Lot 137: MELLIN, G.M. CHINA--HUPEH-SZECHWAN. 1935-1936
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: Album of photographs, folio (345 x 335mm.), half-title, 52 silver prints (203 x 203mm.), mounted on thick card, recto only, tissue guards, all images captioned in pencil on verso of card in English, together with 2 silver prints loosely inserted (180 x 305mm.), loose photographs with pencil captions on verso in English, contemporary cloth with gilt lettering on upper cover, light spotting or soiling to card, minor wear to binding
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Tissue guards browned, spotted and with tears, light bubbling to endpapers.
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 129