6182. Le Comte's travels in China late 17th century

LE COMTE (LE COMPTE), LOUIS. Memoirs and observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil and Ecclesiastical. Made in a late Journey through the Empire of China, and Published in several Letters... London (printed for Benj. Tooke... and Sam. Buckley) 1697.

8:o (about 190x120 mm.). (24), 1-224 pp, ll. 225-240, pp. 241-527, (1). Engraved frontispiece portrait, 3 engraved plates (2 folding, ), 1 printed double-page table ("All the words that form the Chinese tongue").
Brown recent full calf, slightly worn, spine in six compartments, redspeckled edges. Some minor browning.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1589.
First English edition of "Nouveaux mémoires sur l'état présent de la Chine", Paris 1696.

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