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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, 3. Tome Troisieme [ONLY] Paris Chez Nyon 1778
First edition, 4to, pp.iv, 504, 6 plates. Bound in full somewhat scuffed full leather, spine coming adrift. Contents in very good condition with occasional light spotting.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 601 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175

The third volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. The main paper in this volume is Amiot's biographies of fifty-two prominent Chinese, six of whom are depicted in engraved plates.