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Auction Description for Sotheby's: China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection (265 Lots)

by Sotheby's


265 lots with images

07 November 2016

Live Auction

London, United Kingdom

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ALEXANDER, WILLIAM. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1805

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (330 x 242mm.), hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, sepia aquatint additional title, 47 hand-coloured aquatint plates, some plates with tissue-guards, list of subscribers and index, half morocco over decorated boards, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands, gilt edges, half-title missing (as often), scattered spotting or soiling, offsetting in various degrees, spine slightly sunned

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the text, 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."

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ALMEYDA, EMMANUEL DE. LETTERE DELL' ETHIOPIA DELL' ANNO 1626. 1629

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 8vo (152 x 102mm.), woodcut Jesuit device on title, later boards

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."

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AMIOT, JOSEPH MARIE. MÉMOIRES CONCERNANT L'HISTOIRE... DES CHINOIS, PAR LES MISSIONNAIRES DE PEKIN. 1776-91

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 15 volumes, 4to (254 x 190mm.), 160 engraved plates, 33 letterpress tables, some folding, contemporary mottled calf, spines in six compartments with raised bands gilt, morocco lettering pieces, red speckled edges

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."

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ANVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE D'. MÉMOIRE SUR LA CHINE, 1776

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Description: [Ibid.] Considerations générale sur l'étude et les connoissances que demande la composition des ouvrages de géographie. Paris: Lambert, 1777 FIRST EDITIONS, 2 works in one volume, 8vo (204 x 120mm.), woodcut head- and tailpieces, nineteenth century calf gilt, spine gilt, morocco labels, occasional spotting, joints starting

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."

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ANVILLE, JEAN BAPTISTE D'. NOUVEL ATLAS DE LA CHINE. 1737

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Description: FIRST EDITION, folio (520 x 360mm.), title printed in red and black, 42 engraved maps, some double-page, contemporary calf, arms of Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden in gilt on cover, binding repaired, later endpapers

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."

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APRÈS DE MANNEVILLETTE, JEAN-BAPTISTE D'. ROUTIER DES CÔTES DES INDES ORIENTALES ET DE LA CHINE, 1745

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (252 x 190mm.), engraved vignette, engraved plate (Isle du Roy), woodcut head- and tailpieces, brown calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and label, repairs to title, slight indentations to centre of text block, scattered staining (some being dampstains), minor repairs to binding, joints slightly cracked

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."

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ARRIVABENE, LODOVICO. ISTORIA DELLA CHINA, 1599

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Description: 4to (190 x 130mm.), woodcut device on title-page, a few large historiated woodcut initials, last leaf blank, late eighteenth century mottled calf over marbled boards, modern spine label, scattered spotting and browning, some marginal pen annotations and damp stains, inscription on title, rubbed

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."

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AVRIL, PHILIPPE. VOYAGES EN DIVERS ETATS D'EUROPE ET D'ASIE. 1692

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (237 x 178mm.), engraved portrait frontispiece, folding map, head-piece vignettes, and 3 plates, contemporary mottled calf, central arms of Louis-François-Armand de Vignerot du Plessis, duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac in gilt, name added in gilt above (see provenance), surrounded by triple gilt fillet borders, spine gilt in six compartments

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."

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BADDELEY, JOHN F. RUSSIA, MONGOLIA, CHINA. 1919

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Description: FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 202 OF 250 COPIES, 2 volumes, folio (350 x 220mm.), half-titles, frontispieces, plates, tables and maps (6 folding maps in pocket at end of volume 1), original cloth-backed boards, top edges gilt, others uncut, darkened endpapers, bindings a bit worn and stained

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BARROW, JOHN. TRAVELS IN CHINA. 1804

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (265 x 205mm.), hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 7 aquatint or engraved plates (5 hand-coloured, 2 double-page), modern half-morocco over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and green morocco onlays, marbled edges and endpapers, scattered spotting and browning

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."

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BARROW, JOHN. VOYAGE EN CHINE. [1805]

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Description: FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 4 volumes, comprising: 3 text volumes, 8vo (195 x 115mm.) and atlas, 4to (275 x 205mm.), text: half-titles, atlas: 22 engraved plates (2 coloured by hand), some with tissue guards, uniform contemporary speckled sheep-backed painted boards, spines gilt with tree and ship tools, red labels, speckled edges

Condition Report: Some wear to bindings, scattered spotting, one or more plates appear to be cut."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."

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BAUDIER, MICHEL. HISTOIRE DE LA COUR DU ROY DE LA CHINE. 1624

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (240 x 170mm.), engraved vignette on title, woodcut initials and head-pieces, vellum binding, ink lettering on spine head, leaves lightly browned with scattered pencil notes, repair of small tear to leaf H, minor wear to extremities

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."

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BELL D'ANTERMONY, JEAN. VOYAGES DEPUIS SAINT PETERSBOURG. 1766

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Description: FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, 3 volumes, 12mo (165 x 90mm.), woodcut head- and tailpieces, folding map, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt, morocco labels, minor repairs to spines, volume 3 label chipped, joints starting

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."

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BERGERON, PIERRE. VOYAGES FAITS PRINCIPALEMENT EN ASIE DANS LES XII, XIII, XIV, ET XV SIECLES. 1735

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Description: 2 volumes, 4to (278 x 218mm.), titles printed in red and black with engraved printer’s device, 5 folding engraved maps, 8 engraved illustrations in the text, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in 6 compartments, lettered in 2, red edges

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."

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BLAEU, JOHANNES, AND MARTINO MARTINI. NOVUS ATLAS SINENSIS. 1655

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Description: FIRST EDITION (Latin text), folio (506 x 340mm.), engraved allegorical title, 17 double-page engraved maps, contemporary hand-colour, publisher’s vellum gilt, yapp edges, some oxidisation to pigments, last leaf with repaired tear

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."

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BOTERO, GIOVANNI. RELATIONI UNIVERSALI DI GIOVANNI BOTERO BENESE, 1599

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Description: 4 parts in one volume, 4to (185 x 140mm.), printer's devices, woodcuts throughout, 4 engraved maps, later half vellum over marbled boards, some damp stains, light browning, slight crack to upper board

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BOUVET, JOACHIM. PORTRAIT HISTORIQUE DE L'EMPEREUR. 1698

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Description: FIRST EDITION, second issue (with cancel title and new publishers), 12mo (160 x 185mm.), with 'Avertissement' and 'Extrait du Privilege du Roy' leaves at end, contemporary calf, spine gilt, minor wear and restoration to binding

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."

