Lot 205: SCHLEGEL, GUSTAV. HUNG SOCIETY OR SOCIETY OF HEAVEN AND EARTH,1860 (AND 2 OTHER WORKS)
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: 2 half-titles, 16 folding lithographed plates, pencil notes, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOGRAPHS AND SECRET SOCIETY SEALS on paper and fabric tipped-in, Secret Society seal-stamps on half-titles and in the text, without final blank
[Ibid.] Hoa tsien ki of geshiedenis van het gebloemde briefpapier. Chinesche Roman, uit den oorspronkelijken text vertaald door G. Schlegel. Batavia: Lange & Co., 1865, half-title, title stamped with Chinese red seals, without final blank
[Ibid.] Iets over de Prostitutie in China. Batavia: Lange & Co., 1866, half-title, pencil annotations, without final blank
3 works in one volume (The Hung League bound second), being volume XXXII of Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen (Batavia: Lange & Co, 1866), 4to (278 x 230mm.), series half-title and title, contents leaf, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with full-page Chinese black stamp overstamped with red seals on linen bound before title, twentieth-century crimson half morocco by Hatchards of Piccadilly, red cloth, lower corner of upper cover with initials 'W.G.S.' in gilt, top edge gilt, general title and half-title with repairs and laid down, stains to boards, joints starting, slightly rubbed
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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Provenance: William G. Stirling (b.1887), signatures and official stamp on title of The Hung League.
Literature: Cordier, Sinica 1760, 1896-1897, 1882
Saleroom Notice: The upper cover is detached