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 [ALEXANDRE, NOÈL]:,  Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
[ALEXANDRE, NOÈL]:
Apologie des dominicains missionnaires de la Chine. Ou réponse au livre du Père Le Tellier jésuite. Intitulé, Défense des nouveaux chrétiens; et à l'éclaircissement du P. Le Gobien de la même Compagnie, sur les honneurs que les chinois rendent à Confucius & aux morts. Cologne, chez les héritiers de Corneille-d'Egmond, 1699.
. 12mo. Pp. 503, table (7) + appendix (Latin text) 196, (6). Contemporary calf, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt and with a red title label, bevelled gilt edges, rubbed, hinges weak, tail of spine with some small holes. Rare first edition, and an Italian edition was published in the same year. The appendix has a separate title: "Documenta controversiam missionariorum apostolicorum imperii sinici de cultu praesertim Confucii philosophi & progenitorum defunctorum spectantia, ac apologiam dominicanorum missionis sinicae ministrorum adversus libros R.R. Patrum Le Tellier & Le Gobien Societatis Jesu confirmantia". The Chinese Rites Controversy was an argument between Roman Catholic missionaries about whether the the religiosity of Confucianism and Chinese rituals during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Dominicians and Augustinians contrary to the Jesuits refused any adaptation to local customs and were horrified by the practices of the Jesuits. NoŽl Alexandre (1639-1724) was a French Dominician and a renowned professor of theology at Sorbonne. Cordier BS 876-77. De Backer & Sommervogel iii, 1513. Lach & Van Kley (1993:1) p. 386. LŲwendahl 228. Lust 854. Walravens (18987), 126 & 127.
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Book number: 120156
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Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, jesuit, missionary, missionaries, travel, exploration, religion, religious, chinese rites

 [CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].,  [Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
[CHANG, THE GIANT (CHANG WOO GOW)].
[Carte de visite photo of the Chinese Giant in Bournemouth] ca 1875.
. Original photograph of Chang, the Giant. Size: 6,4 x 10,8 cm. He is dressed in a Chinese traditional costume, most likely his performace outfit. Chang Woo Gow was born in Fuzhou (Canton) in the 1840's. He was well educated and travelled around the world performing as "Chang the Chinese Giant". His height was claimed to be over 2,4 meter!. In 1878 he retired from stage and settled in Bournemouth, where he operated a Chinese teahouse and a curio store.
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Book number: 100762
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 418.78 | £UK 328.75 | JP• 44212]
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Keywords: China, china, chinese, kina, chine, asia , asie, asiatic, asien, travel, exploration, photograph, photo, portrait

 [CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS]., China, probably end of 18th century.
[CHINA - WOOD PANEL WITH ANCIENT COINS AND CHARMS].
China, probably end of 18th century.
. Wooden panel (59 x 35 cm) with 25 bronze casts of ancient Chinese coins and amulets inserted. A solid piece of wood with small scratches and minor wear, parts of old Chinese label on reverse. Mounted in a later wooden frame. The collection shows examples of old coins and charms in the shape of spades, knives, rings, and two large symbolic figures: a horse and two birds in a tree. China was one of the first countries to use metal coinage and its ancient coin history can be traced back more than two thousand years. The Chinese also produced "coin-like" charms and talismans which were used to suppress evil spirits and to bring "good luck" or "good fortune". During the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) some of the first forms of money were cast in the shapes of tools, for example as spades, shovels or knives. Thereafter the "round money" appeared and during the Han Dynasty a round shaped coin named "wu zhu" was introduced. It was minted for more than 700 years from 118 BC to 618 AD. This panel contains nine spade-shaped coins or charms which we believe are the earliest examples in the collection. Two pieces have the knife shape. Three large examples of "open charms" are included with illustrations of a dragon, the zodiac and the eight trigrams. In addition there are seven pieces of different kinds of round coins or charms and two pendant charms, all decorated with different characters and symbols. We believe that the panel dates from the latter part of the 18th century and sits firmly in the context of the Emperor Qianlong’s unequalled obsession with Chinese history, art and literature. Reigning from 1735 to 1796, he created and conserved unparalleled collections of all ages and aspects of Chinese culture while honouring Manchu and Confucian traditions. This panel, with a patina consistent with its (likely) date, was probably used as a teaching aid, and reflects the Emperor’s interest in promoting and preserving the glories and utility of the Chinese past. A most unusual and impressive work.
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Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, teaching, charms, amulets, coins, currency, history, numismatic, exploration,

