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Lot 125: CHINA. ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS. [C.1895-1900]
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Oblong folio (262 x 335mm.), 162 glossy silver prints (most 90 x 128mm., some 202 x 290mm., or the reverse), mounted on thick card, recto and verso, many captioned on the mount in German in red ink, three concert programmes in German printed in Tsingtau (Qingdao) loosely inserted (slightly worn), contemporary morocco-backed lacquer binding, upper cover with a mother of pearl and ivory relief of a woman playing a flute on a bird, gilt edges, some images faded, some wear to album
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 94