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  1. [Text in Greek] First edition, 9 parts in one vol, 4to; title and praefatio in Latin, half-title, index, scattered light foxing; contemporary red morocco gilt, raised bands, gilt stamps to boards, all edges gilt, a fine copy; [6], 1073, [3]pp.

    £375
  2. 17 vols in 13, 4to (250 x 190 mm); wood-engraved plates and illustrations by Barnard, 'Phiz' and others, historiated capital to the first word of each chapter, occasional foxing but in the main confined to some preliminary and terminal leaves and then mostly to some endpapers, in the main, clean and bright; near-contemporary half calf, gilt panelled spines with red and brown morocco labels, very minor rubbing, otherwise near-fine.

    £2,500
  3. First edition, first impression; 2 vols, 8vo; half titles to both volumes, as called for, 2 pp. publisher's ads at the end of vol. I, 16 pp publisher's catalogue at end of vol. II correctly dated June 1857, Wesley's bookbinder's label to rear paste down of the first volume, all primary issue points; publisher's purple cloth, elaborately tooled in blind to all boards, titles to spines gilt, cream coated endpapers, hinges just a little tender, spines inevitably somewhat faded but a stunning copy, entirely unsophisticated condition and a qenuine rarity thus; housed in an early twentieth century red cloth, solander box.

    £7,500
  4. First editions; 2 vols, large 8vo; first title in first issue state with blank street sign to vignette of upper board, all edges gilt, both volumes illustrated throughout by Sidney Paget; publisher's light blue and dark blue cloth gilt respectively, spines very lightly rolled, gilt to spines a little rubbed but a distinctly superior set of the definitional volumes of Holmseian short stories.

    £12,500
  5. 30 volumes (complete); 8vo; variously illustrated in black & white by George Cruikshank, G. Cattermole, Robert Seymour and 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne) and others, varying degrees of foxing to most of the preliminary and terminal pages, occasional spotting elsewhere but in the main, bright; contemporary half calf over cockerel paper covered boards, matching endpapers and all edges similarly marbled, spines with very fine gilt, rubbed at extremities, minor abrasions to some edges, otherwise a very good, original set.

    £2,750
  6. Small 8vo (160 x 110); engraved vignette title-page by Stopford A. Brooke; near-cotemporary full green morocco, inlaid with red carnations to covers, gilt-panelled dentelles, lined in ivory moire, all edges gilt, small, light stain to lower, outer corner of front free lining, with offsetting to following page, otherwise a most handsome volume and internally fine.

    £275
  7. One volume edition, later issue. Contemporary half green calf, titles and decoration to spine gilt, tan endpapers. Early gift inscription to first blank leaf, with a further neat ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, tips a little rubbed. Very nice.

    £150
  8. First edition, first issue with 2pp adverts at end; 8vo (195 x 140 mm); two illustrations of 'The Sherd of Armenartas', a few spots to half-title and following blank leaf, otherwise very clean; publishers bevelled cloth, gilt, patterned endpapers, the front free one chipped along edges since this was loose, now professionally reattached, rear hinge also restored, otherwise a near-fine copy.

    £550
  9. First edition, first impression. 8vo. Publisher's dark green cloth, titles spine gilt, first issue binding with top edge gilt. An exceptionally nice copy and distinctly scarce thus.

    £1,750
  10. First edition, first issue; 8vo (196 x 142 mm, 7¾ x 5½ in); 20pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at end, ink ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and front free endpaper; publisher's dark grey cloth, spine and upper cover gilt-lettered with gilt life buoy design to upper cover, blindstamp to lower cover, leaves uncut, hinges starting to split, extremities slightly rubbed.

    £450
 

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