TWO PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS OF MISSION PELLIOT, EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
20,000 - 30,000 USD
TWO PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS OF MISSION PELLIOT
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
each album comprising black and white photographs documenting paintings and works of art Paul Pelliot encountered in Nanjing and Wuxi during his expedition to China between 1906-1908, each photograph numbered and accompanied with a caption, bound together between board covers, the front covers labeled 'Mission Pelliot Peintures 1 à 150' and 'Mission Pelliot Peintures 151 à 276' respectively (2)
Height 12⅜ in., 31.5 cm ; Width 19⅝ in., 49.8 cm
Discolorations, stains and foxing throughout. Some loose pages separated from the hinges. Tears and wear to the edges. Approximately 276 images with an average size of 9 x 6 3/4 in., 23 x 17 cm.
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Collection of Paul Pelliot (1878-1945).
Collection of Adrien Maissonneuve (1897-1968), and thence by descent.