A SET OF BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY OF CATHERINE THE GREAT; DU HALDE, J.B.,, DESCRIPTION GEOGRAPHIQUE, HISTORIQUE, CHRONOLOGIQUE, POLITIQUE, ET PHYSIQUE DE L'EMPIRE DE LA CHINE ET DE LA TARTARIE CHINOISE. THE HAGUE: HENRI SCHEURLEER, 1736

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4 volumes, quarto (250x190mm), titles printed in red and black with stamp for Nicholas I, engraved vignette on each title-page, engraved and woodcut head- and tailpieces, 40 (of 53) engraved plates and maps (12 folding), contemporary calf gilt, gilt centrepieces containing arms for Catherine II, spines gilt in compartments, mottled edges, lacking 13 plates, occasional slight damp-staining, bindings slightly rubbed, vols 1 and 3 re-backed, vols 2 and 4 re-backed retaining original spine