PALAFOX Y MENDOZA (Juan de). History of the... - Lot 123 - Gros & Delettrez

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PALAFOX Y MENDOZA (Juan de). History of the conquest of China by the Tartars. Contenant plusieurs choses remarquables, touchant la religion, les moeurs, & les coutumes de ces deux nations, & principalement de la derniere. A Paris, chez A. Berthier, 1670. in-8, [8] f., 478 p., 19th c. red half-maroquin, 5-rib spine, author, title and date gilt, ornate caissons, marbled edges (spine a little browned, corners dull; worm spot from front. to p. 140 but marginal, more extensive in margin of 15 f.). First edition in French of this historical account of the fall of the Ming and the event of the Manchu dynasty, by the Spanish bishop J. de Palafox (1600-1659). Illustrated with a copper-engraved frontispiece including a map of China showing the Great Wall. The last f. bearing the "achevé d'imprimer" has not been preserved by the binder. (Cordier, Bibl. sinica, 627).
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