Lot 172: TIMKOVSKI, EGOR FEDEROVITCH. VOYAGE À PÉKING, 1827
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 FRENCH EDITION, 3 volumes, comprising 2 volumes of text and atlas, text: 8vo (210 x 125mm.), half-titles, atlas: 4to (330 x 245mm.), original wrappers bound in, lithographed title (dated 1826), folding route map, 2 double-page plans, 8 lithographed plates of the Chinese and Mongolians, modern half calf over mottled boards, spine tooled in gilt, black morocco spine labels, ink traces to half-title of vol. 1, light spotting or staining (dampstaining to atlas)
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2473-74; Lust 551; Löwendahl 853; Western Travellers in China 64