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BRAND, ADAM. RELATION DU VOYAGES DE MR. EVERT ISBRAND. 1699

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Description: FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 8vo (148 x 90mm.), engraved frontispiece and folding map, woodcut head- and tailpieces, contemporary speckled calf, spine with raised bands gilt, scattered spotting, A2 and P6 with wormhole, map with minor repairs and tears, expert repairs to spine, rubbed

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."

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BRETON DE LA MARTINIÈRE, JEAN BAPTISTE JOSEPH. CHINA: ITS COSTUME, ARTS, MANUFACTURES, &C. 1813

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Description: Third English edition, 4 parts bound in 2 volumes, 8vo (212 x 130mm.), 80 hand-coloured aquatints, CONTEMPORARY GREEN MOROCCO GILT, greek-key border to covers, spine gilt in compartments

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CARVALHO, VALENTINO. LETTRE DE LA CHINE DE L'AN 1601. 1605

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Description: 12mo (135 x 75mm.), early ownership inscriptions on recto and verso of title, later boards

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."

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CHAMBERS, WILLIAM. DESSINS DE ÉDIFICES, MEUBLES. 1757

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Description: FIRST EDITION (issue with French text), folio (535 x 360mm.), 21 engraved plates, modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, calf label on upper cover, light spotting, slight offsetting

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."

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CHARPENTIER DE COSSIGNY, JOSEPH-FRANÇOIS. VOYAGE A CANTON. [1799]

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 8vo (195 x 115mm.), contemporary speckled calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and red label, speckled edges, scattered spotting or browning, minor repair to title-page, bottom corner missing to leaf A3, binding restored

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Minor repair to title."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."

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CHEVALIER, STANISLAS. LE HAUT YANG-TSE. 1899

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (315 x 240mm.), 16 plates, modern half morocco over marbled boards, leaves a bit browned with scattered spotting, very light wear to edges of boards

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."

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CHINA. 16 TRAVEL BOOKS IN ENGLISH

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Description: Shoberl, Frederic. The World in Miniature. London, [1823], FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 12mo, 30 full-page coloured engravings, contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 62], offsetting from plates, minor wear to bindingsFleming, George. Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary. London, 1863, FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, chromolithographed frontispiece, folding map, contemporary maroon morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 72], scattered spotting, spine sunnedGutzlaff, Charles. A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern. London, 1834, FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, 8vo, 10 folding tables, large folding map, contemporary blue calf-backed boards [James Albert Garland, Jr., bookplate], sticker on front paste-down of volume with numbers '931, 17' and '931, 18', light spotting and darkening, minor wear to bindingMeignan, Victor. From Paris to Pekin over Siberian snows. London, 1885, 8vo, folding map, contemporary maroon calf-backed cloth [Kings College: prize label inscribed to P. Cole and gilt decoration on upper cover], browning, light wear and sunning to bindingand 10 others, mostly 8vo (16) Medhurst, W.H. China: Its State and Prospects. 1838. Lacking pages 582-592 and colour frontispiece.Gutzlaff, Charles. Journal of Three Voyages along the Coast of China. (Third edition). Bookplate, “deum cole reqem serva”Davis, John Francis. The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China. 1836. 2 volumes.Forbes, F.E. Five Years in China; From 1842 to 1847. 1848. Bookplate, “Sans Changer”The Chinese Traveller containing a Geographical, Commercial and Political History of China… The Second Edition. 1775. 2 volumesMartin, Montgomery. China; Political, Commercial and Social. 1847. 2 volumes. Wadsworth Library, blind stamps and numbered ‘1736’ and ‘1737’Prandi, Fortunato. Memoirs of Father Ripa. 1844. Chawton House Library

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CHINA: A COLLECTION OF 43 TRAVEL BOOKS

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Description: Davies, H.R. Yün-Nan: The Link between India and the Yangtze, Cambridge, 1909, FIRST EDITION, 73 plates, folding tables and large folding map in rear pocket, original green cloth [Vum Ko Hau Siyin Burma, stamped throughout, inscriptions dated May 9, 1957], leaves lightly browned and spotted, a few small tears, repairs to map, upper hinge crackedGamewell, Mary Ninde. The Gateway to China. New York, [?1922/23], new and revised edition, 16 plates, original green cloth, dust jacket, leaves lightly browned, jacket price clippedMacgowan, Rev.J. Pictures of Southern China. London, 1897, FIRST EDITION, photographic illustrations, [Eaton, Eagle's Nest, bookplate, Mrs. R.?Jaffray, inscription], original green cloth, gilt, spine fadedHedin, Sven. Jehol: City of Emperors. New York, 1933, FIRST EDITION, 62 plates, contemporary tan morocco, blind stamped in elaborate patterns, spine with raised bands and two coloured labels, [Western Travellers in China 126]and 39 others, mostly 8vo (43) Gardiner, James. In and Out of China Cities. 1949Williams, Edward Thomas. China: Yesterday and Today. No dateYutang, Lin. My Country and my People. [1936]Robbins, Helen H. Our First Ambassador to China. 1908Gaunt, Mary. A Woman in China. No dateMyrdal, Jan. Report from a Chinese Village. [1965]Wiens, Rev.F.J. Fifteen Years Among the Hakkas of South China. No dateMartin, W.A.P. A Cycle of Cathay. 1896Stuart, John Leighton. Fifty Years in China. [1954]Cooper, Elizabeth. My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard. [1914]Marsh, James Reid. The Charm of the Middle Kingdom. 1922Murdock, Victor. China the Mysterious and Marvellous. [1920] Bland, J.O.P. and E. Backhouse. China under the Empress Dowager. 1911Martin, W.A.P. The Awakening of China. 1907Ortman, Blanche Sellers. New York to Peking. 1921Fern, Anne Walter. My Days of Strength. 1939Hosie, Lady. Two Gentlemen of China. 1924Hudson, G.F. Europe and China. 1931. Alfred Einstein Cohn, bookplateFitch, George A. My Eighty Years in China. [1974]. Dobson, Richard P. China Cycle. 1946Weale, Putnam. Why China Sees Red. 1926Two Years of Nationalist China. 1930Cressy-Marcks, Violet. Journey into China. 1942.Thomson, John Stuart. The Chinese. [1909]Alsop, Gulielma F. My Chinese Days. 1918Ralph, Julian. Alone in China. 1900Hedin, Sven. The Silk Road. [1938]Chitty, J.R. Things seen in China. [1922]Fleming, Peter. One's Company - A Journey to China. [1934]Bonnard, Abel. In China 1920-1921. 1927Bigham, Clive. A Year in China 1899-1900. 1901.Geil, William Edgar. A Yankee on the Yangtze. 1904.Cameron, Nigle. The Chinese Smile. [1958].Jackson, Innes. China Only Yesterday. [1938]Conger, Sarah Pike. Letters from China. 1909Johnston, Lena E. Peeps of Many Lands: China. 1909Burton Holmes Travel Stories. Tietjens, Eunice. China. 1931/1930Taylor, Mrs. Howard. The Call of China’s Great North-West. No dateLiddell, T. Hodgson. China: Its Marvel and Mystery. 1909.

