Lot 193: ARLINGTON, L.C. THE CHINESE DRAMA. 1930
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: LIMITED EDITION, NO. 559 OF 750 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 4to (280 x 220mm.), colour frontispiece, 115 plates, mostly in colour, original cloth-backed patterned boards with peacock feather design (also on endpapers), scattered spotting, repair to front and rear hinges, spine sunned, light wear to binding
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Hinge at p.56/plate no.51 cracked, small bottom corner of pp.161/162 missing.
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Literature: All Under Heaven 36