The Costume of China, illustrated by Sixty Engravings: with Explanations in English and French - George Henry Mason 1800 - Printed for W. Miller by S. Gosnell, London - First Edition, later issue with title page dated 1800, text watermarked 1811 and plates watermarked 1817. The sixty exquisitely hand-coloured stipple-engraved plates in this folio depict individual Chinese in dress appropriate to their occupation or rank and are based on originals by the Cantonese export artist Pu-Qua and engraved by J. Dadley. Text descriptions in English and French. The enlarged edition with 60 hand-coloured aquatint plates, later editions contained More Details

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