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CALLERI (CALLERY), GIUSEPPE GAETANO MASSIMO PIETRO MARIA:
[...] Systema phoneticum scripturae sinicae. Volume II (of 2). Macao 1841.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (ii), 500, (1) errata. Includes several slip cancels. With one double page table: "Tabula synoptica phoneticarum omnium". Uncut copy, as issued, in original yellow printed wrappers. Title page restored at inner margin (no loss). Volume two only, but comprising the complete dictionary: "Ordines phonetico-alphabetici quibus sinensium litterae circumscribuntur" with 12 753 characters arranged under phonetics instead of under their radicals. Text in Chinese, Latin and French. First edition. Calleri (1810 - 76 ) arrived at Macao in 1836 where he resided for some years and studied natural sciences and Chinese under the renowned sinologist Joachim Alfonso Gonçalves. Calleri set up his own printing press, bought a small set of types, and with the help of six natives he was able to produce this important work. The first volume (not present here) comprises a guide to writing Chinese characters. Cordier BS 1597-98. Löwendahl 960. Lust 1009. Zenker ii, 6655.
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CALLERY (CALLERI), GIUSEPPE GAETANO MASSIMO PIETRO MARIA (TRANSL. & ED.):
... Li-ki ou Mémorial des rites traduit pour la prémière fois du chinois, et accompagné de notes, de commentaires et du texte original. Turin, Imprimerie Royal, & (Chinese text) Paris, Benjamin Duprat, 1853.
4to. Pp. (ii), xxxii, 199 + pp. 98 with Chinese lithographed text. Contemporary roan with elaborated decoration in gilt on covers and spine, g.e., marbled endpapers. A specially made binding with gilt inscription "New Year's gift. A.S.". Partly with some minor staining but otherwise a very good copy. First edition. It's a translation of parts of the Li Ki (Book of Rites), which is one of the Five Chinese Classics and comprises texts about Chinese religious practices from the eighth to the fifth century B.C. The text includes numerous information of the Chinese culture from ancient time. Calleri (1810-76) moved to Macau in 1836 where he studied Chinese under the renowned sinologist Joachim Alfonso Gonçalves. The first complete translation of the Li Ki was made by James Legge and appeared in 1885. Cordier BS 1383. Löwendahl 1137.
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Book number: 100776
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CAWTHRONE, G. (EDITOR):
A Complete View of the Chinese Empire. Exhibited in a Geographical Description on its Antiquity, and a Genuine and Copius Account of the Earl Macartney's Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. London, printed and published by G. Cawthorn, 1798.
Pp. (8), lxxii, 224, 275- 456. Pagination irregular. With one engraved frontispiece. Without last leaf with advertisement. First few leaves with some spotting. Contemporary mottled calf, flat spine richly decorated in gilt and with red title label, rubbed. First edition. An anonymous, accurate account of the British embassy headed by Earl Macartney to China during the years 1792-94. Cordier BS 2392. Löwendahl 701. Provenance: Copy of Jacob Lothsack, enobled Kjerrmanskiöld (1745-1818), Swedish captain who headed the Swedish East India Company ship Gustaf III to China in 1796-98.
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Book number: 99963
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1048.99 | £UK 791 | JP„ 115338]
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CHARPENTIER DE COSSIGNY, JOSEPH FRANCOIS:
Charpentier Cossignys resa till China. Stockholm, R. Carl Schiöström, 1803.
Pp. (vi), 180, (1). Slightly later half cloth on marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt, small hole to front joint. Old ownership signature. Occasionally some minor staining. Scarce Swedish translation of "Voyage à Canton" 1799. Cf Cordier BS 2105.
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Book number: 45008
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 349.66 | £UK 263.75 | JP„ 38446]
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CHURCH, PERCY W.:
Chinese Turkestan with Caravan and Rifle. London, Rivingstones, 1901.
Pp. xii, 207. With engraved frontispiece, one folding map and 24 photographic illustrations. The photos of the Yarkand country were taken by Captain Deasy. Publisher's decorated cloth, light wear to extremities. A narrative of Church's travels through Turkestan in 1899-90 together with his friend J.V. Phelps. The aim of the journey was to try and shoot the Altai Wapiti, the great stag of the Tian Shan, ibex and roe deer. The route taken included Leh, Yarkand, Aksu, Shatta, Kuldja, and Khotan. Cordier BS 2863. Yakushi (1984) C115.
