6006. Chinese printed books...in the... British Museum

BIBLIOGRAPHY. DOUGLAS, ROBERT KENNAWAY. Catalogue of Chinese printed Books, Manuscripts and Drawings in the Library of the British Museum. London (printed by order of the Trustees of the British Museum; sold by Longmans & Co...) 1877.

4:o (about 318x255 mm.). (5), vi-vii, (1), (1)-344 pp.
Original cloth, partly worn, spine with title in gilt, redspeckled edges.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1836.
The collection in 1877 was primarily comprised of the Foler Hull bequest (1842), volumes presented by Queen Victoria (1843), and the collection of John Robert Morrison (1814-1843), amounting to 11,500 volumes, which were purchased by the governement and presented to the museum in 1847. By the year of publication, the collection had reached a total of over 20,000 Chinese volumes.

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