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Egypt & Nubia, by ROBERTS, David

London: F. G. Moon, , 1846-49. The most desirable issue of this great work - scarce in the original parts Folio, parts I-XXI in 13 original portfolios (600 x 430 mm). Original brown fine diaper-grain cloth boards, skiver-backed, gilt lettered on front co...

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£150,000.00


Das Werk. by KLIMT, Gustav

Vienna: H. O. Meithke,, 1914. The only editioned set produced during Klimt's lifetime Folio. 14 loose pages including 5 with plate indexes and 50 loose plates. All housed in a brown mottled clamshell box with linen spine and marbled sides, with artist's ...

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£135,000.00


The American Atlas: by JEFFERYS, Thomas

London: R. Sayer and J. Bennett,, 1775. The cartographic bible of the American Revolution Folio (558 x 396 mm). Recent half calf period style, marbled sides. Letterpress title and index leaf. 22 engraved maps on 48 sheets (all folding or double-page exc...

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£135,000.00


Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand. by MARX, Karl

Brussels: 2 October, [1847]. To the president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, shortly before Marx's election to vice president Octavo. Single bifolium (sheet size 214 x 138 mm) of plain paper, blindstamped "Angouleme" at top left, the content ...

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£130,000.00


Les Trois Mousquetaires. by DUMAS, Alexandre

Paris: Baudry,, 1844. The author's best-known work and one of his two masterpieces, The Three Musketeers in original wrappers 8 volumes, octavo. Original yellow wrappers, titles to spines and covers in black, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Housed in re...

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£125,000.00


Purchas his Pilgrimes. by PURCHAS, Samuel

London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone,, 1625-6. The largest book ever seen through the English press at the time, a collection of travels that remains an indispensable resource Together 5 volumes (the supplemental Pilgrimage comprising the fifth...

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£125,000.00


Archive relating to the Royal Navy service of Midshipman Francis Wyatt Rawson Larken. by TRUCIAL STATES

1928-51. The Trucial Sheikhs and their followers … came onboard … All were fine upstanding men 3 volumes, small folio (330 x 200 mm). Original sand-coloured half diapered cloth, dark green moiré-effect cloth sides, red skiver labels gilt, original pri...

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£125,000.00


Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. by SWIFT, Jonathan

London: Benj[amin] Motte,, 1726. Contemporary panelled calf 2 volumes, octavo (199 x 117 mm). Contemporary panelled calf, early 19th-century black morocco labels and gilt dates on spines. Housed in a dark brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea...

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£125,000.00


Histoire naturelle des perroquets. by LEVAILLANT, François

Paris: Levrault frères,, 1801-05. Magnificent plates by Jacques Barraband - "a superlative bird artist" 2 volumes, folio (530 x 340 mm). Near contemporary red morocco-grain roan, smooth spines gilt lettered direct and divided by swag rolls enclosing sin...

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£125,000.00


The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. by DICKENS, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall,, 1839. Presentation copy in red morocco with accompanying letter, to the society hostess, later his friend, Lady Holland Octavo (208 x 133 mm). Original publisher's presentation binding of red hard-grain morocco gilt, sides with...

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£100,000.00


The Chimes; [together with:] The Cricket on the Hearth; [and:] The Battle of Life. by DICKENS, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans,, 1845, 1846, & 1846. Presentation copies to his friend John Pritt Harley Together 3 works, small octavo. Original red cloth, spines and front covers lettered and decorated in gilt, covers stamped in blind, yellow endpapers, gilt...

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£100,000.00


Original drawing: the Prophet Almustafa. by GIBRAN, Kahlil

1923 or after. Self-portrait as The Prophet Graphite on Dartmouth Bond paper, with watermark (26 x 20 cm), signed with initials in pencil at lower right. Minimal toning to edges, overall fine. Original drawing by the author, a version of the same image...

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£100,000.00


Complete deluxe limited editions set. by RACKHAM, Arthur

1905–51. Together 45 individually published works. A superb collection, in fine or near-fine condition, many with original slipcases. Rare in such beautiful condition. IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905 Quarto. Origina...

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£100,000.00


The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same. by HARRISON, John

London: printed by W. Richardson and S. Clarke; and sold by John Nourse, and Mess. Mount and Page,, 1767. Harrison's determination of longitude, and related pamphlets Together 4 works bound in 1 volume, quarto (259 x 201 mm). Near-contemporary half calf ...

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£100,000.00


Original autograph leaf from The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. by DICKENS, Charles

[London: , before April 1837]. One of only five pages of the Pickwick manuscript remaining in private hands Single leaf (230 x 185 mm). Manuscript text in brown ink on recto only. Housed in a custom pinkish-orange morocco gilt-stamped folder with cream m...

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£97,500.00


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