Lot 33: CHINA: 15 VOLUMES IN FRENCH

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November 7, 2016
London, United Kingdom

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Description: Marcellin, Ammien. Les dix-huit livres qui nous restent des XXXI. Paris, 1672, 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION, 12mo, half-title in volume 1, with Petit Avertissement, near contemporary full calf, tooled in gilt, raised bands, [Western Travellers in China 23], minor browning and scattered pen notes, light wear to bindings, spine of volume 1 numbered '354'
Palafox y Mendoza, Juan. Histoire de la conqueste de la Chine par les Tartares. Amsterdam, 1723, second edition, 12mo, contemporary mottled calf [Lust 448], occasional browning or staining, front hinge cracked, rebacked
Braam, André Everard van Houckgeest. Voyages de l'ambassade de la Compagnie des Indes orientales hollandaises, vers l'empereur de la Chine. Paris & Strasbourg, [1798], 2 volumes, second edition, 8vo, half-titles, contemporary morocco-backed boards, [Western Travellers in China 48], minor staining or browning, also to bindings
[Voltaire, François-Marie, Arouet de]. Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares. A Monsieur Paw, par un bénédictin. Paris [?Geneva], 1776, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, half-title, contemporary mottled sheep [Guy de Pourtales, bookplate], scattered spotting and browning, wear to binding
and 8 others (15)

Arrêt du Conseil d’état du Roi. Concernant l’expédition de Commerce à faire à la Chine, de 1783 à 1784. Du 21 Julliet 1783. Extrait des Registres du Conceil d’État. [Paris, 1783]
Le Gentil de la Barbinais. Nouveau Voyage Au tour du Monde. 1731
Martini, Martino. Regni Sinensis à Tartaris tyrannice evastati depopulatique concinna enarratio. 1661. [Lacks folding map – Lust 444]
Plan del Carpine, Giovanni del. Seer aanmerkelyke Reys-Beschryvingen van Johan du Plan Carpin. 1706
Histoire generale des voyages. 1749. Volume XIX only
Duckerts, Jules. La Chine en 1899. 1900
Les divagations d'un français en Chine. [1956]
Reclus , Elisée & Onésime. L'Empire du Milieu. Le climat, le sol, les races, la richesse de la Chine. 1902

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