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Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines., “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry]
1 “ALEPH” [HARVEY, William Henry] Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.
Hodder and Stoughton, [1868] 
4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [4, publisher’s adverts]. Original cloth, rather rubbed and gutta percha perished with some slight chupping to the margins of the maps, not affecting the images. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady... in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a posthumous work by William Harvey, wood-engraver, illustrator and writer of verse for children. The 12 chromolithographed, anthropomorphic maps comprise: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Prussia, Germany, Holland & Belgium, Denmark and Russia. 
Price: 3800.00 GBP
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The Parterre: or, Beauties of Flora. Twelve Highly-finished Drawings, with poetical illustrations., ANDREWS, James
2 ANDREWS, James The Parterre: or, Beauties of Flora. Twelve Highly-finished Drawings, with poetical illustrations.
Tilt and Bogue, 1842. 
Folio. pp. [4], 24, [2, publisher’s catalogue]; 12 hand coloured lithographs. Original half morocco, title within floral wreath border to front cover, a little worn, with half inch chip from the base of the spine. Margin of the first plate a little stained but well away from the image. A clean and pleasing copy. 
Price: 1000.00 GBP
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Candide, by Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet]. Illustrated by Gus Bofa., ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN, Jacques [Binder]
3 ANTHOINE-LEGRAIN, Jacques [Binder] Candide, by Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet]. Illustrated by Gus Bofa.
Paris: Librairie des Champs-Élysées, 1932. 
4to. With 33 coloured plates and 32 illustrations in the text by Gus Bofa. Limited to 100 copies, on Arches and with a suite of illustrations in black. Of these, this is number IV of 14 hors commerce copies, containing a number of trial proofs on Chine. Bound in light blue morocco, with a design of gilt rays spreading in from a small central white inlay, one band inlaid in darker blue calf, wide inside borders similarly inlaid and gilt; brown suede flyleaves and pastedowns, gilt edges. In card chemise [some repairs to the verso of the chemise] and leather trimmed card slipcase. Jacques Anthoine-Legrain was the step-son of Pierre Legrain and took over the business after Pierre's death in 1929. They were at the forefront of the Art Deco and Modernist movement in French bookbinding. This is a stunning example of his work carried out on the smallest limitation of the rarest of Bofa's illustrated books; this is the only copy ever seen at auction, being sold by Sothebys in 1969 as part of the celebrated sale of Fine French Illustrated Books and Bindings, the Property of Senhor Nicolau Lunardelli. 
Price: 12500.00 GBP
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Bronze Figure: Seated Girl Laughing., ARDIZZONE, Edward
4 ARDIZZONE, Edward Bronze Figure: Seated Girl Laughing.
The Estate of Edward Ardizzone, 2006. 
bronze, approximately 6.5 inches high x 7 inches AN EXTREMELY RARE ITEM FROM AN EDITION OF ONLY 3 Edward Ardizzone (1900 - 1979) was a popular and successful artist and illustrator who is highly regarded. His illustrated figures are instantly recognisable and this fine bronze statue is typically Ardizzone. He became interested in sculpture when he was working at Camberwell School of Art in the late 1940s and early 1950s where he was friendly with Karel Vogel, head of the sculpture department. Vogel was at that time making a series of small terracottas. Aridizzone liked the idea of small sculptures of active characters rather than poses, and terracotta is a medium which lent itself to this mode of expression with its immediacy and relatively rapid composition. He made no more than a dozen pieces in all before devoting himself to his other work which actually earned him his living. Some of these terracottas were exhibited at the Leicester Galleries and were subsequently retained by the family. In 2006, Rupert Otten of Wolseley Fine Art, mounted a retrospective exhibition in memory of Ardizzone's youngest son, Nicholas. Otten commissioned a bronze casting from one of the sculptures with the intention of limiting the edition to nine. In the event only 3 examples were cast. This example is numbered 3 of 9, presumably the last to be cast. Supplied with a print-out of an email from Otten confirming the size of the edition. 
Price: 6500.00 GBP
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Covent Garden Flower Market., BAWDEN, Edward
5 BAWDEN, Edward Covent Garden Flower Market.
Curwen Studios, [1967] 
Original colour lithograph, image size 24 x 18 inches. A little very gentle creasing but an excellent copy of a scarce print issued in an edition of 75; one of the "Six London Markets" series. This copy is unsigned and bears the Curwen Press Proof Stamp to the verso. 
