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BARTOLI’S ASIA
3 VOLUMES DEVOTED TO ASIA AND JAPAN


BARTOLI, Daniello. Dell’ Istoria della Compagnia di Giesu. L'Asia descritta dal P. Daniello Bartoli della medesima Compagnia. Parte Prima. Edizione terza accresciuta della missione al Mogor e della vita del P.Ridolfo Acquaviva. . Rome, Varese, 1667.

Very rare set of Bartoli’s three accounts of the Jesuit missions in Asia.
$18,500


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“THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE & POPULAR BOOK
ON MING CHINA TO APPEAR IN EUROPE” – LACH

“ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING BEST-SELLERS OF THE 16TH CENTURY”
– BOXER


GONZALEZ DE MENDOZA, Juan. Dell’ historia della China. Venice, Andrea Muschio, 1586.

Rare first Venetian edition of the Spanish Augustinian Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza’s (1545-1618) groundbreaking treatise on China, a work considered “the most comprehensive and popular book on Ming China to appear in Europe” (Lach, I.ii, p. 330). “One of the outstanding ‘best-sellers’ of the sixteenth century (Boxer, xvii).
$3,500


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"THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE & POPULAR BOOK
ON MING CHINA
TO APPEAR IN EUROPE" (Lach)
"ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING BEST-SELLERS
OF THE 16TH CENTURY" (Boxer)


GONZALEZ DE MENDOZA, Juan. Histoire du grand royaume de la Chine. . Paris, Jeremie Perier, 1588.

Rare first French edition – here in a magnificent, contemporary Parisian binding – of the Spanish Augustinian Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza’s (1545-1618) groundbreaking treatise on China, a work considered “the most comprehensive and popular book on Ming China to appear in Europe” (Lach, I.ii, p. 330).
$28,500


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EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE MONGOL EMPIRE
INCLUDING CHAPTERS ON THE HOLY LAND


HETOUN of KORIKOS / FALCON, N. (tr.) / MOLTHERUS, M. (ed.). Liber historiarum partium Orientis, sive Passagium Terrae Sanctae, Haythono, ordinis Praemonstratensis, authore, scriptus anno redemptoris nostri M. CCC. Haguenau, per Iohan Sec[erius], 1529.

First Latin edition of this account of Asia and the Middle East, which along with Marco Polo, formed one of the few eyewitness sources for Asia from the Middle Ages: According to Lach, it formed an important source for Mandeville’s knowledge about the Mongols and the great Khan, and even into the 16th century it was a general source for Grynaeus & Huttich for Eastern matters (I.l.78, 179).
$6,850


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A DIARY FROM THE 1599-1602 PERSIAN EMBASSY
BY A SECRETARY IN THE COMPANY
OF SIR ANTHONY SHERLEY
ONE OF THE FIRST PERSIAN TRAVEL ACCOUNTS ON EUROPE


JUAN DE PERSIA. Relaciones de Don Juan de Persia. Valladolid, Juan de Bostillo, 1604.

First edition of a rare and enigmatic text with its origins in a Persian-language travel diary of Uruch Beg Bayat (1560-1605), a nobleman and secretary in the delegation sent to Europe in 1599 by the Safavid ruler Shah ‘Abbas I at the urging of Sir Anthony Sherley (1565-1635), whose own Persian narrative (Relation of His Travels into Persia, London, 1613) mirror some of those presented here.
$28,500


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