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Lot nr:904
Book nr:36147
Author:FAVIER, Alphonse
Title:Péking histoire et description
Town:Péking
Publisher:Imprimerie des Lazaristes au Pé-Ang
Year:1897
Description:Folio (353 x 270mm.), 563 p, half-title, engravings, full-page photographic illustrations, 10 hand-coloured engravings (including limitation page) FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 662 OF 1000 COPIES. Original publisher's wrappers, housed in original embroidered cloth and silk box, some wear to box
Note:"First and limited edition of this important and luxurious work on the political and social history of the ancient capital of Peking. Alphonse Favier (1807-1905) was at the head of the French Mission in North China and the Vicar apostolic of Peking. Nicely printed on thick paper, this work contains a historical part and a descriptive part" (Western Travellers in China)
Price:€600 - €900
Sellingprice:€700
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