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GAUBIL, ANTOINE / DE GUIGNES, JOSEPH (TRANSLATORS):
Le Chou-King, un des livres sacrés des chinois. Qui renferme les fondements de leur ancienne histoire, les principes de leur gouvernement & de leur morale; ouvrage recueilli par Confucius. Traduit & enrichi de notes, par Feu le P. Gaubil, missionaire à la Chine. Revu & corrigé sur le texte chinois, accompagné de nouvelles notes, de planches gravées en taille-douce & additions tirées des historiens originaux, dans lesquelles on donne l'histoire des princes omis dans le Chou-king. Paris, N.M. Tilliard, 1770.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), cxliv, 474, (2). With 4 engraved plates (redrawn from those presented in the Chinese editions of the Book of Documents as De Guignes found them in the Royal Library). Small piece of paper pasted to half title, to cover library stamp. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine preserved, spine with five raised bands decorated in gilt and with title label, hinges cracked, marbled end papers, r.e. This is the first published translation of the Book of Documents (Shu-ching), and also the first of the Five Classics on Confucianism to be translated into an European language. The basis for the translation was a manuscript which had been sent from Peking by Antoine Gaubil. However De Guignes corrected the translation based on the Chinese original which was found in the Royal Library. He also filled in missing pages and extended it with his own notes. Contains a "Discours préliminaire" including a treatise on the early history of the Chinese written by J.H. Prémare and here amended and commented by De Guignes. Includes also: "Notice du livre chinois nommé Y-king, ou livre canonique des changemens, avec des notes" by Claude Visdelou (pp. 399 - 436). Cordier BS 1376-77. Lust 727. Walravens, China illustrata, 136.
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GILBERT, FRIEDRICH ROBERT:
Das ABC der Chinaschrift. Berlin 1926 AND: GILBERT, FRIEDRICH ROBERT: Die Bilderschrift von China und Japan als internationale Weltschrift und ihre schnelle Erlerung nach der Mebiwegal-Methode. Berlin 1924.
. Pp. 92 with German text and Chinese characters + pp. 48. Original printer wrappers.
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GINGELL, WILLIAM RAYMON (TRANSL. & ED.):
The Ceremonial Usages of the Chinese, B.C. 1121, as Prescribed in the "Institutes of the Chow dynasty strung as pearls"; or, Chow le kwan choo ..., being an abridgement of the Chow le classic by ... Hoo Peih Seang, (Designated ... Mung Chew). London, Smith Elder & Co., 1852.
. 4to. Pp. (vi), iv, 107, index (8). With Chinese characters and illustrations throughout the text. Errata slip inserted. Publisher's yellow blind stamped cloth, title in gilt on spine, lightly soiled. A translation of a classic Chinese work dealing with the ceremonies of the Chow dynasty accompanied by notes by the editor. William Gingell (1816-63) was a British surgeon of the East India Company who after two years' service in India was transferred to Nanking in China where he stayed until his death. Cordier BS 1408. Löwendahl 1778.
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 GON‚ALVES, JOAQUIM AFONSO:, Arte China constante de alphabeto e grammatica comprehendendo modelos das differentes composicoens. Macao, impressa com licença regia no real Collegio de S. Jose, 1829.
GON‚ALVES, JOAQUIM AFONSO:
Arte China constante de alphabeto e grammatica comprehendendo modelos das differentes composicoens. Macao, impressa com licença regia no real Collegio de S. Jose, 1829.
. Small 4to. Pp. (ii), 127, (1), 128-503, 46, (2). With parallell text in Chinese and Portugese. Native contemporary half calf, spine rubbed with some loss of calf, expertly restored. Old ownership stamps on title. Some minor flaws; title page has one small loss at inner margin and about fifty pages affected at outer upper right corner by worming but no loss of text. Last two leaves dusty and chipped at edges of which one strengthened at lower margin (no loss). First edition. Father Gonçalves produced several books for Portugese students. "Arte China" provides a thorough and very practical introduction to many aspects of the Chinese language. The appendix is a comparative phonetic study of the pronunciation of Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese. The work was printed at the Collegio de San Jose at Macao by Portugese priests on a press which had been lent to them in 1827 after the "Gazetta de Macao" had closed down. A charming copy of an important work at the time. Cordier BS 1663 & cf BS 1595-96. Lust 1012. Löwendahl 869. J.M. Braga, "The beginnings of Printing at Macao", Studia, 12 (Lisboa 1963) pp. 29-137.
