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Lot 135: PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS. A COLLECTION OF SEVEN ALBUMS [C.1900-1930S]
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Weihaiwei, and elsewhere. The visit of HMS Sandwich to China, including images of the handover of Weihaiwei to Chinese rule. [1929-31], oblong 4to (167 x 230mm.), 123 photographs (80 x 110mm., or the reverse) showing views and people in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Nanking, Foochow, and Weihaiwei (in 1930 it was handed back to China from British rule), mounted on card, recto and verso, nearly all captioned on the mount, patterned cloth, a few images removed
China. [early 1900s], oblong 4to (172 x 145mm.), 69 photographs of China (average 85 x 109mm., or the reverse), possibly by an American surveyor, mounted on black card, recto and verso, original reversed calf retailed by Tufts-Lyon Arms Co. of California, floral design on upper cover and titled 'Photos', slight wear
Beijing. Views of Peking and portraits of Chinese. [Yokohama: T. Moriya, c.1904], oblong 8vo (130 x 175mm.), 24 hand-tinted photographs, mounted on card, recto and verso, bound concertina style, red lacquer boards, fading to images
Hong Kong--[Bartholomew, A.E. (compiler)]. Hong Kong. [c.1905-11], small 4to (222 x 175mm.), 54 photographs (average 104 x 78mm., or the reverse) corner mounted in contemporary notebook, including good portraits of Chinese and views of Hong Kong, some of Bartholomew's family, original red cloth-backed marbled boards
China. [c.1910-20], 8vo (152 x 105mm.), 10 collotypes, group and individual portraits, many in traditional Chinese dress or costume, mounted on card, bound concertina style, patterned cloth boards
Chinwangtao (Qinhuangdao), and elsewhere. Album. [c.1916-18], oblong 4to (170 x 260mm.), over 150 photographs (average 65 x 85mm., or the reverse) of Chin-Wang-Tao, Tongshan, Gulf of Pechili, Tientsin, Hankow, Shan-Hai-Kwan, Lanchow, and Beijing, mounted on card, recto and verso, many captioned, black ribbed cloth
China and Mongolia. Album of postcards. [twentieth century], 4to (240 x 180mm.), over 270 postcards, and some printed ephemera, corner mounted, black cloth (7)
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