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With papers on silk and bamboo

Amiot, Jean Joseph Marie (and others) 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, with occasional spotting. Some underlining and marginal marks in coloured crayon affecting around a dozen pages. 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

The second volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium on Chinese civilisation. The first half contains Amiot's paper L'antiquité des Chinois, prouvée par les monumens; the second paper, attributed to Yang Dewang, is on Recherches sur les Egyptiens & les Chinois. Cibot provides shorter papers on silk worms and bamboo.