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GRILL ABRAHAMSSON, JOHAN (JEAN) ABRAHAM:
Inträdes-tal, om orsakerna, hvarföre Chinas natural-historia är så litet bekant; hållet för Kongl. Vetenskaps Academien, den 29 september 1773. Stockholm, Lars Salvius, 1773.
. Pp. 14. Uncut and unopened copy with paper spine strip. A talk about the natural history of China (and the reason for its ignorance) given at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1773. Grill (1736-92) was a Swedish merchant and director of the Swedish East India Company. He resided for about seven years in Canton as resident supercargo in the 1760's. In this speech he mentions the natural history collections he brought from China for Carl von Linné. Cordier BS 3258-9. Löwendahl 570.
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GRILL ABRAHAMSSON, JEAN ABRAHAM:
Tal, om silfvers årliga förande til China, huruvida det är för Europa nyttigt eller skadeligt. Stockholm, L. Salvius, 1774.
. Pp. 30. Copy without engraved vignette on title. Uncut and unopened copy with paper spine strip. An oration about export of silver to China given at a meeting of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in 1774. Grill (1736-92) was a Swedish merchant and director of the Swedish East India Company. He resided for about seven years in Canton as resident supercargo in the 1760's. Löwendahl 578.
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GROSIER, JEAN BAPTISTE GABRIEL ALEXANDER:
Description générale de la Chine, ou tableau de l'état actuel de cet empire; Contenant, 1. la description topographique des quinze provinces qui le composent, celle de la Tartarie, des Isles, & autres pays tributaires qui en dépendent; le nombre & la situation de ses villes, ... 2. un précis des connoissances le plus récemment parvenues en Europe sur le gouvernement, la religion, les moeurs & les usages, les arts & les sciences des chinois. Paris, chez Moutard, 1785.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), 798. Contemporary calf, spine gilt with five raised bands and red title-label, somewhat rubbed. Marbled endpapers and edges. First edition of this interesting and detailed work on China, based on Jesuit reports. Originally intended as the 13th volume of De Mailla's "Histoire générale de la Chine", translated from the Chinese by De Mailla. The manuscript was kept at Lyon when Grosier got hold of it and decided to publish it. Cordier BS 60. See Walravens, China illustrata, no. 87.
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GRUBE, WILHELM:
Die Sprachgeschichtliche Stellung des Chinesischen. Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1881. TOGETHER WITH: Die Chinesische Philosophie. Leipzig 1909. AND: Die religion der alten Chinesen. (Tübingen 1911)
. Pp. 20. Cordier BS 1680. Included at end: "Beiträge zur Chinesischen Grammatik: Die Sprache des Liet-tsï. Von W. Grube. Sonderabdruck aus den Berichten der Köngl. Sächs. Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften. 1889". Pp. 153-184. TOGETHER WITH: Die Chinesische Philosophie. Leipzig 1909. ("Die Kultur der Gegenwart. I."). Pp. 78-98, (1). AND: Die religion der alten Chinesen. (Tübingen 1911) Pp. 69. Bound uniformely in yellow cloth lettered in black.
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GUÉRIN, A.:
Kiao-yi Tch'ang-t'an ... Dialogues chinois. Guide de la conversation a l'usage des commerçants. [Shanghai, La Presse Orientale, 1910-11].
. Oblong folio. Lvs (v), 114. The text is printed in four columns starting with Chinese characters, followed by Chinese phonetics, the proper French, and finally the "traduction littérale" (pinyin version). Text printed in red and black. Original half green cloth on cardboard, lightly rubbed. Inscribed by the author dated "Seoul le 1er octobre 1911". First edition. The dictionary comprises twenty chapters of which some are devoted to different trade items such as silk and cotton, furs, drugs, pharmaceutics, art objects etc. Other chapters include conversation about commodities from different countries; China, France, English, Japan, etc. In 1883 Guerin came to Peking as interpreter, and he stayed for more than twenty years in China including the last six as French consul at Tchefou (Yantai). Bensacq-Tixier, 276-78.
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GUGGENHEIM, MEYER ROBERT (COMPILER):
Communication China. Course at the Army War College, 1924-25. (G-2. Supplementary document # 3E to Report of Committee No. 12). Two volumes. Date of Conference, September 29, 1924.
. 4to. Typescript on paper. Pp. (v), 1-294. With 55 maps, plans and diagrams. Contemporary cloth, lettered in gilt, lower spine ends chipped. One of 5 copies (no. 2). Guggenheim's personal copy, with his bookplate. A confidential report on communications in China compiled from information gathered from military intelligence. Divided into thirteen sections mainly devoted to railroads within the country but deals also with roads, waterways, various other ways of transportation, telegraphs, telephones, cables and radio facilities. Meyer Robert Guggenheim (1885-1959) was a Major in the Infantry during WW1. Between 1923 and 1925 he served as Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Chief of Staff and in 1953 he was appointed US ambassador to Portugal.