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CHINA: A COLLECTION OF 46 TRAVEL BOOKS

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Description: Blaney, Henry. Journal of Voyages to China and Return [edited by Dwight Blaney], Boston, 1913, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the editor to Thomas Barbour, dated 1923, original cloth-backed blue boards, flat spine with printed paper label  [Thomas Barbour, armorial bookplate], a few leaves browned, spine lightly sunnedEdwards, E.H. Fire and Sword in Shansi. Edinburgh, 1903, FIRST EDITION, original cloth-backed pictorial tan boards, 31 plates including frontispiece, scattered spotting, light wear to binding, spine sunnedBorel, Henri. The New China. London, 1912, FIRST EDITION, 48 illustrations, original blue cloth gilt, scattered spotting, light wear to binding, leaningTownley, Lady Susan. My Chinese Note Book. London, [1904], 16 illustrations and 2 folding maps, green crushed morocco gilt by Hatchards of Piccadilly, spotting mostly to fore-edgesForman, Harrison. Changing China. New York, [1948], PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author to Bill Lipscomb, dated Nov., 1948, original red cloth, binding lightly sunned and stainedand 41 others, mostly 8vo (46) Thirty Years in Moukden. 1883-1913. 1914. Toynbee, Arnold J. A Journey to China. 1931. The Times Book Club, book label. Mallory, Walter H. China: Land of Famine. 1928. Fleming, Peter. News from Tartary. 1936. Jacket. Bigland, Eileen. Into China. [1940]Bell, Archie. The Spell of China. Boston: 1917. Brentano's book labelBertram, James. Return to China. [1957]Katz, Richard. Rays from the Far East. [1936]Carpenter, Frank G. China. 1926Franck, Harry A. Roving through Southern China. [1925]Geil, William Edgar. Eighteen Capitals of China. 1911. Joseph Gleason, bookplate. Stamped '13292'Ball, J. Dyer. Things Chinese. 1903.Manchuria: Land of Opportunities. 1922 Colquhoun, Archibald R. The 'Overland' to China. 1900Birch, John Grant. Travels in North and Central China. 1902Kemp, E.G. The Face of China. 1909Franck, Harry A. Wandering in Northern China. 1923Davidson, Robert J. and Isaac Mason. Life in West China. 1905Bishop, J.F. The Yangtze Valley and Beyond. 1900. 2 volumesSmith, Arthur H. Village Life in China. [1899]Alley, Rewi. Yo Banfa! (We have a way!). 1952Gorst, Harold E. China. 1899Morrison, George Ernest. An Australian in China. 1895Weale, B.L. Putnam. Manchu and Muscovite. 1904Smith, Arthur H. Chinese Characteristics. 1900Weale, B.L. Putnam. The re-shaping of the Far East. 1905. 2 volumesGardiner, James. In and Out of China Cities. 1947Hagspiel, Bruno. Along the Mission Trail. 1927Davidson, Basil. Daybreak in China. [?1953]. Kendall, Elizabeth. A Wayfarer in China. 1913Scidmore, Eliza Ruhumah. China: The Long-Lived Empire. 1902Gascoyne-Cecil, Lord William. Changing China. 1910. Harold Nutting?, signatureSoothill, Lucy. A Passport to China. 1931. Williams, S. Wells. The Middle Kingdom. 1913-1914. 2 volumesLoch, Henry Brougham. Personal Narrative. 1900Minney, R.J. Next stop Peking. [1957]Browne, Waldo. China: The Country and its People. [1901]Close, Upton. In the Land of the Laughing Buddha. 1928.

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CHINA: 26 BOOKS, MOST PRINTED IN CHINA

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Description: Jesus, C.A. Montalto de. Historic Shanghai. Shanghai, 1909, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 2 folding maps or plans, original blue cloth, gilt, light overall wearAn Official Guide to Eastern Asia. Trans-continental Connections between Europe and Asia. Vol. IV: China. Tokyo, 1915, FIRST EDITION, small 8vo, 23 maps and plans, including large folding map in rear pocket, original brown cloth gilt, light wear to binding[Mennie, Donald]--Fitkin, Gretchen Mae. The Great River. Shanghai, 1922, 2 COPIES, 4to, each with photographic plates from photographs by Donald Mennie, pictorial boards with a drawing by Sapajou, map endpapers, scattered spotting or browning, one volume with repair to upper coverKyi Zuh-Tsing. Tsingtao: A Historical, Political and Economic Survey. Tsingtao, 1930, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, original green cloth, gilt, p.125 with blue stamp, leaves lightly browned, minor wear to bindingNance, F.R. Soochow – The Garden City. Shanghai, 1936, FIRST EDITION, small 8vo, with photographic plates from photographs by C.H. Wong, 4 folding maps, original pictorial boards, map endpapers, hinge cracked at pp.32-33, light browning, mostly of endpapers and boards, light wearand 20 others, various sizes (26) Voyages de Bruxelles en Mongolie et travaux des missionaires de la congrégration de Schetveld. 1873. Inscription/notes on title. Volume one only. Picturesque Hongkong. (British crown Colony) and Dependencies. 1925Fitch, R.F. Hangchow Itineraries. 1929. 2 copies.Bird, George E. Hangchow Holidays. 1948Haupt, Adolf. Guide Book on Tsingtao and its Vicinity. 1927Fischer, Emil S. Travels in China 1894-1940. 1941. A Guide to Hongkong with a Short Account of Canton & Macao. No date [1883]Hirth, F. China and the Roman Orient. [1939].A Chinese-English Dictionary. 1926Plant, Cornell. Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges. 1921. Gift inscription.Crow, Carl. The Travellers’ Handbook for China. No dateBouchot, Jean. Scènes de la vie des Hutungs. 1926Imbault-Huart, C. Fragments d’un voyage dans l’interieur de la Chine. 1884Bose, Hampden C. du Bose. “Beautiful Soo” – A handbook to Soochow, the capital of Kiangsu. 1911Kahler, William R. Rambles round China. 1899Hosie, Alexander. Szechwan: Its products, industries and resources. 1922Historic Lushan. The Kuling Mountains. 1921Playfair, G.M.H. The cities and towns of China. 1910O’Sullivan, Mortimer. Report of a journey of exploration in Hunan. 1898. Baron Gabriel de Gunzberg