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Book number: 20010
€  700.00 [Appr.: US$ 815.88 | £UK 615.25 | JP„ 89708]
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B®CKSTRÖM, ANTON:
Ett besök i Japan och Kina jemte bilder från vägen dit öfver Goda-Hoppsudden, Bourbon, Nya Kaledonien, Manilla och Kokinkina. Stockholm 1871.
Pp. viii, 391. With frontispiece, 8 tinted lithographs, 15 full page woodcut plates and many more illustrations in the text. Original pictorial red cloth, gilt, extremities rubbed, spine ends chipped. Publisher's stamp. First edition. Baeckström spent three years in the service of the French Navy and participated in this expedition to the Far East from April 1867 to February 1870. The voyage went via the Cape, Bourbon, New Caledonia, to Manilla, Cochinchina, Japan, China, and stopped in Singapore before it returned to Europe. References Japan on pages 177-340 (Nagasaki, Yokohama, Edo, Kamakura, Kobe, Osaka). Cordier BS 2132 & BJ 628. Löwendahl 1398.
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Book number: 777041
€  360.00 [Appr.: US$ 419.6 | £UK 316.5 | JP„ 46135]
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Keywords: China, japan, china, cochinchina, the philippines, japon, japanese, chine, cohinchine, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration, voyage, far east, east, eastern,

 
CLEMENTI, CECIL (TRANSL.):
Cantonese Love-Songs. Oxford, the Claredon Press, 1904.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), 151, (1). Publisher's cloth lettered in black. A thorough study of Cantonese love songs originally published in 1828, here translated into English for the first time. Comprising ninty Cantonese songs accompanied by a long introduction and notes by Cecil Clementi, sinologist who served as Governor of Hong Kong from 1925-30. Cordier BS 1802.
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Book number: 100795
€  380.00 [Appr.: US$ 442.91 | £UK 334 | JP„ 48698]
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 COBBOLD, REV. ROBERT HENRY:, Pictures of the Chinese. Drawn by Themselves. London, John Murray, 1860.
COBBOLD, REV. ROBERT HENRY:
Pictures of the Chinese. Drawn by Themselves. London, John Murray, 1860.
Pp. vi, 219. With frontispiece, 34 full page drawing illustrations and many textual illustrations (of which 19 full page). Near contemporary half calf on marbled boards, somewhat rubbed. Old ownership signature. Some minor staining. First edition of a charming work about different Chinese professions each accompanied with a pen-and-ink etching by native artist. The author served as Archdeacon at the treaty port of Ningpo for a period of eight years. Cordier BS 90.
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Book number: 17092
€  580.00 [Appr.: US$ 676.02 | £UK 509.75 | JP„ 74329]
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SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY. KONGL. MAJ:TS OEPNE NAADIGA PRIVILEGIUM, til befraemjande af Swenska handelsfarten på Ost-Indien; gifwit hoegqwarteret Ratzeburg den 3 martii 1806. Stockholm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1806.
4to. Pp. 16. Unbound, entirely uncut.
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Book number: 12191
€  120.00 [Appr.: US$ 139.87 | £UK 105.5 | JP„ 15378]
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SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY. KONGL. MAJ:TS NAADIGA KUNGOERELSE, angaaende Ost-Indiska Compagniets uploesning, och handelns på Ost-Indien oepnande foer en hwar, som deruti wil deltaga; gifwen Stockholms Slott den 6 julii 1814. Sthlm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1814.
4to. 4pp. Unbound, entirely uncut.
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[HEDIN, SVEN] / CONRADY, AUGUST:
Die chinesischen Handschriften- und sonstigen Kleinfunde Sven Hedins in Lou-Lan. Stockholm 1920.
4to. Pp. xvi, 194. With 53 plates. Half green leather. The ancient city of Loulan (in today's Xinjiang) became an important trading center on the silk road but suddenly vanished in the 5th century. Sven Hedin rediscovered Loulan in 1899/1900 and found a wooden Kharosthi tablet and many Chinese manuscripts from the late Hand dynasty which are described in this work. A separate work but is included in Hedin's scientific work entitled: "Scientific results of a journey in Central Asia 1899-1902", as part 6:iv. Hess p. 49.
