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  1. Second French edition of the first work, first French edition of the second, together 3 volumes, 4to. I. Folding chart, large engraved folding map of the Yemen, 24 engraved plates, 5 folding; II. 2 engraved titles, 124 engraved plates (many folding), folding map of Yemen, old stamps to titles, modern calf-backed boards, uncut and partly unopened, complete with half-titles, internally clean and fresh, a very good set.

    £4,500
  2. First edition, 8vo, xviii, 564 pp., bound without half-title, 2 maps (1 in the rear cover pocket), 45 lithographed plates, contemporary half calf, morocco label, a bit worn, scattered light foxing (more so to plate at page 424), light wear overall a good copy.

    £2,750
  3. First edition, 3 atlases bound in 2 vols; folio; 203 plates plates comprising: [Album Historique, Ethnologique et Archéologique] large folding map mounted on linen, 59 lithographed plates (3 of which are folding) most coloured, part-coloured or tinted bound with [Album Zoologie:] 40 hand-coloured engraved plates of mammals, birds, reptiles and fish, and insects, separately bound [Atlas Botanique:] 103 engraved plates, some light foxing throughout; half green morocco over green cloth boards, gilt title blind stamped to covers, spine gilt ruled with title and tooling, a fine copy.

    £22,500
  4. First edition, number 9 of 100 specially bound copies, from an overall limitation of 750; folio (310 x 190 mm.); printed in dark green throughout, wood-engraved frontispiece, title vignette, 6 chapter headings and device, all by John Buckland-Wright, one full-page map of the east coast of Australia; full green morocco, gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, top edge gilt, others uncut, spine very slightly lightened, but otherwise an excellent copy; housed in original cloth slip-case, lightly marked.

    £1,650
  5. First edition, folio (53.5 x 35 cm), hand-coloured lithograph frontispiece, title, dedication leaf, list of subscribers, engraved map by Arrowsmith, 38 pages of text, and 12 hand-coloured lithographs finished with gum arabic by Guaci, after drawings taken by Charles Bentley, contemporary black half morocco, grey pebbled cloth boards, light spotting, joints and corners repaired, occasional light spotting, an excellent example.

    £10,000
 

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