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Printed Books, Maps & Documents

4 October 2017

Besley (Henry publisher).

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Lot 149

Estimate: £150 - £200
Sold For: £160

H.Besley's Views in Cornwall, circa 1865,
title printed to upper board, twenty-four uncoloured engraved views, upper hinge broken, book plate of 'The Steel Collection', publisher's blindstamped cloth gilt, a liitle faded and bumped at extremities, oblong 8vo, together with Besley (H. publisher), H. Besley's Views in Devonshire, circa 1865, five engraved views, publisher's printed gilt boards, oblong 8vo, with Fearnside (William Gray & Harrel Thomas, editors), Holmes's Great Metropolis : or views and history of London in the nineteenth century..., published Thomas Holmes, circa 1855, additional decorative title page, forty-nine uncoloured engraved views, some spotting, contemporary cloth gilt, worn and frayed, 8vo, plus Shepherd (Thomas H.), Metropolitan Improvements or London in the nineteenth century..., 1827, decorative title, dedication, 140 uncoloured engraved views and one folding map, some spotting and staining throughout, contemporary diced calf gilt, worn and rubbed, 8vo, with Morris (Rev. F. O.), A History of British Birds, volumes 3 & 5 (only). 1870, numerous colour plates, very occasional spotting, publisher's cloth gilt, large 8vo, with another seven mixed volumes of natural history, topographical views and similar, mixed bindings, various sizes


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