Lot 12
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Baudier, Michel

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Description

  • Histoire de la Cour du Roy de la Chine. Paris: Claude Cramoisy, 1624
  • Printed Book
FIRST EDITION, 4to (240 x 170mm.), engraved vignette on title, woodcut initials and head-pieces, vellum binding, ink lettering on spine head, leaves lightly browned with scattered pencil notes, repair of small tear to leaf H, minor wear to extremities

Provenance

Pierre Mouchon, bookplate

Literature

Cordier, Sinica 21; Löwendahl 66

Catalogue Note

"Michel Baudier, court historiographer and bibliophile was, according to his own testimony, present at the Louvre in 1616 when a Flemish Jesuit, certainly Nicolas Trigault, recounted to the young King Louis XIII, the marvels of the city of Beijing and its court" (Löwendahl).
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