<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

Mason, George Henry.

The costume of China : illustrated by sixty engravings : with explanations in English and French / by George Henry Mason.

Additional Title(s):

Costumes de la Chine

London : Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond Street, by William Bulmer and Co., Cleveland Row, St. James's, 1804 [i.e. not before 1819]
Physical Description:
[134] p., 60 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GT1555 .M37 1819+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
The illustrations depict occupations, including street sellers.
With an added title page in French: Costumes de la Chine ...
Stipple engravings by J. Dadley; after Pu-Qúa.
Text leaves watermarked 1818; plates watermarked 1819. This late reprint of the 1804 ed. was probably issued by T. M'Lean. Cf. Abbey.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 533
BAC: British Art Center is the Abbey copy. Bound in gilt-tooled green morocco. Bookplate: Sir Harry Niven Lumsden. Presentation inscription: Rachel Niven. From her affectionate brother Harry Niven Lumsden.
Subject Terms:
Bulmer, W. -- Printer.
China -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
China -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Clothing and dress -- China.
Costume -- China.
Lumsden, Harry Niven -- Pres. insc. to Rachel Niven.
Lumsden, Harry Niven, Sir -- Bookplate.
Miller, W. -- Publisher.
Niven, Rachel -- Pres. insc. from Harry Niven Lumsden.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1819.
Pu-Qúa, ill.
Dadley, J., engraver.

If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.