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  1. First edition. 8vo, xvi, [i], 361 pp., 6 plates, 2 folding maps, original blue cloth gilt, neat repairs to extremities, a very good copy.

    £295
  2. First edition. 8vo, edition limited to 225 signed copies (195 for sale), of which this is copy 'T' of 26 lettered copies, ix, [iii], 296 pp., decorations in blue by Richard E. Harrison, title-page printed in blue and black with pictorial vignete, original blue morocco gilt, covers ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth, others with double gilt frames, top edge gilt, others uncut, a fine copy.

    £1,350
  3. First edition. 8vo, [iv], 37, [iii]pp., one of only 75 numbered copies printed, this number 49, publisher's cloth-backed salmon coloured paper boards. with the publisher's glassine dust wrapper still intact, 2 light wear to glassine, modern blue morocco foldover box, a fine copy.

    £15,000
  4. First edition. 8vo ( 22 x 15 cm), 208pp, numerous black and white illustrations after photographs; publisher's blue cloth, spine gilt lettered, original pictorial dust-wrapper, small tear (approx one cm at top), some slight wear to the top edge of wrapper; overall a very good copy.

    £100
  5. First edition, second impression. 2 volumes, 8vo, 260 full-page and smaller illustrations by Dr. E.A. Wilson and other members of the expedition, photogravure frontispieces, 12 coloured plates, panoramas and maps, original blue cloth gilt, spines faded, a good set.

    £165
  6. First UK edition, 8vo, xxiv, 478 pp., numerous illustrations including 4 in colour, original light blue cloth with pictorial vignette on the front cover, a fine copy.

    £1,250
  7. First edition, 8vo, xii, 364 pp., 32 pages ads at end, title vignette, 3 maps (1 folding, 1 full-page, 1 in text), 120 illustrations (8 full-page), original coarse-grain green cloth, upper cover with image of boats and ice in brown and silver, spine and cover lettered in silver, a fine copy.

    £1,000
  8. First edition, 8vo, [xii], 243, [1], pp., 4 undated pages and 32 pages dated February 1896 of ads at end, frontispiece by W.L. Wyllie, 11 full-page black-and-white plates by W. G. Burn Murdoch, original pictorial blue cloth, upper cover with image of ship against backdrop of ice-cliffs in silver and black, spine and cover lettered in silver, light wear to extremities, light spotting to title, the cloth bright and fine.

    £850
  9. First edition, author's autograph edition, limited to 1000 copies printed on rag paper, signed by the author and publisher, 8vo, etched frontispiece portrait, title vignette, 4 maps (2 folding), 72 photographic illustrations on 55 plates, 17 text vignettes, original parchment backed blue boards gilt, parchment tips, light soiling to spine, an excellent copy.

    £475
  10. First edition, 8vo, xxvii, 403 pp., a3 pages ads at end dated January 1860, 2 folding maps (1 in the rear pocket, 1 showing 2 charts), 16 plates, original pictorial gilt blind-stamped blue cloth, brown endpapers, a fine copy.

    £1,250
 

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