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Author: GUIGNES CHRETIEN LOUIS JOSEPH DE ( 1759 - 1845 ) Title: Voyages à Peking, Manille et l'Ile de France. Faits dans l'intervalle des années 1784 à 1801 (complete in 4 volumes: 1 atlas and 3 text volumes ).
Description: Paris, De L'Imprimerie Impériale, ( se trouve à Paris chez Treuttel et Würtz), 3 text volumes in-8° + 1 atlas in-folio.  (4)nn pp + LXIII pp + 439 pp ;  (4)nn pp + 476 pp ;  (4)nn pp + 488 pp. [4-atlas] (4)nn pp (title, table) + 98 engraved plates and maps, numbered 1-97 (plate n° 93 exists in a and b). Four n°s are large folding maps. (complete atlas and text volumes). Bound in uniform half leather, smooth spine with double leather labels , boards covered with marbled paper. Very fine and attractive copy; notwithstanding a slightly soiled title page of the first text volume and also in this volume a marginal stain at pages 2-8. Other volumes and atlas are near perfect. Fine and rare complete first edition of Guignes' report of his stay in Beijing and his travel to the Philippines. He lived for 17 years in China: as consul in Kanton, as interpreter at the Dutch embassy in Beijing ( under von Titsingh and Van Braam) . The illustrations show architecture and monuments, but also daily life and people. The maps are from Kanton, Macao, China, Philippines and Manilla. (see Cordier Sinica 2351 ; Cox I, 346 ; Lust 336 (no atlas). .
Price: EUR 10000.00 = appr. US$ 10868.47 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 53622