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 Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, 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 2473-74; Lust 551; Löwendahl 853; Western Travellers in China 64
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