[George Henry Mason]: The Punishments of China. (London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Company, 1801), later issue, [54] pages, including separate English and French title pages, 22 hand-colored stipple engravings by J. Dadley, each with a page of descriptive text in both English and French, full green morocco with gilt decorations and titles, six raised bands on spine, folio (10.5" x 14.5"), former owner's bookplate on endpaper, professional repairs to spine, replaced endpapers, some rubbing to leather on front cover, significantly bumped corners, image ghosting on page opposite each illustration, four inch tear to bottom of page 53 which doesn't affect text, otherwise a sound and clean copy in very good condition. The true first edition has the text leaves watermarked 1796 and the tissues watermarked 1800, with the plates bearing no dated watermarks. The text of this book is attributed to George Henry Mason, who wrote the text for Costumes of the Chinese (1800), also printed by William Miller.

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