Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes text, 4to (335 x 260mm.), and one atlas volume folio (560 x 405mm.), together 3 volumes, text volumes with 2 engraved portraits, one engraved plate and 26 engraved illustrations in the catalogue, atlas volume with 44 engraved plates some folding, later half calf over marbled boards in period style, text volumes uncut, some spotting
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: Cordier, Sinica 2381–83; Löwendahl 697; Lust 545 and 547; Western Travellers in China 47
Provenance: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Public Library, ink- and blindstamps
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