CONFUCIUS. Le Chou-King, un des livres sacrés... - Lot 65 - Gros & Delettrez

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CONFUCIUS. Le Chou-King, un des livres sacrés... - Lot 65 - Gros & Delettrez
CONFUCIUS. Le Chou-King, un des livres sacrés des Chinois... ouvrage recueilli par Confucius, traduit et enrichi de notes, par feu le P. Gaubil,... revised and corrected on the Chinese text... by M. de Guignes... It is accompanied by a preliminary discourse... on the times prior to those mentioned in the Chou-King (by P. de Premare) and a notice of the Y-King... (by C. Visdelou). A Paris, chez N.M. Tilliard, 1770. In-4, [2] f., CXLIV-474 p., [1] f. (privil.), pl., contemporary tortoiseshell basane, 5-nerved spine, red and green basane titles and authors' labels, ornamented caissons with gilt roulettes, fillets and fleurons (small snag to tail cap, 3 corners worn, slight scuffing). First edition of the first French translation of this major work by the great philosopher. It is illustrated with 4 engraved plates. Provenance: baron de Cougny-Préfeln (engraved armorial bookplate pasted on the false title and masking one word). (Cordier I, 1376)
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