Lot 203: CHINA. POSTAL ATLAS. 1933
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: Third edition, large folio (615 x 370mm.), 3 preliminary leaves with Chinese text on recto, preface in Chinese, English and French, title in Chinese and English, 30 chromolithographed route maps (one double-page index map, 4 single-page maps, 26 double-page maps of which six are folding), 6 leaves of Chinese index, 2 leaves of English index, publisher's green cloth, titled in French, Chinese and English in gilt, minor spotting, slight wear to binding
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Bubbling to spine and upper cover, minor discolouration to upper cover.
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