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|SPENCE, Jonathan D.||THE MEMORY PALACE OF MATTEO RICCI|
|[New York 1985],Penguin. Stiff wraps, very good, 350p.,index list of names, notes, bibliography.; A SUPERB MODERN BIOGRAPHY OF ONE OF CHINA'S EARLY JESUITS This is the narrative of the most extraordinary traveller who left Italy in 1577 for India & China, where he lived and worked from 1583 until his death in 1610. An intellectual social, religious, scientific, maritime & military history. One of Ricci's important contributions to China was his imp- ortation of modern European astronomy and...||RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO.|