Price: 1500.00 GBP
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The Runic and Other Crosses of Derbyshire., BEMROSE, William Junior
6 BEMROSE, William Junior The Runic and Other Crosses of Derbyshire.
[Derby]: Manuscript, 1871. 
Folio. 390 x 260 mm. Hand painted and lettered title page; 22 original ink and ink wash drawings of runic and other crosses. Contemporary elaborately stamped and sculpted morocco, gilt, inner dentelles, all edges gilt by Bemrose of Derby. William Bemrose junior (1831 - 1908) was a director of the printing business founded by his father, a director of Royal Crown Derby, a writer on wood carving and pottery, art collector, amateur painter [vice president of Derby Amateur Sketching Club], member of Derby Archaeological Society, etc. I have been unable to trace any record of publication so this is probably a unique record of many of the surviving crosses in the County of Derbyshire: Allestree, Bakewell [3 crosses], Hope, Eyam [2 crosses], Ashford [remains], Bonsall, Headless Cross or Market Stone at Derby Arboretum, Head of Kings Newton Cross, Higham Cross, Great Longstone Churchyard, Longstone Market Cross, Part of Runic Cross Darley Dale, Rolleston from Tatenhill. Morley Cross, Repton Market Cross, Taddington Cross, Wheston Cross [2 crosses], Monyash Cross. 
Price: 2250.00 GBP
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Watercolour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray., BLAKE, William
7 BLAKE, William Watercolour Designs for the Poems of Thomas Gray.
The Trianon Press for the William Blake Trust, 1972. 
Number 12 of 36 special copies with extra material. Folio. 2 volumes in slipcase. Frequently described as the Trianon Press masterpiece, this is undoubtedly a magnificent work contending for the title of one of the greatest pieces of 20th century printing. The edition was limited to 518 copies, printed on specially made Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. 12 copies numbered I to XII, in three volumes, full morocco, with an additional portfolio containing a series of progressives showing the stages in the hand-stencil colouring of a single plate, together with original guide-sheets and stencils and other material used in the making of the facsimile, presented in a matching box. 36 copies numbered 1 to 36, unbound in the French style, in a full morocco portfolio, with an additional portfolio containing technical material as in copies I to XII, in a matching box. 352 copies numbered 37 to 388, in three volumes bound in quarter morocco, or unbound in the French style in a quarter morocco portfolio, presented in a matching box. 100 copies numbered 389 to 488 are reserved for Mr. Paul Mellon. 18 copies numbered A to R are hors commerce. This copy is Number 9 of the 36 special copies. The watercolour designs were reproduced by the collotype and hand-stencil process in the workshops of Trianon Press (France) in Paris. The text of Gray's poems was printed on pure rag laid paper from copperplates, using three additional printings to reproduce Blake's pencil crosses and to obtain the tone of the paper. The illustrations were commissioned by Blake's friend John Flaxman in around 1796. On the death of his wife, they passed by sale to William Beckford of Fonthill Abbey, then by descent through Beckford's daughter to the Duke of Hamilton, finally by sale to Paul Mellon. Although known of, and occasionally viewed by a select few, during the whole of this period it was never shown in any exhibition of Blake's works. Due to the generosity of Paul Mellon who entrusted them for a period of 4 years to Arnold Fawcus of the Trianon Press, this is the first time they have been reproduced. Fawcus and the Trianon Press set themselves exceedingly high standards of production, aiming for complete accuracy of Blake's designs, and several times had to abandon a plate when it failed to meet their critical eye. Comprising: 1. Watercolour designs for the poems of Thomas Gray. 116 full page printed designs hand coloured using the stencil process, printed on one side only, the separately printed text laid on. Together with a note from the printer, introduction and commentary by Geoffrey Keyes. This section unbound in the French style, with a full morocco case. The early pages have some light foxing, and the case is a little scuffed. 2. Technical material. A. The Fatal Sisters [Plate 3], the complete series of 32 collotype and hand coloured progressive states. B. The 12 hand-cut guide-sheets and stencils for plate 3. C. The three collotype negatives for plate 3 corrected by hand. D. A selection of 20 finished colour plates 'for framing'. E. A made up sheet with one of the copper plates used for Gray's text together with the three printing states. F. 'Ode on the Spring', & 'Ode to Adversity'; the complete series before hand-colouring and other early proof plates. Each section enclosed in a paper portfolio; the whole contained in a full morocco drop down box. Both sections held within a morocco backed solander with marbled sides, some light spotting to the preliminaries, the base of the box showing shelf wear and one of the short outer joints split. 
