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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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SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY OLIVER WOLCOTT ON THE COLLECTION OF ALCOHOL AND STILL TAXES, 1798

[WOLCOTT, Oliver]. Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury. Philadelphia, 1798.

First edition of this interesting document detailing revenues on alcohol and stills collected from the 15 states in 1796-97. $600.

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