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A New History of China,: containing a description of the most considerable particulars of that empire. Done out of French.
London printed for Thomas Newborough, at the Golden Ball, in S. Paul's Church-yard. 1688 - Gabriel de Magalhães, 1609-1677, was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary to China. Lach (I, p.424) describes this book as "perhaps the most comprehensive and perceptive general description of China published during the second half of the century". Wing M247; see Lowendahl 189 A very good copy attractively rebound in recent half calf. Small tear to page xviii repaired. First English edition pp.[xiv], 148, (193)-352, large folding plan (of Peking).
      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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