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STAUNTON’S “REMARKABLE ACCOUNT OF CHINESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS AT THE CLOSE OF THE 18TH CENTURY” (HILL)

STAUNTON, George Leonard. Authentic Account of an Embassy… to China. London, 1797. Three volumes altogether.

First edition of this splendidly detailed description of 18th-century China, with engraved frontispiece portraits of the Emperor Tchien Lung and Lord Macartney, a wonderful full-page engraving of the Camellia and 25 additional in-text engravings, together with the Atlas plate volume containing nine large folding charts—among the earliest accurate charts of the interior of China—and 35 folio engravings by William Alexander. A beautiful copy in splendid calf-gilt. $27,000.

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“AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS EVER MADE”

DANIELL, Thomas and William. Picturesque Voyage to India. London, 1810.

First edition of one of the finest and most popular hand-colored aquatint plate books of the 19th century, with 50 magnificent mounted hand-colored aquatints of views and inhabitants of China and India, with descriptive text. $16,000.

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“IT IS ALMOST INCREDIBLE FOR ANY BODY TO BELIEVE IN WHAT STATE AND POMP THESE PRINCES LIVE, AND WITH WHAT GOOD ORDERS THEIR PEOPLE ARE GOVERNED”

(CHINA) NIEUHOFF, John. An Embassy from the East-India Company… To the Emperor of China. London, 1673.

Second edition in English, splendidly illustrated with frontispiece portrait, engraved title page, double-page engraved map, 18 full-page folio copper-engraved plates (including one double-page plan) and 94 in-text copper engravings. $15,000.

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NISHIKAWA, Joken. Commerce with China and with Barbarian Countries. No place, 1708. Five volumes bound as one.

First edition of this early description of Japanese knowledge of the West, illustrated with some of the earliest Japanese images of Indians, the Dutch, Western ships, a map of the known world including the Americas (with California labeled as both an island and part of the continent), and a detailed map of China. $9800.

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BARROW’S VOYAGE TO COCHINCHINA, 1806, WITH HAND-COLORED PLATES

(VIETNAM) BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793. London, 1806.

First edition of Barrow’s account of the Macartney Mission to present-day Vietnam, with 18 hand-colored plates, folding map hand-colored in outline, and two hand-colored folding charts. A lovely copy. $6800.

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SIGNED BY SIR EDMUND HILLARY AND 38 OTHER “EVERESTERS”

HUNT, John. Ascent of Everest. London, 1953.

First edition, signed by Sir Edmund Hillary and 38 other Everest climbers on the half title, dedication and title pages, including Doug Scott, Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Everest, Sharon Wood, the first North American woman to climb Everest, Babu Chirri Sherpa, ten-time summitter, and other preeminent "Everesters," with eight color photographic plates, 48 half-tone plates, and numerous in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches, in original dust jacket. $6500.

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“THE DIAMOND… THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OF ALL STONES”

FRYER, John. New Account of East-India and Persia. London, 1698.

First edition, with engraved frontispiece portrait of the author, three full-page engraved maps and five engraved plates (three double-page), scarce in contemporary paneled calf boards. $5800.

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19TH-CENTURY JAPANESE EROTIC BOOK WITH TWELVE COLOR WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY TOMIOKA EISEN

EISEN, Tomioka. Yakumo no Chigiri. Tokyo, circa 1890.

Early printing of this 19th-century Japanese color woodblock print “pillow book,” graphically depicting erotic material, complete with 12 exceptional double-page full-color woodblock prints (each 13 by 9-1/2 inches) by celebrated Meiji era artist Tomioka Eisen. $5800.

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