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  1. 3 works in one vol., folio (47 x 34 cm), 96 hand-coloured aquatint plates, light offsetting; contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, minor rubbing, an excellent example.

    £15,000
  2. First edition, copy number 9 of 30 copies on Canute paper of an edition limited to 203 copies (150 for sale); 4to; illustrated with 13 photographs taken by the author; publisher'sl brown morocco, spine and upper cover lettered in gilt, pictorial gilt vignette of bird with worm in beak to lower cover, top edge gilt others uncut, upper joint lightly rubbed, a very good example.

    £8,750
  3. 6 volumes bound in 4, large folio, 6 lithographed pictorial titles, 121 tinted lithographed plates, 120 half-page tinted lithographs by Louis Haghe after Roberts, lithographed portrait of the author by C. Baugniet on India paper, 2 engraved maps, contemporary green half morocco gilt, marbled sides, some foxing to plates, a very handsome set.

    £50,000
  4. First edition, 4to (30 x 21 cm); inscribed in ink on the front free endpaper to Ivan Nikolaevich Aleksandrov from the author, [2], ii, 308pp., 78 illustrations in the text, 72 plates with tissue guards, original cloth backed printed boards, corners bumped, boards slightly worn otherwise a very good example of a rare work.

    £5,500
  5. First edition. 8vo, inscribed presentation copy, xxxiii, [i], 560 pp., 2 maps (1 large folding, couple of short splits), 2 engraved folding plans, 6 lithographs by Westall, Harding, and others on india paper, contemporary russia gilt, covers with broad gilt borders, all edges gilt, neatly rebacked preserving spine, joints lightly rubbed, a very handsome copy.

    £3,000
  6. 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
  7. First edition, first impression, first issue binding; presentation copy inscribed by the author. 8vo; 2pp. advertisements, photographic frontispiece and 15 full-page illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth, titles to spine gilt. Boards lightly marked, spine just a touch faded and slightly rolled. Very good indeed.

    £3,750
  8. First edition, 3 vols, 8vo, signed by the author on title page, engraved frontispiece to each volume, original reddish brown blind-stamped cloth gilt, rebacked preserving spines, occasional light spotting, a very good set.

    £2,250
  9. First edition, 8vo, vii, 136 pp., original blind-stamped brown cloth gilt, uncut, a fine copy.

    £1,250
  10. 6 volumes bound in 3; 4to (29.5 x 21 cm); 250 lithographed plates including pictorial titles, tissues, all plates captioned, foxing to titles and some light spotting throughout; text block detached from spine in vol.II, a.e.g.; contemporary publisher's blue cloth, richly gilt borders and arms of the city of Jerusalem to centre of boards, spines gilt in compartments, a little faded and worn, a good set.

    £6,500
 

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