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  1. 2 vols, comprising the red vinyl bound issued for brigade teams and the printed wrappers bound issued for high-ranking officers, first editions; 16mo (c.140 x 105 mm); printed in Chinese, each with half-title in red, title-page in red & green, photographic portrait of Chairman Mao, facsimile of Lin Biao's calligraphic endorsement of Mao's writings in the uncorrected state with the superfluous mark, vinyl issue with ink note in English and Chinese to front free endpaper, wrappers issue with official stamp to title and some contemporary underlining; vinyl issue with title and star incised to upper cover, over white stiff wrappers; wrappers issue upper cover with title printed in black on red rectangle and with imprint to foot, further official stamp and contemporary inscription also to upper cover, with some marking to the lower cover and a little edge wear; each [viii], 250pp.

    £6,500
  2. Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, xviii, 318; x, 319-659 pp., 2 frontispieces, 120 plates including folding panoramas, 4 folding maps, original blue cloth gilt, an excellent example.

    £850
  3. First edition. 4to., 20 pp., 54 collotype plates, each plate is accompanied by a guard sheet with descriptive letterpress, original black cloth gilt, neat repair to spine, a very good copy.

    £875
  4. folio, (48 x 13 cm), Theatrum: 70 double-page engraved maps; rebound later Dutch gilt vellum, the covers with thin panels at the edges, the central panel with gilt-tooled arabesques in the corners and the central figure of Atlas carrying an armillary; the spine and covers remboitaged from different bindings;

    £50,000
  5. Second edition, 'mise en un meilleur ordre', 4 parts in 2 vols; folio (35 x 27.5 cm); introduction by Bazin, 179 of 181 hand-coloured lithographs (on 177 leaves), with four leaves of music and a hand-coloured vignette, engraved by Aubry-le-Comte, Deveria, Grévédon after drawings by père Castiglione, Pu-Qua and William Alexander (from Pittoresque representations of the dress and manners of the Chinese), Chambers, Dadley etc.,; quarter green morocco with blue marbled boards, spines in compartments with gilt and black morocco design, gilt title to second, some plates with minor stains, edges bumped, a fine copy.

    £9,500
  6. Second edition. 8vo ( 20 x 14 cm) ; pp. ix, (ii), 237, xii, adverts, numerous maps and plans, some folding, some coloured, large folding 'Plan of Peking' printed in colour in rear pocket with an extra map of Angkor inserted loose, publisher's addendum slip tipped in before title-page, pages 16-19 detached, ink inscription inside on front free endpaper ,; publisher's original decorated boards, lacks spine; overall a good copy.

    £450
  7. First edition. 4to., title and 24 tipped-in photographs, arranged 1 or 2 per page, captioned below image, original illustrated wrappers, small loss to head o spine, a very good copy of a scarce title.

    £850
  8. First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo, 426; 413pp., contemporary tan morocco-backed marbled boards, scattered light foxing, an excellent example.

    £250
  9. Third and best edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, first 2 volumes illustrated with maps and plates, third volume consisting of notes and addenda by Cordier, original green cloth, spines decorated in blue, morocco labels, an excellent bright set.

    £675
  10. First edition, 8vo, xii, 432pp., folding map, 3 folding tables in pocket at end, 104 photographic illustrations on 74 plates, original green cloth gilt, an excellent copy.

    £1,250
 

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