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ST. GEORGE'S PLACE, HYDE PARK CORNER;

WITH CONDENSED ACCOUNTS

OF THE GENIUS, GOVERNMENT, HISTORY, LITERATURE, AGRICULTURE, ARTS,
TRADE, MANNERS, Customs, AND SOCIAL LIFE OF THE

PEOPLE OF THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE;

BY WILLIAM B. LANGDON, ESQ.,

CURATOR OF THE CHINESE COLLECTION.

SEVENTY-NINTH THOUSAND.

LONDUN:
PRINTED FOR THE PROPRIETOR, .
AND TO BE OBTAINED ONLY AT THE CHINESE COLLECTION.

MDCCCXLIII.

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The present volume, of which 28,000 have already been sold at the Collection, Hyde Park Corner, is nearly double the size of the original; in consequence, not only of the increased number of specimens, but also of the additional information it contains.

Upwards of 50,000 copies of the Catalogue of the Chinese Collection were sold in Philadelphia.

DECEIVED

JUL 8 1802
WIS. HISTORICAL SCO:

Vizetelly Brothers & Co., Printers and Engravers, Peterborough Court, 135 Fleet Street.

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Introduction.........

General view of the Interior of the Saloon ..........

Superb Chinese Screen. Chinese Temple and Colossal Idols.........

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CASE III.

Three literary gentlemen in summer costume. A servant handing a book. Mandarin of the

fourth class. Servant. A pair of Chinese book-cases. Silk scrolls on the wall ......

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Chinese lady of rank, with fan. Another lady preparing to smoke, Another with guitar.

Two female domestics. Mother and boy of the middle class. Daughter of the above.

Chinese table handsomely carved, gilt, and painted. Specimen of citron, or finger

fruit (Citrus Sacodactylus). Superbly embroidered silk screen. Lanterns suspended

from the ceiling ...........

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CASE v.

Tragedian in splendid costume. Two juvenile actors, to perform the part of female charac-

ters. Chinese juggler. Parasol used on state occasions. Magnificent specimen of

embroidered tapestry, and numerous specimens of theatrical caps on the wall ........

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Itinerant barber at his avocation, with his whole apparatus. Itinerant shoemaker at his

work, with work-bench, basket, tools, lamp, &c. Travelling blacksmith, with anvil,

furnace, bellows, &c. Chinese boatwoman, carrying a child on her back in the usual

· mode. Another boatwoman, with pipe, mother of the above. On the wall several

specimens of bamboo hats and rush coats, worn by the lower classes in rainy weather.

Specimens of ploughs, harrows, axes, hoes, rakes, forks, shovels, spades, flails, mattocks,

&c., &c. These implements are, for the most part, simple and rude, and are made

chiefly of wood, merely shod with iron. On the wall are also displayed two fishing

nets, made of a peculiar kind of hemp; also fishing scoops ......

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