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DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste and Louis Daniel Le Compte.:
THE CHINESE TRAVELLER, containing a Geographical, Commercial and Political History of China. To which is prefixed, The life of Confucius, ... Collected from Du Halde, Le Compte, and other modern travellers
London, E. and D. Dilly, 1775.. London, E. and D. Dilly, 1775.. SECOND EDITION with large additions and amendments 1775 (first published in 1772), 2 volumes complete set, tall 12mo, approximately 180 x 105 mm, 7 x 4 inches, folding map and 4 engraved plates, 2 folding, folding leaf of vocabulary, pages: vii, (1), 267; iii, (1), 299, (1) - Directions to binder, bound in modern quarter burgundy morocco over marbled boards, gilt raised bands, 4 small gilt ornaments in compartments, gilt lettering and volume number, new endpapers. Frontispiece of Confucius faintly foxed in margins and tiny tip of lower margin corner missing, very occasional pale foxing to margins within, small blank corner missing on Volume I G2 due to paper flaw, pale foxing on text of Volume I, H11v - H12r-v, and Volume II, L7r - L9r, 1 folding plate very lightly browned and with tiny closed tear to top edge neatly repaired on reverse, not affecting image, very pale offsetting to title page of Volume II from folding map, short closed tear on image (without loss) neatly repaired and tiny neat repair to lower blank corner of silk manufactory folding plate.  A very good set.  Subjects covered are listed on title page: customs, manners, religion, agriculture, government, arts, sciences, ceremonies, buildings, language, physick, trade, manufactures, shipping, plants, trees, beasts, birds, &c. &c. Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica, Volume I, 54; Lust, Western Books on China to 1850, No.6; Lowendahl, Volume I, No.584.  MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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