Description: FIRST EDITION, second issue with the same date as the first edition, but with extra instructions to the bookbinder (see footnote in Landwehr 544), 3 parts in one volume, folio (305 x 195mm.), printed title in red and black, engraved additional title, pagination irregular, folding engraved map, 38 engraved plates some folding, double-page or full-page, text engravings, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, spine lettered in black with raised bands, some repairs to leaves or plates (some crude), light browning and staining (a few damp stains), binding slightly soiled with bowed boards
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Repairs to D, r3, 2T2, 2D2, 2k4, 3o4. Tear to 3O4. Plate 4 with piece of paper missing to bottom. Minor repair to bottom of front paste-down.
"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: Landwehr 544; Lust 507; Löwendahl 145; Western Travellers in China 21
Provenance: H.H. Jonkers, bookplate
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