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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 [ONLY] Paris Chez Nyon 1777
First edition, 4to, pp.viii, 650, 37 plates and maps, some folding. Rather worn and rubbed full leather binding. Some scattered light spotting and age toning. But a very good copy.
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 of material on Chinese civilisation. The first half of this second volume 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 has shorter papers on silk worms and bamboo.