Le Comte was a Jesuit who was sent to China as a mathematician in 1685. His account was first published in French in 1696 with an English edition following in 1697. The narrative takes the form of 14 letters written to dignitaries at home.
8vo, viii, 536pp., engraved frontispiece, 2 folding engraved plates, engraved map in text, folding table, contemporary mottled calf, neat repairs to joints and extremities, an excellent copy.
Cordier 41; Lust 52; Morrison I, 430.
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