Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, 1837. Hardcover. A comprehensive French account of the history and civilization of China from its ancient beginnings to its current circumstances in the early 1800s. With 72 full page illustrations taken from Chinese sources and with a foldout map of China and Japan. Bound in quarter green leather with marbled paper boards. Spine with gilt decorations and red title labels. Covers are lightly rubbed and bumped. Top of spine is also rubbed. Scattered foxing to double column text pages and plates throughout not affecting legibility. Includes a table listing all of China's emperors and their dates, an index, and a list of plates. An interesting history from the French viewpoint. Very good condition. Quarto, 493 pages. CHINA/060822. Very Good.
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