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    Lot of Three 19th Century Books About China and the Chinese including:
    John Francis Davis: The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China and It's Inhabitants. (London: Charles Knight, 1836), first edition, two volumes, vI 420 pages, vII 480 pages, 54 illustrations in text, green patterned cloth with gilt titles, 8vo (5.25" x 8"), bumped corners, covers soiled, some loss at head and tail of spine, former owner's book plate on the free front end paper of each volume, else contents sound and bright, and in good condition.
    William B. Langdon: Ten Thousand Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the Genius, Government, History, Literature, Agriculture, Arts, Trade, Manners, Customs, and Social Life of the People of the Celestial Empire. (London: To Be Had Only at the Collection, Hyde Park Corner, 1843), second edition, 265 pages, illustrated with numerous engravings, original green cloth with gilt titles and decoration, gilt fore edge, 8vo (6.5" x 9.75"), bumped corners, soiled covers, replaced pastedowns and endpapers, some foxing mainly at the plates, else very good condition.
    Henry Charles Sirr: China and the Chinese: Their Religion, Character, Customs, and Manufactures: The Evils Arising From the Opium Trade: With a Glance at Our Religious, Moral, Political, and Commericial Intercourse With the Country. (London: William S. Orr and Company, 1849), first edition, two volumes, vI 447 and vII 443 pages, original black cloth with gilt titles and decoration, 8vo (6" x 9.25"), spines repaired on both volumes, extremities worn especially at the corners and head and tail of spine, former owner's book plate on the inside front cover of each volume, light foxing throughout, else good condition.


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