The Religious System of China, Its Ancient Forms, Evolution, History and Present Aspect. Manners, Customs and Social Institutions Connected Therewith Book I (Disposal of the Dead), Volumes I, II and III). J. J. M. De Groot.

The Religious System of China, Its Ancient Forms, Evolution, History and Present Aspect. Manners, Customs and Social Institutions Connected Therewith Book I (Disposal of the Dead), Volumes I, II and III) .

Leyden: E.J. Brill, 1892-97. First Edition. Octavos; xxi, 360pp; viii, 361-827pp; vi, 829-1468pp; frontispieces, illustrations, plates (one folding). Bound in 3/4 black leather and black buckram lettered in gilt at spine; Good only (leather scuffed, hinges cracked but holding, V. I pp 55-58 detached). Item #20487

Volume I includes Part I: Funeral rites and Part II: The ideas of resurrection. Volume II includes Part III: The grave (first half); Volume III includes Part III: The grave (second half). Jan Jakob Maria de Groot (1854 – 1921) was a Dutch sinologist and historian of religion. He taught at the Leiden University and later at the University of Berlin, and is chiefly remembered for this 1468pp monumental work... (wiki).

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