5 April 2016
HELMAN, Isidore Stanislas Henri. Abrégé Historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius. Paris: chez l'Auteur and M. Ponce, .
4° (265 x 185 mm). Engraved title, 24 engraved plates by Helman, with accompanying engraved text. (Pale dampstain in lower margin.) Contemporary French mottled calf gilt. Provenance: Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. Comprises engravings illustrating the life of Confucius, from a set of drawings sent from China to Paris by Jean-Joseph-Pierre Amiot (1718-1793), Minister of Peking, and kept in the Cabinet du Roi. The accompanying text is an abridged version of the philosopher's life. Cohen-De Ricci 479.
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