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€  350.00 [Appr.: US$ 407.94 | £UK 307.75 | JP„ 44854]
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CONSTANT, SAMUEL VICTOR:
Calls, Sounds and Merchandise of the Peking Street Peddlers. Peking, The Camel Bell, [1936].
Oblong 8vo. Pp. xiv, 66, 65-88, 87-185 + one leaf with the "Pa Kua", 61 coloured lithograph plates of peddlers, 16 tipped-in photographic illustrations, one paper pattern and one diagram. Original silk-covered boards with printed title label on upper cover. Housed in the original decorated paper case. First edition of this charming and informative work on street peddlers in Peking. It describes 54 different kinds of peddlers including their characteristic sound or call, and what they have to sell, buy, exchange or other service they offer to their customers. Each is accompanied with an illustration of the peddler himself and his commodity. A few examples: the melon seed peddler; "feet fixer"; "moon cake" peddler; travelling magicians, "bundle cake" peddler, "used silver" buyer, and different kinds of fortune tellers. Constant submitted this work to the California College in China as part of a Degree of Master of Arts. (April 1936). A beautiful copy in the rare original folder.
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Book number: 100705
€  4000.00 [Appr.: US$ 4662.19 | £UK 3515.5 | JP„ 512614]
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CORDIER, HENRY:
Le Consulat de France a Canton au XVIIIe siècle. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1908.
Pp. 52. With 6 plates (depicting foreigners visiting China in the 18th century). Some staining. Original printed wrappers. Contains reports, treaties, letters, expenses etc. connected with the French consulate in Canton.
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Book number: 99852
€  100.00 [Appr.: US$ 116.55 | £UK 88 | JP„ 12815]
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CORDIER, HENRI:
Fragments d'une histoire des études chinoises au xviiie. siècle. Extrait du "Centenaire de l'Ecole des langues orientales vivantes". Paris, Imprimerie Nationale 1895.
Large 4to. Pp. 74, (1). With 3 plates and 3 textual illustrations. New wrappers with title reproduced on front cover. A scholarly monograph with numerous references and footnotes. Rare.
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Book number: 23102
€  180.00 [Appr.: US$ 209.8 | £UK 158.25 | JP„ 23068]
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CORNER, JULIA:
The History of China & India, Pictorial and Descriptive. London, Dean & Co., no date (1843).
Pp. xxii, 402. With tinted lithographed title, 2 folding maps and 31 tinted lithographed plates. Original red morocco binding richly decorated in gilt, title lettered in gilt on spine, g.e. Hinges cracking, upper part of spine nicely restored. Old inscriptions on front free endpaper. Some minor staining to the plates as usual but otherwise a good and clean copy. First edition of this popular account by a famous author of children's books. Abbey Travel 468 (for India). Cordier BS 82. Lust 392 (1847 ed.).
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Book number: 34005
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 874.16 | £UK 659.25 | JP„ 96115]
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COUVREUR, SÉRAPHIN:
Dictionnaire francais-chinois contenant les expressions les plus usitées de la langue mandarine. Ho Kien Fou, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1884.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), xx, 1007, (4). With text in two columns, including Chinese characters. Contemporary half calf, spine with four raised bands, richly gilt and title lettered in gilt, upper edges gilt. First edition. Séraphin Couvreur (1835-1919), French sinologist and Jesuit, came to China in 1870. He spent the greater part of his life at the Jesuit residence at Sien-hsien where he was professor at the Seminary. He complied several Chinese dictionaries and translated many of the Chinese classical works. Couvreur was the creator of the EFEO Chinese transcription method which was used in most of the French speaking world to transliterate Chinese until the middle of 20th century when it was replaced by Hanyu Pinyin. Cordier BS 1617.
