CHINA ILLUSTRATED/1843/RARE 1st Ed/2 FINE LEATHER VOLS/128 STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES. VERY RARE - SCARCE EARLY EDITION - FIRST IMPRESSION - FIRST ISSUE. RARE LIMITED EDITION of a CELEBRATED & IMPORTANT WORK - UNCOMMON EDITION. FINE ORIGINAL 3/4 CALF LEATHER BINDINGS - RARE LIMITED EDITION. 11" x 9" inches (LxB).
RARE 128 FINE FULL PAGE STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES. CHINA, IN A SERIES OF VIEWS.AND SOCIAL HABITS OF THAT ANCIENT EMPIRE. Drawn, From Original And Authentic Sketches. With Historical And Descriptive Notices. LONDON & PARIS: Fisher, Son, & Co. Rare First Edition, Four volumes bound in two. , 96, , 72; , 68; , 56, 72 pages. With 124 steel engraved plates and 4 extra engraved title pages with steel vignettes, largely dealing with Peking, Nanking, the south-east and the south of China, including four plates of Hong Kong and a further four of Macao. Rare First Edition of this 4 volume set bound in two f. Ine original 3/4 calf leather bindings over marbled boards, elaborately gilt decorated spine with 5 raised bands & four original brown gilt-lettered morocco labels. The 128 steel engraved plates drawn by Thomas Allom and engraved by J. There are numerous CLOSE-UPS GIVEN BELOW. A Rare book Set, 4 volumes bound in two original contemporary 3/4 fine straight grained morocco leather binding, elaborately gilt decorated spine with 5 raised bands & a black gilt lettered morocco label; some wear, tear, scuffing to covers, spine, ends & corners, chipping to marbled paper edges (See Scans below), pages with some age toning, sporadic spotting, soiling, are clean & bright (See Scans below), the binding is tight & intact. The leather is smooth & supple to the touch. Note: Unsophisticated set - everything original. A very rare - scarce title. There are many close-up pictures for your kind perusal.
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Bound at the end of volume 4. The item "CHINA ILLUSTRATED/1843/RARE 1st Ed/2 FINE LEATHER VOLS/128 STEEL ENGRAVED PLATES" is in sale since Friday, March 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "booker17" and is located in Farmingdale, New York.
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