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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    DORE, Henri. Recherches sur les superstitions en Chine. Chang-hai: Imprimerie de la Mission catholique, 1911-1929.

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    DORE, Henri. Recherches sur les superstitions en Chine. Chang-hai: Imprimerie de la Mission catholique, 1911-1929.

    Together 15 volumes, 4° (235 x 160 mm). Errata for all 14 volumes [4] pp. at end of volume 14. Profusion of plates in black-and-white and color. Each volume bound Asian style: text blocks backed with printed spine linings, placed between printed boards with red cloth hinges and sewn together with bundles of threads through four holes punched through the hinges (variously worn). Provenance: F. E. Lauber (bookplates).

    FIRST EDITION. Comprises from the series Variétés sinologiques nos. 32, 34, 36, 39, 41, 42, 44-46, 48-49, 51, 57. Contents. [Part 1]: nos. 1-2 (t. 1-4): Les pratiques superstitieuses. -- t. 5: La lecture des talismans chinois. [Part 2]: t.6-12: Le pantheon chinois. [Part 3]: t.13: Popularisation du confuceisme, du bouddhisme et du taoisme en Chine. -- t.14: La doctrine du confuceisme. -- t. 15: Vie illustree du Bouddha Cakyamouni.

    Part 3 of the series was continued as follows: t. 16: Sommaire historique du bouddhisme. Inde-Chine jusqu'aux T'ang. -- t.17: Chine. Depuis les T'ang jusqu'a nos jours. -- t. 18: Lao-tse et le Taoisme.

    Joseph Needham, Science and civilization in China, III, pp. 282, 755.


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