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SCHLEGEL, Gustaaf.

Problèmes géographiques.

Les peuples étrangers chez les historiens Chinois.

Published: Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1892-95

Stock code: 110279

Price: £850

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First edition under this title of a collection of offprints from T’oung-Pao, the oldest international journal of sinology; scarce: Copac gives just one location in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), OCLC adds 16 worldwide. Gustaaf Schlegel (1840-1903), was one of the most distinguished sinologists of the 19th-century and co-founder, with Henri Cordier of T’oung Pao, which is still published today. “The most prominent figure in this period is no doubt Gustaaf Schlegel… not only because he was the first person to be appointed Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Leiden, in 1877, but also because of the monumental Dutch-Chinese dictionary he produced” (Wilt L. Idema ed., Chinese Studies in the Netherlands: Past, Present and Future, 2014, p. 129).

8 parts bound as one, octavo (240 x 155 mm). Contemporary continental tree calf, decorative gilt spine, later red and brown morocco labels. 3 plates, 2 wood-engravings in the text. Parts bound out of order, 3 leaves with marginal paper flaw. A very good copy handsomely bound.

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