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Lot 159: ROUGEMENT, FRANÇOIS DE. HISTORIA TARTARO-SINICA NOVA. 1673
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 IN THE ORIGINAL LATIN, 8vo (152 x 93mm.), half-title, woodcut device on title, 3 pages with Chinese characters, folding engraved map, contemporary vellum, yapp edges
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."
Provenance: Jesuit College at Brussels, inscription on title and other markings
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 628; Löwendahl 158; Western Travellers in China 24