• 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 161

    WRIGHT, George Newenham (?1790-1877) and Thomas ALLOM (1804-1872, illustrator). China, in a Series of Views, displaying the Scenery Architecture, and Social Habits, of that Ancient Empire. London: Fisher, Son, & Co., [?1843].

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    WRIGHT, George Newenham (?1790-1877) and Thomas ALLOM (1804-1872, illustrator). China, in a Series of Views, displaying the Scenery Architecture, and Social Habits, of that Ancient Empire. London: Fisher, Son, & Co., [?1843].

    4 volumes, 4o (276 x 217 mm.). 4 additional engraved titles and 124 engraved plates after Thomas Allom. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with red morocco lettering piece. Provenance: R.N. Stanley (label on front free endpaper of each volume).

    FIRST EDITION. "Published about 1843. It includes copies of Chinese drawings from Staunton's collection, by Captain Stiddart, and others. Largely dealing with Peking, Nanking, the south-east and south" Lust 363. (4)


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