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Lot nr:991
Book nr:32306
Author:[MASON, George Henry]
Title:The Punishments of China, illustrated by twenty-two engravings: with explanations in English and French
Town:London
Publisher:William Miller
Year:1801
Description:In-folio, with 22 horrific hand coloured plates, engraved by DADLEY. Text in French and English. Followed by: idem. The Costume of China. London, for William Miller, 1800. In-f?, with 60 hand coloured stipple-engraved plates, engraved by DADLEY after drawings of Pu-Qua. Text in French and English.
Fine, clean copy in a Russia leather binding, boards and corners used, some scratches, rebacked, marbled endlvs.
Heraldic bookplate of Sir Bruce Gordon
Note:Ad. 1 : Colas n?2010; Abbey Travel 532 (later edition); Lust 712 (edition of 1808) 'The view expressed in the preface was that legal torture was an instrument of tyranny, an attitude perhaps indicative of pressures in Britain for legal reform. Early 18th c. proposals for the revival of torture had not been taken seriously'
Ad 2 : Colas n?2009; Lipperheide 1520; Abbey Travel, 533; Cordier Sinica III, 1858
Price:€2000 - €3000
Sellingprice:€2800
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