Lot 453: Huc's Travels in Tartary, Thibet & China 1844-6

PBA Galleries

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2016-01-13 11:47:23

Lot 453: Author: Huc, [Evariste Regis]; Title: Travels In Tartary, Thibet, and China, During the Years 1844-5-6; Place Published: London; Publisher: Office of the National Illustrated Library; Date Published: [c. 1852]; Description: Two volumes. viii, 293, [1]; x, 304 pp. Translated by W. Hazlitt. About 100 illustrations from wood engravings including a folding map. (8vo) embossed publisher's cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, Vol. II has ads on endpapers. First English Edition (?).Abbe Huc's detailed account, first published by Le Clere of Paris in 1850, is an important primary source on the areas covered and one of the great classics of Asian travel and adventure. Condition: Wear and tear to bindings, Vol I binding starting to detach; other hinges cracked or starting to crack; gift inscription on front free endpaper of Vol. I, minimal foxing and darkening of pages, mostly in Vol. I; good to very good in fair bindings. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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