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Lot 133: PHOTOGRAPHS. TWO ALBUMS OF PHOTOGRAPHS. [EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY]
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: 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 is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 111 and 112