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GUIGNES, JOSEPH DE: - Allgemeine Geschichte der Hunnen und Türken, der Mogols und anderer occidentalischen Tartarn, vor und nach Christi Geburt bis auf jetzige Zeiten. Aus den chinesischen Büchern und orientalischen Handschriften der Königl. Bibliothek in Paris verfasset. Aus dem französischen übersetzt von Johann Carl Dähnert. Five volumes. Greifswald, Anton Ferdinand Röse, 1768-71, 1770.

 1406489893,
4to. Pp. 647; (vi), 68, (iv), 616; 57, (iii), 587; 60, 372; Register (198); (xxx), Tabelle 68, (ii), 564, (4). With two engraved plates. Small piece of upper outer corner torn of free front endpaper of volumes 1-4. Old ownership signature in the last volume. Contemporary half calf on paper boards, spines with five raised bands ruled and decorated in gilt and with title labels, lightly rubbed. First German edition translated from the original French edition (Paris 1756-58). The last volume has the subtitle: "Genealogisch-Chronologische Einleitung". This important work on the people of central Euroasia includes the first scientific study of the Mongols based on Islamic and Chinese sources. Joseph de Guignes (1721-1800), renowned French orientalist who became the translator of the Eastern languages to the king in 1741 and later succeeded Étienne Fourmont at the Bibliotheque Royale. The second volume contains an extensive study of China; its history, legislation and science. Cf Atabey 535. Cordier BS 2768. Löwendahl 1507 (diff. pag.).
EUR 4200.00 [Appr.: US$ 4860.92 | £UK 3696.5 | JP¥ 544773] Book number 100960

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