The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants [two volumes]

By: Davis, John Francis

Price: NZ$370.00

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Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Rebound in 20th century in 19th century style half leather and marbled papered boards. Later endpapers. Pages all very clean. The leaves appear to have been washed, removing most of the marbling from the page edges. Blind-stamp on title page of each volume: "St. Johnsbury Athenaeum 1870". No other institutional markings. Volume Two with 40mm tear and small chips to final leaf of index, with loss of a few letters of text on page 480. The missing letters have been written in pencil in the margin. Volume Two with 10 leaves (pages 267-286) detached from stitching (except at lower stitch), and standing a little proud from the text block. ; Two volumes (complete). Volume one: [4], [iv], 420 pages. Illustrations on 26 pages (mostly full page). Volume two: [4], iv, 480 pages. Illustrations on 28 pages (some full page). Page dimensions: 191 x 114mm. This set is the first edition, and not "The Library of Entertaining Knowledge" edition that was issued in the same year. [Reference: Lwendahl 912 - "This significant and comprehensive account is partly a compilaion from other authorities, and partly material drawn from actual observation."]

Title: The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants [two volumes]

Author Name: Davis, John Francis

Categories: Travel, China,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Charles Knight: 1836

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 22264