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  1. Seventh edition (Silver Library issue). 8vo (19 x 14 cm), xi, 339pp, 3 illustrations including title-page vignette, bookplate; publisher's brown cloth, slightly faded on spine, gilt lettered; overall a good solid copy

    £120
  2. First edition. 8vo, (20 x 14 cm), inscribed by author on title-page, slight foxing to edges, first free endpapers, title page, and pp.143 - 160; publisher's printed orange cloth; overall a good copy.

    £150
  3. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xvi, 381; vii, 447 pp., 4 hand-coloured aquatint plates, occasional light spotting, decorated endpapers, bookplate, contemporary half calf gilt, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, a very attractive example.

    £2,000
  4. First edition, folio (57 x 39.5 cm), viii, 82, [ii] pp., engraved map, 10 fine aquatint plates after drawings by the author, uncut in contemporary calf-backed marbled boards.

    £2,500
  5. First edition. Folio (46.5 x 36.5 cm), original hand-coloured lithograph title, hand-coloured lithograph dedication leaf, 18 hand-coloured lithographs, all mounted on card as issued, original blue morocco-backed portfolio, gilt lettered direct on upper cover; neat repairs at extremities.

    £3,750
  6. First edition. 4to, 28 original albumen prints, including frontispiece and title vignette, double-page map of the Oberland, tissue guards, modern dark blue half morocco gilt, marbled sides, original gilt pictorial upper cover bound-in at end, all edges gilt, a fine copy.

    £1,250
  7. Second edition, enlarged. 4to, 31 original mounted photographs (albumen silver prints) on 25 leaves, descriptive letterpress, original tissue guards (browned), last few leaves a little creased in upper margin with occasional light waterstain, photographs in excellent condition, original green cloth gilt, light wear, all edges gilt, a very good copy of a scarce book.

    £3,500
  8. 2 volumes in 1, 4to, 2 additional engraved pictorial titles, 2 engraved frontispieces, 117 engraved plates, contemporary green half morocco gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  9. 4to. 36 issues, With manuscript title page, 36 aquatint plates, including one folding and 33 hand-coloured, some heightened with gum arabic, each acompanied by an engraved portrait of the artist and text with biographical information and mostly with separate title page which states year of publication; occasional light spotting. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine gilt; lightly rubbed.

    £2,750
  10. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, dissected and mounted on linen, extending west to east from London to Kracow and north to south from Copenhagen to Genoa, inset road map of Europe, lower left, key to map lower right, 'G. Biggs' mapseller's advertisements pasted to recto, publisher's label and advert pasted to endpapers, red cloth slip-case with label, worn, discolouration to map.

    £280
 

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