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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    [CHINA]. -- FAVIER, Alphonse (1807-1905). Péking, Histoire et Description. Peking: Lazaristes, 1897. 2o (325 x 240 mm). Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. 19th-century half red morocco gilt, original front wrappers bound in (shaken, scuffed at the extremites, without hand-colored plates). FIRST EDITION, bound from the original parts.

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    [CHINA]. -- FAVIER, Alphonse (1807-1905). Péking, Histoire et Description. Peking: Lazaristes, 1897. 2o (325 x 240 mm). Illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings. 19th-century half red morocco gilt, original front wrappers bound in (shaken, scuffed at the extremites, without hand-colored plates). FIRST EDITION, bound from the original parts.

    [With:] MENNIE, Donald. The Pageant of Peking. Shanghai: A.S. Watson & Co., 1920. 2o. 66 photogravures (267 x 180 mm) tipped-in to heavy stock (mounts a bit spotted, one or two short tears not affecting the images). Original blue silk gilt (backstrip worn with loss of silk, hinges broken). FIRST EDITION. -- SIRÉN, Osvald. The Walls and Gates of Peking. London: John Lane, 1924. 2o. Illustrated with 109 photogravures. Original quarter open-weave buckram, boards, uncut (extremities scuffed, spine lightly soiled). LIMITED EDITION, one of 800 copies, this unnumbered. -- SIRÉN, Osvald. The Imperial Palaces of Peking. Paris and Brussels: Librairie Nationale d'Art et d'Histoire, 1925. 3 volumes, 2o. Illustrated throughout with photographs. (Preliminaires loose.) Original blue cloth gilt (spines worn at the extremities). FIRST EDITION. -- BOERSCHMANN, d'Ernest. La Chine Pittoresque. Paris: Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, [1930]. 2o. Illustrated throughout from photographs. Original red cloth (spine faded and scuffed, front cover lightly stained). FIRST EDITION. (7)


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