Lot 146: MARCO POLO. LA DESCRIPTION GEOGRAPHIQUE... DE L'INDE ORIENTAL. 1556. FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH

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November 7, 2016, 1:00 PM GMT
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Description: FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, 4to (207 x 143mm.), woodcut publisher's device on title, larger device on verso of final leaf, numerous woodcut initials, twentieth-century red crushed morocco, sides with ruled and tooled border in blind, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered and tooled in gilt, dentelles gilt  
Condition Report: Very minor spotting, staining, or browning, endleaves with some dust soiling, pen notes to a few leaves, binding with very minor rubbing to corners and defects to leather.
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Literature: Cordier, Sinica 1977-78; Löwendahl 9; Watanabe (1986) 228; Western Travellers in China 7; cf. Adams P1791; cf. PMM 39
Provenance: Masson (?), contemporary signature on title
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