Price: 3500.00 GBP
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Munition Drawings. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government., BONE, Sir Muirhead
8 BONE, Sir Muirhead Munition Drawings. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.
Country Life, 1917. 
Large folio [32½ x 24 inches]. Consisting of title sheet, contents sheet and six tinted lithographs numbered I - VI in a stiff paper portfolio as issued. The 6 lithographs are: I. The Giant Slotters. II. Mounting a Great Gun. III. Moving Heavy Gun Tubes. IV. The Night Shift Working on a Great Gun. V. Night Work on the Breach of a Great Gun. VI. A Coring Machine at Work on a Big Gun Tube. A small tear to the edge of the front cover otherwise an excellent copy. Bone was the first Official War Artist, being appointed in May 1916. His major contribution was the two volume collection' The Western Front' and 'With the Grand Fleet'. Less well-known were these very large lithographs, probably published in relatively small numbers and obviously intended for framing. The quality of the reproduction is superior to the book versions of his drawings and they rarely turn up for sale. It is believed that only two series were issued, this one and the companion 'With the Grand Fleet', also offered for sale. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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With the Grand Fleet. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government., BONE, Sir Muirhead
9 BONE, Sir Muirhead With the Grand Fleet. From the Collection Presented to the British Museum by His Majesty's Government.
Country Life, 1917. 
Large folio [32½ x 24 inches]. Consisting of title sheet, contents sheet and six tinted lithographs numbered I - VI in a stiff paper portfolio as issued. The 6 lithographs are: I. H.M.S. "Lion" in Dry Dock. II. On Board a Battle-Cruiser (H.M.S. "Lion"). III. A Battleship at Night. IV. Inside the Turret. V. "Oiling": A Battleship Taking in Oil Fuel at Sea. VI. The Boiler Room of a Battleship. A little softening of the lower corners of the covers but an excellent copy. Bone was the first Official War Artist, being appointed in May 1916. His major contribution was the two volume collection' The Western Front' and 'With the Grand Fleet'. Less well-known were these very large lithographs, probably published in relatively small numbers and obviously intended for framing. The quality of the reproduction is superior to the book versions of his drawings and they rarely turn up for sale. It is believed that only two series were issued, this one and the companion 'Munition Drawings', also offered for sale. 
Price: 750.00 GBP
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Columbo Races; The Return, First Race. [Ceylon, by a Native], BROHIER, J.H.
10 BROHIER, J.H. Columbo Races; The Return, First Race. [Ceylon, by a Native]
Original watercolour, 5th September, 1841. 
Original watercolour, 10 x 6 inches, under which is captioned the title and identity of riders and horses. J.H. Brohier was a surveyor from a Huguenot family which had settled in Sri-Lanka in the mid 18th Century. Identifies Mr Somerset [Black jacket and cap on]. This would be Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset [2nd Baron Raglan from 1855], who was employed in the Ceylon Civil Service from 1841 - 1849. From the Raglan Collection, recently dispersed. 
Price: 2500.00 GBP
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Alfred Lord Tennyson and His Friends; a Series of 25 Portraits and Frontispiece in Photogravure From the Negatives of Mrs. Julia Margaret Cameron and H.H.H. Cameron. Reminiscences by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, with introduction by H.H. Hay Cameron., CAMERON, Julia Margaret
11 CAMERON, Julia Margaret Alfred Lord Tennyson and His Friends; a Series of 25 Portraits and Frontispiece in Photogravure From the Negatives of Mrs. Julia Margaret Cameron and H.H.H. Cameron. Reminiscences by Anne Thackeray Ritchie, with introduction by H.H. Hay Cameron.
T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. 
Folio. pp. 16; frontispiece, 25 photgravures. Original cloth, lacking front end paper and extremities just a little worn. Limitation page a little soiled otherwise contents clean. Number 320 of a Limited Edition of 400 copies. A posthumous appreciation of the work of Julia Margaret Cameron. The subjects include Thomas Carlyle, Robert Browning, Gladstone, Herschel, Julia Margaret Cameron, Charles Darwin, Longfellow, Henry Irving, etc. as well as a number of Tennyson himself. 
Price: 2200.00 GBP
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The Coast of Newfoundland Drawn for the Newfoundland and British North America School Society., CANADA
12 CANADA The Coast of Newfoundland Drawn for the Newfoundland and British North America School Society.
c. 1838. 
