Lot 140
1839 Dunn Chinese collection in Philadelphia

Estimate: $175 - $200

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“Ten thousand Chinese things”

A descriptive catalogue of the Chinese collection in Philadelphia : with miscellaneous remarks upon the manners, custome, trade and government of the Celestial Empire.
Philadelphia for the proprietor (Nathan Dunn), 1839.

Octavo 120 pages, half leather with paste paper over boards binding (split), text fine with owner’s name pencilled on front fly leave.

The title, in four Chinese characters, appears at the head of the title page.
Probably compiled by William B. Langdon, whose name appears as curator of the Chinese collection on the title page of the London edition, 1842.

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