George Newenham Wright: China, In a Series of Views, Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of That Ancient Empire. (London: Fisher, Son, & Company, 1843), first edition, four volumes bound into two, 96, 72, 68, and 72 pages respectively, 4 engraved title-pages, 124 finely engraved steel-plates illustrated by Thomas Allom, bound by David Condie, Worcester in half calf, four raised bands with gilt titles and decoration, gilt edges, 4to (8.75" x 11"), former owner's bookplate on inside front cover of each volume, foxing to endpapers and title pages, minor foxing throughout, minor rubbing to leather on spines, bumped corners, sun fading to the back board of volume one and sun fading to front board of volume two, else both volumes very good. Included in the second bound volume is a 72-page history of the "Life of Kang-He, Emperor of China". This set is well known to collectors for its wonderful steel engravings, representative of some of the best 19th century illustrations.

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