Map. Single sheet, 210 x 280 mm. A separately published map by issued by the Newfoundland School Society sometime between 1829 when its name changed to the Newfoundland and British North American School Society and 1846 when it changed its name again to the Church of England Society for Educating the Poor of Newfoundland and the Colonies. It shows a small plan for the proposed construction of new schools. 
Price: 180.00 GBP
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13 CARDIFF Cardiff Castle; Travel by Train. ORIGINAL FULL SIZE BRITISH RAILWAYS POSTER.
c. 1955. 
Size is approx 1016 mm x 1270 mm. One of several original posters in stock. Professionally mounted on acid free paper and stiff linen suitable for mounting and/or framing. This is an original large size British Rail poster and extra shipping will be required due to the specialist packaging required. 
Price: 900.00 GBP
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The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter., CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C.
14 CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
Cassell, 1923 - 33. 
3 Volumes. 1st. Editions. Large 8vo. pp. xvi, 231: xxxiv, 269: xvi, 247: photographic plates. Original pictorial cloth, Very Good in in professionally restored dust wrappers. 
Price: 3800.00 GBP
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The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER., CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C.
15 CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Cassell, 1923 - 33. 
3 Volumes. 1st. Editions. Large 8vo. pp. xvi, 231: xxxiv, 269: xvi, 247: photographic plates. Original pictorial cloth, Fine. First volume inscribed "with the compliments of Mr. Harry Burton." Having resigned as first chief inspector of antiquities in 1905 Howard Carter was unable to return to Egypt until early 1909 when he began his association with George Herbert, fifth earl of Carnarvon. For the next five years they excavated in the Theban necropolis making important, if unspectacular, discoveries. In 1915 Carnarvon was encouraged by Carter to apply for the concession for the Valley of the Kings, one that had been surrendered by Davis and thought by Maspero to be unpromising. Carter thought otherwise. It was not, however, until 1917, after a spell as a civilian employed by the intelligence department of the War Office in Cairo, that Carter was able to conduct annual campaigns in the Valley of the Kings. Few positive results were achieved and in the summer of 1922 Carter had to use all his powers of persuasion to be allowed to conduct one final campaign in the valley. On 4 November 1922, starting work at first light, Howard Carter opened the stairway that led to the tomb of Tutankhamun. His excitement was reflected in the now famous telegram to Carnarvon. "At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley. A magnificent tomb with seals intact." Carnarvon hurried to Luxor and the tomb was entered on 26 November. The discovery astounded the world: a royal tomb, full of spectacular objects. On 16 February 1923 the burial chamber was opened to reveal the unplundered body and funerary equipment of the dead king. Despite "handling the technical processes of clearance, conservation, and recording with exemplary skill and care" and presiding over a discovery which reverberated across the world, Carter received no formal honours from his own country. One of the first people Carter contacted after entering the tomb was Harry Burton, an accomplished art photographer who had gained valuable experience working on the Metropolitan Museum's excavations in Thebes. It proved to be an inspired choice. For not only was Burton able to create a series of remarkable images with what would now be considered as primitive equipment, these images, some 1400 in number, illuminate the excavations and excite the imagination in a way which transcends the text. Burton's photos are more than just a record of the excavation of the tomb. His attention to lighting, texture and composition make them works of art in their own right, capturing as they do the excitement of the greatest archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. Although we have handled several copies of this work which have been inscribed by Carter, we have been unable to locate a copy bearing Burton's name. 
Price: 5000.00 GBP
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Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring., CHAN, Tim Fat
16 CHAN, Tim Fat Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring.
1931. 
