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  1. 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
  2. 2 parts in 1 volume, 4to., [12], 258; [4], 233, [5] leaves, engraved title; light water-staining, seventeenth century full calf binding, front cover with central 'VOC M' [= Middelburg] stamp, joints cracked, spine extremities defective.

    £5,250
  3. Third edition. 21 (separately paginated) parts in 2 vols, landscape folio (20 x 26 cms), first title-page re-margined on lower edge beneath date (no loss), complete with 2 engraved frontispieces and 230 engraved plates (some folding) in vol. I, slight loss to fore-edge pl. 16, Houtman, De Eerste Schipvaerd; also to to pls 2 & 8, Van Noort, Beschrijvinge van de Schipvaerd; plate 5 , Neck, Tweede Schipvaert, possibly supplied (small margins); expert paper restoration to a strip of lower margin (6 cm x 1 cm at greatest extent) and similar repair to fold, pl. 6, Spilbergen, 't Historiael Journael; in vol. II, Van Den Broecke, Historische ende Journaelesche, plates short on lower margin (as issuedý); neat restoration to pls 3 & 10, Oost ende West-Indische Navigatien, later vellum to style, lettered in gilt, yapp edges, occasional light dampstaining (nothing untoward), an excellent set.

    £30,000
  4. First Latin edition, folio (31.5 x 24 cms approx.), 51ff., including engraved title, 48 ½- or ¾-page engraved plates (of which 5 are maps), including the folding plate of the Bazaar, several woodcuts (some full-page), old stamps to title, modern calf-backed old marbled boards, vellum tips, a very good, well-margined copy.

    £20,000
  5. First edition in French, 2 vols in one, folio (38.8 x 25.2 cm). Titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Engraved frontispiece, one head-piece, 45 engraved plates, plans and maps (mostly double-page or folding). Engraved title margin browned, occasional very minor spotting or browning. Contemporary speckled calf gilt (minor wear to joints and extremities), an excellent example.

    £5,000
  6. First Latin edition. Landscape 4to, large engraved view to title, 25 engraved plates of charts and views (including a large folding engraved world map and a similar map of the East Indies, along with 5 double-page plates); some occasional light spotting, very small paper repair to leading edge of title page, also to outer edge of plate 3, upper and lower edge of margin of final leaf of text, lower corner of penultimate leaf repaired. Contemporary limp vellum, recased with new endpapers, lettering on spine faded, some light soiling to covers, with contemporary ink marks. [vii], [i](blank), 9-175, [1](blank)pp.

    £20,000
  7. First Latin edition. Small oblong folio, [30]; [10] ff., engraved plate to title-page, 10 further plates & 5 maps, with initial letter and colophon; engraved plate to title-page, map of Bali, 24 coastal profiles and a woodcut showing a pair of emu-like birds, with initial letter. Contemporary vellum, slightly cockled, with some light soiling, some early underlinings in the text, and neat ownership signature to title-page dated 1600.

    £25,000
 

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