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Views of 18th Century China: Costumes: History: Customs

Author: Alexander, William and George Henry Mason
Price: $35.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Studio
Year Published: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Binding: Cloth
Fine color plates from the 1804 and 1805 first editions. Alexander was the illustrator assigned to the McCartney diplomatic attempt to open China to the West. It was granted unprecedented access, but was ultimately unsuccessful. So these are the first accurate images of China available to the West. A foreword by Lord Maclehose of Beoch, former Governor of Hong Kong. A beautiful copy, scarce in this condition, with no prior owner marks. Dustjacket is NOT price clipped.
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