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Amiot, Jean-Joseph-Marie (and others) Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 5. Tome Cinquieme [ONLY] Paris Chez Nyon 1780
First edition, 4to, pp.[ii], 518, 3 plates. Bound in rather scuffed contemporary leather. Some occasional spotting, marks in red crayon to a few pages. A very good copy.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 607 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175

The fifth volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. A further ten biographies by Amiot, with two engraved plates, and his Idee generale de la Chine; Cibot, Notices du royaume de Ha-mi; &c.