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Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in  late Journey Through the Empire of China, And Published in several Letters by  Jesuit Louis le Comte - Hardcover - 3rd Edition - 1699 - from E C Books (SKU: 032219)

Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in late Journey Through the Empire of China, And Published in several Letters

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Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in late Journey Through the Empire of China, And Published in several Letters

by Louis le Comte, Jesuit

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London : Benjamin Tooke, 1699 A fair copy of the 3rd edition of this scarce work, first published in French in 1696. With frontispiece, folding map, 2 folding plates, 1 single page plate, a folding table and an illustration in the text. Louis le Comte was Jesuit mathematician, sent to China as part of a Jesuit mission at the behest of Louis XIV. He mainly worked in Shansi, and, after his recall to Paris, published an account of his experience in the form of 8 letters. The work provoked controversy and debate about Chinese Rites. This copy has been rebound by Bath Municipal Reference Library. The cloth binding has gilt titles, date and reference numbers to the spine. It is in very good condition. The endpapers have a Bath reference library bookplate to the fep with reference numbers to the top. There are no other library markings. The endpaper joints have been reinforced. Contents: frontispiece, title page, introduction to english translation 14pp, author's preface 4pp, folding map, text and plates pp 1-517 (illustration in text at page 349), errata, blank and index 10 pp. The paper is very browned throughout. P 15 lacks the tip of the bottom corner; there is an ink mark at the page edge of p 110; there is a small hole in p 255 with loss of a few letters; an ink mark at the bottom of p 351; and a small repaired edge tear at p 497.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032219
Title
Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in late Journey Through the Empire of China, And Published in several Letters
Author
Louis le Comte, Jesuit
Illustrator
M Vander Gucht
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
3rd Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Benjamin Tooke
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1699
Keywords
seventeenth century china; jesuits; chinese rites; seventeenth century exploration; Chinese history; louis le comte
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY; 17th century works;
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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plate
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spine
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title page
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Fair
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gilt
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bookplate
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errata
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rebound
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