Lot 46: Malpiere (D. Bazin de). La Chine, Moeurs, Usages, Costumes, Arts et Metiers, Peines Civiles et Militaires, Ceremonies Religieuses, Monuments et Paysages, vol. II only, Paris, 1827, 90 (of 96) hand-coloured lithographed plates, including title, engraved leaves of music (with colour title), some soiling and toning to plates, occasional marginal repairs throughout (at least five plates with repaired tears), some waterstains to margins, hinges reinforced, contemporary morocco-backed boards, a little rubbed and scuffed, folio. Colas 1957; Lipperheide 1531. Includes scenes of daily life in Qing dynasty China, including Peking, palace and other interiors, military, trades, punishments, landscapes et al. Sold as a collection of plates not subject to return. (1)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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