Please read this listing carefully and review the many high resolution photos. MEMOIRS AND OBSERVATIONS MADE IN A LATE. JOURNEY through the EMPIRE OF CHINA by Louis Le Compte, Jesuit.Translated from the Paris Edition and illustrated with Figures Printed for Benj.. Tooke at the Middle Temple Gate, and Sam Buckley at the Dolphin over against S. Octavo 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. Quarter calf over marbled boards. 527pps + single page publisher's adverts. Boards probably period late 18th century, rebacked spine more recent, early spine label in gilt laid down (probably contemporary with marbled boards). Spine leather very good, minimal wear. Previous owner name and date W. LOVELL 1904 to front pastedown.
First original leaf is the fine engraved frontis (verso) facing title page. There is one original endpaper preceding final (renewed) endpaper at rear.
Pages moderately toned but generally clean, intermittent foxing mostly marginal. Final pages 513-527 much more heavily browned and foxed. Edges trimmed, darkened but good. Engraved frontis plus three folding plates, two folding illustrations and one a folding table concerning the Chinese language. Minor edge-wear in places including light creasing and/or light chipping to edges/corners.
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