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“MUCH RIDICULED BUT LIVELY AND INFORMATIVE”

CORYATE, Thomas. Coryats Crudities. London, 1611.

Rare first edition of the legendary traveler Thomas Coryate’s “lively and informative” account (Baugh et al., 623) of his prolific travels through the major cities of 17th-century Europe, “the first English handbook on continental travel,” long coveted by collectors, illustrated with six woodcut plates (two folding), handsomely bound by Bedford. $28,000.

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“FOND ADHERENCE TO THEIR PRIMITIVE GARB”

MCIAN, Robert Ronald and LOGAN, James. Clans of the Scottish Highlands. London, 1845-47. Two volumes.

First edition of the first illustrated encyclopaedia of traditional Scottish tartans, with two chromolithographic heraldic frontispieces and 72 vibrant, hand-colored lithographic plates after the celebrated paintings of Robert Ronald McIan of the great chiefs and highlanders. A beautiful copy in the publisher's elaborately gilt-decorated morocco bindings. $17,000.

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WITH 24 SUPERB HAND-COLORED FOLIO ACKERMANN AQUATINTS OF SCENES ALONG THE RHINE, 1820

(ACKERMANN, Rudolph) GERNING, Baron Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine. London, 1820.

First edition, first issue, of one of Ackermann’s wonderful Picturesque Tours, beautifully illustrated with 24 hand-colored folio aquatints and large folding map. A lovely copy. $11,000.

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WITH 24 LOVELY HAND-COLORED FOLIO AQUATINT ENGRAVINGS

(FRANCE) (ACKERMANN, Rudolph) SAUVAN, [Jean-Baptiste-Balthazar]. Picturesque Tour of the Seine. London, 1821. First edition of this lovely tour of the Seine from Paris to Havre de Grace, with hand-colored vignette title page and 24 beautiful folio aquatint views of the river and surrounding countryside after drawings by Augustus Charles Pugin and John Gendall, very finely and vividly hand-colored. $8800.

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IMPERIAL EDITION OF VIEWS AND RUINS IN ROME AND ITS VICINITY, WITH 62 LOVELY FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES BY JAMES MERIGOT

(ROME) MERIGOT, James. A Select Collection of Views and Ruins in Rome. London, circa 1821.

Imperial paper edition of Merigot's classic work on Rome, with 62 magnificent, finely hand-colored aquatint engravings—a lovely uncut copy. $8800.

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“IN THE PRIMITIVE AGES OF THE WORLD… THERE WAS NOT EVEN SO MUCH AS BARTER

(ANDERSON, Adam). Historical and Chronological Deduction of the Origin of Commerce. London, 1764. Two volumes.

First edition of this important authoritative history of commerce, with a global authority that includes a focus on Britain’s acquisition of “new American markets,” as well as the greater consequences of “the very extraordinary actions of the year 1720” when the South Sea Bubble burst (Sabin), complete with three large folding maps, handsome in contemporary calf. $8500.

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MUIRHEAD BONE’S 120 LARGE FOLIO ILLUSTRATIONS OF OLD SPAIN, SIGNED BY BONE AND HIS WIFE

BONE, Muirhead. Old Spain. London, 1936. Together, three volumes.

Signed limited first edition of this monumental collection of Spanish landscapes, cityscapes and interiors, number 24 of only 265 sets, with 120 large full-page illustrations in various media (three double-page, many in color) by Muirhead Bone and descriptions by Gertrude Bone, signed by both, with the additional portfolio of two original drypoint etchings, each signed by Muirhead Bone. With a presentation inscription from artist W. Russell Flint and two related signed autograph letters, one from Muirhead to Flint and one from Mary Bone to John Moore, the recipient of this copy. $8500.

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"CHARACTERIZED BY ROMANTIC FEELING": WITH 18 BEAUTIFUL HAND-COLORED AQUATINT FOLIO PLATES

(ENGLAND) (WALES) LOUTHERBOURG, P.J. de. The Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales. London, 1805.

First edition of this splendid picturesque tour of the countryside of England and Wales, with 18 beautifully hand-colored aquatint folio plates. $8200.

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