6114. On the history of China 1854

CHAVANNES DE LA GIRAUDIÈR, H. DE (ed.). Les chinois pendant une période de 4458 années. Histoire, gouvernement, sciences, arts, commerce, industrie, navigation, moeurs et usages. 2de edition. Tours (Ad Mame et Cie) 1854.

8:o (about 215x130 mm.). (4, including extra engraved title), (1)-380 pp. Engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title with vignette (both somewhat foxed), 2 engraved plates (all, some foxing).
Contemporary blind- and gilt-stamped black calf, worn and somewhat faded, gilt spine in five compartments, small damage at foot, marbled edges. Some foxing.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1782.
This abridgement of Mailla's and others "Histoire générale de la Chine" was originally published in 1845.

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