Lot 115: OLIPHANT, LAURENCE. NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN'S MISSION. 1859
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 EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo (218 x 130mm.), 5 folding maps, 20 colour or tinted lithographed plates, text illustrations, contemporary blue half morocco gilt by W. Smith of Dundee (blind stamp on preliminary leaf), spines in compartments richly tooled in gilt, marbled edges and endpapers, some spotting (mostly to endpapers)
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Small tear to large map.
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Provenance: Peter Carmichael, armorial bookplate and signature on each title dated 1859
Literature: Löwendahl 1224; Western Travellers in China 70