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Lot 163: SEMEDO, ALVAREZ. HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE LA CHINE, 1667

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

by Sotheby's

November 7, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • SEMEDO, ALVAREZ. HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE LA CHINE, 1667
  • SEMEDO, ALVAREZ. HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE LA CHINE, 1667
  • SEMEDO, ALVAREZ. HISTOIRE UNIVERSELLE DE LA CHINE, 1667
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Description: FRENCH EDITION, 4to (225 x 160mm.), half-title, engraved device on title-page, woodcut ornaments and initials, speckled boards and edges, spine with label and raised bands, fragment of French manuscript loosely inserted, repair to LLl3, scattered damp stains and soiling, slight browning, light wear to extremities of binding

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Literature: Lust 71; Löwendahl 134; Western Travellers in China 19

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