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[MONTMIGNON, JEAN BAPTISTE ABBÉ]:
Choix des lettres édifiantes, écrites des missions étrangères, précédé de tableaux géographiques, historiques, politiques, religieux et littéraires, des pays de mission. Seconde édition. 8 volumes. Paris, Grimbert, 1824-1826.
. Pp. (iv), cxx, 380; (iv), iv, 543; viii, 575; (iv), xx, 486; (iv), iv, 516; (iv), 475; (iv), 460; (iv), 494. Contemporary marbled calf, flat spines richly decorated in gilt and with red title labels. Marbled edges with matching endpapers. Armorial Bookplates. Binding somewhat rubbed, top of spine to volume four with wear and slightly chipped, otherwise a very attractive set. Comprises: Vols. i-iii. Missions de la Chine; iv. Missions de l'Inde; v-vi. Missions du Levant; vii-viii. Missions de l'Amerique. First edition was published in 1808-09.
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Book number: 35145
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Catalogue: Travel general
Keywords: Travel general, china, india, levant, america, tartary, siam, tonkin, cochinchina, cochinchine, travel, travels, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, kina, chine,

 
ABEL-RÉMUSAT, JEAN-PIERRE (TRANS.) & KLAPROTH, HEINRICH JULIUS & CLERC DE LANDRESSE, ERNEST AUGUSTIN XAVIER (EDS.):
[...] Foé Koué Ki ou relation des royaumes bouddhiques: Voyage dans la Tartarie, dans l'Afghanistan et dans l'Inde, exécuté, a la fin du IVe siècle, par Ch Fâ Hian. Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1836.
. Large 4to. Pp. (iv), lxvi, (2), 424. With four folding engraved maps and one engraved plate. Uncut and unopened copy in original printed wrappers. Wrappers stained, spine chipped and partly restored. First few leaves with light waterstain at upper margin otherwise a very good copy.First edition of the first western translation of the Chinese Buddhist monk Faxian's (Fa-hien) travels to India at the beginning of the fifth century. He travelled on foot from China through various parts of Central Asia, down to India, and returned by boat via Java. During the journey he studied and copied Buddhist scriptures which he later translated and expanded. Faxian describes the various Buddhist countries he visited and their religious practices. Further it helps to reconstruct the history and geography of Central Asia and India before the arrival of Islam. This is considered Abel-Rťmusat's most important work. It was posthumously published, revised and supplemented by Klaproth, and finally completed by Landresse after Klaproth's death. Cordier BS 2649-50. LŲwendahl 913. Lust 782. Zenker ii, 6793.
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Book number: 100437
€  2600.00 [Appr.: US$ 2943.52 | £UK 2209.75 | JP• 333036]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, literature, buddhism, india, inde, indian, central asia, tartary,

 
COCHRANE, JOHN DUNDAS:
Fussreise durch Russland und die sibirische Tartarei, und von der chinesischen Gränze nach dem Eismeer und Kamtschatka. Weimar 1825.
. Pp. iv, 496, (2). Without endpapers. Foxed throughout. Contemporary half calf, very worn, remains of old title label. A German translation of "Narrative of a pedestrian journey through Russia and Siberian Tartary..." (London 1824). Captain John Dundas Cochrane was a nephew of the famous Lord Cochrane, and after the peace, being turned down for further naval service, set out on foot to tour the world. The Russian Government gave him travelling facilities and he travelled, mainly by foot, across Siberia to Kamsckatka. This account contains observations from the expeditions of Otto von Kotebue, Vasilieff and Baron Ferdinand Vrangel. Includes descriptions of the native people, their social and economic conditions. Cf Artic Bibl. 350. Cf Howes C528.
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Book number: 14374
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 430.21 | £UK 323 | JP• 48675]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, asia, asie, asien, orient, east, asiatica, india, central asia, east india, south asia, indien, travels, explore, exploring, voyage, russia, siberia, tartary, kamchatka, Kamtschatka, china, asia, asie, asien

