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Lot 134: CHINA. TWO ALBUMS OF PHOTOGRAPHS, C.1920S/30S
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: 2 albums, oblong 4to (208 x 270mm.), 255 silver prints (119 (of 120) + 136; 100 x 150mm., or the reverse), some duplication between the albums, mounted on black card, recto and verso, each with a slip of letterpress text pasted on the mount, original sewn black cloth, each housed in a modern custom made chemise and slipcase, one photograph removed (no.64), slight silver fish damage to a few captions and photographs (2)
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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