Lot 24: CHINA. 16 TRAVEL BOOKS IN ENGLISH

Sotheby's

November 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Description: Shoberl, Frederic. The World in Miniature. London, [1823], FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 12mo, 30 full-page coloured engravings, contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 62], offsetting from plates, minor wear to bindings
Fleming, George. Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary. London, 1863, FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, chromolithographed frontispiece, folding map, contemporary maroon morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 72], scattered spotting, spine sunned
Gutzlaff, Charles. A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern. London, 1834, FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo, 10 folding tables, large folding map, contemporary blue calf-backed boards [James Albert Garland, Jr., bookplate], sticker on front paste-down of volume with numbers '931, 17' and '931, 18', light spotting and darkening, minor wear to binding
Meignan, Victor. From Paris to Pekin over Siberian snows. London, 1885, 8vo, folding map, contemporary maroon calf-backed cloth [Kings College: prize label inscribed to P. Cole and gilt decoration on upper cover], browning, light wear and sunning to binding
and 10 others, mostly 8vo (16)

Medhurst, W.H. China: Its State and Prospects. 1838. Lacking pages 582-592 and colour frontispiece.
Gutzlaff, Charles. Journal of Three Voyages along the Coast of China. (Third edition). Bookplate, “deum cole reqem serva”
Davis, John Francis. The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China. 1836. 2 volumes.
Forbes, F.E. Five Years in China; From 1842 to 1847. 1848. Bookplate, “Sans Changer”
The Chinese Traveller containing a Geographical, Commercial and Political History of China… The Second Edition. 1775. 2 volumes
Martin, Montgomery. China; Political, Commercial and Social. 1847. 2 volumes. Wadsworth Library, blind stamps and numbered ‘1736’ and ‘1737’
Prandi, Fortunato. Memoirs of Father Ripa. 1844. Chawton House Library

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