6138. Silhouette on Chinese gouvernement

(SILHOUETTE, ÉTIENNE DE), M. D. S****, Idée générale du gouvernement et de la morale des Chinois, et réponse a troi critiques. No place (Paris [colophon:] de l'imprimerie de G. F. Quillau) 1731.

4:o. (about 246x180 mm.). (4), (1)-53, (1) pp.
Old boards, worn and soiled, manuscript title on upper board, partly damaged blank spine. Title and preliminary leave and last endpaper torn in the corners, title with partial loss of a letter. Foxed, some marginal staining.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1612.
Silhouette (1709-1767) became Louis XV:s controller-general of finances in 1759, and was an avid sinophile, who praised the Chinese taxation system.

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