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Lot 42: COXE, WILLIAM. LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES. 1781

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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  • COXE, WILLIAM. LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES. 1781
  • COXE, WILLIAM. LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES. 1781
  • COXE, WILLIAM. LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES. 1781
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Description: FIRST FRENCH QUARTO EDITION, 4to (250 x 195mm.), half-title, 4 engraved folding maps and one folding engraved view, contemporary brown marbled calf, spine with raised bands, tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and dampstaining, red pencil notes on preliminary leaves, small tears to maps, light wear and repair to binding 

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

Provenance: Dr Bertsch, Institution Concordia, Zürich, oval stamps on preliminary leaf, half-title and recto of leaf O2

Literature: Sabin 17310 (mentioning the octavo edition of the same year)

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