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  1. Hand-coloured zincograph map, (67 x 103.5 cm), dissected into 24 sheets and mounted on linen, yellow publisher's advertisements at endpapers, folding into original green boards, yellow label; a fine example.

    £2,500
  2. First edition. 2 volumes, folio, half-titles, additional chromolithographed title bound before plates in volume one, 152 lithographed plates (on 149 sheets), 8 of them coloured, modern brown half morocco gilt, plates 18 & 19 lightly browned, plate 147 with traces of old creases and short marginal tears closed, else a fine clean set.

    £25,000
  3. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), [vi], 56 pp., initial blank, title with woodcut of Coryate on an elephant, 5 other large woodcut illustrations including 2 duplicates of the elephant and one of a unicorn, woodcut initials and ornaments, lightly browned, contemporary calf, covers with diamond formation and central decoration in gilt, a little worn, rebacked, new red morocco label, a very good copy.

    £2,250
  4. First edition in English. Folio (32.5 x 20.5 cm), [2], 2, [18], 184, 195-264, [2], 214, [8], 119, [3] pp., 24 engraved plates (2 folding, 1 with short split to fold), contemporary sprinkled calf, neatly rebacked preserving old red morocco lettering piece, lower outer corner upper board repaired, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  5. 4to., [8], 342 pp., title page with engraved vignette, contemporary calf, unlettered, wear to joints but sound, scuffs to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £4,500
  6. First edition. 8vo. xxviii, 432 pp., coloured folding map in pocket at rear, 112 photographic illustrations, 31 plates of antiquities at end, 25 plans, and 7 maps, publisher's rust cloth, gilt, gilt block to upper cover, original dust-wrapper (small repairs) with photographic illustration, an excellent example.

    £2,250
  7. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xl, 323; [iv], 9, 289, text to second volume in Farsi, first volume with blind stamp of Wigan Public Library, internally very clean and crisp; modern half calf, gilt spines and marbled edges. an attractive set.

    £2,000
  8. Second French edition of the first work, first French edition of the second, together 3 volumes, 4to. I. Folding chart, large engraved folding map of the Yemen, 24 engraved plates, 5 folding; II. 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, modern calf-backed boards, uncut and partly unopened, complete with half-titles, internally clean and fresh, a very good set.

    £4,500
  9. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, vii, 461; viii, 458 pp., 175 (mostly photographic) illustrations, diagrams, plans and maps (including 2 folding maps), partial ownership erasure to both front free endpapers; publisher's pictorial red cloth gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good set.

    £650
  10. First edition. 8vo, xiv, 279 pp., 4 coloured reproductions from Persian paintings, photographic plates, illustrations in text, original pictorial blue cloth gilt, dust-wrapper, a fine copy.

    £385
 

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