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Memoirs and observations topographical, physical, mathematical, mechanical, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical Made in a late journey through the empire of China, and published in several letters. Particularly upon the Chinese pottery and varnishing; the silk and other manufactures; the pearl fishing; the history of plants and animals; with a description of their cities and publick works; number of people, their language, manners and commerce; their habits, oeconomy, and government. The philosophy of Confucius. The state of Christianity, and many other curious and useful remarks. By Louis Le Comte Jesuit, confessor to the Dutchess of Burgundy, one of the royal mathematicians, and lately missionary in the eastern countries. Translated from the Paris edition, and illustrated with figures

Louis Le Comte London : printed for Benjamin Tooke at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleetstreet, 1698

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