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Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!

Lavatory Humour, 1750. 
£7,500

La Pomme Verte”

DIDEROT, Denis [and] D’ALEMBERT, Jean Le Rond, 1751. 
£950,000

The universal planisphere

DUNN, Samuel, 1759. 
£8,000

A triumph of Venetian rococo book design

ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761. 
£50,500

Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos

DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765. 
£1,000

The Romanov copy of the account of an expedition to the Levant

PLESHCHEYEV, Sergey Ivanovich, 1772. 
£16,000

Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library

DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773. 
£6,000

D’Anville’s maps of China

D’ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon], 1776. 
£4,500

One of the earliest European chronicles of the American War of Independence

KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777. 
£8,000

Index to Rouge’s Mitchell Map

LE ROUGE, George Louis, 1777. 
£10,000

Cook in Parts!

ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785. 
£750

Joseph Huddart’s Certificate of Admittance to Trinity House, the Lighthouse Authority

HUDDART, Joseph; Charles WILDBORE; and Hector ROSE, 1790. 
£3,500

Rare first edition of woodworker’s manual

BERGERON, [Louis-Eloy] [but Louis-Georges-Isaac SALIVET], 1792. 
£1,000

A guide to sailing to Jamaica

GAULD, George, 1795. 
£6,000

An innovative globe

COVENS, Cornelius, 1802. 
£3,000

The first scientific analysis of the American Southwest

HUMBOLDT, Alexander von [and] Aime J.A. BONPLAND, 1811. 
£45,000