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  1. 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
  2. First edition. 4to (26 x 20 cm), [20], 417, [3] pp., 42 copper-plates (mostly folding), complete with the 12-page subscriber list and 'directions to binder', contemporary mottled calf, rebacked preserving spine, later red morocco label, light edge-wear, a very good copy.

    £3,000
  3. First edition in Spanish, 8vo, 460, [1]pp., portrait frontispiece, contemporary red sheep-backed marbled boards, very worn.

    £650
  4. First edition in Spanish, presentation copy from the translator, Vidal y Soler, 8vo, xix, 400, [i]pp., 8 engraved plates, numerous illustrations, modern tan half morocco gilt, original wrappers bound-in, an excellent example.

    £750
  5. First edition. Four text volumes, 4to (31 x 23.5cm) and folio atlas (61.5 x 45cm). Engraved portrait of La Pérouse after Tardieu, all half-titles, colophon leaf in vol. I-III, vol. IV colophon following index. (vol. IV with a few minor marginal chips repaired.) Atlas with engraved allegorical title-page by Moreau le Jeune, titled Atlas du voyage de La Pérouse without imprint, and 69 engraved plates comprising folding world map, 35 views and natural history plates,33 maps or coastal profiles (20 double-page). Original pink paper covered boards, unopened and uncut, neat repairs and restoration to bindings, spines faded, covers with old residual dampstaining, modern red morocco labels, a fine set.

    £17,500
 

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