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
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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 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
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