Paris: chez l'auteur ... et chez Ponce, 1788.
First editions. Vol 1: Title, 24 plates, and 24 leaves of text; vol 2: title, dedication, 24 plates, and 24 leaves of text. 4to. Contemporary green morocco with gilt Greek key borders, pink silk endpapers, a.e.g. Corners rubbed, spine a touch browned, marginal foxing in first volume and to a few leaves in second Cohen-De Ricci 479; Lust 729, 1133. Provenance: Francis John Hughes (bookplate). Item #314738
First editions, beautifully and fully engraved. The first volume is on the life of Confucius, the second details notable events in the reigns of various Chinese emperors. The plates were made after a series of drawings by the Jesuit missionary Joseph Marie Amiot.
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