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Book number: 100166
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1631.77 | £UK 1230.5 | JP„ 179415]
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COUVREUR, LE P. SÉRAPHIN:
Langue mandarine. Guide de la conversation francais-anglais-chinois contenant un vocabulaire et des dialogues familiers / Mandarin language. Guide to Conversation in French, English and Chinese Containing a Vocabulary and Familiar Dialogues. Ho Kien Fou dans le Tcheu Li, Imprimerie de la Mission catholique, 1890.
Royal 8vo. Pp. (iv), x, 286, (1). With parallel text in French and English. Modern half calf, spine with five raised bands and lettered in gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in (front cover restored). Second enlarged edition (first 1886). Séraphin Couvreur (1835-1919), French sinologist and Jesuit, came to China in 1870. He spent the greater part of his life at the Jesuit residence at Sien-hsien, where he was professor at the Seminary. Couvreur was the creator of the EFEO Chinese transcription method which was used in most of the French speaking world to transliterate Chinese until the middle of 20th century when it was replaced by Hanyu Pinyin. Cordier 1648.
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Book number: 38022
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1748.32 | £UK 1318.25 | JP„ 192230]
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 DABRY DE THIERSANT, CLAUDE-PHILIPERT:, La pisciculture et la pêche en Chine ... Représentant les principaux instruments de pisciculture et engins de pêche employés par les Chinois et quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons recueillies en Chine. Précédé d'une introduction sur la pisciculture par le Dr. J. L. Soubeiran. Paris, Librairie de G. Masson, 1872.
DABRY DE THIERSANT, CLAUDE-PHILIPERT:
La pisciculture et la pêche en Chine ... Représentant les principaux instruments de pisciculture et engins de pêche employés par les Chinois et quelques nouvelles espèces de poissons recueillies en Chine. Précédé d'une introduction sur la pisciculture par le Dr. J. L. Soubeiran. Paris, Librairie de G. Masson, 1872.
Folio. Pp. (vi), x, 195, (1). With 51 lithographed plates (complete). Copy with wide margins. Contemporary brown morocco, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt with five raised bands, marbled endpapers, corners worn. Provenance: Bibliotheca Tiliana with bookplate and small stamps at beginning and end. First edition of this magnificent work which is the first substantial work on the subject. Dabry de Thiersant was French consul in Shanghai and Canton in the 1860s and an active collector of zoological specimens during this time. His work treats the fishing culture in China including descriptions of fishing gear and different species of fish. Thirty-six of the plates depict numerous illustrations of fishing nets and other equipment, and the other plates illustrate a vast number of various types of fish accompanied with detailed descriptions. Dabry de Thiersant found 850 different species of fish in the Far East, of which many were unknown to European naturalists at the time. Some light staining to the plates but overall a wonderful copy of a scare title. Not in Löwendahl. Cordier BS 1537. Nissen ZB1, 1018.
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Book number: 120557
€  4200.00 [Appr.: US$ 4895.3 | £UK 3691.25 | JP„ 538245]
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DAWSON, MILES MENANDER:
The Ethics of Confucius. The Sayings of the Master and his Disciples upon the Conduct of "The Superior Man". Arranged according to the Plan of Confucius. With a Foreword by Wu Ting Fang. New York, The Knickerbocker Press, 1915.
Pp. xxii, 323, adv. (4). Errata slip tipped in. With one front portrait. Publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. First edition. Miles Menander Dawson (1863-1942) was an American author of poetry and philosophy.
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Book number: 100568
€  280.00 [Appr.: US$ 326.35 | £UK 246.25 | JP„ 35883]
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DOOLITTLE, JUSTUS:
Vocabulary and Hand-book of the Chinese Language. Romanized in the Mandarin Dialect. Three parts in two volumes. Foochow: China. Rozario, Marcal, and Company, 1872.
4to. Text in English and Chinese; characters and phonetics. Pp. (ii), viii, 548, errata (2); (x), 695. Six leaves (pp 237-48, volume two) loose, have been cut out but without any loss. Five leaves (pp 353-64, volume two) have been restored at inner margin, without loss. Modern cloth. First edition. Part one comprises the vocabulary proper containing more than 175 000 Chinese characters which have been romanized according to Wade's system of spelling the sounds in Peking Mandarin. The second part consists of more than 10 000 clauses and phrases in English and Chinese. The third part contains tables and lists of terms and phrases contributed by missionaries, consular people and other residents in China. Justus Doolittle was an American board missionary residing in China for many years. Cordier BS 1610.
