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Braam-Houckgeest, A.E. Van"
Voyage de l'Ambassade de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Hollandaises, vers l'Empereur de la Chine, en 1794 et 1795; Ou se trouve la description de plusieurs parties de cet Empire inconnues aux Europeens; Tire du Journal d'Andre Everard Van Braam-Houckgeest, Chef de la Direction de cette Compagnie, et Second dans l'Ambassade. Publie par M.L.E. Moreau de Saint Mery. Tome Premier [Tome Second]."
1798. Paris, Chez Garnery, Libraire, rue Serpente, n. 17. A Strasbourg, chez Levrault, Libraire, 1798. An 6 De La Republique [1798]. 8vo. [150 x 80 mm]. In 2 vols. In the contemporary lightcolored paper covers, spine material partially gone, but 70% preserved. Vol. I: [n2, a8, b8, A-Y8]. (Iv, Xxxii, 1-3512, I (blank) pp. Vol. 2: [n2, A-R8, S7 (without S8 blank)]. (Iv, 286 pp.). (Uncut copy; nice wide blank margins.). (In vol. 2, leaf Q1 a corner missing, w. loss of 2 or 3 words.). Very nice original condition, text on good quality paper. As is well known the original edition of Braam Houckgeest narrative of the Embassy of the Dutch to the Emperor of China, an Embassy which was led by the famous Dutch physician, philosopher, orientalist, collector and Voc 'Opperhoofd' Isaac Titsingh was published in Philadelphia in 2 vols. in the years 1797-1798 [we draw your attention to the publications of Dr. Frank Lequin, who has been studying the life and achievements of Titsingh for 30 years, resulting in a number of excellent books: I. Isaac Titsingh (1745 - 1812) [the biography]. 2. A la recherche du Cabinet Titsingh. [the art collection] 3. Isaac Titsingh in China. [the Embassy Journal]. 4. The Voc personnel. A new edition of his thesis. 2005]: Henze vol. I, 334: Monglond Iv, 181: Lust 504: Cordier, Bibl. S. 2350: Landwehr, Voc, item 547 (original ed) & 548 'Pirate edition in 8vo.': Cat. Nhsm, vol. I, pp. 508, 509 (Or. ed. & Dutch translation): Tiele, comp. 182 (Dutch transl.).: Walravens, 'China Illustrata' pp. 162 - 165: ['Reise der Gesandtschaft.'] An extensive discussion of the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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