Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (253 x 195mm.), woodcut vignette on title and head-piece on p.1, 6 folding engraved plans of Peking (Beijing), nineteenth-century red half morocco, marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, light spotting and browning, slight wear at folds of plans
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Large plan with small tear and damp stain.
"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: Cordier, Sinica 210-211; Löwendahl 537; Lust 187; Western Travellers in China 42
Provenance: "Blake, Parliament Street", ink inscription; two Chinese red seals to title
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