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CHINA: A COLLECTION OF 32 TRAVEL BOOKS IN ENGLISH

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Description: Thomson, John. Through China with a Camera. Westminster, 1898, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, illustrated with 75 photographic plates, original cloth, gilt decoration on upper cover [W.H. Smith & Sons Subscription Library, book label], scattered spotting, hinge cracked at pp.80/81, light wear to bindingHosie, Alexander. Three Years in Western China. London, 1890, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 8 plates of photographic illustrations and facsimiles of native drawings, folding map, original blue decorated boards, light browning, hinge cracked pp.240/241 minor wear to spine endsThomson, J. The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China, and China. New York, 1875. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 8vo, 25 full-page engravings, 4 maps, original green cloth decorated in gilt and blind [John L. Garner, book label], binding leaning and with light wearCunynghame, Arthur. China and the Chinese: being an aide-de-camp's recollections of service in China. London: Bentley, [?1844], 8vo, extra-illustrated with four coloured plates, contemporary pictorial red cloth gilt, scattered spotting, rear joint splitting, light wearand 28 others, mostly 8vo (32) Taylor, J. Hudson, editor. China’s Millions. London, 1877,  1879, 1885, 1889, 4 volumes, 4to, original green or maroon cloth, decorated in black and gilt [H.L Hudson, signature; John Knox’s Sunday School, stamp; Prescott (Pete) Clarke (1935-1980), book label], minor browning, a few hinges cracked, wear to bindingsMrs. Gray. Fourteen Months in Canton. 1880Dukes, Edwin Joshua. Everyday Life in China. No date.Withrow, W.H., ed. China and its People. 1894. Lay, G. Tradescant. The Chinese as they are. 1841. Sienna Convent, Drogheda.Douglas, Robert K. China. 1887Windt, H. de. From Pekin to Calais. 1892. Joseph A. Sadony, blindstampMurray, Hugh, et alia. An Historical and Descriptive Account of China… Third Edition. No date. 3 volumes. Sienna Convent, Drogheda, book label.Baber, E. Colborne. Travels and Researches in the Interior of China. No dateReid, Arnot. From Peking to Petersburg. 1899. Peter Hopkirk, book labelAlcock, Rutherford. The Journey of Augustus Raymond Margary. 1876.The People of China. No date (Religious Tract Society). May S. MillerWilliamson, Isabelle. Old Highways in China. No dateFoster, Mrs. Arnold. In the Valley of the Yangtse. 1899Henry, B.C. Ling-Nam or Interior Views on Southern China. 1886Reynaud, Right Reverend Monseigneur, (M.T. Kelly, ed). Another China. 1897. Medhust, W.H. The Foreigner in Far Cathay. 1873Williams, Mrs. H. Dwight. A Year in China. 1864Cumming, C.F. Gordon. Wanderings in China. 1888Gill, William. The River of Golden Sand. 1883Wilson, James Harrison. China. 1887Moule, Ven. Arthur E. New China and Old. 1891Oliphant, Laurence. Narrative of the Earl of Elgin’s Mission to China and Japan. 1860

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CHINA: A COLLECTION OF EIGHTEEN 19TH CENTURY TRAVEL BOOKS

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Description: [Amherst, Lord]. Voyages en Chine, ou Journal de la derniere ambassade anglaise a la cour de Pékin. Paris, 1818, FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 2 volumes, frontispiece, aquatint plates, 3 maps, original orange wrappers, paper spine labels, morocco-backed chemises, marbled cloth case, spine with shelf labels numbered '150', light wear to wrappersEyriès, J.B.B. La Chine, ou costumes, moeurs et usages des Chinois. Paris, [1822], 24 hand-coloured engraved plates, later speckled boards, light spotting or browningVayer, Th. de Ferrière le. Une ambassade française en Chine. Paris, 1854, original printed wrappers, black cloth chemise and case, minor scattered spotting, wrappers lightly rippled and soiled, spine sunnedand 14 others, various sizes (18) Huc, M. Souvernirs d’un voyage. 1850. 2 volumes. Joseph Morant, bookplate.Pichon, Louis. Un Voyage au Yunnan. 1893Rousset, Léon. A Travers la Chine. 1886Pourias, M. La Chine. Huit ans au Yun-Nan. 1889Old Nick. La Chine Ouverte. 1845. Pedro do Prado, book labelGraviére, Jurien de la. Voyage en Chine. 1854. 2 volumes.Beauvoir, Le Comte de. Pékin, Yeddo, San Francisco. 1874Hémon, Félix. Sur le Yang-Tse. No date, [1904]Broullion, R.P. Mémoire su l’état actuel de la Mission du Kiang-Nan. 1855. Gaston Héliot, bookplateDoublet, Vr. Les Nouveaux Voyageurs en Chine et au Japon. 1847. Prize label from Ecole Chretienne de Monistiol – Bialon Michel.Thomson, J. Dix ans de voyages dans la Chine. 1877Guizot, M. La Chine. 1875

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CHINA: 15 WORKS IN ENGLISH ABOUT CHINA

