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Lot 49: ELLIS, HENRY. JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY OF CHINA. 1817
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (272 x 200mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst, 3 engraved maps, 1 folding, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and notes in pencil, maps browned (folding map with small tear), a few minor repairs to calf, joints slightly cracked
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2393; Lust 509; Löwendahl 791; Western Travellers in China 59