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Creator:
Mason, George Henry.
Title(s):

The punishments of China / illustrated by twenty-two engravings : with explanations in English and French.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for William Miller, Old-Bond-Street; by William Bulmer and Co. Cleveland-Row, St. James's, 1804 [i.e. 1820]
Physical Description:
[54] p., 22 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 38 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
HV8519 .M37 1820+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
HV8519 .M37 1820+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added title page: Les punitions des chinois : représentés en vingt-deux gravures : avec des explications en anglais et en français.
Published anonymously. Written by George Henry Mason. Cf. Halkett & Laing.
Engravings by J. Dadley.
Printer's imprint at foot of p. [53]: Printed by W. Wilson ... London.
A late reprint of the 1804 ed., probably issued by Thomas McLean in about 1820. The text, but not the title-pages, has been reset, and printed by Wilson instead of Bulmer. Cf. Abbey, J.R. Travel.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 532
Halkett & Laing, v. 4, p. 460.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in gilt-stamped green morocco. With the bookplate and inscription of Sir Harry Niven Lumsden. Copy 2 is bound in gilt-stamped red morocco.
Subject Terms:
China -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
China -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Crime -- China -- History.
Crime and criminals -- China.
Lumsden, Harry Niven -- Bookplate.
McLean, T. (Thomas) -- Printer.
Miller, William -- Printer.
Punishment -- China -- History.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1820.
William Bulmer and Co. -- Publisher.
Contributors:
Dadley, J., engraver.
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  • 1. A culprit before a magistrate
  • 2. A culprit conveyed to prison
  • 3. A culprit conducted to trial
  • 4. An offender undergoing the bastinade
  • 5. Twisting a man's ears
  • 6. Punishment of the swing
  • 7. Punishing a boatman
  • 8. Punishing an interpreter
  • 9. The rack
  • 10. Torturing the fingers
  • 11. Burning a man's eyes with lime
  • 12. A malefactor chained to an iron bar
  • 13. Punishment of the wooden collar
  • 14. A man fastened to a block of wood
  • 15. A malefactor in a cage
  • 16. Punishment of a wooden tube
  • 17. Hamstringing a malefactor
  • 18. Close confinement
  • 19. Conducting an offender into banishment
  • 20. A malefactor conducted to execution
  • 21. The capital punishment of the cord
  • 22. The manner of beheading.

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