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An Account of the Empire of China, Historical, Political, Moral and Religious. A Short Description of that Empire, and Notable Examples of its Emperors and Ministers
London: Printed for Henry Lintot; and John Osborn, at the Golden-Ball in Paternoster Row, n. d. circa 1744 ? Engraved portrait frontispiece of Confucius, double-page map of "China, Chinese Tartary and Tibet; with the adjacent Countries westward to the Caspian Sea", and 4 double-page engraved plates "The Observatory at Pe-King"; "The Pompous Attendance of a Viceroy whenever he appears abroad"; "The Procession of a Chinese Wedding when the Bride is brought home to her Husband"; & "The Procession at a Chinese Funeral". Folio (14 x 9 inches), pages: (4):311. Licence leaf with royal arms at head at front. Old full reversed calf rebacked at an early date; rubbed, corners chipped. Internally generally clean and crisp; one double-page plate with light vertical crease, some browning to frontispiece. Extracted from volume 1 of Awnsham & John Churchill's "Collection of Voyages and Travels" 1704-1732, and later, but complete in itself and with a separate title-page. Without the supplement and index which would have been printed later in the series. The Licence leaf is dated 1700. The portrait frontispiece and folding map are often found missing, present here however.
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