• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    BRETON DE LA MARTINIERE, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1777-1852). China: its Costume, Arts, Manufactures &c. London: J. J. Stockdale, 1812.

    Price Realised  

    BRETON DE LA MARTINIERE, Jean Baptiste Joseph (1777-1852). China: its Costume, Arts, Manufactures &c. London: J. J. Stockdale, 1812.

    4 volumes in 2, 8o (228 x 141 mm). 80 engraved plates. (One plate torn and repaired, some light offsetting and staining.) Early 20th-century half calf and marbled boards, uncut (some light rubbing and wear to edges).

    FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. The first and second editions were both published in 1812. Abbey Travel 535 (third edition 1813); Cordier Sinica 65 (second edition). (2)


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