Based on the unpublished history of a Jesuit missionary
Histoire de la conquête de la Chine par les tartares Mancheoux;
a laquelle on a joint un accord chronologique des annales de la monarchie Chinoise,... Par M. Vojeu de Brunem B. & P. D. M. Lyons chez les frères Duplain 1754
First edition. Two volumes bound in one, 12mo (16 x 10 cm), pp.[xx], 345, [1, blank]; [iv], 318; titles printed in red and black. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf over speckled boards, spine gilt with raised bands. Top of spine chipped.
Cordier BS 629; Löwendahl 468; Lust 436; Morrison II, p.32
A history of the Manchu conquest of China by Joseph Jouve (1701-1758). Jouve based his history on the work of his fellow Jesuit missionary Moyriac de Mailla, who died at Peking in 1748 and whose great history of China, drawing primarily on Chinese sources, remained in unpublished manuscript until 1777. Jouve appends a hundred-page parallel chronology of ancient Europe and China, from 3638 BC to 1 AD.