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Memoirs and observations ... Made in a late journey through the Empire of China
      Nouveaux mémoires sur l'état présent de la Chine. English
AuthorLe Comte, Louis 李明, 1655-1728
Pub. LocationLondonPublisherPrinted for Benj. Tooke
Date1697Phys. Desc.12 p., 527 (i.e. 543) p. : 3 pl (2 fold.) ; 20 cm.
LocationDigital Archives, and Rare Book CabinetCall NumberDS708.L4712 1697
Memoirs and observations topographical, physical, mathematical, mechanical, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical. Made in a late journey through the Empire of China, and published in several letters. Particularly upon the Chinese pottery and varnishing; the silk and other manufactures; the pearl fishing; the history of plants and animals. Description of their cities and publick works; number of people, their language, manners and commerce; their habits, oeconomy, and government. The philosophy of Confucius. The state of Christianity, with many other curious and useful remarks / By Louis Le Compte, Jesuit ... Tr. from the Paris ed. ...
Translation of: Nouveaux mémoires sur l'état présent de la Chine.
Signatures: A4a8B-Q8[R]8R-Ll8. Error in paging: 225-240 numbered as leaves.
Gift of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrow's, St. Clare's Retreat, Soquel, CA.
Sr. Mary Francis 方弘明 and Fr. Michel Marcil 滿而溢, S.J.

Local access dig.pdf. [Le Comte-Memoirs English.pdf]

Subject(s)China--Description--17th-18th centuries
Chinese Rites controversy--Sources
Rec. TypeBook, and Digital Book (PDF)LanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #2636