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With papers on silk and bamboo
Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 2.
Tome Second. Paris Chez Nyon 1777
First edition. 4to (26.5 x 19.5 cm), pp.viii, 650, 7 plates, 3 folding maps, and 27 printed tables to text. Second volume only. Bound in rather worn and scuffed contemporary calf. Text in very good condition. Ticket of Chung Yuan Bookstore, Peking.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 596 (giving the contents of each volume in detail); Morrison II, p.175
Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 5.
Tome Cinquieme. Paris Chez Nyon 1780
First edition. 4to (26.5 x 19.5 cm), pp.[iv], 518, 3 plates. Fifth volume only. Bound in rather scuffed contemporary leather. Contents in very good condition, with occasional spotting and a few marginal marks in crayon. Ticket of Chung Yuan Bookstore, Peking.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 607 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175
Amiot's biographies of fifty-two famous Chinese figures
Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 3.
Tome Troisieme. Paris Chez Nyon 1778
First edition. 4to (26.5 x 19.5 cm), pp.iv, 504, 6 plates. Third volume only. Bound in rather scuffed and worn contemporary calf. Top of spine split. Contents in very good condition, with occasional spotting. Ticket of Chung Yuan Bookstore, Peking.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 601 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II, p.175
Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 14.
Tome Quatorzieme. Paris Chez Nyon 1789
First edition, 4to, pp.xvi, 561, . Fourteenth volume only. Bound in rather scuffed and worn contemporary calf. Contents in very good condition.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 667 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II, p.175
Twenty years in China & Macao
Cartas escriptas da India e da China nos annos de 1815 a 1835.
Lisbon Imprensa Nacional 1843
First edition, first issue. Two volumes bound in one, 8vo (24.5 x 16.5 cm), pp.[xviii], 245, [1, blank], [4, index]; [x], 235, [1, blank], , [1, blank], [2, index], 12 lithographed portraits. A very good copy bound in later tree calf. Some foxing to portraits.
Cordier BS 2114; not in Löwendahl.
[bound with] Youen-pen-han-chou-pao-ouei. Verzeichniss einer grossen anzahl zu verkaufender acht chinesischer bucher. Frankfurt am Main: K. Theodor Volcker 1864
First edition pp.x, 108, [1, errata]; [iv], 32, 16 lithographed pages of Chinese text. A very good copy neatly rebound in recent boards, original paper front wrapper laid down. A little light foxing.
China as Renaissance model state
Il Magno Vitei di Lodovico Arrivabene Mantoano
in questo libro, oltre al piacere, che porge la narratione delle alte cauallerie del glorioso vitei primo Re della China & del varioso Iolao... Verona Girolamo Discepolo 1597
First edition. Small 4to (21 x 15 cm), pp.[xxiv], 576 (mis-numbered '526'), [20, index], [2, blank]. A very good copy bound in 19th-century polished calf by Bedford, neatly rebacked. A few marks to calf. All edges gilt. Text washed.
Cordier BS 17; Lach II, 2, pp.219-222; Lach & Foss, p.18; Löwendahl 35. COPAC records copies at the British Library, Manchester, and Oxford (two copies) only.
Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the confines of India and China.
With adventures among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks: the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes. London Hurst and Blackett 1860
First edition pp.xiii, 570, chromolithographic frontis, 71 illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in a contemporary gilt tooled half calf, edges and spine lightly rubbed. A little foxing to title, frontis, and map.
Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire... and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition. Two volumes, 4to (27.5 x 22 cm), pp.xii, 608; [iv], 531, [1, blank]; portrait frontispiece. A very good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. All edges speckled blue. Endpapers renewed. Title of second volume spotted, otherwise clean and crisp. Armorial bookplates of Richard Shuttleworth Streatfeild.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I, p.43
Les expéditions de Chine et de Cochinchine.
d'après les documents officiels. Paris Amyot 1861-62
First edition Two parts bound in one, 8vo, pp. [ii], iii, [i, blank], 426; [iii]-viii, 413. Contemporary half calf, front joint neatly repaired. First few leaves browned, light damp-stain in lower corners.
Cordier BS 2495; Morrison II, p. 17
British naval forces engage the Taipings
'Engagement with the Tae-Ping rebels at Nanking, by Her Majesty's ships Furious, Retribution, Cruizer, Dove and Lee
on the 20th of November 1858, during their passage up the Yang-Tse-Kiang. Conveying to Han-Kan his excellency the right honourable the earl of Elgin... H.M's minister plenipotentiary'. London lithographed by T. G. Dutton, published by Day & Son [1858?]
First edition Coloured lithographed print, 340 x 464 mm, on its original mount with caption, 480 x 740 mm Slight crease in lower side of mount. In a modern window mount.
Morrison II, p. 547
Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia.
Containing, I. A journey to Ispahan in Persia, in the years 1715, 1716, 1717, and 1718. II: A journey to Pekin in China, through Siberia, in the years 1719, 1720, 1721. With a map of the author's two routes between Mosco and Pekin:... III. A journey from Mosco to derbent in Persia, in the year 1722. IV. A journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople, in the years 1737 and 1738. Dublin Robert Bell 1764
Two volumes, pp.ix, , 387, large folding map; 499. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf. Spines a little rubbed. Foot of spine of second volume starting.
see Lowendahl 528 for first edition; Cordier BS 3, 2093 & 4, 2470; Spence, The Chan's Great Continent, pp.44-51
Voyage de Benjamin Bergmann, chez les Kalmuks.
Traduit de l'Allemand par M. Moris. Chatillon-sur-Seine 1825
First French edition pp.xxviii, 361, frontis, 11 plates of Kalmuk script. A very good copy from the Signet Library with their gilt coat of arms on front and rear boards. Bound in full contemporary calf, edges a little rubbed, neatly rebacked. Half title foxed, but otherwise clean throughout apart from occasional spots in margin.
Faits divers illustrés, ou Le Japon en 1897.
Tokyo [The author?] 1897
Oblong 4to, pictorial title, 18 leaves, 16 of which are illustration, 2 text. A very good copy stitched in the Japanese style in original pictorial wrappers. Stain to edge of front wrapper.
Héléne Conevin, De la gravure à la caricature: Le Japon de Meiji vu par G. Bigot, 1990; Worldcat shows one copy only at the National Diet Library