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Lot 4: ANVILLE, JEAN-BAPTISTE D'. MÉMOIRE SUR LA CHINE, 1776
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
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 is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: First work: Cordier, Sinica 187; Lust 154; Löwendahl 585