MARTINI (Martino). Histoire de la Chine,... - Lot 113 - Gros & Delettrez

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MARTINI (Martino). Histoire de la Chine, translated from Latin... by Abbé Le Pelletier. A Paris, chez C. Barbin, A. Seneuze, 1692. 2 vol. in-12, [11 (of 12)] f., 527 p. + [1] f. (title), [1] f. (cardboard), 462 p., pl., contemporary tan calf, 5-ribbed spine, tan calf title page, stamped tomaison, ornate caissons, gilt roulette at the edges, edges mottled, corners and headpieces restored (slight epidermis; browning not severe, slight ink stains on one limine, tear without mq. p.231; one limine in deficit). First edition in French of this chronological history of the Chinese emperors, written by the Jesuit Father M. Martini, who lived in China from 1643 to 1661. Illustrated with 14 (9 + 5) copper-engraved plates (without the limin. f. with the arms of the dedicatee). Carton from p.287 of t.1 bound at the beginning of t.2. Provenance: Louis-Léon-Félicité de Brancas, Duc de Lauraguais (1733-1824; engraved armorial bookplate); fine 20th c. Chinese engraved bookplate.
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