Lot 122: CHINA. ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHS. C.1860-1875
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: 4to (305 x 254mm.), 80 ALBUMEN PRINTS (mostly 210 x 275mm., or the reverse), comprising 74 Chinese views and subjects and 6 of Japan (5 hand-tinted), by various photographers including Thomas Child, William Saunders, H.C. Cammidge and others, mounted recto and verso on card mounts, each captioned on the mount in black ink in French, contemporary red cloth, upper cover with pictorial design in black and gilt and titled "Album", flat spine with label "Chine photos 1860-1875", some chipping and loss to edges of brittle mounts, binding rubbed, neatly rebacked
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 90