Lot 52: FORTUNE, ROBERT. A JOURNEY TO THE TEA COUNTRIES OF CHINA. 1852
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: 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 is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Provenance: City Liberal Club "20 Aug. 85", purple stamp on verso of title and p.398
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2116; Hill (2004) 630; Western Travellers in China 69