Lot 124
  • 124

Semedo, Alvarez

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1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Description

  • The History of the great and renowned monarchy of China. London: E. Tyler for John Crook, 1655
  • Paper
ENGLISH EDITION, 2 parts in one volume, 4to (277 x 177mm.), engraved frontispiece, folding map, plate and 2 illustrations, advertisement leaf at end, contemporary calf, minor staining and tears, restoration to frontispiece and title not affecting image or text, new endpapers, repairs to binding, slightly rubbed, neatly rebacked

Provenance

Ampleforth Abbey Library, bookplate; Thomas Swale, inscription on title

Literature

Cordier, Sinica 25; ESTC R22006; Lust 72

Catalogue Note

Semedo (1585 or 1586-1658) was the Portuguese Procurado General for China. The second part of this volume is: "a revised ed. of the English transl. of Martini, Bellum Tartaricum, issued separately the year before" (Lust 72).
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