Helman, Isidor Stanislas Henri: FAITS MEMORABLES DES EMPEREURS DE LA CHINE. Tires des Annales Chinoises. Paris, 1788. Engraved throughout, comprising title, dedication and 24 plates, each with leaf of text, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt. 27x20 cm. Half leather with marbled boards.
GBP 2,500.00
Contains 24 exquisitely-engraved scenes (each with an accompanying page of text) by Helman showing memorable deeds of the Emperors of China throughout history, taken from the Chinese annals. The plates are printed on one leaf with facing adjacent descriptive texts. The plates were engraved from original Chinese drawings in the cabinet of Bertin (now held in the Bibliotheque Nationale, France) and are said to have been derived from a Chinese work. Text in French. In fine condition. Some foxing, the plates generally clean. The binding probably somewhat later - 19th century. An attractive work.
Subjects: Rare Books
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 234 in printed List 200.
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