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Part of "L'Empire Chinois" with 32 Steel Engravings.

Part of "L'Empire Chinois" with 32 Steel Engravings.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1900: Item # 1041966

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Only one and a half volume in one hardcover book with gilt decoration. This superb work showing beautiful views mainly on the South-East of China, here in French, by Clement Pelle, published c. 1845. Containing here 94 written pages and 32 topographical illustrations and one engraved title-page designed by the English architect and artist Thomas Allom (1802-1872). Title in French: L'Empire Chinois - Illustre d'apres des dessins pris sur les lieux. Avec les descriptions des moeurs, des coutumes, de l'architecture, de l'industrie etc. du peuple chinois depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu'à nos jours. Par Clément Pellé, Londres, Fisher, Fils, et Cie, c. 1845. The complete work would contain approx. 125 steel plates and 290 pages. Condition: steel engravings in very good condition, slightly foxed, book cover with some traces of usage. Dimension: 28.1 cm x 22.1 cm, weight: 926 g.