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  1. Second edition in Latin. 4to, (213 x 155 mm); [16], 628, [10] pp. (pp. 626-628 misnumbered as 606-608); engraved title page including a map of China, folding letterpress plate with woodcut diagram (repaired with minor loss), faint damp-staining to first five leaves, Contemporary blind-stamped calf, raised bands, carmine edges, expert restoration to corners and edges, a very good copy.

    £9,500
  2. First English editions, folio (42 x 27 cm) I. Title-page printed in red and black, portrait frontispiece of John Ogilby signed by P. Lilly, additional engraved title-page by Hollar, double-page engraved map and 19 engraved plates (of which one double-page, 121 engravings in thetext, of which 14 signed by Hollar, plate at page 40 with short margins, occasional light toning, occasional dusty margin, new endpapers.

    II. Letterpress title-page printed in red and black, additional engraved title-page, double-page engraved map, 38 plates in full-page of which 32 double-page, 57 engravings in the text, plate at page 44 with short margin and repair to lower margin not affecting image, occasional light toning, new endpapers.

    Together 2 volumes, contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked, spines richly gilt, a very handsome set.

    £15,000
  3. First edition. 2 volumes, folio. limited edition to 500 copies. 172 large collotype plates with tissue guards including three folding panoramas. Original embroidered silk portfolio in cardboard boxes (worn with old repairs). Minor rubbing to edges of portfolio, but overall a very good copy. Separate volume of text in English and Japanese in original cream wrappers.

    £26,000
  4. First edition, 8vo, xiv, [ii], 407, [i] pp., 16 pages ads dated January 1847 at end, pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), 12 other illustrations, original reddish brown cloth gilt, pictorial gilt vignette to upper cover, neat repair to spine, a very good copy.

    £1,250
  5. First edition. 4to., 20 pp., 54 collotype plates, each plate is accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress, original black cloth gilt, neat repair to spine, a very good copy.

    £875
  6. Second edition, 'mise en un meilleur ordre', 4 parts in 2 vols; folio (35 x 27.5 cm); introduction by Bazin, 179 of 181 hand-coloured lithographs (on 177 leaves), with four leaves of music and a hand-coloured vignette, engraved by Aubry-le-Comte, Deveria, Grévédon after drawings by père Castiglione, Pu-Qua and William Alexander (from Pittoresque representations of the dress and manners of the Chinese), Chambers, Dadley etc.,; quarter green morocco with blue marbled boards, spines in compartments with gilt and black morocco design, gilt title to second, some plates with minor stains, edges bumped, a fine copy.

    £9,500
  7. First edition. 4to., title and 24 tipped-in photographs, arranged 1 or 2 per page, captioned below image, original illustrated wrappers, small loss to head o spine, a very good copy of a scarce title.

    £850
  8. Third and best edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, first 2 volumes illustrated with maps and plates, third volume consisting of notes and addenda by Cordier, original green cloth, spines decorated in blue, morocco labels, an excellent bright set.

    £675
  9. First edition, 8vo, xii, 432pp., folding map, 3 folding tables in pocket at end, 104 photographic illustrations on 74 plates, original green cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £1,250
  10. First edition. 8vo., [vi], 260, [ii], 17 pp., contemporary black morocco gilt, gilt lettered to upper cover, label of the 'Ching Foon' Printing and Bookbinding Office, Szechuan Road, Shanghai, a fine copy.

    £2,000
 

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