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Lot 93: MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825

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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  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
  • MALPIÈRE, D. BAZIN DE. LA CHINE. 1825
   
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Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, folio (345 x 250mm.), 2 hand-coloured lithographed frontispieces, and 178 (84+94) hand-coloured plates, each with a leaf of descriptive text, 4 leaves of engraved music with hand-coloured title illustration, plan of Beijing, contemporary purple morocco-backed boards, spines tooled in gilt with raised bands, each volume housed in cloth-covered chemise with toggles, light overall browning and spotting, minor wear to bindings, front hinge in vol. 1 starting

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."

Provenance: Robert & Maria Travis, book label

Literature: Cordier, Sinica 69; Lipperheide 1531; Western Travellers in China 63

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