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MATIGNON, JEAN JACQUES: - Superstition, crime et misère en Chine (Souvenirs de biologie sociale). Lyon, Storck et Cie & Paris, Masson et Cie, 1899.

. Tall 8vo. Pp. xxx, (ii), 380, (1) table. With 6 chromolithographic plates and 66 illustrations in the text. Half calf on marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and title label. First edition of a collection of different articles taken from scientific papers in China. Dr. Matignon was a physician at the French legation in China for several years. This work comprises chapters about superstitions, suicide, cremation of Buddhist priests, eunuchs at the Imperial Palace in Pekin, foot binding, abortion, paederasty, beggars, surgical instruments, medicin in Mongolia, etc. ["Bibliothèque de Criminologie, xxi"]. Cf Cordier BS 1495 (second ed. 1900).
EUR 400.00 [Appr.: US$ 479.37 | £UK 346.75 | JP¥ 52162] Book number 25058

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