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Giorgi, Antonio Agostino
ALPHABETUM TIBETANUM ... PRAEMISSA EST DISQUISITIO DE VARIO LITERARUM AC REGIONIS NOMINE, GENTIS ORIGINE, MORIBUS, SUPERSTITION. ROME: TYPIS SACRAE CONGREGATIONIS DE PROPAGANDA FIDE, 1762 (I.E. 1763)
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261
Giorgi, Antonio Agostino
ALPHABETUM TIBETANUM ... PRAEMISSA EST DISQUISITIO DE VARIO LITERARUM AC REGIONIS NOMINE, GENTIS ORIGINE, MORIBUS, SUPERSTITION. ROME: TYPIS SACRAE CONGREGATIONIS DE PROPAGANDA FIDE, 1762 (I.E. 1763)
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Lot. Vendu 4,375 GBP (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Giorgi, Antonio Agostino
ALPHABETUM TIBETANUM ... PRAEMISSA EST DISQUISITIO DE VARIO LITERARUM AC REGIONIS NOMINE, GENTIS ORIGINE, MORIBUS, SUPERSTITION. ROME: TYPIS SACRAE CONGREGATIONIS DE PROPAGANDA FIDE, 1762 (I.E. 1763)
Second edition, 2 parts in one volume, folio (295 x 210mm.), half-title, title printed in red and black with woodcut device, divisional half-title to second part, 6 engraved plates, 4 folding, modern red morocco gilt, UNCUT, occasional light browning to plates or text
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Provenance

Gifted by the Propaganda Fide, January 1843, manuscript note on preliminary blank; Armenian library red ink stamp to title

Bibliographie

Löwendahl 530; Lust 198; Cordier Sinica 2928; Yakushi (1994) G125a

Description

A MONUMENT OF TIBETAN STUDIES, this is an enormously expanded work, incorporating the first edition as a second part. The first part of this work, as the expanded title suggests, is a vast compendium of history, myth, and speculation. The work is the most tangible legacy of the Capuchin mission at Lhasa which flourished between 1715 and 1745. Two of the Friars, Francisco Orazio della Penna di Billi, who published an accurate description of the country, and Cassiano di Macerata, sent materials back to Rome which were utilised by Georgi (1711-1797). Some copies have the title with an etched device printed in blue. The printed ecclesiastical approbations are dated May 1763.

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