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Description: Braga, J.M. China Landfall, 1513. Hong Kong, 1956, plates, folding map, green cloth, gilt, pictorial dust jacket, [Chêng Tê-k'un, bookplate], light browning of leaves, small damp stain to bottom of lower cover, jacket also browned with a few small tearsYule, Henry. Cathay and the Way Thither...new edition, 4 volumes bound in 2, London, 1915-1913-1914-1916, 2 large folding maps in rear pockets, tan morocco over marbled boards, with original wrappers bound in, one folding map with small tears and repairs, light browningHistory of the two Tartar Conquerors of China. London, 1854, FIRST EDITION, half-title, contemporary green calf, gilt arms of General Assembly Library of New Zealand on upper cover and foot of spine (and bookplate), binding stamped '17' and '9106', [Rev. Thomas Bell, signature on half-title], light browning and spotting, spine sunned and with minor repairsand 11 others, 4to or 8vo (15) Chandra, Lokesh and S.D.Singhal. Prof.Raghuvira's Expedition to China. Part I. 1969 Pelliot, Paul. Notes on Marco Polo. 3 volumes. 1959.Sherwood, Merriam and Elmer Mantz. The Road to Cathay. 1928.Abel, Clarke. Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China. 1971.The Journey of William of Rubruck to the Eastern Parts of the World, 1253-55. 1900.Brinkley, F. China: Its History, Arts, and Literature. 4 volumes [9-12]

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CHINA: 6 TRAVEL BOOKS IN ENGLISH

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Description: [Gaubil, Father]. Extracts from two letters from ... Peking in China, translated from the French--[Incarville, Father d']. A letter... to the late Cromwell Mortimer. [Two works, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions. Vol. XLVIII. Part I. For the Year 1753. London, 1754, [extracts: pp. 309-317 and 253-260], stapled wrappers [Daines Barrington (1727/28-1800), signature on title; Inner Temple Library, stamps on title and verso of title], scattered creases and spotting; Anderson, Aeneas. A Narrative of the British Embassy. Basel, 1795, 8vo, contemporary marbled calf [Librairie Le Tour du Monde, book label], scattered staining and browning, front hinge cracked, light wear to binding; Lindsay, Hugh Hamilton and Karl Friedrich August Gutzlaff. Report of proceedings on a voyage to the northern ports of China, in the ship of Lord Amherst. London, 1833, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, contemporary morocco-backed boards, occasional spotting, rebacked to style; Morrison, Robert. A memoir of the principal occurrences during an embassy from the British Government to the Court of China in the year 1816. London, 1819; Abeel, David. Journal of a Residence in China. New York, 1836; [Anon.] Diary of a journey overland, through the maritime provinces of China from Manchao. London, 1822 (6)

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CHINA: 11 BOOKS ABOUT CHINA IN FRENCH

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Description: Alexander, William. Costumes et vues de la Chine; Vues de la Chine et de la Tartarie. Paris, 1815, 2 volumes, half-titles, 54 engraved plates and plans (some folding or double-page), contemporary calf-backed boards [Mr. le Bon de Nervo, bookplate], [Western Travellers in China 58], scattered spotting, some plates cut with lack of textBeaumont, F.M.M. Beautés de l'Historie de la Chine, du Japon et des Tartares. 2 volumes. Paris, 1818, half-titles, 12 engraved plates, contemporary tree sheep, bindings expertly repaired and restoredLa Chine avec ses beautés et ses singularités. 2 volumes. Paris, 1838, 12mo, contemporary marbled boards, modern spines in period style, restoration to titlesReinaud, M. Relation des Voyages. Paris, 1845, 2 volumes, contemporary red three-quarter morocco, original wrappers bound in [Joseph M. Gleason, bookplate]and 3 others, mostly 12mo (11) La Chine mieux connue. 1796-1797Hüttner, J.C. Voyage a la Chine. [1799]Lettres du Pére Roy. 1822

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CHINA: 15 VOLUMES IN FRENCH

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Description: Marcellin, Ammien. Les dix-huit livres qui nous restent des XXXI. Paris, 1672, 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION, 12mo, half-title in volume 1, with Petit Avertissement, near contemporary full calf, tooled in gilt, raised bands, [Western Travellers in China 23], minor browning and scattered pen notes, light wear to bindings, spine of volume 1 numbered '354'Palafox y Mendoza, Juan. Histoire de la conqueste de la Chine par les Tartares. Amsterdam, 1723, second edition, 12mo, contemporary mottled calf [Lust 448], occasional browning or staining, front hinge cracked, rebackedBraam, André Everard van Houckgeest. Voyages de l'ambassade de la Compagnie des Indes orientales hollandaises, vers l'empereur de la Chine. Paris & Strasbourg, [1798], 2 volumes, second edition, 8vo, half-titles, contemporary morocco-backed boards, [Western Travellers in China 48], minor staining or browning, also to bindings[Voltaire, François-Marie, Arouet de]. Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares. A Monsieur Paw, par un bénédictin. Paris [?Geneva], 1776, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, half-title, contemporary mottled sheep [Guy de Pourtales, bookplate], scattered spotting and browning, wear to bindingand 8 others (15) Arrêt du Conseil d’état du Roi. Concernant l’expédition de Commerce à faire à la Chine, de 1783 à 1784. Du 21 Julliet 1783. Extrait des Registres du Conceil d’État. [Paris, 1783]Le Gentil de la Barbinais. Nouveau Voyage Au tour du Monde. 1731Martini, Martino. Regni Sinensis à Tartaris tyrannice evastati depopulatique concinna enarratio. 1661. [Lacks folding map – Lust 444]Plan del Carpine, Giovanni del. Seer aanmerkelyke Reys-Beschryvingen van Johan du Plan Carpin. 1706Histoire generale des voyages. 1749. Volume XIX onlyDuckerts, Jules. La Chine en 1899. 1900Les divagations d'un français en Chine. [1956]Reclus , Elisée & Onésime. L'Empire du Milieu. Le climat, le sol, les races, la richesse de la Chine. 1902

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CHINA: 9 TRAVEL BOOKS IN FRENCH

