Description: FIRST EDITION, 8vo (212 x 130mm.), initial illustrated title, lithographed map, 3 plates (2 tinted lithographs), engraved illustrations, modern half calf over marbled boards, gilt tooled spine with raised bands and green label, marbled endpapers and edges, slight spotting and browning, a few pencil markings, small tear to p.vii-viii, light offsetting from map
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."
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2116; Hill (2004) 630; Western Travellers in China 69
Provenance: City Liberal Club "20 Aug. 85", purple stamp on verso of title and p.398
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