Item #43954 China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c. CHINA, M. Breton, edited. from the originals in the cabinet of the late.
China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c.

China: Its Costume, Arts, Manufactures, &c.

Freschi, A. (engraved by).
London. J.J. Stockdale. 1812.
VOLUME IV ONLY. 20 black and white stipple engravings, 160 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Front cover missing, back cover detached. Scattered foxing to half title, occasional light soiling to interior, plates clean and bright. A collection of 20 plates covering several interesting aspects of life in China in the early 1800s. Each plate is accompanied by several pages of descriptive text. Interesting items include: A China-seller in his Shop - Souan, or Swan-Pan, an Instrument for making Calculations (abacus); Sugar Hares with Wine Truck; several plates of punishments and one of weapons. Item #43954

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