Sowerby, Arthur de Carle
'THE NATURALIST IN MANCHURIA'. TIENTSIN: TIENTSIN PRESS, 1922, 1923, 1930
5 volumes in 3, 8vo (10 3/16 x 7 1/2 in.; 258 x 184mm). 2 folding maps, 1 folding reproduction of a line drawing with separate text leaf, 12 reproductions of sketches, 3 mounted and colored, 136 photographic illustrations on 80 plates; minor offsetting, some foxing, closed marginal tear to folding sketch (vol. I), annotations in green pencil (vol. II), staining to boards (vol. III). Original pictorial green cloth stamped in black, top stained blue; edges rubbed, some fraying, edges foxed. Slipcase.
Franklin Brooke-Hitching (initials to front free endpaper; his sale, Sotheby's London, 30 September 2015, lot 1184)
Czech 'Asia', 196