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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

by Sotheby's

07 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
  • MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
  • MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
  • MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
  • MASON, GEORGE HENRY. THE COSTUME OF CHINA, 1800 [AND] PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA,1801
   
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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

Condition Report: Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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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

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