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  1. Fourth edition, Imperial copy on thick white wove paper; 8vo; engraved vignette on title page, title variant A (without Bell and Rivington in imprint) and 'Price One Guinea' (denoting imperial copy) on title, 200 wood-engravings by Bewick, 104 smaller vignettes; nineteenth century red morocco gilt extra by J. Clarke, covers with gilt panel with floral tooling to corners within gilt borders, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second, others richly gilt with floral tools within framed borders, raised bands with gilt fillets, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine copy; x, 526 pp.

    £1,500
  2. Mitford edition, 2 vols, 8vo (22 x 15 cm); 4 engraved plates including two engraved frontispieces (one hand-coloured in vol. II), some offsetting to title pages, slight marginal spotting throughout, decorated endpapers; restored preserving the contemporary diced calf, spine gilt decorated and lettered, slightly rubbed; pp.viii, 351,364; overall a very attractive set.

    £500
 

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