JOUVE, Joseph.

Histoire de la conquete de la Chine par les Tartares mancheoux:

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Histoire de la conquete de la Chine par les Tartares mancheoux:
a laquelle on a joint un Accord chronologique des annales de la monarchie chinoise, avec les epoques de l'ancienne histoire sacrée & profane, depuis le Déluge jusqu'à Jesus-Christ... Par M. Vojeu de Brunem B & P.D.M.
Lyons: Freres Duplain, 1754.
First edition of this history of the conquest of China by the Manchus written under an anagram of the letters in his name Vojeu de Brunem. Cordier deduced that the pseudonym was a mixture of an anagram and four other letters. The anagram stood for Father Joseph d'Embrun, i.e. Joseph-Baptiste Jouve who was born in Embrun. The four other letters could have meant 'biblioth caire et professeur de morale' Lust . Extracted from Joseph-Anne-Marie de Moyriac de Mailla's 1669-1748 manuscript translation of Thoung-kian-kang-mou, itself an extract from the great Chinese annals which the Chinese emperor had prepared in the Manchurian language. Mailla had sent the manuscript to France in 1737. It was later published as the 13-volume Histoire g n rale de la Chine Paris, 1777-1785 .

The Accord de la chronologie des annales de la Chine ... volume 2, pp. 207-318 is an abridgment of an unpublished manuscript, entitled Concordia
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2 volumes, 12mo (14.6 x 8.6 cm). Contemporary French mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments, morocco labels, a very attractive example.


Cioranescu XVIII, 34744; Cordier Sinica I, 629-630; De Backer & Sommervogel IV, 859-860; Lust 436; Morrison II, 32; Pei-t'ang 370; Quérard IV, p. 256; Streit VII: 3433.   Stock ID: 93803

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