ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE. A SERIES OF TWO HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHS, WITH LETTERPRESS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE PLACES AND PEOPLE REPRESENTED.

Lot Number 88
Author PROPERTY OF VISCOUNT STRATHALLAN, FROM THE LIBRARY AT STOBHALL THOMSON, JOHN.
Title ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE. A SERIES OF TWO HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHS, WITH LETTERPRESS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE PLACES AND PEOPLE REPRESENTED.
Year Published 1873
Place Printed LONDON
Printed By SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW AND SEARLE
Description PROPERTY OF VISCOUNT STRATHALLAN, FROM THE LIBRARY AT STOBHALL THOMSON, JOHN. ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE. A SERIES OF TWO HUNDRED PHOTOGRAPHS, WITH LETTERPRESS DESCRIPTIVE OF THE PLACES AND PEOPLE REPRESENTED. LONDON: SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW AND SEARLE, 1873-1874 First edition, 4 volumes, folio (472 x 348mm.), 218 photographs (collotypes) on 96 plates, interleaved with descriptive text, publisher's cloth, upper covers titled and blocked in gilt showing the Confucian Temple, Peking, gilt edges, flat spines with modern morocco lettering labels, some minor stains and light dust-soiling, bindings rebacked retaining original spines and skilfully restored, a little rubbed
Comments See illustration on pages 6-7.
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Estimated Price GBP 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
( USD 16,700.00 - 25,050.00 )
Actual Price GBP 49,250.00 ( USD 78,307.50 )

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Auction House Sothebys
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Auction Name Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History
Sale Number #L12405
Auction Date November 15, 2012 - November 15, 2012
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