Desseins Des Edifices Meubles Habits MacHines et Ustenciles Des Chinois : Graves Sur Les Originaux dessines a La Chine : Auxquels Est Ajoutee Une Description De Leurs Temples, De leurs Maisons, De leurs Jardins, Etc

Chambers, Sir William ; 1726 to 1796 / Architecte, Membre De L'academie Imperiale Des Arts a Florence

Published by A Londres / London : De L'impremerie De J. Haberkorn, Dans Gerrard Street ; se Vend Chez L'auteur, a Cote Du Caffe De Tom En Russel Street. Covent Garden; and Chez A. Millar and J. Nourse, Libraries Dans Le Strand 1757 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd., A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT, 1757
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46 pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Text is in FRENCH only. Translation of title: Intentions of the edifices, pieces of furniture, clothes, machines, and ustenciles of the Chinese. Engraved on the originals drawn in China. Which a description of their temples is added, their houses, their gardens. Illustrations are in black and white. Preface in French: Louer trop ou trop peu font deux exces qu'il est egalement difficile d'eviter. On ne connoit point de bornes, quand on parle du, favoir des Chinois, de leur politique, de leur habilete dans les arts; and les eloges exceflifs qu'on leur donne font voir avec quelle force la nouveaute nous entraine, and combien il est naturel de passer de l'estime a l'admiration. Je fuis bien eloigne de me joindre aux panegyriftes outres des Chinois. Si je trouve chez exu de la grandeur and de la fageffe, c'est lorsque je les compare aveck les peuples qui les environnent; and je n'ai garde de les mettre en paralele avec les habintans, soit anciens soit modernes, de notre partie du monde. On ne sauroit cependant disconvenir que notre attention ne soit due a cette race d'hommes distincte and singuliere, qui demeurant dans un pais, que sa situation separe de toutes les nations policees, a su sans le secours de l' example, former ses moeurs and inventer ses arts. // English translation of the French text preface: To rent too much or too little make two excesses which it is also difficult of eviter. One connoit not of terminals, when one speaks about, to favoir of the Chinese, of their policy, their skill in arts; and the eloges exceflifs that one gives them show with which force the innovation us entraine, and how much it is natural to pass from the regard has admiration. I flee eloigne well to join to me to the panegyriftes goatskin bottles of the Chinese. If I find at exu size and of the fageffe, it is when I compare them aveck the people which surround them; and I do not have guard to put them in paralele with the habintans, either old or modern, of our part of the world. One sauroit however to disconvenir that our attention is not due A this race of men distinct and singuliere, who remaining in one feed, that his situation separe from all the nations policees, knew without the help of the example, to form his manners and to invent his arts. LIMITED EDITION, no. 34 of 250. Size: Facsimile Bound Reprint Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5027353

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Title: Desseins Des Edifices Meubles Habits ...

Publisher: A Londres / London : De L'impremerie De J. Haberkorn, Dans Gerrard Street ; se Vend Chez L'auteur, a Cote Du Caffe De Tom En Russel Street. Covent Garden; and Chez A. Millar and J. Nourse, Libraries Dans Le Strand 1757 / Reprint / FBRE Ltd., A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT

Publication Date: 1757

Binding: Soft Cover / Cloth Binding

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated

Book Condition:Very Good

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Edition: Clean and Unmarked Text.

Book Type: Art History / Reference

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