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Lot 109: NAVARETTE, DOMINICK FERNANDEZ. AN ACCOUNT OF THE EMPIRE OF CHINA. [1744-46]
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: Folio (346 x 220mm.), with licence leaf (dated 1700) and supplement at end (p.751-824), engraved frontispiece portrait of Confucius, 4 engraved folding plates, engraved map, modern calf-backed boards, spine tooled in gilt and blind, with raised bands and red morocco label, scattered staining and minor tears, frontispiece trimmed at head, small repairs to map, boards lightly browned
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 35; cf. ESTC N474023 (with a variant setting, but with the Lintot and Osborn imprint)