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Lot nr:939
Book nr:34964
Author:GUIGNES, Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de
Title:Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'île de France faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 à 1801
Town:Paris
Publisher:imprimerie impériale
Year:1808
Description:3 vol. in-8vo (text) + 1 vol. in-folio (atlas). 92 engraved illustrations on 60 leaves + 6 maps (of which 4 folding). Beautifully engraved views and scenes documenting a variety of Chinese subjects including architecture, gardens, monuments, costumes, festivities, sailing vessels, botany and general culture. 20th century half calf bindings, black title pieces, marbled boards
Note:Ref. Cordier Sinica 2351 ; Cox I 346 ; Lust 336. First edition of the beautifully illustrated report on China and the Philippines by the French sinologist and lexicographer Chrétien-Louis-Joseph de Guignes. De Guignes lived in China for 17 years partly as a French envoy and consul in Canton
Price:€3000 - €3800
Sellingprice:€5000
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