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WRIGHT The Rev GN [George Newham] 1795/5-1877

China in a series of Views

One of the best China Books by 2 people who never went!

WRIGHT The Rev GN [George Newham] 1795/5-1877

China in a series of Views Fisher, Son, & Co. Newgate Street, London; Rue St Honore, Paris. [ 1643 ]


4 volumes in their original gilt pictorial red cloth, corners brushed. Spines, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally: Vol 1, half title, frontis, engraved titlepage, [4], [5], 6-96 pp, [1], 2-26 pp, 32 pls (inclusive of vignette & h/t). Vol 2, frontis, engraved tp, [5], 6-72 pp, [1], 28=46 pp, 32 pls (steel engraved). Vol 3, frontis, engraved tp, [5], 6-68 pp. [1], 48-72 pp, [8] coloured adverts dated Oct 1844, 32 pls. Vol 4, frontis, eng tp, [5], 6-56 pp, 32 pls. boards are clean & bright. Spines faded, & edges repaired. Vol 2, printers pagination error to p 42(44) & p44(42),
Printed by Fisher at the Caxton Press, London. a.e.g, plate titles in English, French & German, original tissue guards to all plates, originally priced at £4:4s. (Folio, 214*270 mm).
Title continues: Displaying the Scenery, Architecture, and Social Habits, of that Ancient Empire.


Taylor P37. Lust 363. Cordier Sinica 1, col 80-81. Allibone 2860.


Both had never been to China, & Wright's text was drawn from research at the BL! There was another edition published in 1857.