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The History of China and India, pictorial and descriptive. by  Miss Corner - Hardcover - 1847 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio627)

The History of China and India, pictorial and descriptive.

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The History of China and India, pictorial and descriptive.

by Corner, Miss

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Printed by Dean and Co. [for H. Washbourne]. London. nd. [1847]. Octavo. iv, ii, iii, bl, (1), iii, (1, instructions to the binder- China), iv, iii, (1, instructions to the binder- India), 402pp. Tinted lithographic frontispiece: "The Ceremonies observed in every province and city of China, on the occasion of an eclipse", Folding map of China, 16 further tinted lithographic plates of China; Folding map of India, 14 further tinted lithographic plates of India. (31 tinted litho plates in total, painted by T.J. Rawlngs, B. Solwyn, B. Clayton, J. Pollard, G. F. Sargent). Numerous text illustrations. Contemporary half calf. Spine in six compartments with gilt tooling and raised bands, gilt rules and blind tooling to boards. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Blue silk bookmark. Corners lightly rubbed. Minor dent (from elastic band) to top edge of upper board. Small tear at attachment of frontispiece. Lacking the title page. Occasional light offsetting. Plates and text crisp and bright. A handsome volume.

Julia Corner (1798–1875) Author.


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The History of China and India, pictorial and descriptive.
Corner, Miss
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Printed by Dean and Co. for H. Washbourne
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India, China, Burma, Burmese War, Afghanistan, Kabul,
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Travel and Exploration; History; The Middle East, India and Asia; Fine Bindings;

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