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Lot 99: MARTINI, MARTINO. HISTOIRE DE LA CHINE. 1692
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 2 volumes, 12mo (161 x 90mm.), 14 engraved plates, woodcut head- and tailpieces, contemporary calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands, speckled edges, extra leaf from vol. 1, erroneously bound into vol. 2 (pp.287-88), some spotting and browning, offsetting from some plates, small tear to kvi3, light wear to bindings
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 580; Lust 442; Löwendahl 120