RARE CORK SCULPTURE AND WATERCOLOUR LANDSCAPE. "Spring Morn in Hangchow (Shanghai)" Titled in English: "Spring Morn in Hangchow (Shanghai)" with a presentation label beneath: "To S. Lack, Esq. Manager, Eastern Extension Telegraph Co. Ltd. From Local and Chinese Staffs, Hong Kong Branch, on the occasion of his retirement. 19th December 1931." Size: 133 cm x 25 cm within the frame. With a watered silk covered mount; plain wooden frame; glazed. Total size: 154 x 47 cm. Cork pictures of this size are extremely unusual and would only have been undertaken by the most skilled artists. We are fortunate that in this case we have the details of both the artist and place of creation, as well as the true title of the piece. It is uncommon to be able to ascribe pieces to particular workshops or artists. Artist: CHAN Tim Fat Place: Changle, Fujian Title: Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring. PRICE IS INCLUSIVE OF V.A.T. It is not clear why the English title reads Hangchow and (Shanghai) as they are two distinct places in China: the Su Causeway is in Hangzhou (Hangchow). Perhaps the people presenting it didn't think that the recipient would know the difference! The Su Causeway was built by the eponymous Su Dongpo in the 11th Century and “Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring” became a classic view, one of the recommended attractions for visitors to the region. Cork Carving. The art of cork carving is a relatively recent one, according to popular tradition, having been started in Fuzhou close to Changle in Fujian province in around 1910, although it was not until the import of landscape pictures from Germany in around 1913 or 1915 that the pioneers incorporated the Chinese aesthetic with the western to create cork landscapes. The 1930s saw the next step from postcard-sized simple carvings to the larger bas-relief examples [one of which we have here]. Although we have been unable to trace the artist with the tools to hand it is possible that searches on Chinese media would be able to track down both the workshop and artist. Certainly he was a master of his craft and he was in all likelihood one of the pioneers of the expansion of this art form. Nowadays cork sculptures have been debased, with many being mass produced and machine made. To find a large, early, unique, dated and signed example with a traceable provenance must be unusual; I have been unable to trace anything similar. 
Price: 10200.00 GBP
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Night Freight. ORIGINAL FULL SIZE BRITISH RAILWAYS POSTER FOR THE LONDON MIDLAND REGION., CUNEO, Terence
17 CUNEO, Terence Night Freight. ORIGINAL FULL SIZE BRITISH RAILWAYS POSTER FOR THE LONDON MIDLAND REGION.
1960. 
Size is approx 1016 mm x 1270 mm. One of several original posters in stock. Professionally mounted on acid free paper and stiff linen suitable for mounting and/or framing. A small professionally restored area on the top edge on the left hand side. This is an original large size British Rail poster and extra shipping will be required due to the specialist packaging required. 
Price: 1100.00 GBP
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18 DAUDIN, F.M. Histoire naturelle, générale et particulière des reptiles.
Paris: F. Dufart, [1801-3] 
8 volumes. 8vo. pp. 384: 429, [3]: 452: 397: 365: 447: 436 439; 100 engraved plates. A fine unpressed and uncut set, some volumes unopened, in the original patterned boards, some retaining the printed spine labels with a little minor restoration. Each volume contained in a fleece lined quarter mottled calf solander with patterned paper signs. A magnificent clean, unfoxed set almost as it would have arrived from the publisher over 200 years ago. 
Price: 1250.00 GBP
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A Tale of Two Cities., DICKENS, Charles
19 DICKENS, Charles A Tale of Two Cities.
Chapman and Hall, 1860. 
1st Edition, 3rd issue. 8vo. pp. viii, [1], 254; illustrations and engraved title page by H.K. Browne. Original cloth with a trace of wear to the top and bottom of the spine; the whole a little shaken, and a couple of pages loose but unusually clean internally with very little spotting and the spine only a little discoloured. One of the scarcest states of the first edition. For a description of this binding see Smith: Charles Dickens in the Original Cloth, note on the secondary binding to the Tale of Two Cities [p. 96]. 
Price: 1100.00 GBP
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The Asiatic Petroleum Co. (North China) Ltd. Map of China Compiled From the Latest and Most Authentic Surveys., DINGLE, Edwin J. and FRUIN, H.J.
20 DINGLE, Edwin J. and FRUIN, H.J. The Asiatic Petroleum Co. (North China) Ltd. Map of China Compiled From the Latest and Most Authentic Surveys.
Shanghai: Far Eastern Geographical Establishment, 1916. 
Large folding map printed in black and red, 67 x 62 inches in six sections, mounted on linen and folded, enclosed in the original cloth case with printed title and paper label as key. Fine. The Asiatic Petroleum Company was a joint venture between the Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies and was founded in 1903. It operated throughout Asia from the start of the 20th. Century with its headquarters on the Bund in Shanghai. This map would appear to reflect the growing market for oil products throughout China, a market which, by the start of the Second World, had expanded to over 1000 sales outlets across some 20 provinces. Edwin Dingle, who was responsible for this map along with H.J.Fruin, lived in China for over twenty years and in 1917 published The New Atlas and Commercial Gazetteer of China which served as the standard reference for many years and was described as the " biggest and best book on the resources of China." A rare and highly detailed commercial map of China. The box containing the map is stamped " Travelling Engineer" which suggests that only a limited number of copies would have been produced specifically for the Asiatic Petroleum Co., thus accounting for its scarcity. 
Price: 4250.00 GBP
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