[Volume 1] La Chine : moeurs, usages, costumes, arts et metiers, peines civiles et militaires, ceremonies religieuses, monuments et paysages
Originally issued in 30 parts each containing 6 colored plates. Bound together in 2 volume each containing a hand colored lithographed frontispiece. Includes 180 hand colored and lithographed plates, including a hand colored plan of Bejing. Also includes bibliographical references.
Binding: marbled boards; half morocco; spine gilt; centered on front pastedown of volume 1 is a bookplate depicting a Chinese scene with Chinese characters; book label of Robert & Maria Travis in upper left hand corner of front pastedown; both volumed housed in silk-covered clamshell boxes
Illustrators include; Castiglione, Giuseppe, 1688-1766; Alexander, William, 1767-1816; Chambers, William, Sir, 1723-1796; Dadley, J.; Deveria, Eugene, 1805-1865; Pu-Qua; Schaal, Louis Jacques Nicolas, 1800; and Regnier, Auguste, 1787-1860.
Lipperheide, F. Kat. der Kostumbibliothek
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