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Lot 148: PRÉVOST D'EXILES, ANTOINE-FRANÇOIS ABBÉ. HISTOIRE GÉNÉRALE DES VOYAGES. 1746-1789
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, 20 volumes, 4to (255 x 190mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait, 275 engraved maps, charts and plans (some folding), 307 engraved plates (some double-page or folding), text with woodcut head- and tailpieces, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt tooled with raised bands and two morocco spine labels, all edges of text block tinted, marbled endpapers, occasional browning and foxing
Literature: Hill (2004) 1391