Helman, Isisdore Stanislas Henri: ABREGE HISTORIQUE DES PRINCIPAUX TRAITS DE LA VIE DE CONFUCIUS. Celebre Philosophe Chinoia (sic). Paris, 1785?. 24 copper engravings with accompanying text. 28x21 cm. Leather, rebacked.
The text, giving historical notes on the life of Confucius, is engraved like the plates. The plates were done after drawings sent from China by P. Amiot, who also composed the text. An exquisite example of Chinoiserie with beautifully engraved images. Rare. See Lust 729.
Subjects: Illustrated Books
Item 309 in List 203.
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