Lot 63 of 319:
M. Huc's The Chinese Empire w/ folding map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$144
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Chinese Empire: Forming a Sequel to the Work Entitled "Recollections of a Journey Through Tartary and Thibet"

Author:
Huc, M [Evariste Regis]

Place:
London

Publisher:
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans

Date:
1855

Description:

2 volumes. xxxii, 421, [1] + [2] ad; viii, 440 + 24 ad pp. Illustrated with folding color lithographed map. 22x14.3 cm (8¾x5½"), rebound in blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First English Edition.

Evariste Regis Huc, a French Roman Catholic missionary who went to China in 1839, made a famous trek to Lhasa, reaching the capital of Tibet after a journey of nearly two years. Intent on founding a mission in that distant land, he was shortly expulsed at the insistence of the Chinese resident, and he was forced to return to China proper. In 1852, his health shattered, he returned to France, wrote an account of his expedition, and this later work describing China in general. Stickers from book gallery on front free endpapers.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Touches of wear to cloth; map toned and foxed with 4 inch tear along upper fold, miniscule tear at intersections of folds and 2 small stub tears, no loss, textblock marginally toned with occasional smudges and foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
318599
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