"Ten thousand Chinese things" [at head of title]: A descriptive catalogue of the Chinese collection, in Philadelphia. With miscellaneous remarks upon the manners, customs, trade, and government of the Celestial Empire. SALE PRICE through December 31 2018

Philadelphia: Printed for the Proprietor, 1839. First edition. 120 pp. Original worn marbled boards neatly mended at the spine and hinges with binding tape. 22 x 14.2 cm. Lists 1075 exhibits, case by case. 1846 signature on flyleaf. "The Chinese collection occupies the lower saloon of that vast and splendid edifice, recently erected at Ninth and George Streets by the Philadelphia Museum Company." Laurence Sickman's copy, given him by Albert Ten Eyck Gardner, with his inscription inside the front cover: "Merry Christmas to Larry from Al 1940 (one hundred years too late)." Extremities and covers worn. Foxed throughout and dampstained at rear, but still a serviceable copy. SALE PRICE through 12/31/2018. Was $250.00. Please inquire about payment options before ordering. **Free domestic or international shipping with direct order. Item #39071

Price: $200.00

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