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Lot 85: LITTLE, ARCHIBALD JOHN, AND ALICIA. COLLECTION OF 8 VOLUMES

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

by Sotheby's

07 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Little, Archibald John. Mount Omi and Beyond. London, 1901, FIRST EDITION, half-title, frontispiece, 15 plates, sketched map, original cloth gilt, a few tears and repairs, binding lightly worn, library copy
[Ibid.] Through the Yang-Tse Gorges. London, 1888, FIRST EDITION, half-title, folding lithographed map, original pictorial black cloth, black endpapers, leaves lightly browned, rebacked retaining original spine, slight wear
Little, Mrs [Alicia] Archibald. My Diary in a Chinese Farm. Shanghai, [1894/1896?], ONE OF 500 COPIES, half-title, 7 collotypes and 20 photo-engravings after K. Ogawa, original pictorial boards, bookseller stamp on title, binding worn and soiled, boards lightly bowed, joints splitting at spine head
[Ibid.] Intimate China. London, 1899, FIRST EDITION, photographic illustrations, original red cloth, binding lightly worn and sunned, small name stamp repeated on front free endpaper
and 4 others, mostly 8vo (8)

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Mount Omi and Beyond missing corner of front free endpaper; Through the Yang-Tse Gorges leaning a bit; My Diary in a Chinese Farm binding bubbly, silk spine frayed; Intimate China with light spotting
"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."

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