6227. Rousselot de Surgy's Mélanges 1766

Objektsbeskrivning
(ROUSSELOT DE SURGY, JACQUES PHILIBERT). (10). Mélanges intéressant et curieux, ou abrégé d'histoire naturelle, morale, civile et politique, de l'Asie, l'Afrique, l'Amérique, et des terres polaires. I-X. Paris (chez Lacombe) 1766.

8:o (about 167x94 mm.).
Contemporary brown mottled calf, somewhat worn, partly bumped corners, gilt edges of covers, gilt spines in six compartments, 4 volumes with small damage at head, marbled edges. 10 volumes.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1653.
The work originally appeared in 1763-66, published by Laurent Durand in Paris.
Vol. 3 contains i.a. accounts of "Sibérie" (pp. 9-294), "Grande Tartarie" (pp. 223-284), "Contrée des Mongales (pp. 325-356) and "Tartarie chinoise (pp. 357-392).
The entire volumes 4 and 5 are devoted to China; vol. 6 contains i.a. the following sections: "Isles dépendantes de la Chine (pp. 5-62), "Description geographique de la Corée" (pp. 65-94), "Du royaume de Tangut ou Tibet" (pp. 254-269), "Royaume de Lassa" (pp. 270-302), and "Royaumes de Tonquin et de la Cochinchine" (pp. 303-384); and vol. 9 i.a. "Du royaume de Siam (pp. 11-148) and "Royaume de Laos (pp. 149-154).

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