Auction 443 / Lot n° 87

ANTOINE, Thomas (1644-1709) - Brevis relatio eorum quae spectant ad Declarationem Sinarum Imperatoris Kam Hi.Circa Coeli,Cumfucij & Aurorum cultum. [S. L.]: [s.e], [sec. XVIII]. An interesting account on Confucian cults including the testimony of Emperor Ch'ing Sheng-tsu (1662-1722) by the vice-provincial Jesuit in China, father Antoine. The present copy is extracted from a non-identitied collection of Jesuits accounts which followed the first edition printed in Peking in 4to in 1701 and before or at the same time of the European edition printed in 8vo in Vienna in 1703. 4to (265 x 200mm). 44pp (numbered 97-139), loose gatherings (some browning and spotting). Contemporary marbled wrappers.

Auction: 22 January 2018 at 15:00

Estimate 200 - 300€

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