Lot 25 of 312:
S. Wells Williams The Middle Kingdom w/map 1848  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For:$510
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Middle Kingdom; A Survey of the Geography, Government, Education, Social Life, Arts, Religion, &c. of The Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants
Author:
Williams, S. Wells
Place:
New York & London
Publisher:
Wiley and Putnam
Date:
1848
Description:

2 volumes. xxii, 590; vii, 614 pp. 2 engraved portraits, 2 engraved extra title pages, plates and text illustrations, large fold-out map of the Chinese Empire detached and laid in vol. 1. (8vo) 20x13 cm (8x5"), original illustrated yellow boards, rebacked with black leather, portions of original spine strips laid down. First Edition. 

Scarce first edition with fold-out map present. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Wear and staining to boards, rubbing to extremities; toning to textblock, scattered foxing, vol.1 with some staining to endpapers and margins; map laid in with minor edgewear, light foxing, expert repair top verso; overall about very good.
 
Item number:
309223
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.

 

Terms and conditions

CONTRACTS

All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.

BUYER'S PREMIUM

A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.

ONLINE BIDDING

The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.