Lot 131: PHOTOGRAPHS. PEKING (BEIJING). A COLLECTION OF 7 ALBUMS [C.1920S-30S]
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
[Zumbran, John David]. Peking Art Series [numbers II-V]. Peking: Camera Craft Co., [c.1910-29], 4 volumes only (of 5), oblong 4to, (volume 2: 247 x 305mm.; volumes 3-5: 230 x 270mm.), 107 photographic plates tipped-in, comprising 20 coloured in volume 2 and 87 sepia in volumes 3-5 (volume 3 with 27; volumes 4-5 with 60), original sewn brown pictorial wrappers, together in a modern custom-made chemise and slipcase, RARE
[Peking Art Studio]. "Interesting places of Peking". [c.1928-29], oblong folio (255 x 330mm.), 108 hand-coloured photographs, mounted on black card, recto and verso, each captioned on the mount, glassine guards, original black sewn cloth, modern custom-made chemise and slipcase
[Anon.]. 'Views of my tour in Peking'. [c.1920s], oblong 8vo (125 x 190mm.), 100 SILVER PRINTS, corner mounted, each with a printed and numbered caption, original sewn black cloth, upper cover titled in gilt, modern custom-made chemise and slipcase
[Anon.]. 'The most interesting views of Peiping'. [c.1937], long oblong 8vo (103 x 268mm.), 117 (of 120) coloured photographs, corner mounted, printed captions on the mount, original sewn black cloth, upper cover titled in gilt, modern custom-made chemise and slipcase, lacking 3 images (nos. 65, 95-96)
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