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PRÉMARE, JOSEPH HENRY MARIE DE:
Notitia linguae sinicae. Malaccae: cura academiae anglo-sinensis, 1831.
Folio. Pp. 262, one blank leaf, index pp. 28. With text in Latin and Chinese. Copy with wide margins. The paper is very brittle and a few leaves have minor tears, some with dog-ears, and a few with small loss at outer corner. Some staining to title page. Otherwise a fine copy. Contemporary paper wrappers, fragile and chipped, upper cover restored. Housed in a specially made box. First edition of this significant and substantial Chinese grammar compiled in 1736 but kept in mss form in Paris for almost 100 years before it was published at Malacca. Edited by Abel-Rémusat who also composed the index. Provenance: We assume this copy used to belong to Lord Kingsborough (1795-1837) who financed the publication. Later it was presented to the Catholic College in Dublin (for the Foreign Missions) by Bookseller Thomas Fleming (inscription dated January 21 1844). With Fleming's bookplate on front paste down and Catholic College stamp on title. A contemporary three-page manuscript (in the hand of T. Fleming?) inserted explaining the importance of Prémare's grammar. It continues saying that the late Lord Kingsborough financed the publication and that most of the edition still remained in the East. However a few copies were sold at the auction in 1842 of Kingsborough's splendid collection of works on Eastern and Mexican literature and antiquities in Dublin. We believe this copy was acquired at the sale and later presented to the Catholic College. De Prémare was a Jesuit missionary who served in Guangxi in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1724 when the Emperor virtually banned Christianity over the Chinese Rites controversy, Prémare had to leave for Guangzhou and later moved to Macau where he died in 1739. He became one of the most significant sinologists of his time and his principal work "Notitia linguae sinicae" was considered the first important Chinese grammar in a European language. It resembles more a text book explaining rules and usage of the vulgar Chinese language (siao shue) and also the style of the written, literary language (wen tschang). It contains more than 50 000 characters. Lord Kingsborough "offered the sum of GBP 1,500 to the [Anglo-Chinese] college if it would agree to publish an edition of Notitia linguae sinicae [...] The offer was made to [Robert] Morrison with the assurance that by publishing 'a work of this learned Jesuit - confessedly the most profoundly versed in the genius of the Chinese language of the Roman Catholic missionaries, who visited China', the College would be 'doing a thing useful to the friends of science and creditable to themselves'. It must surely have been something of a challenge to the scholarly detachment of a Presbyterian evangelist to be asked to publish the work of a Jesuit sinologue; but fifteen hundred pounds was a handsome offer, and Morrison accepted it" (Harrison pp. 56-7). Cordier BS 1664. Harrison, The Anglo Chinese College at Malacca (1979). Löwendahl 883. Lundbaek (1991:1) pp. 64-102 & 178-9. Zenker BO 6691.
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ROBERTSON-SCOTT, J.W.:
The People of China. Their Country, History, Life, Ideas, and Relations with the Foreigner. London 1900.
Small 8vo. Pp. xii, 193. With one large folding map. Contemporary half calf, spine with five raised bands, richly gilt. First edition. Cordier BS 106.
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ROCHER, ÉMILE:
La province chinoise du Yün-nan. Two volumes. Paris, E. Leroux, 1879-80.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (xvi), 286, (1); (iv), 291, (1). With three folding large maps and 8 full page illustrations. As issued, uncut in original printed yellow wrappers, nicely restored and reinforced. First edition. According to the preface this journey was arranged as a follow up to Jean Dupuis' previous explorations of the Red river. The first volume of the work treats the journey from Hankow to Yunnan describing the various provinces along the route. The second part is mainly devoted to the Panthay rebellion in Yunnan but gives also information about local procedures of minerals including a list of the most productive mines in the province, classified by departments. Cordier BS 1362.
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RÖTTGER, EBERHARD HERMAN:
Thien, Ti, Hoih. ... Himmel, Erde, Brüderschaft. Geschichte der Brüderschaft des Himmels und der Erden der communistischen Propaganda China's. Der Ertrag ist für den Missions-Verein für China bestimmt. Berlin, In commission bei Wilhelm Hertz, 1852.
Tall 8vo. Pp. 16. Including one full page illustration. Orignal printed wrappers, small splits at spine ends. Ex libris stamp (Axelio R. Spoof). Röttger was a Dutch missionary serving in the East. Cordier BS 1895.
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 SEMEDO, ÇLVARO:, Relatione della grande monarchia della Cina. Rome, sumptibus Hermann Scheus, 1643.
SEMEDO, ÇLVARO:
Relatione della grande monarchia della Cina. Rome, sumptibus Hermann Scheus, 1643.
