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Edouard Chavannes
Ministere de L'instruction Publique. Annales du Musee Guimet. Bibliotheque D'etudes Tome Vingt-Unieme. Le T'ai Chan Essai de Monographie d'un Culte Chinois. Appendice: Le Dieu Du Sol Dans La Chine Antique
Ernest Leroux, Editeur, Paris, 1910. Text in French with some Chinese characters inserted throughout. Ex-library with light usual markings. Illustrations in black and white. Paperback. Spine head and foot slightly worn. Light stains on front cover. Pen marks on front cover, spine and to the preliminary notes page. Hinges cracked but holding with about 7cm split at the top and 3cm at the bottom of back hinge. Library stamp "Bibliotheque No. De Melun" and reference no. 00421 on fake title page and title page. Joint slightly cracked but holding between page 568 and page 569. Bottom slightly detached from the binding from page 569 to page 591. A few foxing. Otherwise in very good condition. "The mountains are deities in China. They are regarded as naturist powers which act in a conscious way and which can, therefore, be made favorable by sacrifices and touched by prayers. This monograph will allow us to determine, on the one hand, play in Chinese religion in general, and, on the other hand, the more special attributes which ensure the T'ai Chan a preeminent place in current worship and in the history" (introduction). A rare early classic and important historical work on ancient Chinese culture, written by Edouard Chavannes. Annals of the "Musee Guimet" studies, volume 21. The first edition published in 1910 in Paris by the "Guimet" museum. Illustrated with 61 plates, and 11 stone inscriptions including detailed descriptions, with a large folding map (40cm x 69.5cm) of Taishan in front. This famous work contains chapters such as "the cult of Taishan", "description of Taishan", " … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nanya art and fine books [Hangzhou, China]
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