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    Unique Commissioned Set of Ink and Color Illustrations for Social Life of the Chinese by Rev. Justus Doolittle, published 1865; illustrations later
    Comprising Original Harper & Bros. published Volumes I & II and bound album of 195 Chinese School illustrations (ten removed and framed) corresponding to scenes described in books; with accompanying original letter of provenance.
    14-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches (37.5 x 24.1 cm) (each)

    PROVENANCE:
    Books originally gifted by author

    Multi-character inscriptions to each.

    Two volumes of Social Life of the Chinese and a book of 195 illustrations commissioned from local Chinese artists depicting scenes from the books included with lot.



    Condition Report*: Creasing, losses to edges and pigments, and toning to each.
    Framed Dimensions 15.5 X 21 X 1 Inches
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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    9th-10th Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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