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  1. First edition, 3 parts in 2 volumes; small 8vo; bound in blue cloth, gilt ruled, sections of the original printed wrappers cut out and pasted on to upper cover and spines, spines faded, in excellent condition.

    £4,800
  2. First edition, 2 vols; 8vo (19.5 x 14 cm), 326, [1]; 338, [1] pp., bound in blue cloth with original upper wrappers and spines pasted on, in excellent condition.

    £7,500
  3. First French edition, first issue. Folio ( 29 x 20 cm), 351 pp, two title-pages with engraved vignettes, engraved portrait, facsimile letter from Marx and from the publisher, stamp of previous bookseller on title-page, previous owner's signature 'G.See' on front free endpaper; contemporary green half calf, decorated boards, some wear to the extremities; overall a good copy.

    £4,500
  4. NEW BOOK. Hardback. (23.4 x 15.6 cm) ; 232pp. black and white illustrations; publisher's black cloth, dust-jacket.

    £22
  5. First edition, one of only 600 copies; 6 volumes bound in 11 parts, folio; 1087 plates, 250 of which are full-page heliogravures and 837 are smaller collotypes, each portrait is accompanied by text in French and Russian, each leaf is stamped 'les portraits russes', with the errarta and addenda slips and tables, incredibly fresh internally; contemporary half maroon morocco over marbled boards, with the original wrappers bound in, slight discolouration to bottom of the spine of one volume, otherwise in excellent condition.

    £37,500
  6. Landscape folio (40 x 54 cm); title-page with portrait of the artist and 24 lithographs mounted on thick paper, bound with a further 28 plates from a later work, some minor stains but overall very clean, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.; contemporary red morocco gilt, with gilt lettering to upper cover, edges rubbed and corners bumped.

    £15,000
  7. Folio (37.6 x 28.5 cm); title, colour title, 72, [2] pp. 8 colour plates tipped-in on thicker board including two portraits, 7 black and white plates, some half-page, with many illustrations in text; one plate loose. Original publisher's cloth, double-headed eagle centrepiece to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt; rubbed at extremities, ends of spine chipped, some spotting to upper cover.

    £1,500
  8. Limited edition, no. 122 of 250 copies out of a total edition of 500; tall 8vo (27 x 18.5 cm); 87 pp., with 3 plates and tipped-in illustrations. Original wrappers.

    £1,250
  9. Series of 9 hand-coloured engravings, 20.5 x 25.5 cm to 25 x 35 cm. Titles in original Russian and English, one also in German, all within washed borders, all trimmed to the border and remargined; slight discolouration to some borders and margins with minimal effect on plates, additional modern caption labels (some of which torn) pasted to margins of 3 plates and reverse of 3 plates.

    £9,500
  10. Four hand-coloured lithographs mounted with gilt border, with titles and captions in German (50 x 40 cm mounted).

    £500
 

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