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    Lot of Three Early Books on China consisting of:
    Hugh Murray An Historical and Descriptive Account of China; Its Ancient and Modern History, Languages, Literature, Religion, Government, Industry, Manners, and Social State; Intercourse With Europe From the Earliest Ages; Missions and Embassies to the Imperial Court; British and Foreign Commerce; Directions to Navigators; State of Mathematics and Astronomy; Survey of Its Geography, Geology, Botany, and Zoology. (Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, 1843), first edition, three volumes, 368 pages, 498 pages and 462 pages respectively, illustrated, maps, original red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 12mo (4.25" x 7"), former owner's bookplate in each volume, fading to spine, minor loss to head and foot of spine, bumped corners, some pages uncut, minor staining to boards, else very good. Original editions of this work are uncommon.
    S. Wells Williams The Middle Kingdom; A Survey of the Geography, Government, Education, Social Life, Arts, Religion, Etc. of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1879), later printing of the 1847 first edition, two volumes, 590 pages and 614 pages respectively, rebound in cloth using portions of the original covers, gilt titles, 12mo (5.25" x 7.75"), former owner's bookplate on the inside front cover of each volume, some light pencil margin notes, missing fold-out map of China, else very good.
    C.F. Gordon Cumming Wanderings in China. (London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1886), new edition, two volumes, 382 pages and 370 pages respectively, illustrated, large fold-out map bound in the back of volume two, decorative cloth covers with dragon motif, brown titles on spine, 8vo (6" x 8.5"), former owner's bookplate on the inside front cover of each volume, minor shelf wear, else very good.


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    April, 2007
    16th-17th Monday-Tuesday
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