Small 4to. Pp. (viii), 309, index (14). With one engraved portrait. Title within woodcut frame. Contemporary vellum, stained. New end-papers. First three leaves reinforced at inner margin. Text browned. First Italian edition of this informative treatise on China mainly written for the support of the Jesuit mission there. It's based on the first Spanish edition (Madrid in 1642) but includes some amendments as well as some additional material. This Italian version is the preferred edition according to Lach & Van Kley. çlvaro Semedo (1586-1658), Portugese Jesuit, lived and worked in China for over 20 years (1617-37). This account deals with the provinces, inhabitants, manners and customs, language, government, military art, etc. Cordier BS 24. Lust 74. Löwendahl, Sino-Western Relations, 95. Walravens (1987) 17.
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SIA, MARY LI (MRS. RICHARD H.P. SIA):
Chinese Chopsticks. A Manual of Chinese Cookery and Guide to Peking Restaurants. Peking, Peking International Women's Club, 1938.
Pp. viii, (2), 144. Original blue cloth, printed in gilt. Inscribed by the author to Mrs. Bridges, one of her "apt puplis". Second edition of a useful and interesting cookery book. It contains a good number of recipes illustrated with photographs, and also adresses of well known Peking restaurants with their specialities and menus, Chinese names of foodstuffs and how to pronounce them, etc.
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SIRÉN, OSVALD:
Les peintures chinoises dans les collections américaines. Five volumes. Paris & Bruxelles 1927-28.
Folio. Pp. (iv), 41; 42-56; (iv), 57-70; (ii), 71-86; (ii), 87-112, (4). Title leaves printed in red and black. With 200 plates, captions in French and English. Loose as issued in five original card board portfolios, expertly restored and mounted on grey cloth. Housed in a specially made red cloth box with title label on upper cover. (" Annales du Musée Guimet. Bibliotheque d'Art. Nouvelle serie II"). First edition. A complete set of this extensive and beautifully produced collection of reproductions of Chinese paintings selected by Sirén from American collections. Includes Sirén's descriptions and comments of the various paintings. Osvald Sirén (1879-1966), a renowned Finnish-Swedish art historian, was one of the early Western scholars and collectors of Chinese Art. He made four major travels to East Asia between 1918 and 1935.
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SMITH, ARTHUR HENDERSON:
Chinese Characteristics. Enlarged and Revised Edition with Marginal and New Illustrations. London & Edinburgh, Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, no date (1905 ?).
Pp. 342. With frontispiece, 18 fullpage plates and many illustrations throughout the text. Publisher's pictorial cloth, top of spine chipped with small loss. First edition was published at Shanghai in 1890 by Smith, an American missionary who lived for 54 years in China. This work became extremely popular among missionaries and other Westerners. Cf Cordier 1840 (fifth revised edition 1905).
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SPITZEL, GOTTLIEB (SPIZEL, THEOPHIL):
De re literaria sinensium commentarius. Lugd. Bat., Ex officina Petri Hackii, 1660.
12mo. Pp. xxiv, 306, (20). With engraved extra title (dated 1661), two engraved plates and one more plate, all included in the pagination. Small tear to title expertly repaired on verso. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, lightly rubbed. Copy of Olov Bertil Andersson, Swedish sinologist. First edition. "Baroque dream of a China involved with the ancient Middle East, Classical antiquity, etc." (Lust). Cordier BS 1412. Lust 77 (no plates). Löwendahl 123. Walravens (1987) 163.
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STAUNTON, SIR GEORGE THOMAS (EDITOR):
Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the Years 1712, 13, 14, &15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and Published, by the Emperor's Authority, at Pekin. Translated from the Chinese, and accompanied by an appendix of miscellaneous translations. London, John Murray, 1821.
Pp. xl, 330. With one large folding map, coloured in outline (with small tear at inner margin). Contemporary calf ruled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, spine richly decorated in gilt and with title label, expertly rebacked with original spine preserved. Marbled endpapers and edges. First English translation of a narrative by a Chinese envoy, Tulisen, who participated in a mission 1712-15 to the Khan of the Torguts in southern Russia. The Torguts, or Volga Kalmyks, had migrated from Kokonor region of Chinese Turkestan to the lower Voga valley in the earlier half of the 17th century. The engraved map "Map of the countries between Pekin and St. Petersburg" was drawn by John Walker and shows the route of the embassy. This work was first published as Yiyu-lu [Report of Strange Regions] in Chinese and Manchu (?) in 1723, and a French version appeared in 1726. Cordier BS 637. Lust 495. Löwendahl 826.
