Allom's China 140+ steel engravings

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:18

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Lot 42: (China) Author: Allom, Thomas. Title: The Chinese Empire: Historical and Descriptive, Illustrating the Manners and Customs of the Chinese, in a Series of Steel Engravings, from Original Sketches. Place Published: London. Publisher: London Printing and Publishing Company. Date Published: (c.1860). Description: 2 volumes. 148 engraved plates including engraved vignette title pages; 2 maps. (4to) 28.5x22 cm (11 1/4x83/4") period three-quarter brown morocco and cloth, gilt pagoda on covers, spines gilt, all edges gilt. The fabulous engravings from original drawings by Thomas Allom Condition: Spines faded, rubbed; paper a bit browned; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $500-$800
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