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  1. First edition, 8vo (20 x 14.5 cm); 110pp.; original printed wrappers designed by Yuriy Annenkov, repairs to spine, in a later black folding chemise, a very good copy.

    £450
  2. Limited edition, one of 900 copies printed on vélin paper, this numbered 914, from a total edition of 1000, 8vo (24.5 x 17cm); portrait frontispiece after Wright and 12 full-page engravings after Sokolov, all engraved by Alphonse Lamotte and protected by tissue guards, occasional light spotting; recent full crushed brown calf, spine with raised bands and decorated in gilt, gilt title to second part, an excellent example.

    £2,750
  3. First trade edition; 8vo; half-title, marginal browning to leaves, endpapers browned, otherwise internally fine; publisher's pale green paper-covered boards, black lettering to spine and upper cover, original dust jacket, neatly restored and price-clipped, with landscape design printed in black, magenta and blue, some minor wear, mostly to the lower edge, overall an attractive copy; 567pp.

    £2,250
  4. Limited edition, one of 25 copies on japon impérial, from a total edition of 345; 4to (24 x 17 cm); translated by André Gide and Jacques Schiffrin, signed 'J. Sch' on the limitation page, foreword by Gide, illustrations in colour by Shukhaev including 7 plates hors-texte, with two additional suites of 19 illustrations each, loose in a separate portfolio, one in colour on japon and one in black on chine, with tissue guards, a.e.g.; 20th century fine binding by Hélène Cauchetier, full green morocco with original wrappers bound in, upper cover with playing card motif inlay design of various colours, doublures with green patterned paper guards, green marbled endpapers, chemise and slipcase, extra suites in a corresponding chemise, an excellent example.

    £7,500
  5. First complete edition in Russian; 8vo; 200pp.; publisher's printed wrappers, some wear to wrappers but internally fresh, housed in a black box.

    £1,850
  6. Number 70 of 750 copies; 8vo; printed in red & black, colour illustrations by Paul Nash, some toning to endpapers; original red morocco, upper covers with onlays in black, red & cream designed by Paul Nash, spine a touch faded.

    £800
  7. Vols. I-III fourth edition, vol. IV third edition; 4 vols, 8vo (27.2 x 19 cm), text in two columns, paginated accordingly. Contemporary red calf over red cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, red edges; slightly rubbed and sunned.

    £2,750
  8. 8vo (22.5 x 17.5 cm). 168 pp. with 5 plates, including 1 colour, illustrations in text. Publisher's cloth; light occasional spotting, slightly rubbed and stained.

    £500
  9. Fifth issue ('fourth edition'); 12 vols; 8vo; contemporary half vellum over grey boards by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, flat spine lettered in black, top edges gilt; very lightly soiled.

    £2,250
 

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