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THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE; or, POINTS AND PICKINGS of INFORMATION ABOUT CHINA and the CHINESE.
London, Grant and Griffith, 1844.. FIRST EDITION 1844, small 8vo, approximately 180 x 115 mm, 7 x 4½ inches, 20 illustrations by W. H. Prior, 8 full page engravings including frontispiece, and 12 text illustrations, pages: xii, 316 plus 16 pages of adverts, original publisher's cloth, gilt decoration to spine, blind decoration to covers. Head and tail of spine neatly strengthened, new endpapers, pale age-browning to margins of plates, pale stain to lower margins of last 2 plates, neat old ink inscription to blank side of title page, plate at page 266 misplaced at page 255, otherwise a very good copy. No copies of this dated edition in the major UK libraries, no copies listed in Lowendahl, Sino-Western Relations ...in Western Printed Books 1477-1877. 1 dated copy listed in World Catalogue, undated edition listed in Henri Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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