6167. Argens Chinese Letters 1741

(ARGENS, JEAN-BAPTISTE DE BOYER). Chinese Letters. Being a philosophical, historical, and critical Correspondence between a Chinese Traveller at Paris, and his countrymen in China, Muscovy, Persia, and Japan. London (printed for D. Brown... and R. Hett) 1741.

12:o (about 169x105 mm.). (4), (11), xii-xx, (1)-314, (22) pp.
Contemporary brown full calf, partly worn, gilt border, gilt edges of covers, richly gilt spine in seven compartments, marbled edges. Armorial bookplate of Tho. Davison.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1623.
Book advertisements on the verso of title and the following four pages.
An English edition of the first 40 letters contained in vol. I and vol. II, pp. 1-80 of the first French edition from 1739.

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