6186. Milne's Life in China in French transl. 1858

MILNE, WILLIAM C(HARLES). La vie réelle en Chine... Traduit par André Tasset avec un introduction et des notes par m. G. Pauthier. Paris (Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie) 1858.

Large 12:o (about 170x108 mm.). (5), VI-XXVIII, (1)-548 pp. 3 folding maps (all).
Contemporary black cloth, spine titled in gilt, marbled edges, crack in upper hinge. Signature on first endpaper of Karl J. Lüthi, bookplate of "Bibliothèque du chateau d'Oberhofen".

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1795.
First French edition of "Life in China" (1857). The work gives Milne's observations and impressions of life in Ningbo and Shanghai and also narratives of jorneys made in the interior of China in the 1840s and 1850s.

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