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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, 8. Tome Huitieme [ONLY] Paris Chez Nyon 1782
First edition, 4to, pp.viii, 375, [1], 30 plates. Bound in contemporary leather, somewhat scuffed. Occasional spotting. A very good copy.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 629 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175

The eigth volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. With Amiot's Suite des vies ou portraits des celebres Chinois, and a supplement to his Art militaire des Chinois, with thirty engraved plates.