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A NEW HISTORY Of CHINA,ÊContaining a Description of the Most Considerable Particulars of That Vast Empire. Written by Gabriel Magaillans of the Society of Jesus, Missionary Apostolick. Done Out of French
Printed for Thomas Newborough at the Golden Ball in S. PaulOs Church Yard London:: Printed for Thomas Newborough, at the Golden Ball, in S. PaulÕs Church-Yard,. 1688.. 8vo: A^8 a^4 B- K^8 L^2 N - Y^8. L2 missigned K2. 7-1/8" x 4-5/8". 1st Edition in English (T.C. II, 230; Wing M-247). Variant without comma after 'Magaillans' on t.p. [24], 148, 193 - 352 [= 332] pp.. Modern full brown calf binding, executed in a period style with maroon-leather, gilt-stamped title label to spine & boards decorated in blind. Renewed eps.. Binding - Fine. Text block - VG (small worm track in upper portion. of gutter margin, occasionally affecting text, though not the overall. sense thereof).. While not a particularly rare book, as ABPC does show the title coming up to auction a couple times per decade, the last 2 occasions (2006 & 2007) did fetch over $5k in each instance. . Folding plate of 'Pekim' after R4 (with old paper reinforcement along some portions of the divers fold lines). Pictorial glossary p. 83. Woodcut of a canal, p. 117.
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