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Semedo, Alvarez (1585-1658) History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China.

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3117B
Lot:
158
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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Semedo, Alvarez (1585-1658) History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. London: Printed by E. Tyler for Iohn Crook, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Ship in S. Pauls Church-yard, 1655. First edition in English, folio, illustrated with portrait frontispiece of the author and one full-page engraving; separate title for Martin Martinius's Bellum Tartaricum,with portrait frontispiece; full-page engraved map on Kk3 verso titled, Situs Provinciarum Imperii Sinici, dated 1654; lacking the folding map; bound in full contemporary calf, later endleaves, ex libris Lord Walpole of Woolterton, with his engraved bookplate, binding worn, joints tender, a few scattered water stains, 11 1/8 x 7 in.

A4, (A)1, B-Z4, Aa-Qq4, Rr3 (lacking final ?blank Rr4).
http://estc.bl.uk/R22006
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

Martin Martinius, Book design, Book frontispiece, Bookplate, Ex Libris, Hand, Visual arts, Writing, London, China

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