Lot 66: HOLMES, SAMUEL. VOYAGE EN CHINE ET EN TARTARIE. 1805
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, 2 volumes, 8vo (185 x 115mm.), half-titles, 2 folding engraved plans, and 50 plates, contemporary tree calf gilt, spines gilt, red morocco spine labels, speckled edges, light scattered spotting and browning, wormhole to spine head of volume 1
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Provenance: Librairie de Garnier, label on verso of half-titles
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 2387-2388; Löwendahl 729; Western Travellers in China 52