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1741 "General History of China" with Additional Asian Volumes including Signed

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Title and Author/Editor: The General History of China: Containing a Geographical, Historical, Chronological, Political and Physical Description of the Empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea, and Thibet, including an Exact and Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Religion, Arts and Sciences: Volume III (Done from the French of Jean Baptiste DuHalde, 1741), Eminent Asians: Six Great Personalities of the New East (Joseph Washington Hall (“Upton Close”), 1929), Hills of Blue: A Picture-Roll of Chinese History from Far Beginnings to the Death of Ch’ien Lung, A. D. 1799 (A. E. Grantham, 1927)
Genre: History, Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs, Antiques and Collectibles
Illustrator: Various
Type of Illustration: Copper plates, Maps, Halftone
Binding: Leather, Cloth on board
Edition Statement: Third Edition, First Edition
Signed: Yes
Ex-Libris: The book Eminent Asians was presented to Consul Adams of Nanking China, with a tipped in bookplate signed by Upton and Alice Close.
Volumes: Volume III only of The General History of China
Number of Books: 3
Additional Notes: The scarce volume The General History of China features five raised spine bands, frontispiece, and fold-out illustration of the observatory in Peking.

Terms & Conditions


- heavy wear to leather volume with detached front cover, tape residue, missing material, rubbed edges, bumped corners and soiling; repairs to endpapers; heavy foxing and browning to pages; writing to endpapers; sunning to cloth covers.


5.0" W x 9.0" H x 6.25" D

- measure group.

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