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Description: Hübner, M. Le Baron de. Promenade autour du monde en 1871. Paris, 1877, illustrated with 316 engravings, contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 78] minor browning, corners bumpedLa mission lyonnaise d’exploration commerciale en Chine 1895-1897. Lyon, 1898, 7 folding maps, contemporary black morocco-backed boards, [Western Travellers in China 96], leaves lightly browned, scattered tears (some repaired), front hinge cracked, binding with some wear and stainingEscayrac de Lauture, Comte d’. La Chine et les Chinois (Memoirs sur la Chine). Paris, 1877, 5 parts in 2 volumes (complete but the parts are out of order), (Introduction, Histoire, Religion, Gouvernement, and Costume), 1 plate, 8 engraved maps (some folding), contemporary morocco-backed patterned boards, [Löwendahl 1484], lacking preliminary leaf (?half-title) to part one, apparently lacking preliminary leaf to one, light browning, minor wear and repairs to bindingsBeauvoir, Comte de. Voyage autour du monde. Paris, 1875, 6 engraved maps, contemporary brown morocco-backed cloth, spine gilt [E. Dollfus, inscription and bookplate], light wear to bindingand 4 others, mostly 4to (9) Tissandier, M. Albert. Voyage autour du monde. Inde et Ceylan – Chine et Japon. 1892Viot, M. Richard. Le tour du monde en famille. 1891Bonvalot, Gabriel. De Paris au Tonkin a travers le Tibet inconnu. 1892Le tour du monde, Chine et Sibérie [Journal des voyages et des voyageurs]. 1896

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CHINA: 78 TRAVEL BOOKS IN FRENCH

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Description: Guides Madrolle. 4 volumes: Chine du Nord, Chine du Sud, Le Mont O-Mei, Fleuve Jaune, Paris, 1911-1916, illustrations and maps (some folding), red or tan cloth, light browning of leaves, upper cover of Fleuve Jaune becoming detachedGarnier, Francis. Voyage dans la Chine Centrale. Paris, 1874, folding map, printed wrappers, light spotting, wrappers with minor soiling and small tears to extremitiesDuboscq, André. Sous le ciel de Pékin. Paris, 1919, NUMBER 385 OF 800 COPIES, printed blue wrappers, light browning to endpapers, wear to wrappers, with repair to spineSegers, Arthur. La Chine. Le peuple, sa vie quotidienne et ses cérémonies. Paris, 1932, Sikkel Edition, photographic plates, modern red cloth, preserving upper wrapper, leaves lightly browned, upper cover bowedand 71 others (78) Jametel, Maurice. La Chine Inconnue. 1886Keim, Jean A. Panorama de la Chine. 1951Meurville, R. de. La Chine du Yang-Tsé. 1946Crow, Carl. Mes amis les Chinois. 1939Lattimore, Owen and Eleanor. La genése de la Chine moderne. 1947Frochisse, J.-M. La Belgique et la Chine. No date.Maybon, Albert. La vie secréte de la cour de Chine. [1910]Legendre, A.-F. Au Yunnan et dans le massif du Kin-Ho. 1913Sykes, Sir Percy. A la recherche du Cathay. 1938Collier, D.M.B. Le Mandchoukouo. 1938Legendre, A.-F. Deux années au Setchouen. 1905Legendre, A.-F. Kientchang et Lolotie. 1910Escarra, Jean. La Chine. Passé et présent. 1937Loti, Pierre. Les derniers jours de Pékin. 1925 (1927 on wrapper bound in)Payne, Robert. Journal de Chine. 1950Roy, Jules. Le Voyage en Chine. [1965]Castaing, J.-H. Vie de Mgr Faurie. 1884Dautremer, Joseph. La grande artére de la Chine. No date.Fredet, Jean. Quand la Chine s’ouvrait… Charles de Montigny. 1953Pageot, Gaston. A travers les pays jaunes. No date.Keyserling. Journal de Voyage d’un philosophe. 1939. 2 volumes. With signature.Chine, les guides bleau – Hachette. [1985]Pierson-Piérard, Marianne. La Chine à bâtons rompus. [1957]Percheron, Maurice. La Chine. 1935Dekkers, René, Lettres de Chine. 1956Donnet, Gaston. En Chine 1900-1901. 1902Bard, E. Les Chinois chez eux. 1899Enselme, H. A travers la Mandchourie. 1904Antonini, Paul. Au Pays de Chine. No dateCarpeaux, Louis. Pékin qui s’en va. [1913]Courtellemont, Gervais. Voyage au Yunnan. 1904Caubert, Léon. Souvernirs Chinois. 1891. Gift inscriptionMatignon, J.-J. Superstition crime et misére en Chine. 1902Antonini, Paul. Le Chinois peints par un Français. 1886Pfeiffer, Ida. Voyages autour du Monde. 1873Faure, Lucie. Journal d’un Voyage en Chine. [1958]. Aréne, Jules. La Chine. 1876Cothonay, Bertrand. Deux ans en Chine. No dateOllone, Capitaine d’. La Chine: novatrice et guerriére. 1906Aubry, J.-B. Les Chinois chez eux. 1892Aure, Jean d‘. Aux Mains des Boxers. No dateHémon, Félix. Sur Le Yang-Tse. No dateLeroy, Henri-Joseph. En Chine au Tché-Ly. 1900Casseville, Henry. Pékin, ville eternelle. [1934]La vie réelle en Chine. 1858Grousset, René. Histoire de la Chine. [1942]Caubert, Léon. Souvenirs Chinois. 1891Chang, Li. Maeurs des Mandarins. 1935.Raucat, Thomas. De Shang-Haï a Canton. 1927Farge, Yves. Temoignage sur la Chine et la Corée. [1952]Martin, William. Il faut comprendre la Chine. 1935Gigon, Fernand. Chine en casquette. [1957]Rubruquis, Guill. de. Deau voyages en Asie au XIIIe siècle. 1888Hérisson, Le Comte d’. Journal d’un interpréte en Chine. 1886. ‘14303’Chine. Nagel: Encyclopédie de Voyage. [1978]Cordier, Henri. La Mission de M. Le Chevalier d’Entrecasteaux. 1911Jean de Mont Corvin O.F.M. Premier évêque de Khanbaliq (Pe-King). 1924Duchesne-Fournet, Pierre. A Travers la Chine. [1909]Bulletin de la Société de Géographie Commerciale de Paris. 1897Sociéte Belge d’Etudes Coloniales. 1923Vaillant, Monsieur le Docteur. Quelques mots sur le Turkestan Chinois. 1923. Signed.Warocqué, M.Raoul. Mission Spéciale Belge en Chine. 1911Dix Mille Kilomètres en Chine. No dateLa Chine et ses Besoins. 1898Blanchard, Émile. Les Récentes Explorations de la Chine. Extract.Bonin, Charles-Eudes. Voyage de Pékin au Turkestan russe. Extract [1901 – date on upper cover]Vaulserre, Vicomte de. Le Fleuve Bleu. Extract [1900 – date on upper cover]Cordier, Henri. Deux Voyageurs dans l’Extrême-Orient. 1899Thiersant, M.Dabry de Thiersant. De l’Insurrection Mahométane, ExtractMély, F.de. De Périguneaux au Fleuve Jaune. 1927

