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  1. First edition. Three volumes in 4 (vols I-III and Appendix to vol II, vol III late issue with pages i-iv cancels and new title-page), 8vo., 9 folding engraved maps by J. Gardner and J. and C. Walker; 47 etched plates after P. King, A. Earle, C. Martens, R. Fitzroy and others, 24 pages ads at end of vol. iii dated August 1839, modern half calf gilt, morocco lettering pieces, map pockets at front of vols I, II, and Appendix, tiny waterstain to lower blank margin frontispiece vol ii, a very handsome set.

    £25,000
  2. First edition, first impression, author's presentation copy; 8vo; publisher's brown boards, titles to spine gilt, red topstain, map endpapers, with the dust jacket. A superb copy in the dust jacket.

    £225
  3. Hand coloured engraved map. The map shows the extent 30° north and south of the Equator in which sugar is grown. Australia is still shown as New Holland. 29.8 cm x 23.7 cm (11¾' x 9¼'). Framed and glazed.

    £1,000
  4. Three volumes 4to (30.8 x 23cm.), engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map of the Americas (slightly torn), vol. I: 29 engraved plates and maps (6 folding, lacking plate Baja di Campeggio but with a duplicate of the isthmus of Panama), vol. II: 23 engraved plates and maps (11 folding), vol. III: 24 engraved plates and maps (8 folding), contemporary calf-backed patterned paper boards; a bit rubbed.

    £5,000
  5. First French edition. 2 vols, small 8vo, [12], 224; [4], 254, [2] (blank)pp.; titles in red and black, half-titles, occasional woodcut ornament; small marginal water-stain in vol. II, neat repair to lower corner of vol. II, Q7; contemporary continental (ý Dutch) calf, spines gilt in compartments, gilt red morocco lettering-pieces, edges speckled red, marbled endpapers, ribbon page-markers; a little rubbed, some chipping to joints, to spine and lower board of vol. I, otherwise a very good copy.

    £7,250
  6. Second Italian edition. 2 vols in one, small 4to. in 8s, [10], 200, [7], [1 (blank)], 228 ff., woodcut device to titles, woodcut initials throughout; short marginal paper-flaw to 2a7, occasional light browning; late 19th-century red morocco gilt, all edges marbled and gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon page-marker; a little darkened, minimally rubbed, short splits to hinges, nonetheless a very good copy.

    £2,850
  7. 3 works comprising 10 parts bound in 4 volumes, folio, engraved title-pages, 14 engraved maps, eighteenth-century mottled calf gilt, spines with monogram 'N' crowned with a Ducal coronet in compartments, joints cracked but firm, modern calf-backed bookform boxes, a handsome set.

    £25,000
  8. First edition. 4to (29 x 23 cm.), iv, iii-vi, xviii, 180pp., engraved portrait, 6 folding maps, 3 plates, contemporary half calf, marbled boards, expertly rebacked, later endpapers, a very good copy.

    £7,500
  9. First edition, small 4to, [16], 324pp., large woodcut coat-of-arms on title-page, woodcut initials and head-pieces, handsome modern tan morocco gilt by J. L. Garcia dated 1997, slipcase, old ownership inscription to title crossed out, a fine copy.

    £16,000
  10. Second edition of Nodal. 2 works in one vol., small 4to, [xx], 162, [ii]; [ii], 43 pp., engraved folding map. Contemporary limp vellum, spine ink lettered, a fine example.

    £9,000
 

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