Fair highlight from Bernard Quaritch Ltd

 

WANG, Dr. Luidwig, and Baron VON MEERSCHEDIT-HULLESSEM.  In und um Peking während der Kriegswirren 1900–1901.  Nach photographischen Aufnahmen von den Herausgebern Marine-Stabsarzt Dr. Wang und Leutnant Freiherr von Meerscheidt-Hüllessem.  36 Tafeln mit 1 heliogravüre und 190 Bildern in doppelsitigem Lichtdruck nebst einem Plan von Peking hergestellt von Meisenbach Riffarth & Co., Berlin-Schönebrg.  Berlin-Schöneberg, Commissionsverlag von Meisenbach Riffarth & Co., 1902.

Large oblong 4to, ll. [ii (dedication and title-page), [36 (1 photogravure portrait and 35 of 190 collotype plates rectos and versos)], 1 folding map (‘Plan von Peking’) + 1 folding map of Peking in Chinese only loosely inserted; foxing to photogravure leaf (not affecting images), otherwise clean interior; in original blue cloth-covered boards, with elaborately decorative boards, with gilt characters, dragon and border on upper board, images additionally coloured; fine condition.                                                                     

A dramatic binding to this extensive photographic record of the German expedition.  The editors dedicated the work to the members of the expedition and their followers.

We are aware of a variant binding in cream cloth. 

£1500

Bernard Quaritch Ltd, 40 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2PR, UK
www.quaritch.com
  rarebooks@quaritch.com