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CHINA: 19 TRAVEL BOOKS IN FRENCH

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Description: Lucy, Armand. Lettres Intimes sur la campagne de Chine en 1860. Marseille, 1861, 5 engraved plates, 3 plans (one folding), PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to THERESE DE MONTAUBAN DE PALIKAO (daughter of Charles Cousin de Montauban), contemporary tan morocco, 'M.P' tooled in gilt on upper cover, gilt dentelles and edges, silk endpapers, repair to title and planTcheng-Ki-Tong. Les Chinois peints par eux-mémes. Paris, 1884, half-title, carte de visite tipped in on verso of half-title, contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, morocco spine labels [N.de.Trevise, book label and stamps], newspaper clippings laid in, light spotting and browningKéroulée, Georges de. Un voyage a Pé-kin. Paris, 1864, contemporary cloth-backed boards [Sociéte de Secours Mutuels, stamps], leaves lightly browned, minor wear to bindingBazancourt, Le Baron de. Les Expéditions de Chine et de Cochinchine. Paris, 1861-1862, FIRST EDITION, 2 volumes, contemporary morocco-backed spotted boards by Ch. Gaumet, scattered spotting and browning, light wear and sunning to bindingsand 14 others, mostly 8vo (19) Rochechouart, Julien de. Pékin et l’intérieur de la Chine. Paris, 1878, half-title, 8 engraved plates (including frontispiece), twentieth century calf-backed marbled boards, head of half-title restored, light spottingVarin, Paul. Expédition de Chine. 1862Haussmann, Auguste. Voyage en Chine. 1848. 3 volumes.Poussielgue, M. Achille. Voyage en Chine et en Mongolie. 1866Hausmann, M. Voyage en Chine. 1847. Different colour title pagePauthier, M.G. and M. Bazin. Chine Moderne ou description historique.  1838-1853. 2 volumes.Moges, Le Mis de. Souvenirs d’une ambassade en Chine et au Japon. 1860Yvan, M. De France en Chine. 1855Lavollée, Ch. La Chine Contemporaine. 1860Simon, G.-Eug. La Cité Chinoise. 1885La Compagnie de Jésus en Chine.

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CHINA. HUNDRED BOYS FESTIVAL [C.1860]

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Description: Oblong folio (248 x 360mm.), 11 images printed and painted on rice paper, mounted with blue tape on heavy paper stock, contemporary red boards with string closure, protective wooden box covered in Japan paper, some tears, light spotting, binding with cracked joint and some wear

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CHINA: A COLLECTION OF 18 BOOKS, MOSTLY IN GERMAN

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Description: Hesse-Wartegg, Ernst von. Schantung und Deutsch-China. Leipzig, 1898, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, half-title, 27 plates, 6 folding plates, 3 maps, full blue morocco by Hüber & Denck, decorated in gilt and blind [Archiv der Stadt Cottbus, ink stamp on half-title. Numbered 'B.2802'], [Western Travellers in China 97], light browning and a few tears to plates, minor wear and sunning of binding Wegener, Georg Dr. Im innersten China. Berlin, 1926, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, half-title, frontispiece, photographic illustrations, original yellow cloth, four maps loose in chemise, minor discoloration of clothWalter, Wilhelm P.O. Das China von heute. Frankfurt, 1932, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, 112 photographic illustrations, full cream buckram, lettering in Chinese and German, occasional spotting or stainingand 15 others (18) Navarra, B. China und die Chinesen. 1901Filchner, Wilhelm. Om mani padme hum. 1929Waldenström, P. Till Kina: Rejseskildringar. No dateMit Sven Hedin durch Asian Wüsten. [1923]Führer durch Tsingtau und Umgebung. 1927Braun, Erich. China-fahrt und China-Geschichten. 1901Hedin, Sven. Durch Asien Wüsten. 1910Borel, Henri. “Het Daghet in den Oosten”. 1926 Johan W. Schotman, bookplatePerzynski, Friedrich. Von Chinas Göttern. Reisen in China. 1920Salzmann, Erich von. Das revolutionäre China. 1913Bland, J.O. and E. Backhouse. Kina under sista änkekejsarinnan. [1912]. Harry von Beetzen, bookplateCastell, Wulf Diether Graf zu. Chinaflug. [1938]. Arthur Stall, blindstampLauterer, Dr. Joseph. China: Das Reich der Mitte. 1910.Zehn Jahre Mandschukuo. Jacket.Bretschneider, Dr.E. Die Pekinger Ebene und das Benachbarte Gebirgsland. 1876

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CHINA. MARCO POLO, AND OTHER WORKS (35 VOLUMES)

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Description: Le Livre de Marco Polo. Peking [Beijing], 1924-1928, 3 volumes, ONE OF 550 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF 500 ON CHINESE PAPER, folding map, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, original wrappers bound in, vol.1 missing lower original wrapper, leaves lightly browned or spotted, slight wear and sunning to bindingsPauthier, M.G. Le Livre de Marco Polo. Paris, 1865, 2 volumes, large folding map, red morocco-backed marbled boards [Louis de Balasy, ex libris stamp; Libraire le Tour du Monde, book label], light offsetting from frontispieceReinaud, M. Relations Politiques et commerciales de l’Empire Romain. Paris, 1863, 4 folding maps (in addition to duplicate of map no.2), green morocco-backed marbled boards, with letter of presentation bound in, dated 21 November 1864, light spottingCahen, Gaston. Histoire des relations de la Russie avec la Chine. Paris, 1912, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author, dated June 1919, three-quarter blue morocco over marbled boards, by A. Devauchelle, original wrappers bound in, including original spine pasted to rear flyleafand 28 others, mostly 8vo or 4to (35) Lapérouse, Jean-Francois de Galaup comte de. Voyage autour du Monde. 1981. 2 volumes.Histoire Générale de la Chine. 1920-1921. 4 volumes.Joseph Amiot et les Derniers Survivants de la Mission Francaise a Pékin (1710-1795). 1915.Ferrand, Gabriel. Voyage du Marchand Arabe Sulayman en Inde et en Chine. 1922. 1665 copies, no. 671 (165-1665 copies en vélin bouffant). Backer, Louis de. L’Extrême-Orient au moyen age. 1877Mission d'Ollone (1906-1909). Recherches sur les Musulmans Chinois. 1911Ab̲hār aṣ-Ṣīn wa l-Hind. Relation de la Chine et de l'Inde. 1948Maspero, Henri [editor]. Les Documents Chinois. 1953Maybon, Ch.B. and Jean Fredet. Histoire de la concession francaise de Changhai. [1929]Huc, M. Le Christianisme en Chine en Tartarie et au Thibet. 1857. 4 volumesMédard, M. A Propos des Voyages Aventureux de Fernand Mendez Pinto. [1935-1936 (upper cover of wrapper, bound in)]Thomas, A. Histoire de la Mission de Pékin. 1923Pauthier, G. Histoire des relations politiques de la Chine. 1859Dermigny, Louis. Le memoirs de Charles de Constant sur le commerce a la Chine. 1964Fitzgerland, C.-P. Li Che-Min: Unificateur de la Chine. 1935Boxer, C.R. Embaixada de Macau ao Japão em 1640. 1933. Delle Opere del Padre Daniello Bartoli. Volume XV and XVII, 1825. 2 volumes. Cros, P.-L.Jos.-Marie. Saint Francios de Xavier. 1900. 2 volumesCordier, Henri. Les voyages en Asie au XIVe siecle du bienheureux frere Odoric de Pordenone. 1891

