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Ten Thousand [10,000] Things Relating to China and the Chinese: An Epitome of the Genius, Government, History, Literature, Agriculture, Arts, Trade, Manners, Customs, and Social Life of the People of the Celestial Empire; Together With a Synopsis of the Chinese Collection.
London, To Be Held Only at the Collection, Hyde Park Corner; Vizetelly Brothers & Co., Printers and Engravers, (1843).. Crown quarto. Pp. xxiii, 265. Plus 27 full-page engraved plates, some woodcut or photoxylographs, including a large, folding panoramic view, all printed on thick paper bound-in, each protected with a facing tissue guard. With one illustration to the text. A lithograph Chinese title-page, incorporating Chinese characters superimposed on a massive dark blue panel, this within ornamental gilt frame and decorative border in red. Engraved frontispiece, depicting a full-length portrait of the Emperor of China. Advertisement by William B. Langdon (1843). Half-title present. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's full cloth extra, elaborate pagoda embossed in gilt on each cover within ornamental tooling in blind, spine richly decorated in gilt, incorporating a large dragon within ornamental frame, all edges gilt; cloth faded, some wear to spine ends and corner-tips, front board reattached with joint and hinge tender. Signs of use and minor blemishes but a good copy with very good interior, rather clean, and with excellent plates in fine state of preservation. ~ Second edition. Enlarged in scope, "...the author has been induced to increase the size of the present volume by the addition of much original matter, together with information obtained by an abridgement of the latest and best authorities."The collection was made by the American businessman Nathan Dunn (1782-1844), and curated by Langdon (1842-1900).
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