Lot 100: MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 works in one volume, folio (340 x 255mm.), each with title in English and French, 82 hand-coloured stipple engravings, each with one leaf of descriptive text in English and French, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco extensively tooled in gilt, gilt dentelles, edges tooled in blind, scattered spotting or staining, offsetting of some plates, light wear to binding, joints starting
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Provenance: J. William Smith Collection, Syracuse Public Library; Henry Casel, and William F. Ross, bookplates
Literature: Löwendahl 710; Western Travellers in China 49