The Religious System of China

In Ancient Forms, Evolution, History and Present Aspect; Manners, Customs and Social Institutions Connected Therewith


De Groot, J.J.M. Complete in 6 volumes. Taipai: Southern Materials Center, Inc., 1982. Facsimile of the 1892 edition. Illustrated with cuts and a fold-out plate. Gilt-titled red leatherette, with jackets. 8vo. Fine in near fine jackets.


13Scarce reproduction of the 1st edition, retaining all of the illustrations and the large folding plate depicting Chinese characters. Jackets come tightly encased in plastic publisher’s wraps, and show toning, with very light edge wear.

Jan Jakob Maria de Groot (18 February 1854 – 24 September 1921) was a Dutch sinologist and historian of religion. He taught at Leiden and later in Berlin, and is chiefly remembered for his monumental work, The Religious System of China, Its Ancient Forms, Evolution, History and Present Aspect, Manners, Customs and Social Institutions Connected Therewith. The two “books” of this detailed and well-illustrated treatise appeared in six volumes – and, according to the preface in the first volume, the System was originally meant to include several more “books”.

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Jakob_Maria_de_Groot)

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