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STRINDBERG, AUGUST:
Kinesiska språkets härkomst. Two parts in one volume. (Bilaga till Kina och Japan). Stockholm, Björck & Börjeson, 1912.
4to. Lvs 20 (last 2 blank); lvs 15 (last blank). Contemporary half calf, spine gilt, top of spine slightly chipped. Original wrappers bound in. A treatise about the origin of the Chinese signs and their relation with the Phoenician, Syriac and Arabic characters. The original manuscript is here reproduced, in a limited edition of 200 copies only, of which this is no. 198. Appendix to "Kina and Japan" published in 1911. Cordier BS 3268 & 3928.
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SUPERCARGO, J. R.:
Diary of a Journey Overland, through the Maritime Provinces of China, from Manchao, on the South Coast of Hainan, to Canton, in the Years 1819 and 1820. London, Printed for Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1822.
Pp. (iv), 116. Modern half calf, spine faded. Some minor staining to parts. An anonymous account by the Supercargo of the English ship "Friendship" which was shipwrecked on the island Hainan on China's southeastern coast. The crew continued by foot along the shores of Canton. Includes interesting articles about the criminal laws in China, government papers on the banning of Opium and Milne's sketch on Chinese printing. (Part of Phillip's New Voyages and Travels, London 1820-3). Cf Cordier BS 308.
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SYLWAN, VIVI:
Investigation of Silk from Edsen-gol and Lop-nor. Stockholm 1949.
4to. Pp. x, 180. With 27 plates, of which three in colour, and many textual illustrations. Sewn as issued, entirely uncut, in printed wrappers. The report treats textiles which were collected during Folke Bergman's excavations at Edsen-gol in Inner Mongolia in 1930-1 and by Sven Hedin and Bergman's excavations in the Lop Desert in Eastern Turkestan in 1934. ("Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin, 32"). Sericulture, the practice of breeding silkworms for the production of raw silk, has been underway for at least 5,000 years in China,[1] from where it spread to Korea and Japan, and later to India and the West. The silkworm was domesticated from the wild silkmoth Bombyx mandarina which has a range from northern India to northern China, Korea, Japan and the far eastern regions of Russia.
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TARANZANO, P.CHARLES:
Vocabulaire francais-chinois des sciences mathématiques, physiques et naturelles suivi d'un index anglais-francais. Sien-hsien, Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1914.
Tall 8vo. Pp. (ii), xii, one blank leaf, pp. 456, 32, index (2), 19. With 17 illustrations in the text. Modern half calf, spine with 5 raised bands and title printed in gilt. Original printed wrappers bound in. Copy of the Catholic Mission's Library in Lille. Preface by R.P. Wieger. The dictionary lists the French word, followed by the Chinese character and the phonetic transcription. Cordier BS 3906.
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TAXA (SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY)
TAXA (SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY), hwarefter afgiften til Kongl. Maj:t och Kronan, uppaa de waror, som ifrån Ost-Indien med Swenska skepp inkomma och uti riket saa qwarblifwa, beräknas och erläggas; gifwen Gripsholms Slott den 6 juni 1782. Stockhplm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1782.
4to. 8 pp (last leaf blank). Unbound, entirely uncut.
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TAXA (SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY)
TAXA (SWEDISH EAST INDIA COMPANY), hwarefter afgiften til Kongl. Maj:t och Kronan uppå de waror, som ifraan Ost-Indien med Swenska skepp inkomma och uti riket faa qwarblifwa, beraeknas och erlaeggas. Gifwen Stockholms Slott den 17 april 1799. Stockholm, Kongl. Tryckeriet, 1799.
4to. Pp. 8 (last leaf blank). Unbound, entirely uncut.
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TAYLOR HEADLAND, ISAAC:
Our Little Chinese Cousin. Boston 1903.
Pp. 88 + adv. pp. 10. With eight plates made from photographs and many illustrations in the text. Original cloth with a colour illustration on upper cover, somewhat rubbed and lightly stained. First edition of this charming story for young people written by an American missionary serving and teaching in China.
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THOM, ROBERT (TRANSL.):
... Wang Keaou Lwan Pih Neen Chang Han or The Lasting Resentment of Miss Keaou Lwan Wang, a Chinese Tale: Founded on Fact. Translated from the Original by Sloth. Canton, Canton Press Office, 1839.
