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Lot 31: CHINA: 6 TRAVEL BOOKS IN ENGLISH

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

by Sotheby's

07 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: [Gaubil, Father]. Extracts from two letters from ... Peking in China, translated from the French--[Incarville, Father d']. A letter... to the late Cromwell Mortimer. [Two works, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions. Vol. XLVIII. Part I. For the Year 1753. London, 1754, [extracts: pp. 309-317 and 253-260], stapled wrappers [Daines Barrington (1727/28-1800), signature on title; Inner Temple Library, stamps on title and verso of title], scattered creases and spottingAnderson, Aeneas. A Narrative of the British Embassy. Basel, 1795, 8vo, contemporary marbled calf [Librairie Le Tour du Monde, book label], scattered staining and browning, front hinge cracked, light wear to bindingLindsay, Hugh Hamilton and Karl Friedrich August Gutzlaff. Report of proceedings on a voyage to the northern ports of China, in the ship of Lord Amherst. London, 1833, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, contemporary morocco-backed boards, occasional spotting, rebacked to style; Morrison, Robert. A memoir of the principal occurrences during an embassy from the British Government to the Court of China in the year 1816. London, 1819; Abeel, David. Journal of a Residence in China. New York, 1836; [Anon.] Diary of a journey overland, through the maritime provinces of China from Manchao. London, 1822 (6)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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