Description: Folio (283 x 192mm.), plate with Chinese alphabet on p. of part 1, and portrait of Father Schall on p.23 of part 2, nineteenth-century half calf by Hatton of Manchester, title and p.1 soiled, slightly torn and repaired at edge
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Binding lightly worn.
"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.
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Literature: D.F. Lach & E.J. van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe III, i, p.385
Provenance: Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, sale in these rooms, 15 March 2007, lot 3164
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