 
[CHINESE ART EXHIBITION IN LONDON].
The Chinese Exhibition. A Commemorative Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, Royal Academy of Arts, November 1935 - March 1936. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1935.
. 4to. Pp. xxviii, 160 + 160 pages with about 335 photos of objects and 22 photos of marks and signatures + lvs. 81 with captions to the illustrations, and one coloured frontispiece. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, u. e. g. Copy of Carl Kempe (1884-1967), a Swedish industralist and famous colllector of ceramics. An impressive catalogue of the important Chinese Art Exhibition in London 1935-36. It was the first time in history that such a large quantity of Chinese art objects had been on loan to a foreign country. According to Western scholars this exhibition "Inaugurated the modern era of Chinese art historical studies in Europe" (Elliot & Shambaugh 2005, 83f). Yuan 268.
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Book number: 100637
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Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, art, illustration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, exploration

 
[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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Keywords: China, china, india, levant, america, tartary, siam, tonkin, cochinchina, cochinchine, travel, travels, exploration, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, kina, chine,

 
[CHINA]. [J.R. SUPERCARGO]:
Dag-bok öfver en resa till fots, åren 1819 och 1820, från Manchao, på ön Hainan, till Canton. Öfversättning. Stockholm, Fr. B. Nestius, 1828.
. Pp. 203. Uncut copy in contemporary wrappers. Minor marginal stain to first few leaves. A Swedish translation from the English "Diary of a journey overland through the Maritime provinces of China from Manchao, on the south coast of Hainan, to Canton" (London 1822). The author was Supercargo of the English ship "Friendship" which was shipwrecked on the island Hainan situated on China's Southeastern coast. The crew were saved and continued by foot along the shores to Canton. Includes an appendix with Milne's account on bookprinting in China. Cf Lust 227. Cf Cordier BS 308.
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Book number: 20076
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 [TRADE CATALOGUE WALL PAPER]., Décors. Paris, Draeger, 1931.
[TRADE CATALOGUE WALL PAPER].
Décors. Paris, Draeger, 1931.
. Oblong 4to. (27 x 21.5 cm). Pp. (6) with "composition des planches" and pricelist. With 27 coloured interior plates, some highlighted with silver or gold (numbered 155-181). Publisher's spiral-bound black paper wrappers with gold design on front cover. A striking catalogue promoting the latest wallpaper designs with vivid and flamboyant interiors. Produced by Draeger graphic studio in Paris possibly for Studio Pomone or department store Le Printemps. Faint foxing to first and last leaves and one plate with traces of fold but overall a very good copy.
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Book number: 120253
€  1150.00 [Appr.: US$ 1337.78 | £UK 1049.75 | JP• 141232]
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 [HAAN, PIETER DE]:, Gedachten over den Chinahandel en den Theehandel, strekkende ten Betoge, dat alle belangen zich vereenigen tot de oprigting van eene Sociëteit, op Vereenigd Kapitaal handelende, aan welke bij uitsluiting die takken van commercie overgedragen worden. Te Rotterdam, bij Arbon en Krap [printed by Giunta d'Albani], 1824.
[HAAN, PIETER DE]:
Gedachten over den Chinahandel en den Theehandel, strekkende ten Betoge, dat alle belangen zich vereenigen tot de oprigting van eene Sociëteit, op Vereenigd Kapitaal handelende, aan welke bij uitsluiting die takken van commercie overgedragen worden. Te Rotterdam, bij Arbon en Krap [printed by Giunta d'Albani], 1824.
. Pp. (ii), 95, (1). Printed on good quality paper. Contemporary crimson morocco, boards with decorative border in gilt, marbled endpapers, g.e., with minor wear. First and only edition. Contains proposals for a revival of the Dutch tea trade with China. The Dutch had lost the valuable tea imports from China to the British East India Company in the 18th century and the VOC was dissolved in 1798. Boxer (1965), p. 177. Cordier BS 2177. LŲwendahl 1706.
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Book number: 120600
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Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, tea, thee, te, commerce, trade, asia, asien, asiatic,

