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  1. 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
  2. First Dublin edition. 8vo., [2], x, 244 pp., slightly spotted and slightly soiled, contemporary calf, a very good copy.

    £600
  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. 8vo (208 x 120mm.), 598pp., 2 engraved plates, folding chart of Pitcairn, plate list/errata leaf at end, rather spotted and browned throughout, lacks front free endpaper, contemporary tree calf gilt.

    £2,000
  9. 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
  10. First edition. 8vo, [xvi], 347, [i], 39, [i]pp., a couple of gatherings in the appendix slightly proud, contemporary sprinkled calf, lightly rubbed, short splits to joints, corners bumped, a very good copy.

    £1,750
 

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