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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    STAUNTON, George Leonard (1737-1801). An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1797. 3 volumes including atlas, 4° (305 x 240mm) and 2° (595 x 440mm). 2 engraved portrait frontispieces in text volumes, 44 engraved plates, many folding or double-page, 31 FINELY COLOURED BY HAND (occasional light spotting to text vols., rather more pronounced to vol. I, first folding map in atlas vol. stained, holed, torn and repaired, some progressively lighter staining to the next 5 plates, occasional light staining, a few marginal tears). Modern tan half calf gilt, uncut. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 534; Borba de Moraes p.837; Brunet V, 525; Colas 74; Lust 545; Tooley 18. (3)

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    STAUNTON, George Leonard (1737-1801). An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. London: W. Bulmer and Co., 1797. 3 volumes including atlas, 4° (305 x 240mm) and 2° (595 x 440mm). 2 engraved portrait frontispieces in text volumes, 44 engraved plates, many folding or double-page, 31 FINELY COLOURED BY HAND (occasional light spotting to text vols., rather more pronounced to vol. I, first folding map in atlas vol. stained, holed, torn and repaired, some progressively lighter staining to the next 5 plates, occasional light staining, a few marginal tears). Modern tan half calf gilt, uncut. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Travel 534; Borba de Moraes p.837; Brunet V, 525; Colas 74; Lust 545; Tooley 18. (3)


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    Please note that lot 122 has been wrongly illustrated in the printed catalogue as lot 123