1801 1ed CHINA Punishments Torture Color Illustrated Chinese Travel Mason FOLIO

MASON, George Henry

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George Henry Mason’s ‘Punishments of China’ is a rare early 19th-century book illustrating the various forms of punishment and crime sentencing used throughout Chinese history. The illustrations and descriptions cover the most egregious punishments and torture devices such as:

  • Ear twisting
  • Swing torture
  • Face slapping
  • Hamstring clamping, ‘hamstringing’
  • Eye burning
  • Wooden collar punishment

 

This extremely rare first edition was published in 1801 and includes all 22 finely colored illustrations.

$2,500.00

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1801 1ed CHINA Punishments Torture Color Illustrated Chinese Travel Mason FOLIO

 

George Henry Mason’s ‘Punishments of China’ is a rare early 19th-century book illustrating the various forms of punishment and crime sentencing used throughout Chinese history. The illustrations and descriptions cover the most egregious punishments and torture devices such as:

  • Ear twisting
  • Swing torture
  • Face slapping
  • Hamstring clamping, ‘hamstringing’
  • Eye burning
  • Wooden collar punishment

 

This extremely rare first edition was published in 1801 and includes all 22 finely colored illustrations.

 

Item number: #10650

Price: $2500

 

MASON, George Henry

 

The punishments of China

 

London: Printed for William Miller, by W. Bulmer, 1801. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 54
    • 22 engraved plates
  • References: Abbey Travel 532;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14.75in X 10.5in (37cm x 27cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable with auction records and price comparisons as high as $10,000

 

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10650

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

MASON, George Henry

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete