Lot 200: MASON, GEORGE HENRY. PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA. 1801
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: FIRST EDITION, large 4to (360 x 245mm.), title in English and French, 22 hand-coloured stipple-engravings, including frontispiece, by Dadley, each with a leaf of explanatory text in English and French, contemporary full red straight-grained morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, some offsetting from plates, a few plates trimmed at fore-edge, minor dampstaining to endpapers and foot of covers, spine lightly sunned
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate. Small tear to explanatory leaf of plate XV.
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Provenance: Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bt., armorial bookplate
Literature: All Under Heaven 35; Löwendahl 715