Lot 54: GEMELLI-CARERI, GIOVANNI FRANCESCO. VOYAGE DU TOUR DU MONDE. 1719
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 FRENCH EDITION, 6 volumes, 12mo (165 x 90mm.), half-titles, engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait of the author, 57 maps and plates (some folding), contemporary brown calf, spine tooled in gilt with raised bands and red labels, speckled edges, a few minor tears and damp stains, light browning and offsetting from plates, expertly re-backed and tooled in period style, some volumes retaining original spines
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Vol. 4 with tear to D10 and Q4.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 37