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  1. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, [2 (blank)], xxx, 348, [1], [3 (blank)]; [2 (blank)], xiii, [1 (blank)], 337, [1], [4 (imprint, blanks)] pp., with numerous illustrations and charts in text, photographic frontispiece portraits (captioned on tissue guards) and 218 plates (many with multiple illustrations), of which 9 double-page and 18 printed in colour (each captioned on a tissue guard), 3 large folding maps with printed colour loosely inserted in pocket end vol. II; short marginal tear to plate facing I, p162; publisher's dark blue cloth gilt, upper boards pictorially blocked in silver; a very good copy.

    £1,150
  2. First U.K. edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, xiii, 335; ix, 397 pp., engraved frontispieces, 3 maps( 2 folding), numerous photographic illustrations throughout, original blue-green decorated cloth gilt, spines lightly faded, corners bumped, slightly rubbed, a good copy.

    £850
  3. First edition. 8vo., 316 pp., 12 pages ads at end, frontispiece, 3 maps, 29 photographic plates, illustrations in text, original black cloth lettered in light blue, pictorial vignette to upper cover, a very good copy.

    £475
  4. 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
  5. 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
  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, 8v, 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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