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 Report: 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
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