London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
DAVIS, John Francis (1795-1890). The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and its Inhabitants. London: Charles Knight, 1836. 2 volumes, 12° (160 x 95mm). 16 wood-engraved plates and illustrations (occasional light spotting). Contemporary half calf, spine gilt in compartments (upper cover of vol. II detached, extremities rubbed, joints split). Provenance: unidentified armorial bookplate. FIRST EDITION. Lust 8; Cordier 71-72.
With 2 other books including Hanlin Papers, or Essays on the Intellectual Life of the Chinese (London & Shanghai, 1880).
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