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Lot 41: COUPLET, PHILIPPE. HISTOIRE D'UNE DAME CHRETIENNE DE LA CHINE. 1688
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: woodcut printer’s device on title, 2 engraved plates, one folding, approbation leaf at end
[Le Tellier, Michel]. Lettre d'un docteur en théologie, à un missionaire de la Chine. Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1686–1687
2 works bound in one volume, 12mo (155 x 88mm.), contemporary calf, spine gilt in 6 compartments, some repairs to binding
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate
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Literature: First work: Cordier, Sinica 832; both works: Western Travellers in China 26; cf. Löwendahl 201, 209 (other editions)