1812 1ed Breton CHINA Color Illustrated Asia Tartary Chinese Costumes Clothing

BRETON, M.

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In 1811, French Chinese historian Jean Baptiste de Breton published one of the most important histories of China. This work, ‘La Chine en Miniature’, focuses primarily on Chinese costumes and clothing but also includes descriptions of Chinese customs – musical instruments, rice farming, puppet shows, candle and lamp making, and cloth weaving. All of which is portrayed in the 39 hand-colored engravings found across both volumes.

 

According to Lust, this work

“originated in the activities of Bertin, secretary of State, 1762-80, who had responsibility for the Compagnie converts to take science courses in France. On return to China, they produced some 400 drawings of arts and crafts, thus moving outside the usual narrow missionary interests.”

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1812 1ed Breton CHINA Color Illustrated Asia Tartary Chinese Costumes Clothing

 

In 1811, French Chinese historian Jean Baptiste de Breton published one of the most important histories of China. This work, ‘La Chine en Miniature’, focuses primarily on Chinese costumes and clothing but also includes descriptions of Chinese customs – musical instruments, rice farming, puppet shows, candle and lamp making, and cloth weaving. All of which is portrayed in the 39 hand-colored engravings found across both volumes.

 

According to Lust, this work

“originated in the activities of Bertin, secretary of State, 1762-80, who had responsibility for the Compagnie converts to take science courses in France. On return to China, they produced some 400 drawings of arts and crafts, thus moving outside the usual narrow missionary interests.”

 

Item number: #5748

Price: $950

 

BRETON, M.

 

China, its costume, arts, manufactures, &c. : edited principally from the originals in the cabinet of the late M. Bertin, with observations explanatory, historical, and literary

 

London : Printed for J.J. Stockdale …, 1812. First English edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
    • III – [2], [5], 6-133, [1]
      • 19 plates
    • IV – [2], [5], 6-160
      • 20 plates
    • References: Abbey, Travel 535; Lust 1243
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 18cm)

 

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5748

Category

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

BRETON, M.

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete