CHINA. MARCO POLO, AND OTHER WORKS (35 VOLUMES)

Lot 39: CHINA. MARCO POLO, AND OTHER WORKS (35 VOLUMES)

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November 7, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
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Description: Le Livre de Marco Polo. Peking [Beijing], 1924-1928, 3 volumes, ONE OF 550 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF 500 ON CHINESE PAPER, folding map, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, original wrappers bound in, vol.1 missing lower original wrapper, leaves lightly browned or spotted, slight wear and sunning to bindings Pauthier, M.G. Le Livre de Marco Polo. Paris, 1865, 2 volumes, large folding map, red morocco-backed marbled boards [Louis de Balasy, ex libris stamp; Libraire le Tour du Monde, book label], light offsetting from frontispiece Reinaud, M. Relations Politiques et commerciales de l’Empire Romain. Paris, 1863, 4 folding maps (in addition to duplicate of map no.2), green morocco-backed marbled boards, with letter of presentation bound in, dated 21 November 1864, light spotting Cahen, Gaston. Histoire des relations de la Russie avec la Chine. Paris, 1912, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author, dated June 1919, three-quarter blue morocco over marbled boards, by A. Devauchelle, original wrappers bound in, including original spine pasted to rear flyleaf and 28 others, mostly 8vo or 4to (35) Lapérouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup comte de. Voyage autour du Monde. 1981. 2 volumes. Histoire Générale de la Chine. 1920-1921. 4 volumes. Joseph Amiot et les Derniers Survivants de la Mission Francaise a Pékin (1710-1795). 1915. Ferrand, Gabriel. Voyage du Marchand Arabe Sulayman en Inde et en Chine. 1922. 1665 copies, no. 671 (165-1665 copies en vélin bouffant). Backer, Louis de. L’Extrême-Orient au moyen age. 1877 Mission d'Ollone (1906-1909). Recherches sur les Musulmans Chinois. 1911 Ab̲hār aṣ-Ṣīn wa l-Hind. Relation de la Chine et de l'Inde. 1948 Maspero, Henri [editor]. Les Documents Chinois. 1953 Maybon, Ch.B. and Jean Fredet. Histoire de la concession francaise de Changhai. [1929] Huc, M. Le Christianisme en Chine en Tartarie et au Thibet. 1857. 4 volumes Médard, M. A Propos des Voyages Aventureux de Fernand Mendez Pinto. [1935-1936 (upper cover of wrapper, bound in)] Thomas, A. Histoire de la Mission de Pékin. 1923 Pauthier, G. Histoire des relations politiques de la Chine. 1859 Dermigny, Louis. Le memoirs de Charles de Constant sur le commerce a la Chine. 1964 Fitzgerland, C.-P. Li Che-Min: Unificateur de la Chine. 1935 Boxer, C.R. Embaixada de Macau ao Japão em 1640. 1933. Delle Opere del Padre Daniello Bartoli. Volume XV and XVII, 1825. 2 volumes. Cros, P.-L.Jos.-Marie. Saint Francios de Xavier. 1900. 2 volumes Cordier, Henri. Les voyages en Asie au XIVe siecle du bienheureux frere Odoric de Pordenone. 1891
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