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CLAUDEL, PAUL. CONNAISSANCE DE L'EST. 1914

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Description: NUMBER 602 OF 630 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF 570 COPIES ON VERGÉ PELURE, narrow 4to (288 x 165mm.), concertina-style on double leaves, tan wrappers stitched at spine, blue cloth chemise, dampstaining to volume 1, minor worming to volume 2, wrappers browned

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COUPLET, PHILIPPE. HISTOIRE D'UNE DAME CHRETIENNE DE LA CHINE. 1688

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Description: woodcut printer’s device on title, 2 engraved plates, one folding, approbation leaf at end [Le Tellier, Michel]. Lettre d'un docteur en théologie, à un missionaire de la Chine. Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1686–1687 2 works bound in one volume, 12mo (155 x 88mm.), contemporary calf, spine gilt in 6 compartments, some repairs to binding

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COXE, WILLIAM. LES NOUVELLES DÉCOUVERTES DES RUSSES. 1781

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Description: FIRST FRENCH QUARTO EDITION, 4to (250 x 195mm.), half-title, 4 engraved folding maps and one folding engraved view, contemporary brown marbled calf, spine with raised bands, tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and dampstaining, red pencil notes on preliminary leaves, small tears to maps, light wear and repair to binding 

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DAPPER, OLFERT. GEDENKWAERDIG BEDRYF DER NEDERLANDSCHE. 1670

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Description: FIRST EDITION, second issue with the same date as the first edition, but with extra instructions to the bookbinder (see footnote in Landwehr 544), 3 parts in one volume, folio (305 x 195mm.), printed title in red and black, engraved additional title, pagination irregular, folding engraved map, 38 engraved plates some folding, double-page or full-page, text engravings, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, spine lettered in black with raised bands, some repairs to leaves or plates (some crude), light browning and staining (a few damp stains), binding slightly soiled with bowed boards 

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DE L'ISLE, JOSEPH NICHOLAS, ALEXANDRE GUY PINGRÉ. DESCRIPTION DE LA VILLE DE PÉKING. 1765

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (253 x 195mm.), woodcut vignette on title and head-piece on p.1, 6 folding engraved plans of Peking (Beijing), nineteenth-century red half morocco, marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, light spotting and browning, slight wear at folds of plans

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DINGLE, JOHN EDWIN. THE NEW ATLAS... OF CHINA. [?1917]

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Description: Large folio (540 x 380mm.), half-title, title printed in red and black, large folding railway map of China, 18 coloured graphs and diagrams, 25 coloured maps (11 double-page) and 2 half-page coloured maps, with general business section at end, original bevelled black cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt, scattered damp-stains, occasional small tears, railway map with repair, light wear to binding with bowed upper cover

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DIONYSIUS PERIEGETES. DE SITU ORBIS. VENICE, 1498

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Description: 4to (210 x 150mm.), 31 leaves (of 32, without final blank), a-h4, 29 lines, roman letter, printed marginalia, 4- to 8-line initial spaces with printed guides, later boards, some early annotations, some damp-staining, scattered spotting mostly at beginning, small tear in fore-edge of b1

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DU HALDE, J.B. DE. DESCRIPTION GEOGRAPHIQUE, HISTORIQUE ... DE L'EMPIRE DE CHINE. 1735

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4 volumes, folio (410 x 270mm.), half-titles, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes, 53 engraved maps and plans, 43 folding, 12 engraved plates, 10 folding, engraved and woodcut head-pieces and initials, contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in 7 compartments, lettered in 2, red and green morocco lettering-pieces, red edges

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DU JARRIC, PIERRE. HISTOIRE DES CHOSES PLUS MEMORABLES ADVENUES TANT EZ INDES ORIENTALES. 1608

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 3 parts in 3 volumes, 4to (215 x 165mm.), parts 1 and 3 title within typographical border (the latter printed in black and red), part 2 with an engraved allegorical title (see Literature), full-page woodcut illustration on part one Sss3v, parts 1 and 3 bound in contemporary non-uniform sheep, part 2 bound in contemporary calf over wooden boards, with brass clasps and catches, a few headlines shaved

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."

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ELLIS, HENRY. JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY OF CHINA. 1817

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Description: FIRST EDITION, 4to (272 x 200mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst, 3 engraved maps, 1 folding, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and notes in pencil, maps browned (folding map with small tear), a few minor repairs to calf, joints slightly cracked

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."

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FAVIER, ALPHONSE. PEKING, HISTOIRE ET DESCRIPTION. 1897

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Description: FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 14 OF 1000 COPIES, folio (353 x 270mm.), half-title, engravings, full-page photographic illustrations, 10 hand-coloured engravings (including limitation page), original publisher's wrappers, glassine wrapper, housed in original embroidered cloth and silk box, minor scattered staining and light browning, a few plates loose, some wear to box

Condition Report: Some wear and staining to box, minor glue damage to preliminary leaf where detached from upper cover, some browning, wrapper with creases and stains, expert restoration to spine"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."

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