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Lot 53: FORTUNE, ROBERT. THREE YEARS WANDERINGS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF CHINA.1847 (WITH) RESIDENCE AMONG THE CHINESE.1857
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: Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China, Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk, and Cotton Countries. London: John Murray, 1847, second edition, 8vo (214 x 135mm.), half-title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates, full red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, spine with raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges, expert repairs to spine, slight marks to binding
[Ibid.] A Residence among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856... with suggestions on the present war. London: John Murray, 1857, FIRST EDITION, 8vo (210 x 130mm.) half-title, 5 wood-engraved plates, illustrations, half calf over marbled boards, spine blind-tooled with raised bands, red label, marbled endpapers and edges, light spotting, slightly rubbed
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Provenance: Three Years: presented to Ashton M. Brandreth by Messrs Mayor and Brackenbury, Wimbledon, June 1852; Residence: 'BJ' purple ink stamp on verso of frontispiece
Literature: Löwendahl 1056 and 1184; Hill (2004) 631 (Residence)