 [EIDOUS, MARC-ANTOINE (TRANSLATOR)]:, Hau Kiou Choaan, histoire chinoise, traduite de l'anglois. Four volumes in two. Lyon, Benoit Duplain, 1766.
[EIDOUS, MARC-ANTOINE (TRANSLATOR)]:
Hau Kiou Choaan, histoire chinoise, traduite de l'anglois. Four volumes in two. Lyon, Benoit Duplain, 1766.
. 12mo. Pp. (iv), xxxii, 224; (iv), 263; (iv), 263; (iv), 243, (4). With four engraved frontispieces. Contemporary emerald coloured boards, title labels on spines (slightly chipped), red edges, hinges cracked, worn, even so it's a charming copy. First French edition of "The Pleasing History" translated from the English by James Wilkinson and Thomas Percy. Barbier ii, p. 608. Cordier BS 1755. LŲwendahl 541. Lust 1108.
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Book number: 99719
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Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, literature, novel, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration

 
[CIBOT, PIERRE-MARTIAL]:
Lettre de Pekin, sur le génie de la langue chinoise et la nature de leur écriture symbolique comparée avec celle des anciens égyptiens ... On y a joint l'extrait de deux ouvrages nouveau de Mr. de Guignes relatifs aux mêmes matières. Bruxelles, J.L. de Boubers, 1773.
. Small 4to. Pp. xxxviii, 46, (i), (6). Complete with 29 engravings (numbered I, II and XX-XLV). Contemporary half calf on marbled paper boards, worn. Library markings on front paste down. First edition of Cibot's letter dealing with Needham's Hypothesies on the resemblance of Chinese characters to Egyptian hieroglyphics. The preface is written by John Tuberville Needham which was previously published in the Philosophical Transactions. The first section includes an "Extrait du Journal des savans, sur Le Chou-King", published by J. de Guignes in 1770. The engraved plates depict ancient Egyptian and Chinese characters and symbols, and a few of ancient objects. Cordier BS 1735-6. De Backer-Sommervogel II, col. 1168. LŲwendahl 568. Morrison II, 46.
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Book number: 120497
€  1900.00 [Appr.: US$ 2210.25 | £UK 1734.25 | JP• 233340]
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Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asitic, language, langue, linguistic,

 [MANCHURIA - PHOTO ALBUM]., "The Memory Album about the Customs in Manchuria" (Japanese hand-written title on front endpaper). Showa 16 (1931) - Showa 17 (1932).
[MANCHURIA - PHOTO ALBUM].
"The Memory Album about the Customs in Manchuria" (Japanese hand-written title on front endpaper). Showa 16 (1931) - Showa 17 (1932).
. Oblong album ( 21 x 15 cm). Twenty-four leaves of strong paper mounted with 35 coloured postcards and 16 b/w photographs. Original padded cloth covered boards, lightly stained and worn. A personal album compiled (July 1931 to October 1932) by a Japanese soldier who belonged to the Kwantung Army which invaded Manchuria (Manchukuo) in September 1931. The occupation lasted until the end of WWII. With descriptive Japanese hand-written annotations throughout the album. The coloured postcards depict rural life, coolies and their work, scenes at markets and shops, auction, housing, life by the river and horse carriages. Many are devoted to native scenes including traditional costumes and a few to beautiful women (models). Most of the postcards have captions in Japanese and Chinese, and a few with English text as well. The photographs depict people and customs including several illustrating the very severe winter that year.
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Book number: 120498
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Keywords: China, manchuria, china, chine, kina, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, manchoukuo, japan, japanese, japon,

