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  1. First edition, first impression; 8vo; pages toned as always; publisher's pictorial boards, with the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the dust jacket. Scarce thus.

    £3,250
  2. First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author; 8vo; publisher's blue boards, titles to spine in silver, with the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket.

    £375
  3. First editions, first impressions; 3 vols, 8vo; publisher's black, pink and blue boards respectively, titles to spines, with the pictorial dust jackets. The first title: spine just a touch rolled but a lovely copy in the lightly frayed dust jacket with a couple of pieces of internal support. The other two titles are gorgeous in the dust jackets.

    £875
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; neat ownership signature to front free endpaper; publisher's orange cloth, titles to spine in black, with the pictorial dust jacket. An excellent copy in the lightly marked and frayed dust jacket.

    £475
  5. First edition, first impression; 8vo; very mild partial browning to the endpapers; publisher's blue boards, titles to spine gilt, with the pictorial dust jacket. A nice copy in the nicked and lightly tanned dust jacket with a little chaffing to the edges of the flaps and a little bleed to the verso from the boards.

    £125
  6. 12 volumes, First editions in this format, first impressions throughout; 8vo; some typical, albeit mild, spotting to the fore edges and occasional oxidisation to the spine lettering of a few volumes; publisher's grey cloth, titles to spines gilt on purple ground, purple topstains, with the dust jackets. Withal an exceptional set in the dust jackets which show mild, even tanning at the spines.

    £950
  7. First edition, first impression; 4to; decorations by J. D. Fergusson; publisher's green cloth, device to upper board by J. D. Fergusson gilt, titles to spine gilt, with the dust jacket. An unusually nice copy in the very slightly faded dust jacket with a single, short tear.

    £525
  8. First edition thus; 8vo, (24.5 x 16.5 cm); 12 full-page black-and-white plates by Norman Tealby, including frontispiece, illustrated head- and tail-pieces, unmarked internally, decorated endpapers; bound in red morocco for Asprey, elaborately gilt, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, original front cover and spine bound in at end, a fine copy; [xxxii], 220pp.

    £250
  9. Limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the illustrator; large 4to, (29.2 x 23.3 cm); 15 full-page line drawings in black and white by Beresford Egan, colour frontispiece with captioned tissue guard ('Imaginary Portrait of Baudelaire'), title vignette and vignette on p.135 in black and green, decorative woodcut initials and tail-pieces, autograph note by the bookbinder tipped in, minimal foxing and marginal soiling; modern dark-green morocco by Robert Porter with a stylised floral and leaf design, top edge trimmed, others uncut, edges slightly browned, overall an excellent copy; 142, [1, printer's imprint], [1, blank]pp.

    £1,500
  10. First illustrated edition, number 32 of 125 copies on Montval paper; 8vo, (23.7 x 17.8 cm); title page in red and black, etched illustrations by A. -E. Marty, some offsetting, otherwise unmarked internally, coloured endpapers; publisher's pictorial russet morocco by I. Blanchetière, with inlaid designs in greens and blue repeating the illustration on p.26 (without figures), gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, pastedowns within gilt fillet and inlaid morocco, matching morocco-edged slipcase, rubbed, overall an excellent copy; [2], 115, [4]pp.

    £1,250
 

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