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    Lot of 19th Century Books on China and the Chinese People including:
    John Francis Davis The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China and Its Inhabitants. (London: Charles Knight & Company, 1836), first edition thus, two volumes, 395 pages and 459 pages respectively, 54 wood cuts in text, half leather with blue cloth, gilt titles, marbled edges and end papers, 16mo (4.25" x 6.5"), former owner's book plate on the inside front cover of each volume, leather moderately rubbed on the spines and corners, else very good condition.
    Reverend Justice Doolittle Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Accounts of Their Religious, Governmental, Educational, and Business Customs and Opinions. With Special But Not Exclusive Reference to Fuhchau. (New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1865), first edition, two volumes, 459 pages and 490 pages respectively, over 150 engraved illustrations in text, original blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration, 12mo (5.25" x 7.75"), Gamma Epsilon library plate on the inside front cover of each volume, shelf wear to boards, frayed corners, internal contents sound and tight, very good condition.
    John Henry Gray China, A History of the Laws, Manners and Customs of the People. (London: Macmillan and Company, 1878), first edition, two volumes, 397 pages and 374 pages respectively, 140 illustrations, original pictorial cloth boards, gilt titles, gilt top edge, 8vo (6" x 9"), shelf wear to boards, former owner's book plate on the ffep of each volume, pages 129 through 145 loose in volume II, small holes in spine of volume II, else good condition.
    J. Hudson Taylor, editor China's Millions. (London: Morgan and Scott, 1879), first edition, 158 pages, engravings in text, fold-out map bound in front, attractive original blue pictorial boards with gilt titles and decoration, gilt edges, 4to (8" x 10.5"), former owner's book plate on the ffep, light shelf wear to boards, corners lightly bumped, very good condition.


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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