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  1. First edition. 8vo, x, 287 pp., photographic portrait frontispiece, photographic plates throughout, 2 folding maps, original black cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £325
  2. 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
  3. 2 vols, comprising the red vinyl bound issued for brigade teams and the printed wrappers bound issued for high-ranking officers, first editions; 16mo (c.140 x 105 mm); printed in Chinese, each with half-title in red, title-page in red & green, photographic portrait of Chairman Mao, facsimile of Lin Biao's calligraphic endorsement of Mao's writings in the uncorrected state with the superfluous mark, vinyl issue with ink note in English and Chinese to front free endpaper, wrappers issue with official stamp to title and some contemporary underlining; vinyl issue with title and star incised to upper cover, over white stiff wrappers; wrappers issue upper cover with title printed in black on red rectangle and with imprint to foot, further official stamp and contemporary inscription also to upper cover, with some marking to the lower cover and a little edge wear; each [viii], 250pp.

    £6,500
  4. Second edition, 'mise en un meilleur ordre', 4 parts in 2 vols; folio (35 x 27.5 cm); introduction by Bazin, 179 of 181 hand-coloured lithographs (on 177 leaves), with four leaves of music and a hand-coloured vignette, engraved by Aubry-le-Comte, Deveria, Grévédon after drawings by père Castiglione, Pu-Qua and William Alexander (from Pittoresque representations of the dress and manners of the Chinese), Chambers, Dadley etc.,; quarter green morocco with blue marbled boards, spines in compartments with gilt and black morocco design, gilt title to second, some plates with minor stains, edges bumped, a fine copy.

    £9,500
  5. Second edition. 8vo ( 20 x 14 cm) ; pp. ix, (ii), 237, xii, adverts, numerous maps and plans, some folding, some coloured, large folding 'Plan of Peking' printed in colour in rear pocket with an extra map of Angkor inserted loose, publisher's addendum slip tipped in before title-page, pages 16-19 detached, ink inscription inside on front free endpaper ,; publisher's original decorated boards, lacks spine; overall a good copy.

    £450
  6. 4 volumes bound in 2, 4to., engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary green full morocco gilt, borders and decorative rolls gilt to covers, letters gilt to centre of upper cover, rebacked to style, spine in six compartments, brown morocco labels gilt with letters to second and fourth, raised bands, all edges gilt, occasional spotting, a very attractive set.

    £2,500
  7. Four volumes bound in two, 4to, engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary red half-morocco gilt, spine in five compartments, letters to second and fourth, raised bands. An excellent copy.

    £2,500
  8. 4 volumes bound in 2, 4to., engraved title-page to each volume, 124 finely engraved steel-plates after Allom. Contemporary aubergine full morocco gilt, borders and geometric designs gilt to covers, spine in five compartments, letters to second and fourth, others richly gilt, raised bands, all edges gilt. light spotting and damp staining, an attractively bound set.

    £2,500
  9. First English edition. 8vo ( 22 x 14.5 cms), xii, 297pp,31 photographic plates and a folding map, slightly frayed at edges, heavy spotting to the preliminaries, red library cloth gilt.

    £225
  10. 4 volumes, folio (42.6 x 27.8 cm). Title-pages printed in red and black. Engraved title vignettes by M. Baquoy after A. Humbolt, 4 engraved head-pieces after Humbolt, 65 engraved plates, the majority of these maps, many folding or double-page (a few with contemporary outline-colouring), by Delahaye, Desbrulins, and Fonbonne after Humblot, Lucas, Le Parmentier and others, engraved and woodcut initials, woodcut head-pieces. (first half title creased with paper flaw to lower outer corner, some occasional pale spotting or minor browning, minor marginal hole in Aaaaaa1.) Contemporary French mottled calf, sides with central gilt-stamped arms, spines in seven compartments with six raised bands, each with red and brown gilt-lettered lettering pieces in two compartments, gilt-decorated panels in the rest, small repairs to extremities, a very handsome set.

    £35,000
 

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