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"THE WISDOM OF THE CHINESE LEGISLATURE IS NOWHERE MORE CONSPICUOUS THAN IN ITS TREATMENT OF ROBBERS"

(CHINA) [MASON, Major George Henry] (MILLER, William, publisher). The Punishments of China. London, 1804 [i.e., circa 1819].

Later edition of this survey of the punishments of China, illustrated with 22 folio engravings, each finely hand-colored. A handsome copy in contemporary morocco-gilt. $3200.

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COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF WAR ATROCITIES IN CHINA

(CHINA). Collection of Photographs of War Atrocities in China. Canton and Shanghai, 1904-1924.

Explicit collection of original browntone photographs taken during hostilities in China in the first two decades of the 20th century. Photographs are of the most graphic and horrible nature— a documentary photo archive of the anarchy that was China. $2500.

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EXQUISITE SET OF THREE CHINESE ACCORDION BOOKS ABOUT FAMOUS SCHOLARS, EXCEPTIONAL LADIES, AND YEARLY FESTIVALS, WITH 30 HAND-COLORED ILLUSTRATIONS ON SILK, IN ORIGINAL WOODEN BOARDS

(CHINA). Set of three Chinese accordion books. Fuzhou, China, circa 1910-30. Three volumes.

First editions of these Chinese accordion books on famous scholars, notable women, and Chinese festivals, written for the tourist market in both English and Chinese, with 30 mounted, hand-colored plates on silk depicting traditional Chinese life in earlier centuries. $1650.

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