Description: FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (185 x 115mm.), half-titles, 2 folding engraved plans, and 50 plates, contemporary tree calf gilt, spines gilt, red morocco spine labels, speckled edges, light scattered spotting and browning, wormhole to spine head of volume 1
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2387-2388; Löwendahl 729; Western Travellers in China 52
Provenance: Librairie de Garnier, label on verso of half-titles
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