Chinese military arts
Mémoires concernant l'histoire, les sciences, les arts, les moeurs, les usages, &c. des Chinois: par les Missionaires de Pekin, 7.
Tome Septieme [ONLY] Paris Chez Nyon 1782
First edition, 4to, pp.xii, (iii)-x, 396, 33 plates. Bound in contemporary leather, somewhat scuffed, wear to tail of spine, and corners. Occasional spotting and pencil annotation. A very good copy.
Cordier BS 54 (giving a synopsis of each volume); Löwendahl 628 (giving the contents in detail); Morrison II p.175
The seventh volume of this massive encyclopaedic compendium of material on Chinese civilisation. With a reprint of Amiot's Art militaire des Chinois, first published ten years earlier. The thirty-three engraved plates are uncoloured here.