Lot 108: MUSSO, GIUSEPPE DOMENICO. LA CINA ED I CINESI. 1926
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, 2 volumes, 8vo (230 x 155mm.), half-titles, 304 printed illustrations, 4 folding maps, diagrams and illustrative notes, contemporary blue morocco gilt with arms of the Prince of Piedmont on upper cover, gilt edges, gilt dentelles, blue silk endpapers, scattered light spotting, spines sunned, extremities slightly rubbed
Condition described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
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Provenance: The Prince of Piedmont, later Umberto II of Italy, (1904-1983), arms to upper cover
Literature: Western Travellers in China 120