Small 4to. Pp. viii, 68. (Last leaf blank). With one plate "lithographed at Canton 1839" reproducing a Chinese woodcut. Author's presentation inscription on title partly erased. Ex libris stamp (Caroli Puini) on title. Contemporary quarter calf on marbled boards, joints cracked, upper part of spine restored. First edition in English. A translation of a tale from the Ming anthology "Jingu Qiguan" published sometime around 1640. Includes an interesting introduction by the translator. Robert Thom came to China in 1834 and worked for some years with Jardine Matheson at Canton. He dedicates this work to William Jardine, James Matheson and Henry Wright. Thom was the official linguist during the First Opium war and participated as translator in the Treaty Negotiations at Nanking. In 1843 he was appointed British consul at Ningbo. Cordier BS 1768. Löwendahl 1752. Lust 1103.
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THOMS, PETER PERRING:
A Dissertation on the Ancient Chinese Vases of the Shang Dynasty, from 1743 to 1496, B.C. London, Published by the author, and sold by James Gilbert, 1851.
Small 40. Pp. 63. With 42 woodcut illustrations in the text. Title printed within decorated woodcut border in red. Contemporary half red morocco ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt. First scarce edition. Thoms (1814-51) was a British book printer and sinologist living in Canton and Macau from 1814 to 1825. He is mainly known for the printing of Robert Morrison's Chinese dictionary (1815-23). During his time in China he developed an interest in ancient Chinese vases but not until many years later back home in England he composed this work on vases of the Shang, Zhou and Han dynasties. It is based on the ancient celebrated Chinese work; the 'Bogo Tulu'. The illustrations of the bronzes were made by a native of Canton named A-lae. The blocks themselves were exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851 held at Hyde Park in London. Cordier BS 695. Löwendahl 1122.
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 TORÉN, OLOF & EKEBERG, CARL GUSTAV / LINNÉ, CARL VON (EDITOR):,  Reise des Herrn Olof Toree nach Surate und China, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung von der chinesischen Feldökonomiae und einer Nachricht  von dem gegenwärtigen Zustande der engländischen Colonien in dem nördlichen Amerika. Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1772.
TORÉN, OLOF & EKEBERG, CARL GUSTAV / LINNÉ, CARL VON (EDITOR):
Reise des Herrn Olof Toree nach Surate und China, nebst einer kurzen Beschreibung von der chinesischen Feldökonomiae und einer Nachricht von dem gegenwärtigen Zustande der engländischen Colonien in dem nördlichen Amerika. Leipzig, Christian Gottlob Hilscher, 1772.
Pp. (ii), 238. Modern boards, new endpapers. Some light staining. The first part contains a German translation of Torén's account of his voyage to China in 1750-52, in the form of letters to Linné (first published in Stockholm 1772). The second part is a German translation of Ekeberg's "Kort berättelse om den Chinesiska Landt-hushållningen" first published in Stockholm 1757. Cordier BS 2097-98. Sabin 96191.
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 TORÉN, OLOF:, Voyage de mons. Olof Torée aumonier de la Compagnie suedoise des Indes Orientales, fait à Surate, à la Chine & c. depuis le prémier Avril 1750. jusqu' au 26. Juin 1752, publié par M. Linneaus, & traduit du Suedois par M. Dominique de Blackford. Milan, chez les freres Reycends, 1771.
TORÉN, OLOF:
Voyage de mons. Olof Torée aumonier de la Compagnie suedoise des Indes Orientales, fait à Surate, à la Chine & c. depuis le prémier Avril 1750. jusqu' au 26. Juin 1752, publié par M. Linneaus, & traduit du Suedois par M. Dominique de Blackford. Milan, chez les freres Reycends, 1771.
12mo. Pp. 92. Contemporary calf, spine gilt, red edges, worn. First French edition of Torén's account of his voyage to China, translated from the Swedish (1757). Olof Torén (1718-53) was chaplain on the East India voyage via Surat in India to China. He sent letters to Linné together with samples of seeds and plants he had found along the route. He died on a second voyage and his letters were published posthumously by Linné. Cordier BS 2098. Löwendahl 559. Soulsby 3602. BOUND WITH: EKEBERG, CARL GUSTAF: Précis historique de l'économie rurale des chinois, présenté à l'Academie Royale des Sciences de Suède l'an 1754., publié par M. Linnaeus, & traduit du Suèdois par M. Dominique de Blackford. Milan 1771. Pp. (iv); 47. First French edition of "Kort berättelse om den chinesiska landt-hushållningen" (1757) which is devoted to Chinese agriculture. Ekeberg (1716-84) made several voyages to India and China as a scientist in the service of the East India Company. Cordier BS 2098. Hebbe 529. Löwendahl 556. Soulsby 3569. AND: BLACKFORD, DOMINIQUE DE: Précis de l'état actuel des colonies angloises dans l'Amérique Septentrionale. Milan 1771. Pp. 99, (1). Sabin 5691.
