London, South Kensington
8 October 2014
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN NOBLEMAN
AUGUSTE BORGET (1809-1877)
La Chine et les Chinois. Paris: Goupil and Vibert, 1842. 2° (530 x 370mm). Lithographic title, 2 leaves of dedication, contents leaf. additional pictorial tinted lithographed title, 32 tinted lithographed plates on 25 leaves by Eugène Cicéri after Borget. (Lacking additional tinted lithographic title, tiny marginal tear to first dedication leaf, light variable spotting, mainly confined to text leaves or plate margins). Contemporary green half morocco over green cloth-covered boards, white moiré endpapers (recently recased, all mounted on guards).
FINE LITHOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF CHINA, including five of Hong-Kong, and others relating to Macao and Canton. An English version was published in the same year. The plates are remarkable for the lack of that 'feeling of superiority of the Chinese, so characteristic of accounts from the 1840s ... The artist observes with a fresh eye' (Lust). Cordier I, 79-80; Lust 211.
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Please note as stated in the condition this lot lacks the additional tinted lithographic title.
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