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ABEL-RÉMUSAT, JEAN-PIERRE: - Nouveaux mélanges asiatiques, ou recueil de morceaux de critique et de mémoires relatifs aux religions, aux sciences, aux coutumes, à l'histoire et à la géographie des nations orientales. Two volumes. Paris, Schubart et Heideloff & librairie orientale de Dondey-Dupré père & fils, 1829.

Pp. (iv), iv, 446; (iv), 428. With one folding map of "Iles Bo-nin" (the Ogasawara group). As issued, entirely uncut in original wrappers. Wrappers to volume one with some wear, chipped along edges. Comprises interesting and valuable essays and articles treating various subject related to the Far East, preceded by "Mélanges asiatiques" (1825-26). The first volume treats China and its inhabitants and literature, followed by chapters about Cambodia; the Japanese islands; the people of Tibet and Bukhara; a collection of Japanese accounts prepared by Titsingh; the British commerce in Canton (Staunton); acupuncture; and the Japanese grammar (Rodriguez); the history of the Mongols, etc. The second volume comprises: 1. "Études biographiques" including short accounts of famous Chinese emperors, ministers, historians, foreign missionaries, etc. and; 2. "Sur la philosophie des Hindoues d'apres les memoires de M. Colebrooke". Cordier BS 68. Lust 102. Löwendahl 866 (not calling for the map).
EUR 1100.00 [Appr.: US$ 1291.71 | £UK 988.75 | JP¥ 145477] Book number 100462

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