Monumental history from Chinese sources
Textes Historiques. Histoire politique de la Chine depuis l'origine, jusqu'en 1912.
Hien-Hien Imprimerie [de la Mission catholique] 1922
Second edition. Two volumes bound in five, 4to (25 x 18 cm), pp.(1)-456; 457-916; [ii], 917-1354; 1355-1875, [1, advertisements]; 25 coloured maps, 2 folding. Illustrations in text. Original Chinese text in parallel with French translation. A very good set bound in contemporary cloth, interleaved. Some pencil annotation.
Léon Wieger (1856-1933), Jesuit missionary, went to China in 1887, where he worked as a doctor in Zhili before devoting himself to editing and publishing Chinese texts. This work contains critical texts of the Chinese historians Sima Guang (1019-1086) and Zhu Xi (1130-1200). It was first issued in 1903-5. We note institutional copies catalogued with variant paginations. This copy is complete. Copies with more pages appear to count the maps as part of pagination.