 DEMIDOFF, PAUL GRIGORYEVICH & FORSTER, JOHANN REINHOLD:,  [Two papers about Tartar Antiquities read at the Society of Antiquaries, London]. London 1767.
DEMIDOFF, PAUL GRIGORYEVICH & FORSTER, JOHANN REINHOLD:
[Two papers about Tartar Antiquities read at the Society of Antiquaries, London]. London 1767.
. Comprises: I. Some Account of certain Tartarian Antiquities. In a letter from Paul Demidoff, Esquire, at Petersburg, to Mr. Peter Collinson, dated September 17, 1764. Read at the Society of Antiquaries, Feb. 5, 1767. 4to. Pp. 222-6. With one large folding engraved plate of Tartar sepulchres (burial chambers) and four engraved plates depicting different objects found in the tombs. AND : II: Observations on some Tartarian Antiquities, Described in the preceding Article. By Reinhold Forster, F.A.S. Read at the Society of Antiquaries. Feb. 26, 1767. 4to. Pp. 227-35. With two engraved plates depicting Tartar idols. Bound in modern quarter calf on marbled paper covered boards. Some minor browning. Paper is brittle, some tears at margins, and inner margins of the plates have been strengthened. First edition of these scarce papers about the tumuli or tombs of the Tartars. Demidoff's letter refers to the works by Strahlenberg and Bell and further describes the discoveries made by a Russian expedition sent out to open some of the tombs. The five plates are engraved after original drawings made during the expedition and published here for the first time. Forster's account is devoted to the writing and literature of the Tartars; different funeral ceremonies; dating of the graves, etc. Paul Demidoff was a Russian traveller and patron of scientific education. Johann Forster was a German explorer and scientist.
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Book number: 100058
€  2200.00 [Appr.: US$ 2490.67 | £UK 1869.75 | JP• 281800]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, tartary, tartariet, tartarian, russia, russian, asia, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, art, arts, illustration

 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.
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.
. 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 …tienne 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. LŲwendahl 1507 (diff. pag.).
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Book number: 100960
€  4200.00 [Appr.: US$ 4754.92 | £UK 3569.5 | JP• 537982]
Catalogue: Asia general
Keywords: Asia general, turkey, turkish, turque, turcs, huns, mogols, tartary, tartar, mongols, mongolia, exploration, travel, history, historical,

 HOLMES, SAMUEL:, Viaggio di Samuele Holmes ... eseguito negli anno 1792 e 1793. Milano, Sonzogno e Co., 1817.
HOLMES, SAMUEL:
Viaggio di Samuele Holmes ... eseguito negli anno 1792 e 1793. Milano, Sonzogno e Co., 1817.
. 12mo. Pp. xii, 275, (1). With five hand-coloured engraved plates. Ownership signature stamps on title. Near contemporary half calf on marbled boards. First Italian edition of Holmes' journal of the Macartney Embassy to China, based on the French edition of 1805. The wonderful illustrations depict the Great Wall, the Beisi Pagoda, a Chinese soldier, the Great Imperial Palace and a Chinese barge. (Raccolta de' viagii. xliv). Cordier BS 2388.
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Book number: 120955
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 226.42 | £UK 170 | JP• 25618]
Catalogue: East Asia
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 LANGLéS, LOUISMATHIEU:, Instituts politiques et militaires de Tamerlan, proprement appellé Timour. Ecrits par lui-même en Mogol, & traduits en francois, sur la version persane d'Abou-Taleb-al Hosseini, avec la vie de ce conquérant, d'après les meilleurs auteurs orientaux; des notes & des tables historique, géographique, &c. Paris, chezx Née, Lottin & Didot, 1787.
LANGLéS, LOUISMATHIEU:
Instituts politiques et militaires de Tamerlan, proprement appellé Timour. Ecrits par lui-même en Mogol, & traduits en francois, sur la version persane d'Abou-Taleb-al Hosseini, avec la vie de ce conquérant, d'après les meilleurs auteurs orientaux; des notes & des tables historique, géographique, &c. Paris, chezx Née, Lottin & Didot, 1787.
. Pp. (iv), 122; (ii), 402. With engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate (with 3 figures). Uncut copy in original wrappers, chipped. First French edition translated from the Persian version. Originally written in the Mogul language by Timur Bec (ca 1336-1405), the great conqueror, also known by the name of Tamerlain the Great. LanglŤs, a renowned orientalist was professor at Ecole des Langues Orientales Vivantes. Atabey 662. Lowndes 2686 (Engl. ed. 1783).
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Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, mongolia, tartary, moguls, tartar, central asia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, timur, tamerlan, timur bec

