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A compleat history of the empire of China: being the observations of above ten years travels through that country: containing memoirs and remarks Geographical, Historical, Topographical, Physical, Natural, Astronomical, Mechanical, Military, Mercantile, Political, And Ecclesiastical. Particularly upon Their Pottery and varnishing Silk and other Manufactures, Pearl-Fishing, the History of Plants and Animals, with a Description of their Cities and Publick Works, Number of People, Manners, Language, and Customs, Coin and Commerce, their Habits, Oeconomy, and Government, the Philosophy of the Famous Confucius. With an Account of the Conquest of China by the Tartars, and many other curious Particulars. Written by the learned Lewis Le Comte, Confessor to the Dutchess of Burgundy, and one of the French King's Mathematicians, who was a Missioner in China near twenty Years. A new translation from the best Paris edition, and adorn'd with copper-plates. Preview this item
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A compleat history of the empire of China: being the observations of above ten years travels through that country: containing memoirs and remarks Geographical, Historical, Topographical, Physical, Natural, Astronomical, Mechanical, Military, Mercantile, Political, And Ecclesiastical. Particularly upon Their Pottery and varnishing Silk and other Manufactures, Pearl-Fishing, the History of Plants and Animals, with a Description of their Cities and Publick Works, Number of People, Manners, Language, and Customs, Coin and Commerce, their Habits, Oeconomy, and Government, the Philosophy of the Famous Confucius. With an Account of the Conquest of China by the Tartars, and many other curious Particulars. Written by the learned Lewis Le Comte, Confessor to the Dutchess of Burgundy, and one of the French King's Mathematicians, who was a Missioner in China near twenty Years. A new translation from the best Paris edition, and adorn'd with copper-plates.

Author: Louis Le Comte
Publisher: London : Printed for James Hodges, at the Looking Glass, on London-Bridge, MDCCXXXIX. [1739]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : The 2nd ed. carefully correctedView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Le Comte
OCLC Number: 745133692
Description: 1 online resource ([8], 536 pages, plates)
Other Titles: Nouveaux mémoires sur l'état présent de la Chine.

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