SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MASON, George Henry.
The Costume of China illustrated in sixty coloured engravings, with explanations in English and French. Costumes de la Chine, etc

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Published
London: William Miller, 1818
References
Lust 1118; Codier 1858 Abbey 534
Plates
60
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London: William Miller, 1818
Ref
114

Full red tooled and gold stamped leather corners a bit worn large size uncut 10 x 13.5 inches very good 60 hand-coloured copper-etched plates all edges gilt 25.5 x 34 cm. Abbey Travel 535; Tooley 18. A variety of artistic drawings by the draftsman to the Earl of Macartney's embassy to China. Illustrating various architectural buildings, temples, noble Mandarins warriors sailing vessels bridges, canque punishments, city gates Lama Bonze peasant pagoda tower travelling barge Chinese soldier of infantry group of trackers, trading ship, portrait of the purveyor temple, sacrifice of the cangue. South gate of the city of Ting-Hai, three vessels lying at anchor, Chinese lady and her son, view of a burying place, Chinese boats, peasantry and watermen, Castle, portrait of Chow.

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