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Lot 59: GROSIER, JEAN BAPTISTE. DE LA CHINE, OU DESCRIPTION GÉNÉRALE DE CET EMPIRE. 1818-1820
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: 7 volumes, 8vo (200 x 118mm.), 2 folding engraved maps, CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO GILT WITH CROWNED CIPHER of Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma to covers, surrounded by greek key border gilt, flat spines tooled gilt in six compartments with foliate decoration, gilt edges, watered silk endpapers
Some joints splitting.
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Provenance: Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, second wife of Napoleon (1791-1847), crowned cipher on covers; Calvin Bullock, bookplate
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 61-62; Löwendahl 813; Western Travellers in China 61