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Lot 226: DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]

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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  • DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]
  • DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]
  • DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]
  • DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]
  • DAOIST MANUSCRIPT. 太上玄靈北斗延生本命真經. THE AUTHENTIC SCRIPTURE OF THE NATAL DESTINY, [1543 OR LATER]
   
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Description: Folio (340 x 140mm.), illuminated manuscript on paper, 132 leaves, 28 paintings (12 double-page), bound concertina-style, yellow silk upper cover, cloth label on upper cover, housed in custom box, slightly worn, light dampstaining, without lower board, wear to covers

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."

Provenance: Cornelius J. Hauck, bookplate, purchased from the bookseller Emil Offenbacher (1909-1990); sale "The History of the Book: The Cornelius J. Hauck Collection", Christie's New York, 27 June 2006, lot 15

Literature: All Under Heaven 26

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