AMIOT (Joseph), trans. ; GUIGNES (Joseph... - Lot 39 - Gros & Delettrez

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AMIOT (Joseph), trans. ; GUIGNES (Joseph de), ed. Art militaire des Chinois, ou Recueil d'anciens traités sur la guerre, composés avant l'ere chrétienne, par différents généraux chinois... Translated into French by P. Amiot, missionary in Pe-king, revised & published by M. Deguignes. A Paris, chez Didot l'aîné, 1772. In-4, contemporary pink marbled boards, brown basane title-piece, full margins (flaws including worn corners and edges, some browning). First edition of this collection of extracts from Chinese military treatises, translated into French for the first time by Père Amiot, a Jesuit missionary in China (1718-1793). It is illustrated with 33 colored plates (nos. I-XII and I-XXI), showing various weapons, costumes and troop organization systems.
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