WEBB (John). An Historical essay endeavoring... - Lot 143 - Gros & Delettrez

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WEBB (John). An Historical essay endeavoring... - Lot 143 - Gros & Delettrez
WEBB (John). An Historical essay endeavoring a probability that the language of the empire of China is the primitive language. London, printed for Nath. Brook, 1669. In-8, [4] f., 212 p., [1] f. (errata), old brown basane (flaws including roughly restored headpieces, spine rebound and rubbed, missing title-piece, half-guards lacking; light wetness and soiling, worm tracery in foot margins; tear without mq. and mq. in margin p.175; without folding map off-text). Unique early edition of the first Western work on the Chinese language. John Webb (1611-1672), architect and disciple of Inigo Jones, with whom he published a work on Stonehenge, was also a scholar who composed this philological study based in particular on the travel accounts of Jesuit missionaries. Provenance: B. Barrett (engraved armorial bookplate).
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