Abrégé historique des principaux traits de la vie de Confucius.
4to. Engraved title page, 24 engraved plates by Helman, with accompanying engraved text. Contemporary French mottled calf gilt.
First edition. Comprises engravings illustrating the life of Confucius, from a set of drawings sent from China to Paris by Jean-Joseph-Pierre Amiot (1718-93), Minister of Beijing, and kept in the Cabinet du Roi. The accompanying text is an abridged version of the philosopher's life.
Provenance: Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park (armorial bookplate); latterly in the library of Jean R. Perrette (his bookplate).
Pale dampstain in lower margin.
Cohen/De Ricci 479.