Description: FIRST EDITION, large folio (515 x 372mm.), NUMBER 134 OF 200 COPIES on Chinoise, 39 woodblock colour prints (2 large folding), 39 monochrome prints (various sizes), and 18 inscriptions printed in black on red paper, one monochrome cut-out, black buckram with orange silk bands, black label lettered in gilt on upper cover, green embossed endpapers, light browning, small tears, some offsetting, orange silk slightly frayed, joints repaired
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. A few small tears to some plates, one pocket loose and with tears.
"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: Western Travellers in China 86
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