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History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI] by  John Francis DAVIS - Hardcover - 1836 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI]

by DAVIS, John Francis

Condition: Near Fine


1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghosts

John Francis Davis was a 19th-century British politician who became the governor of Hong Kong during his diplomatic journeys to China. He published a broad but extensive history of the Chinese people which became popular in England. However, while this work does cover a wide variety of topics, it does include a section devoted to Confucian and Buddhist religious beliefs, pagan and mystical rites, living sacrifices, occult numbers and Pythagoras, temples and monasteries, magicians and alchemists, Chinese superstitions, spells and talismans, and ghosts and divination! Fascinating contents and illustrations!

Item number: #7225

Price: $550

DAVIS, John Francis

History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper's Family Library. No. LXXXI]

New York: Harper & Bros., 1836.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes

o Vol. I – viii, 383, [1]

§ 13 engravings

o Vol. II – viii, 440, [4]

§ 13 engravings

· Provenance: Handwritten

o Robert Atkinson

o John Atkinson, 1837

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure

· Size: ~6in X 4in (16cm x 10cm)

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  • Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7225
  • Title: History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI]
  • Author: DAVIS, John Francis
  • Format/binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Bros
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1836
  • Keywords: History of China and its inhabitants. [Harper’s Family Library. No. LXXXI]1836 History of CHINA Asia Confucius Buddhist MAGIC OCCULT Alchemy Ghostsrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscri


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