• Travel, Science and Natural Hi auction at Christies

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    Travel, Science and Natural History

    22 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    CHARDIN, Jean (1643-1713). The Travels ... into Persia and the East-Indies. London: Christopher Bateman, 1691. 2° (310 x 194mm). Engraved frontispiece, folding map and 16 plates, 11 folding. (Lacking the portrait and ?half-title, frontispiece detached, slightly soiled and torn at edges, plates 15-16 cleanly but severely torn, plate 12 with 80mm. clean tear, some creasing and some fraying to plate edges, title and a1 soiled and torn at upper margin, 4P1 with long marginal tear, some old stains.) Contempoary speckled calf (upper cover detached, spine torn with loss at head). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate).

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    CHARDIN, Jean (1643-1713). The Travels ... into Persia and the East-Indies. London: Christopher Bateman, 1691. 2° (310 x 194mm). Engraved frontispiece, folding map and 16 plates, 11 folding. (Lacking the portrait and ?half-title, frontispiece detached, slightly soiled and torn at edges, plates 15-16 cleanly but severely torn, plate 12 with 80mm. clean tear, some creasing and some fraying to plate edges, title and a1 soiled and torn at upper margin, 4P1 with long marginal tear, some old stains.) Contempoary speckled calf (upper cover detached, spine torn with loss at head). Provenance: S.E. Widdrington, Newton Hall (bookplate).

    Chardin's Travels, 'a fund of the most valuable and curious information' (Lowndes) were first published in English in 1686, and again in 1689. This was the last of the 17th-century folio editions. Wing C-2045; cf. Lowndes II, 412.


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