Lot 120: PHOTOBOOK. ALBUM CHINOIS [BEFORE 1857]
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: 4to (280 x 210mm.), lithographed title with introduction (verso blank), 41 albumen prints (from 92 x 70mm. to 110 x 187mm.), individually mounted on card with a lithographed caption pasted beneath, recto only, modern black cloth, flat spine, red label, gilt edges, title neatly restored, some images with staining, wear, and restoration, some re-mounted
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Literature: Western Travellers in China 89