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HAGER, GIUSEPPE (JOSEPH):
Description des médailles chinoises du Cabinet Impérial de France, précédée d'un essai de numismatique chinoise, avec des éclaircissemens sur le commerce des Grecs avec la Chine, et sur les vases précieux qu'on y trouve encore. Paris, chez Treuttel et Würtz (printed by "par les soins de J.J. Marcel" by de l'Imprimerie Impériale), 1805.
. 4to. Pp. (viii), xiv, (ii), 188. With one folding engraved map and one engraved plate. Two engravings and woodcuts including many Chinese characters, in text. Printed on thick paper. Contemporary marbled paper boards, flat calf spine, richly decorated in gilt, marbled end papers. With some staining in the text. First edition. Scarce. Hager (1757-1819) was professor of oriental languages at Pavia in today's northern Italy. Hager's Chinese works have been heavily critized by the sinologists A. Montucci and H.J. Klaproth. Cordier BS 688. Lust 1130. Löwendahl 728.
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 HEDIN, SVEN:, En färd genom Asien 1893-97. Two volumes. Stockholm 1898.
HEDIN, SVEN:
En färd genom Asien 1893-97. Two volumes. Stockholm 1898.
. Pp. xii, (2), 565, (4); (vi), 537, (5). With 4 maps (of which 2 large folding and one double page in colour) and 258 illustrations, of which many full page plates. Publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed at extremities, slightly shaken. Old ownership signatures on pastedowns and front endpapers, also erased signatures on front endpapers. First edition of Hedin's narrative of his first expedition to Asia during the years 1893-97. It covers his explorations in the Pamirs, the deserts of the Takla Makan, and the Lop Nor regions, Tsaidam and Southern Tibet. He travelled 6250 miles, 2020 of them through regions never before visited by Europeans. Cordier BS 2853. Hess p. 19. Yakushi H97.
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Book number: 99203
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 333.07 | £UK 241.25 | JP¥ 36118]
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[PRJEVAL'SKI, NIKOLAJ MIKHAJLOVIC] - HEDIN, SVEN:
General Prschevalskij's forskningsresor i Centralasien. Stockholm, Albert Bonniers förlag, 1891.
. Pp. (viii), 90, 456. With front portrait, two folding maps and 23 fullpage plates. Many textual illustrations. Publisher's pictorial cloth stamped in gilt, in rare dustwrappers, partly discoloured. A Swedish edition of Prjevalski's four expeditions in Central Asia during the years 1870-1885, based on and translated from the Russian, German and English editions by the famous explorer Sven Hedin. Including a long introduction by Hedin and a preface by Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. A mint copy. Yakushi (1984) H95. Sykes pp. 247-48.
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Book number: 100292
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[CONFUCIUS]. HELMAN, ISIDORE STANISLAS HENRI (ENGRAVER):
Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius, célèbre philosophe chinois ... d'après des dessins originaux de la Chine envoyés à Paris par M. Amiot, missionnaire à Pékin ... Paris, chez l'auteur, 1788.
. 4to. Lvs. 49. Including engraved title, 24 engraved plates and 24 engraved text leaves. Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, flat spine blind and gilt-stamped, rubbed. Bookplate (Piper, Sövdeborg). The beautiful engravings illustrate the life and deeds of Confucius engraved by Helman (1743-1806). They are copied from a set of Chinese miniatures which were sent by the Jesuit missionary Amiot in Peking to Bertin, who was Louis xiv's minister and the one in charge of France's relation with China. This is an example of how the "chinoiseries" was spreading within Europe in the late 18th century. Some light staining throughout but overall a very good copy. Cohen 262. Cordier BS 667. Lipperheide Le16. Lust 729.
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Book number: 17079
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2141.17 | £UK 1550 | JP¥ 232188]
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HENRY, BENJAMIN COUCH:
Ling-Nam or Interior Views of Southern China including Explorations in the Hitherto Untraversed Island of Hainan. London 1886.
. Pp. 511. With 3 maps (two of Canton and one of Hainan) and many full page plates and illustrations in the text made after sketches by native artists. Publisher's pictorial red cloth printed in black and gilt, faded and slightly rubbed. A prize award copy. First edition of this informative work on Southern China or Ling-Nam based on the author's travels in the region. Cordier BS 2147.
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Book number: 99446
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