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RESERVED - China, in a Series of Views - Thomas Allom, Rev. George Newenham Wright, Karl Gutzlaff

1843 Circa - Fisher, London - First Edition
Finely bound set of this monumental work, in near fine condition and with less than the usually encountered foxing to which the plates of this work are prone.

Four volumes bound in two, profusely illustrated with 124 engraved plates, and four additional engraved titles ‘
China Illustrated’. Containing striking views of China, from the opium dens to the grand palaces, the coastal fishing villages to the Great Wall, with depictions of torture, trades people, etc. expertly engraved from 119 drawings by Allom, twenty two of which are from sketches by other artists, and five from Chinese artists.

The work begins with Gutzlaff’s 72 page ‘
Life of Kang-He. Emperor of China’, after which the illustrations are enhanced by the detailed narrative of George Newenham Wright. 
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Price HK$ 20,000