Veiling 351 Non European Civilizations - Far East
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CHINA - JAPAN -- LE FÈVRE, G. La Croisière Jaune. Expédition Citroën Centre-Asie. Troisième mission Georges-Marie Haardt, Louis Audouin-Dubreuil. Paris, Libr. Plon, 1933. xli, 344, (2) pp. W. 123 photographic illustr., 6 maps (2 on 1 fold. sheet, 1 double-p.). 4°. Beautiful or. citron crushed full mor. w. raised bands, top edge gilt, inside dentelles, silk endpapers. In or. slipcase.

Presentation copy for Prince Henry (Hendrik van Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 1876-1934), husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands: "A son Altesse Royale le Prince Henri de Hollande en très respectueux hommage, André Citroën". One of 350 copies printed on 'Papier Madagascar'. André Citroën sent his expedition leaders Georges-Marie Haardt and Louis Audouin-Dubreuil, who had experience in Croisière Noire, on 6 April 1931 with 6 vehicles on the journey from Beirut to the Far East. From Tien Tsin, 7 other vehicles came to meet them in the Himalayas. The entire expedition reached Beijing on February 12, 1932, and Haardt died on March 16, 1932, shortly before Hong Kong. The expedition was then canceled and the crew and vehicles returned to France by ship.

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