 
VON MOSHEIM, JOHANN LORENZ:
Historia Tartarorum ecclesiastica. Adiecta est Tartariae Asiaticae secundum recentiores geographos in mappa delineatio. Helmstadi, apud Fridericum Christianum Weygand, 1741.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), 148, 216. Pagination irregular. With engraved printer's device on title and one folding engraved map by Sebastian Dorn of Nuremberg. Contemporary half calf on boards, worn, blue title label on spine partly gone. Old ownership signature on title. Stamp on front paste down. First edition. "History and sourcebook of Christianity among the Tartars (Central Asia and China)" by the renowned German Lutheran theologian von Mosheim. Compiled under the guidance of Mosheim by his student Hermann Christian Paulsen who defended it as a thesis at the Helmstadt University. Cordier BS 765. Lust 934.
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Book number: 99979
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1075.52 | £UK 807.5 | JP• 121686]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, tartary, mongolia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, history, historian

 
OLEARIUS, ADAM / MANDELSLO, JOHANN ALBRECHT DE:
Relation du voyage d'Adam Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie et Perse, augmentée en cette nouvelle édition de plus d'un tiers et particulièrement d'une seconde partie; contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandelslo aux Indes Orientales. Two volumes. Paris, Antoine Dezailler, 1679.
. 4to. (xxiv), (30), 656, 667-686; (xliv), 135, 138-266, 269-648. Pagination irregular but the text is complete. With seven engraved folding maps (two joined together), two maps with tears without loss. Contemporary full calf, spines with five raised bands richly decorated in compartments, slightly rubbed, head of spine to volume two chipped with small loss. Six leaves with marginal repair in volume one (no text missing), wormholes running through some leaves and minor marginal water staining in the beginning of volume two. Second French edition of these important travel accounts of the first German trading mission to Moscow and Persia, sent by the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp.Adam Oelschlšger (Olearius), renowned mathematician and German scholar, accompanied the embassy as secretary. He published a comprehensive account of Russia and Persia. Johan Albert Mandelslo was a German adventurer who participated in the same expedition to Isfahan, where he separated from the party and made his way to India. In 1639 he sailed for England calling at Ceylon and Madagascar. Mandelslo's informative account is published posthumously by Olearius. It includes information about South-East Asia, Japan and China. The seven maps are: La Livonie ou Liflande; Moscovie; Le Cours de La Riviere de Wolga; Mariis Caspii ostium ad Wolgam; Mare Caspium siue Hyracanum Persis Kulsum; Maris Caspii alluens Hyrcaniam siue Kilan; and Les Indes Orientales. Cf Cordier BS 2076. Howgego M38.
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Book number: 99406
€  5800.00 [Appr.: US$ 6566.32 | £UK 4929.5 | JP• 742927]
Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, russia, russian, ryssland, persia, persian, persien, far east, east indies, travels, voyage, exploration, madagascar, china, chinese, tartary, ceylon, trade, commerce,

 
ORLÉANS, PIERRE JOSEPH D':
Histoire des deux conquérans tartares qui ont subjugué la Chine. Paris, Claude Barbin, 1688.
. Pp. xxx, 320 + 37. (Half title not present). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands, richly gilt and red title label, rubbed. Bookplate. First edition, first issue. A second issue appeared in 1689. An historical account of the Manchu conquest based on the works of Martini and Schall, including the Flemish Jesuit Verbiest's two journeys together with the emperor K'ang-hsi'; one to Manchuria in 1682 and one to Mongolia in 1683. Cordier BS 629. LŲwendahl 190. Streit (1929) 2596.
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Book number: 120364
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1584.97 | £UK 1190 | JP• 179327]
Catalogue: East Asia
Keywords: East Asia, china, chine, kina, chinese, tartary, tartariet, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration.

 
TOTT, FRANCOIS DE:
Mémoires du Baron de Tott, sur les turcs et les tartares. Parts i-iv in two volumes. Amsterdam 1784.
. Pp. lvi, 274; 301; 252; 208. Including half titles. Old monastery stamp on titles. Contemporary vellum, titles in manuscript on spines, red speckled edges. Occasionally some spotting. First edition of this important account of the Ottoman Empire which set new standards of objectivity in its description of the Empire at this time. Baron de Tott, a French officer of Hungarian descent, lived in Constantinople between 1755-63, and again during the years 1769-76. He gained great knowledge of the Turkish language and about customs, trade and diplomatic relations. He was consul in the Crimea and later promoted to the post of Inspector General in the Levant. A handsome copy. Atabey 1227. Cf Blackmer 1667. (Amst.1785).
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Book number: 18042
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Catalogue: Near East
Keywords: Near East, asia, asie, asiatica, orient, east, asien, near east, middle east, arabic, arabes, turkey, tartary, hungary, tott, constantinople, levant, languages, costumes, trade, ottoman, travels, voyages, explore, exploration

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