Lot 164: SIRÉN, OSVALD. THE WALLS AND GATES OF PEKING. 1924
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, NUMBER 398 OF 800 COPIES, 4to (320 x 250mm.), 109 photogravures, folding plan, 2 coloured plates, illustrations and plans in the text, original buckram-backed boards, edges worn, upper cover scratched
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
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Provenance: Hill Library, St Paul, perforated stamp on title and other library markings
Literature: Western Travellers in China 116