Auctions | December 9, 2020

Sun Yat-sen Signed First Edition to be Auctioned

Courtesy of Nate D. Sanders

Los Angeles – A rare signed copy of Sun Yat-sen’s First Edition of his book The International Development of China, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on December 10, 2020. The Chinese leader boldly inscribed his book in fountain pen on the front free endpaper. The book was inscribed to Harold Scott Quigley, a scholar of Chinese studies who acquired the autograph in Shanghai in 1923, possibly during the Sun-Joffe Agreement, which was held in Shanghai in January 1923. In the original publisher's binding, the book contains all maps, including the folding map housed in the rear pastedown pocket. The Book measures 5.675'' x 8.25'' and runs 265pp. An important book authored by Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of China, and scarce as signed by him. Bidding for the book begins at $6,000.

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