 
[ORIENTAL TALES].
Oriental Fairy Tales, or Fancy's Wanderings in the East. London 1854.
. Pp. (iv), 338. With 32 illustrations (8 full page) by William Harvey, engraved by the brothers Dalziel. Publisher's blindstamped cloth cloth, spine decorated in gilt, faded and with some wear.
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Book number: 100408
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 [MAILLARD DE TOURNON, CARLO TOMMASO]:, Relazione della preziosa morte dell'eminentiss. e reverendiss. Carlo Tomaso Maillard di Tournon. Commissario, e Visitatore Apostolico Generale, con le facoltà di Legato a latere nell'Impero della Cina, e Regni dell'Indie Orientali, seguita nella Città di Macao lď 8. del mese di giugno dell'anno 1710. E di ciae, che gli avenne negli ultimi cinque mesi della sua vita. Roma, per Francesco Gonzaga, 1711.
[MAILLARD DE TOURNON, CARLO TOMMASO]:
Relazione della preziosa morte dell'eminentiss. e reverendiss. Carlo Tomaso Maillard di Tournon. Commissario, e Visitatore Apostolico Generale, con le facoltà di Legato a latere nell'Impero della Cina, e Regni dell'Indie Orientali, seguita nella Città di Macao lď 8. del mese di giugno dell'anno 1710. E di ciae, che gli avenne negli ultimi cinque mesi della sua vita. Roma, per Francesco Gonzaga, 1711.
. Small 4to. Pp. 70 and one folding engraved portrait. Contemporary vellum, "relazione" in ms on spine. First edition of a biographical study comprising three works of cardinal Maillard de Tournon who was the first papal legate sent to the Imperial court of China, on behalf of the Pope Clement XI. He was born in Turin in 1668 of a noble family of Savoy. Tournon and his party sailed by way of Pondicherry, Manila and Canton, arriving at Beijing in December 1705. At first Emperor Kangxi received him kindly, but upon realising that he had come to abolish the Chinese rites among the native Christians he had Tournon imprisoned at Macau where he later died, shortly after being informed that he had been created cardinal on August 1, 1707. Maillard de Tournon's mission is considered one of the crucial turning points in the modern history of the Chinese church. The two additional works are: "Verba per ... Clementem Papam XI. Habita in consistorio secreto fer. IV.14. Octobris 1711" (pp. 39-47); and Carlo Majelli's "Oratio habita in sacello pontifico V. Kal. Decembris A.D. M.DCC.XI" (pp. 48-70). Cordier BS 913-14. Backer & Sommervogel xi, 1285-6, no. 206 (who calls for 38 pages only = the first part).
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Book number: 100764
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 [JESUIT RELATIONS / LE GOBIEN, CHARLES].,  The Travels of Several Learned Missioners of the Society of Jesus, into Divers Parts of the Archipelago, India, China, and America. Containing a General Description of the Most Remarkable Towns; with a Particular Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of Those Several Nations, ... London, Printed for R. Gosling, 1714.
[JESUIT RELATIONS / LE GOBIEN, CHARLES].
The Travels of Several Learned Missioners of the Society of Jesus, into Divers Parts of the Archipelago, India, China, and America. Containing a General Description of the Most Remarkable Towns; with a Particular Account of the Customs, Manners, and Religion of Those Several Nations, ... London, Printed for R. Gosling, 1714.
. Pp. (xiv), 336, index (12), adv. (4). With two folding engraved plates. Modern half calf on marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, gilt and with title label. Partly with marginal waterstaining. Foredge chipped and soiled at beginning and end. Some small wormholes, mainly in margin. The first English translation of the Jesuit letters. Comprises 22 letters selected from Father Le Gobien's "Lettres …difiantes et Curieuses" (volumes 9 & 10, Paris 1711-13). The first ten letters deal with various parts of India, seven letters are devoted to China, two to Canada, one to South America, one to the Philippines, Japan and the Nicobar islands and finally one to Greece. The two plates belong to the letters on China; one of the Ginseng plant and the other of a Chinese inscription (on a plate given to the Jesuits at Peking in 1711). Sabin 40707. De Backer-S. III, 1514.
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Book number: 99391
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Keywords: China, jesuits, asia, asien, asiatic, canada, america, americana, travel, exploration, voyage, travels, india, indian, japan, philippines, nicobar, china, chinese, kina,

 [CANTON - ENGRAVING], Vue d'optique d'un Arc de Triomphe tres élevé, en la Ville de Canton en la Chine. Paris, chez Jacques Chéreau, about 1750-60.
[CANTON - ENGRAVING]
Vue d'optique d'un Arc de Triomphe tres élevé, en la Ville de Canton en la Chine. Paris, chez Jacques Chéreau, about 1750-60.
. Engraved hand-coloured optical print (ca. 30 x 42 cm) mounted in a passe-partout, some very light water staining in upper left margin. LŲwendahl Supplement E 28.
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Book number: 120751
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 442.05 | £UK 347 | JP• 46668]
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