6003. Bibliography of manuscripts in the city of Geneva

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MANUSCRIPTS IN THE CITY OF GENEVA. Catalogue raisonné des Manuscrits conservés dans la Bibliothèque de la Ville & République de Geneve. Geneve (chez Barthelemy Chirol) 1779.

8:o (about 215x143 mm.). (4), 1-479, (2 blank) pp.
Sewn as issued, entirely uncut, original boards, somewhat worn, spine damaged at foot, manuscript spine title.
First endpaper with old annotation.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova, Supplement, 1675.
This is the first catalogue of the mss. of the city of Geneva, prepared by the city's librarian, Jean Senebier (1742-1809), a Swiss naturalist.
Several hundred manuscripts described at great length, often with quotations and information about provenance.
In the section "Manuscrit orientaux" (pp. 17-50), Chinese manuscripts are listed on p. 50.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).