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De Eclipsi Sinica, front page. Chinese text on the frontispiece of the manuscript, De Eclipsi Sinica, written by Theophilus (Gottlieb) Siegfried Bayer (1694-1738). Bayer was a Prussian classical scholar who specialised in Chinese studies (Sinology). De Eclipsi Sinica was published in 1718 whilst Bayer was municipal librarian at Koningsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia).
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