Semedo, Alvarez (1585-1658) History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China.
Semedo, Alvarez (1585-1658) History of the Great and Renowned Monarchy of China. London: Printed by E. Tyler for Iohn Crook, and are to be sold at his shop at the sign of the Ship in S. Pauls Church-yard, 1655. First edition in English, folio, illustrated with portrait frontispiece of the author and one full-page engraving; separate title for Martin Martinius's Bellum Tartaricum,with portrait frontispiece; full-page engraved map on Kk3 verso titled, Situs Provinciarum Imperii Sinici, dated 1654; lacking the folding map; bound in full contemporary calf, later endleaves, ex libris Lord Walpole of Woolterton, with his engraved bookplate, binding worn, joints tender, a few scattered water stains, 11 1/8 x 7 in.
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