Description: Album (305 x 237mm.), 86 silver print photographs (12: average 147 x 190mm., 74: 90 x 120mm., or the reverse), mounted on thick paper (one on upper cover), recto and verso, concertina format, thick card covers, upper cover with photograph and titled "Peking" in Chinese, housed in a contemporary blue cloth box, box worn Box of 24 photographs (120 x 170mm., or the reverse), each on a separate card mount (178 x 245mm.), housed in a modern embroidered folding silk box, minor surface wear to one image
Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, 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: Western Travellers in China 111 and 112
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