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Lot 32: CHINA: 11 BOOKS ABOUT CHINA IN FRENCH

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

by Sotheby's

November 7, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: Alexander, William. Costumes et vues de la Chine; Vues de la Chine et de la Tartarie. Paris, 1815, 2 volumes, half-titles, 54 engraved plates and plans (some folding or double-page), contemporary calf-backed boards [Mr. le Bon de Nervo, bookplate], [Western Travellers in China 58], scattered spotting, some plates cut with lack of text
Beaumont, F.M.M. Beautés de l'Historie de la Chine, du Japon et des Tartares. 2 volumes. Paris, 1818, half-titles, 12 engraved plates, contemporary tree sheep, bindings expertly repaired and restored
La Chine avec ses beautés et ses singularités. 2 volumes. Paris, 1838, 12mo, contemporary marbled boards, modern spines in period style, restoration to titles
Reinaud, M. Relation des Voyages. Paris, 1845, 2 volumes, contemporary red three-quarter morocco, original wrappers bound in [Joseph M. Gleason, bookplate]
and 3 others, mostly 12mo (11)

La Chine mieux connue. 1796-1797
Hüttner, J.C. Voyage a la Chine. [1799]
Lettres du Pére Roy. 1822

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.
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