Lot 91: MAILLA, JOSEPH-ANNE-MARIE DE MOYRIAC DE. HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DE LA CHINE. 1777-1785
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, 14 volumes, comprising text (including supplement, being volume 13) and an atlas, text: 4to (250 x 185mm.), half-titles, 3 folding engraved maps, 16 engraved plates, 5 folding tables, woodcut head- and tailpieces, atlas: folio (430 x 277mm.), 65 engraved plates, plans and maps (most folding), all volumes bound in uniform contemporary mottled calf, spines tooled in gilt, morocco labels, light scattered spotting and staining, a few leaves browned, bindings with some minor repairs and split joints
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Literature: Cordier, Sinica 583-585 and 61 (atlas); Löwendahl 599