramas. Original embroidered silk portfolio in cardboard boxes (worn with old repairs). Minor rubbing to edges of portfolio, but overall a very good copy. Separate volume of text in English and Japanese in original cream wrappers.

    £26,000
  5. Second edition of first work, first edition of second, 2 volumes, 4to, xxii, viii, 615; xxi, [iii], 603, 8 pp., first work with 14 engraved plates including the 4 folding plates that form a panorama of Athens, second work with 13 engraved plates and an engraved vignette, uncut, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spines in five compartments, morocco labels to second and fourth, others richly gilt, broad raised bands, scattered light foxing, a very handsome set.

    £2,500
  6. 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
  7. First edition. Landscape folio (67 x 54.5 cm), title-page printed in blue and black with pictorial lithograph vignette (restoration to edges and corners not touching text), dedication leaf with pictorial headpiece (long tear into text repaired not affecting sense), subscribers leaf (preface to verso), leaf of contents,14-page explanation of the panorama, engraved plan of Athens, 6 lithograph views of Athens on india paper by Lebaché after Lange, the panorama on 10 lithograph sheets by Lebaché after Stademann, each with onion skin overlays showing the prospect in outline with key numbers, plates 1, 3, and 4 with very short tears to fore-margin repaired, not touching image, well preserved in modern blue morocco-backed cloth portfolio with leather label to upper cover, ties.

    £15,000
 

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