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From antiquity to the Kangxi Emperor
Del Mappamondo istorico. Tomo settimo, parte prima. Che contiene le Vite degl'Imperatori della China.
Continuazione dell'opera del P. Antonio Foresti della compagni de Gesu. Venice Girolamo Albrizzi 1716
First edition. Small 4to (22.5 x 16.5 cm), pp.[xvi], 383, [1, blank]. A very good copy bound in modern calf, spine gilt. Faint stain to upper margin; minute worm track to gutter of initial leaves. A handful of contemporary Italian annotations in ink.
Not in Löwendahl.
A world revealed: first edition of the most influential firsthand account of China since Marco Polo
De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas
suscepta... Libri V. Augsburg Christoph Mang 1615
First edition. Small 4to (20.5 x 16 cm), pp.[xii], 111, (110)-646 [but 648 as p.111-2 numbered twice], [8, index], [2, errata, colophon], with the engraved title by Wolfgang Kilian, incorporating Ricci's map of China flanked by portraits of the author and St Francis Xavier. A very good copy bound in modern quarter calf, marbled boards. All edges blue. Bound without the folding plan and the final blank leaf; faint blue stain to fore-edge of initial leaves. Contents otherwise clean and fresh.
Auvermann & Payne 184; Cordier BS 809; Gallagher, China in the Sixteenth Century: the journals of Matthew Ricci: 1583-1610, pp.xvii-xix; Lach & Van Kley, Asia in the making of Europe, Volume III, Book One, pp.512-3; Löwendahl 54
With the plan of Ricci's burial place
Litterae Societas Iesu e Regno Sinarum annorum MDCX. & XI.
Augsburg Christoph Mang 1615
First Latin edition. Small 8vo, pp.[viii], 294, folding plan of the villa in Peking converted into a church with Ricci's tomb. A very good copy bound in modern red morocco.
Cordier BS 808; Löwendahl 56; Morrison II, p.466; De Backer & Sommervogel, 8, 238.
Jesuit reports from China
Due lettere annue della Cina del 1610 e del 1611
scritte al M.R.P. Claudio Acquaviva, Generale della Compagnia di Giesu. Rome Bartolomeo Zannetti 1615
First edition. Small 8vo (16.5 x 11 cm), pp. 263, [1, blank]. Bound in modern vellum. Light marginal browning, a faint stain on a few leaves, but a very good copy.
Auvermann & Payne 223; Cordier BS 808; Löwendahl 55
With reproductions of original letters
Documenti e Titoli
sul Privato Fondatore dell'attuale Istituto (antico "Collegio dei Cinesi" in Napoli) Matteo Ripa sulle Missioni in Cina nel Secolo XVIII. Naples Gennaro Salvati 1904
First edition. 4to (30.5 x 23 cm), pp.[iv], 14, 662, numerous folding facsimile documents, some in Chinese. R. Istituto Orientale in Napoli. One hundred copies printed; this copy unnumbered. A very good copy bound in modern half calf, marbled boards. With cancelled stamps of SOAS to title verso and final page.
COPAC records copies at the British Library, Durham, and SOAS.
Istoria o Zavoevanii Kitaia Manzhurskimi Tatarami,
Sostoiashchaia v 5 Knigakh, Sochinennaia g. Vozhe de Brunem B. et P.D.M. [History of the Conquest of China by the Manchurian Tatars in 5 parts, Compiled by Vojeu de Brunem; Translated from French by A.R.] Moscow Typograficheskaya Company, 1788
First and only Russian edition. 8vo, pp.1-96, (73)-168, (193)-603. Text in Russian. Bound in period Russian mottled full calf, neatly rebacked. Spine with raised bands and dark red gilt lettered label. 18th century owner's inscription on verso of the first free endpaper: "Iz knig Fedora skago." Chinese chop on title page. A very good copy.
Svodny Katalog XVIII 2275. French edition: Cordier BS 629; Löwendahl 468; Lust 436; Morrison II p. 32. One copy only found in Worldcat (Harvard)
A Compleat History of the Empire of China:
Being the Observations of above ten years travels through that country: containing memoirs and remarks... London Printed for James Hodges, at the Looking Glass, on London Bridge. 1739
The second edition, carefully corrected, pp.[viii], 536, 4 plates, 2 folding, folding table, illustration in text. An exceptionally clean copy bound in full contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style.
Governor of Hong Kong's copy
The Chinese Classics. Vol. V. - Parts I and II. The Ch'un Ts'ew, with the Tso Chuen.
Part I containing Dukes Yin, Hwan, Chwang, Min, He, Wan, Seuen and Ch'ing; and the Prolegomena. Part II containing Dukes Seang, Ch'aou, Ting, and Gae, with Tso's appendix; and the indexes. With a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena, and copious indexes. London Henry Frowde, printed at the Hong Kong office of the London Missionary Society 
First edition. Two volumes, small 4to (26 x 19 cm), pp.x, 147, 410, 2 large folding maps, coloured in outline; [iv], (411)-933, [1, blank]. With printed English and Chinese text. A very good set in original cloth. Minor wear to extremities. Edges foxed, but text clean. With the exlibris of Sir Cecil Clementi.
The Chinese Classics. Vol. V.- Parts I and II. The Ch'un Ts'ew, with The Tso Chuen. [Two volumes]
Part I containing Dukes Yin, Hwan, Chwang, Min, He, Wan, Seuen and Ch'ing; and the Prolegomena. Part II containing Dukes Seang, Ch'aou, Ting, and Gae, with Tso's appendix; and the indexes. With a translation, critical and exegetical notes, prolegomena, and copious indexes. London Henry Frowde; printed in Hong Kong at the London Missionary Society's Printing Office [1890?]
First London edition [?] Two volumes, pp.x, 147, 410, large folding map, coloured in outline; (411)-933. A very good set in original cloth. Very minor wear to spines. Top and fore-edge spotted.
Ethnographie des Peuples Étrangers a la Chine.
Ouvrage Composé au XIIe Siècle de Notre Ère. Traduit pour la Premiere Fois de Chinois avec un Commentaire Perpetuel par le Marquis d'Hervey de Saint-Denys. Premiere Partie: Pays Situes a l'Orient de l'Empire Chinois. Deuxieme Partie: Pays Situes au Midi de l'Empire Chinois. Geneve H. Georg 1876-1883
First edition. Two volumes, 4to, pp.x, 520, iv, (271)-591. A very good uncut set in original wrappers.
From the Mississippi to the Yangtze
a cruise in the China Seas. New York G.P. Putnam & Co 1852
First edition. 8vo (18.5 x 12.5 cm), pp.230, [2, advertisements]. A fine copy in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with raised bands, boards with gilt frames. All edges marbled. A few spots, text otherwise crisp and clean.
Cordier BS 2121
A Chinese-English Dictionary.
Compiled for the China Inland Mission [with] English Index. Shanghai China Inland Mission and Presbytarian Mission Press 1931
First edition Two volumes 4to, pp.[viii], 1232; [ii], 184, [2, errata]. A very good copy bound in contemporary half leather, cloth boards. Cloth of second volume slightly stained.
Scarce lithographed dictionary
Dictionnaire des Formes Cursives des Caracteres Chinois.
Paris Lithographed at Typo-Litho des Constructions Navales, Toulon. 1909
First edition Folio, pp.202, frontis. Bound in contemporary quarter cloth, marbled boards. Original wrappers bound in. A very good copy. Small tear to head of spine.
1802: Scarce early views of Canton and Whampoa
View of Canton.
Aquatint, 34 x 50 cm.