woodcut printer’s device on title, 2 engraved plates, one folding, approbation leaf at end
[Le Tellier, Michel]. Lettre d'un docteur en théologie, à un missionaire de la Chine. Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1686–1687
2 works bound in one volume, 12mo (155 x 88mm.), contemporary calf, spine gilt in 6 compartments, some repairs to binding
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: First work: Cordier, Sinica 832; both works: Western Travellers in China 26; cf. Löwendahl 201, 209 (other editions)
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