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Lot 34: CHINA: 9 TRAVEL BOOKS IN FRENCH
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Hübner, M. Le Baron de. Promenade autour du monde en 1871. Paris, 1877, illustrated with 316 engravings, contemporary green morocco-backed marbled boards, [Western Travellers in China 78] minor browning, corners bumped
La mission lyonnaise d’exploration commerciale en Chine 1895-1897. Lyon, 1898, 7 folding maps, contemporary black morocco-backed boards, [Western Travellers in China 96], leaves lightly browned, scattered tears (some repaired), front hinge cracked, binding with some wear and staining
Escayrac de Lauture, Comte d’. La Chine et les Chinois (Memoirs sur la Chine). Paris, 1877, 5 parts in 2 volumes (complete but the parts are out of order), (Introduction, Histoire, Religion, Gouvernement, and Costume), 1 plate, 8 engraved maps (some folding), contemporary morocco-backed patterned boards, [Löwendahl 1484], lacking preliminary leaf (?half-title) to part one, apparently lacking preliminary leaf to one, light browning, minor wear and repairs to bindings
Beauvoir, Comte de. Voyage autour du monde. Paris, 1875, 6 engraved maps, contemporary brown morocco-backed cloth, spine gilt [E. Dollfus, inscription and bookplate], light wear to binding
and 4 others, mostly 4to (9)
Tissandier, M. Albert. Voyage autour du monde. Inde et Ceylan – Chine et Japon. 1892
Viot, M. Richard. Le tour du monde en famille. 1891
Bonvalot, Gabriel. De Paris au Tonkin a travers le Tibet inconnu. 1892
Le tour du monde, Chine et Sibérie [Journal des voyages et des voyageurs]. 1896
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