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€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 874.16 | £UK 659.25 | JP„ 96115]
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DORÉ, HENRY:
Researches into Chinese Superstitions. Translated from the French with Notes, Historical and Explanatory by M. Kennelly. First part: Volume IV (of five volumes). Shanghai, T'usewei Printing Press, 1917.
(ii), xxv, pp. 321- 464. With one folding table and 31 coloured full page plates. Original printed paper covered boards with red cloth border, ties. Small tear to spine. Bookplate. This volume is devoted to "Divination" in China. Doré served as a Jesuit missionary for more than twenty years in China.
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Book number: 100886
€  200.00 [Appr.: US$ 233.11 | £UK 176 | JP„ 25631]
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DÜBEN, GUSTAF VILHELM JOHAN VON:
Resa till Kap, Ostindien och Kina, åren 1844-1846. Stockholm, L.J. Hjerta, 1847.
Small 8vo. Pp. viii, 159. Contemporary half calf, spine richly gilt, rubbed, top of spine chipped. Copy of Axel De la Gardie with his filt monogram on spine. This is a narrative of a voyage to South Africa, India and China. The author was a Swedish medical doctor and professor in anatomy and physiology. He was particulary interested in the natural history of the places he visited. The voyage went to the Cape and from there continued to Mocambique, Zanzibar, Aden (Yemen), Muskat, Bombay, Singapore before reaching Macao and (Whampoa) Canton. His interesting description of Canton contains information about crops and vegetation, opium smoking and its trade, foot binding, tea and bamboo, medical practices, pirates, etc. Cordier BS 2505. Not in Mendelssohn.
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Book number: 99965
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 466.22 | £UK 351.75 | JP„ 51261]
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EDKINS, JOSEPH:
Chinese Currency. Shanghai, The Presbyterian Mission Press, 1901.
Pp. (xii), 151 (corr. 153) + index (5) pp. Pagination irregular but text is complete. Contemporary half calf, title lettered on spine, somewhat rubbed. First edition. Interesting account on Chinese money, payment and trade of all time based on Chinese sources. Comprising chapters on the currency, and sources of copper, silver and gold. Joseph Edkins (1823-1905) was a British Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China. Cordier BS 1891-92.
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Book number: 100472
€  600.00 [Appr.: US$ 699.33 | £UK 527.5 | JP„ 76892]
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EDKINS, JOSEPH:
Opium: Historical Note, or the Poppy in China. Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1898.
Pp.(ii), viii, 3-69 + Chinese text pp. xxxvi. With one plate of an opium pipe. Original printed papercovered boards, cloth spine. First edition in book form. Comprises chapters about the poppy among Greeks, Romans and Arabs followed by the history of Chinese usage; the medical use; cultivation; duties; prohibition; preparation, opium shops; production statistics; poems about opium; opium smoking in Formosa; etc. The Chinese text covers the historical notes. Joseph Edkins (1823-1905) was a British Protestant missionary who spent 57 years in China and wrote extensively on Chinese language and religions. Scarce. Not in Cordier.
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Book number: 100791
€  3400.00 [Appr.: US$ 3962.86 | £UK 2988 | JP„ 435722]
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Keywords: China, china, chine, kina, chinese, opium, drugs, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, expoloration

 
EITEL, ERNEST JOHN:
Hand-Book for the Student of Chinese Buddhism. Hongkong & Shanghai: Lane, Crawford & Co., 1870.
Pp. (x), 218, (6). Rebound in half calf on marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and title label. First edition. Comprises a Sanskrit-Chinese dictionary listing proper names, dogmas and general Buddhist terms, arranged alphabetically in Sanskrit followed by the Chinese equivalent and the English translation. The second part contains several indexes listed in seven different languages; Chinese, Pali, Singhalese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Burmese and Siamese. According to the author, a German missionary, this is the first book of its kind. Cordier BS 746. Morrison I, p. 253.
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Book number: 100047
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1398.66 | £UK 1054.75 | JP„ 153784]
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Keywords: China, china, chinese, kina, chine, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, buddhism, religion, sanskrit

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