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GRUEBER, Johann. [Georg] et al.
CHINA AND FRANCE, OR TWO TREATISES. THE ONE, OF THE PRESENT STATE OF CHINA, AS T
London 1676, Lowndes. Old leather good, 116p., leading edges chewed at margins, slight damage to title page & 15p., part of the balance only the margin chewed, text readable, solid. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE & FIRST & ONLY EARLY ENGLISH LANGUAGE ED. *** *** *** . . . A LEGENDARY AND FAMOUS EARLY BOOK. . . THE FIRST EUROPEAN ACCOUNT OF CHINA . THE FIRST EUROPEAN ACCOUNT OF CHINA: This work was authored by Johann Grueber [1623-1680], and compiled by Count Lorenzo Magalotti [1637-1712]. . Other authors were Viaggio del P. Giovanni tornando per terea da China in Europa, Albert Orville comte d' [1621-1662], Melchisedec Thevenot [1620-1692]. . *** THE SUBTITLE: continued "Lately Returned From That Country, Written and Published by the French Kings Cosmographer and Now Englished: The Other, Containing The Most Remarkable Passages Of The Reign And Life Of The Present French King, Lewis The Fourteenth, And Of The Valour Of Our English In His Armies." . CO-AUTHORS: Albert ORVILLE Comte d', Melchisedec THEVENOT, Conte Lorenzo MAGALOTTI. . *** TWO TITLES BOUND IN ONE VOLUME: The first treatise is an account compiled by Count Lorenzo Magalotti of the travels of Johann Grueber and Albert d'Orville. It was translated into French by Melchisedech Thevot, that translation subsequently being rendered into English See B.M. below. . The second treatise has special title page, dated 1675, a reproduction of the original in Yale University library. . *** THE FIRST EUROPEAN ACCOUNT OF CHINA: It is said that this is the first European account of China, and perhaps the earliest account in English. . *** THE … [Click Below for Full Description]
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