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Webb, John (1611-1672) An Historical Essay Endeavoring a Probability that the Language of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
185
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Webb, John (1611-1672) An Historical Essay Endeavoring a Probability that the Language of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language. London: Printed for Nath. Brook, at the Angel in Gresham Colledge, 1669. First edition, octavo, title page printed in red and black, illustrated with folding engraved map of China, bound in modern half leather with marbled paper boards, 6 3/4 x 4 in.

In this fascinating work, Webb argues that the Chinese people speak the original language spoken by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. His work is also valuable for its insight into the cross-cultural connections between the English-speaking world and the far east in the mid-17th century.

A4, B-O8, P3, (lacking final blank, P4).
http://estc.bl.uk/R24606
Estimate $7,000-10,000


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London, China, Book formats, Broadcasting, John Webb, Mass media, Octavo, Probability, Radio, Sveriges Radio P4

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