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TOUCHATOUT / [BIENVENU, CHARLES LÉON]:
La Chine tintamarresque. Illustrations de Georges Lafosse. Paris, A.. Cochet, about 1875-1880 (?).
Tall 8vo. Pp. (iv), 160. With numerous satirical illustrations in the text. Contemporary half vellum, stained. ("Le Tour du Monde Tintamarresque. Première Partie").
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[JESUITS]. VALIGNANO, ALEXANDRO / GOMEZ, PEDRO / RUGGIERI, MICHELE / FROÊS, LUÊS / ALMEIDA, ANTONIO D', ETC.:
Avvisi della Cina, et Giapone del fine dell'anno 1587. Con l'arriuo de' Signori Giaponesi nell'India. Cauati dalle lettere della Compagnia di Giesu, riceuute il mese d'Ottobre 1588. Venetia, appresso i Gioliti, 1588.
Small 8vo. Pp. 64. With engraved woodcut on title and engraved headlines and intitials in the text. Rebound with old mss vellum decorated with musical notes in red and black. Old ownership signature on title. Old restoration to title page (no loss). A rare collection of Jesuit letters devoted to China (three letters) and Japan (three letters), first published in Rome in the same year. The letters about China by Alexandro Valignano, Antonio d'Almeida etc. describes the progress of the missionary work and the difficulties encountered. Besides the religious work the Jesuits introduced Western science, astronomy, mathematics etc to the Chinese imperial court. One letter includes a narrative about Michele Ruggieri's two months travel into the interior of China. It is beleived that he was one of the first Christian missionaries to have entered Mainland China in the Ming Dynasty. Ruggieri and another wellknown missionary Matteo Ricci managed to establish a permanent Christian mission at Zhàoqing in 1583. At this time the missionaries understood the importance of learning the native language. It is thought that Ruggieri and Ricci compiled the first Portugese/Chinese dictionary for which they developed a consistent system for transcribing Chinese words in Latin alphabet. However the ms was lost, rediscovered in 1934, and finally published in 2001. The three letters about Japan written in 1586 and 1587 includes one important by Lu’s Fro’s (pp.18-56), a Portugese missionary who lived in Japan from 1563 until 1592. He was in charge of the correspondence to Rome and he wrote "Historia de Japan" based on his own experiences as well as other Jesuit letters and reports (first published in 20th century). In this work Fro“s writes about the death of his friend Oda Nobunaga, a powerful samurai who inititated the unification of Japan and was an important ally to the Jesuits. Cordier BJ 107. De Backer-Sommervogel I, 190-91. Lach, Asia in the Making of Europe, vol. 1, p. 801.
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WELLS WILLIAMS, SAMUEL:
The Middle Kingdom. A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts, and History of the Chinese Empire and Its Inhabitants. Two volumes. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907.
Pp. xxvi, 836; xii, 775. With large folding map in pocket at rear, two folding frontispieces (one in colour), 15 full page plates and more illustrations in the text. Publisher's blue cloth, printed in gilt, extremities slightly rubbed. Occasionally some insignificant staining. Revised edition with a new map of the empire. A classic work on China first published in 1848. For many years it was the most reliable source on all aspects of China including information about Chinese life, history, law, education, science, literature, industry, etc. Samuel Wells Williams (1812-84), a celebrated Sinologist came first to China in 1833 to take charge of the printing press at the American Board of Commisioners for Foreign Missions at Guangdong. In 1860 he was appointed chargé d'affaires for the US in Beijing. Later on he became the first professor of Chinese in the US at the Yale University. Cf Cordier BS 85.
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Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, chine, chinese, kina, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration

 
WERNER, REINHOLD VON:
Die preussische Expedition nach China, Japan und Siam in den Jahren 1860, 1861 und 1862. Leipzig 1873.
Pp. xxii, 551. With one folding map and 7 full page woodcut plates. A few leaves with some stain. Contemporary half calf, spine with title printed in gilt, rubbed, upper part of lower hinge chipped. Second edition (first 1863). Reinhold von Werner (1825-1909) was a German Vice Admiral who commanded this expedition to the Far East, visiting Singapore, Hong Kong, Edo, Nagasaki, Shanghai and Siam. His account describes the voyage with much information about the people, customs, architecture, trade, art, music, theatre, laws, concubines etc. along the route. Cordier BS 2521 & BJ 557.
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Book number: 24064
€  750.00 [Appr.: US$ 873.98 | £UK 659.25 | JP¥ 96082]
Catalogue: China
Keywords: China, china, japan, siam, east, far east, asia, asien, asiatic, asie, kina, travel, exploration, voyages, chinese, japanese,

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