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Author Dadley, J., engraver.
Title The punishments of China : illustrated by twenty-two engravings : with explanations in English and French.
Imprint London : Printed for William Miller, Old Bond-Street, by William Bulmer and Co., Cleveland-Row, St.-James's, 1804 [i.e. not before 1819]
Location Call No. Status Message
 SASB - Art & Architecture Rm 300  3-MMR+ (Mason, G. H. Punishments of China)    AVAILABLE  USE IN LIBRARY


Description [54] pages, 22 leaves of plates : 22 hand-colored illustrations ; 37 cm (fol.)
Type of Content still image
Type of Medium unmediated
Type of Carrier volume
Note Published anonymously. Halkett (cited below) gives George Henry Mason as author; Mason's name is on title page of The costume of China, published by Miller in 1800. Mason, a British army officer, collected the drawings in Canton in 1789-1790, probably purchasing them from shops specializing in images for the export trade. Cf. preface to The costume of China; for detailed discussion, cf. The hypothetical mandarin / Eric Hayot. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009, pages 50-94 (chapter 2, "The compassion trade").
"Printed by W. Wilson, 4, Greville-Street, London"--Colophon.
Originally published in 1801, with publisher information as above, except "W. Bulmer." "This is a late reprint, as is shown by the watermarks, of the 1804 edition [which named William Bulmer and Co. as printer on title page and in colophon] ... The text, but not the title-page, has been reset, and printed by Wilson instead of Bulmer ... It is likely that, despite the unaltered title-page ... [it] was in fact published by by Thomas M'Lean"--Abbey (cited below). Watermarks in Abbey copy: Text, 1818, J Whatman 1818; plates, J Whatman Turkey Mills 1819, J Whatman 1819, J Whatman 1820.
Watermarks in NYPL copy: Text, 1816; 1818; 4 plates, Turkey Mills J Whatman 1819. NN
Watermarks in HRC copy: Text leaves watermarked 1818; plates watermarked 1819. TxAuHRH
Contains 22 full-page hand-colored stipple engravings by J. Dadley, each signed: "Engraved by Dadley, for W. Miller, Old Bond Strt., London, Jany. 1, 1801."
Indexed In: Halkett, S. Dictionary of anonymous and pseudonymous English literature (1926-62 edition), volume 4, page 460
Note Halkett cites the 1801 edition.
Indexed In: Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, entry 532
Contents 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.
Language English and French. Added title page, with title in French: Les punitions des Chinois : représentés en vingt-deux gravures : avec des explications en anglais et en français.
Provenance J.F. Selot (book label). NN
Subject Punishment -- China -- Pictorial works.
Torture -- China -- Pictorial works.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- China -- Pictorial works.
China -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Pictorial works.
Costume -- China -- Pictorial works.
Place of Publication England London.
Added Author Mason, George Henry.
Miller, William, 1769-1844, publisher.
McLean, T. (Thomas), publisher.
Wilson, William, active 1811-1839, printer.
W. Bulmer and Co., printer.
Added Title Punitions des Chinois
Call No. 3-MMR+ (Mason, G. H. Punishments of China)
Research Call Number 3-MMR+ (Mason, G. H. Punishments of China)