Lot 61: GUIGNES, CHRÉTIEN-LOUIS-JOSEPH DE. VOYAGES A PEKING. 1808

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, comprising 3 volumes of text, 8vo (213 x 132mm.), and an atlas, folio (407 x 260mm.), half-titles, 92 engraved plates on 60 leaves, 6 engraved maps, 4 folding, text bound in CONTEMPORARY GREEN MOROCCO GILT BY BRADEL L’AINE (with his ticket) with ARMS OF NAPOLEON in gilt to sides, roll-tooled borders gilt, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges, atlas bound later to match, some restoration with minor loss to maps, title repaired at head
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2351–2352; Löwendahl 738; Western Travellers in China 55
Provenance: Eugène de Froberville (1790-1871), library stamp on titles
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