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  1. First edition, 8vo, xii, 265 pp., 68 photographic illustrations, folding map, original plum cloth gilt, gilt vignette to upper cover, top edge gilt, a very good copy.

    £950
  2. Specially printed offprint from The Ibis, 8vo, 45 pp. numbered 382-425 pp., 3 hand-coloured lithographs by and after Keulemans, original green cloth gilt, a fine copy.

    £285
  3. Octavo. Original green crocodile-skin-textured cloth over bevelled boards, titles to spine and front cover gilt, vignette to front cover in black, blue floral patterned endpapers.

    £1,500
  4. First edition, number 20 of 21 copies on Japanese Paper, 4to, [ii limitation leaf], xiv, 344 pp., half-title, folding map, 42 plates in all, of which 19 are in two states (10 natural history, plain and hand-coloured; 9 tinted in differing colours), and 4 are plain, plain illustrations in text, original grey printed wrappers.

    £5,000
  5. First edition, deluxe issue, 8vo, xiv, 344 pp., folding map in the rear pocket, 23 plates (including 10 natural history hand-coloured, the bird plates by Keulemans), original green pictorial cloth gilt, spine faded, small reapirs to extremities, a very good copy.

    £1,450
  6. First English edition, limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Rowland Ward, Imperial 4to. (40 x 32 cm. approx.), vii, 140 pp., coloured portrait frontispiece, 18 photogravure plates (5 double-page), 58 coloured, and 7 monochrome illustrations in text after Piotr Stachiewicz, coloured folding map, fine modern full red morocco gilt with pictorial gilt block to upper cover to the same design as the original, original Rowland Ward 'snakeskin' end-papers, top edge gilt others uncut, a fine example.

    £7,500
 

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