SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SHOBERL, Frederic. (Ed)
In miniature: China, Containing Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, Character, and Costumes of the People of That Empire

London: R. Ackermann, (1821).
Abbey Travel 6 (part); Tooley 515.
London: R. Ackermann, (1821).

Edited by Frederic Shoberl. 2 vols in one. 29 of 30 hand coloured plates. 257 pp. Hardcover. 16mo. Blue cloth. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Extremities lightly bumped and rubbed. Pressure points starting to wear. Spine lightly sunned and pulled. Boards lightly soiled.Top edge dust soiled. Edges and pages lightly to moderately yellowed, edges more so with light scattered foxing and staining. End papers discoloured, previous owner's name stamp " T.J. Westropp, 115, Strand Road, Sandymount" and MS gift inscription in ink "From his Aunt Lady Dillon Massy of Dounass, 1874" to front paste down and front fly leaf. Interior still clean and tight. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontis. Confectioner. 2. Mandarin. 3. Mandarin's Officer. 4. Lady of Rank. 5. Sedan Bearer. 6. Female Bonze. 7. Watchman. 8. Soldier with a Matchlock. 9. Tiger of War. 10. Juggler. 11. Tradesman with an Umbrella. 12. Seamstress. 13. Waterman. 14. Itinerant Fruit-Seller. 15. Fruit Stall. Volume 2. 16. Flower Seller. 17. Pedlar. 18. Dog Seller. 19. Fishing Cormorant. 20. Countryman with Cloak made of Rice Straw. 21. Barber. 22. Viper Seller. 23. Pigeon Merchant. 24. Puppet Show. 25. A Miao Tse. 26. A Miao Tse Woman. 27. Chinese Mahometan. 28. Eleuth Tartar. 29. Corean Mandarin.