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China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016, 13:00 GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 89: MAFFEI, GIOVANNI PIETRO. L'HISTOIRE DES INDES ORIENTALES. 1655(37 views)
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Estimate: £300 - £600
Description: 2 parts in one volume, 4to (246 x 180mm.), woodcut initials and ornaments, contemporary calf, arms of Le Clerc de Lesseville on covers [see Olivier 1770, fer 2], spine gilt in compartments with raised bands, light staining or browning, repairs to title and binding, expertly re-backed
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Tear to G in part one.
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Provenance: Le Clerc de Lesseville, Comte de Brioude, supralibros; Joaquim de Sousa Leão (1867-1900), bookplate
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 784; Olivier 1352
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