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The Chinese Traveller. Containing a Geographical, Commercial, and Political History of China. 2 Vols
London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1775. Second edition with large additions and amendments. Hardcover. g+ to vg. Octavo. vii, 267, two folding plates; iii, 299 (1)pp., two plates, one folding. Rebacked with beige leather spine retaining original calf boards,with gilt lettering on red label and gilt ruling on spine; raised bands. Frontispiece. With a particular account of their customs, manners, religion, agriculture, government, arts, sciences, ceremonies, buildings, language, physick, trade, manufactures, shipping, plants, trees, beasts, birds, etc., to which is prefixed, The Life of Confucius, the celebrated Chinese philosopher. Collected from du Halde, le Compte, and other modern travellers. Frontispiece engraving of Confucius, volume one, frontispiece map of China in volume two. Decorative initials and endpieces. Includes folding plate of Chinese vocabulary in volume one. Bindings with light wear along edges, some light staining and rubbed. Ex-Libris on inside front cover of volume one. Brief inked inscription and name above and below Ex-Libris of volume one, on front free endpaper in volume two. Bindings in overall good+, interiors in very good condition.
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [United States]
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