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."
Literature: Hill (2004) 62; Abbey, Travel 531; Löwendahl 724; Western Travellers in China 50
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