6183. Le Comte on the Empire of China 1738.

LE COMTE, LOUIS. Memoirs and remarks Geographical, Historical, Topographical, Physical, Natural, Astronomical, Mechanical, Military, Mercantile, Political, and Ecclesiastical. Made in above Ten Years Travels through the Empire of China... London (printed by John Hughs... for Oliver Payne) 1738.

8:o (about 194x120 mm.). Engraved frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 5 engraved plates (four folding), 1 printed folding table, some engravings in text.
Contemporary brown calf, worn, rebacked in cloth, blank spine, new inner doublures and endpapers. Some dampstaining and worming in lower part of inner margin. Signature of John Evans 1740 on title, of H. Bidden on first endpaper, also stamped in blue "Ex libris T. Carrière", bookplate of Castle-Freke library.

Löwendahl; China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1618.
First published in Paris in 1696.

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