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Lot 32: CHINA: 11 BOOKS ABOUT CHINA IN FRENCH
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Alexander, William. Costumes et vues de la Chine; Vues de la Chine et de la Tartarie. Paris, 1815, 2 volumes, half-titles, 54 engraved plates and plans (some folding or double-page), contemporary calf-backed boards [Mr. le Bon de Nervo, bookplate], [Western Travellers in China 58], scattered spotting, some plates cut with lack of text
Beaumont, F.M.M. Beautés de l'Historie de la Chine, du Japon et des Tartares. 2 volumes. Paris, 1818, half-titles, 12 engraved plates, contemporary tree sheep, bindings expertly repaired and restored
La Chine avec ses beautés et ses singularités. 2 volumes. Paris, 1838, 12mo, contemporary marbled boards, modern spines in period style, restoration to titles
Reinaud, M. Relation des Voyages. Paris, 1845, 2 volumes, contemporary red three-quarter morocco, original wrappers bound in [Joseph M. Gleason, bookplate]
and 3 others, mostly 12mo (11)
La Chine mieux connue. 1796-1797
Hüttner, J.C. Voyage a la Chine. 
Lettres du Pére Roy. 1822
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