Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations; 1851 Volume 5

Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations; 1851 Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...in on the precipitous sides of sea cliffs, and in cavernous recesses unapproachable by sea or land in the ordinary ways. Their medicinal properties appear to be of a restorative character.--R. E. Another, of inferior quality. Beche de mer. Suy-hing Chinese wine. A fermented liquor made from rice, and drank hot. Two jugs for holding the same. Six silver cups for drinking the wine. Two models of the feet of Chinese women. Tbree Chinese mariners' compasses. Model of a Chinese pump. Two Chinese pumps. I2 Pahkee, The Rev. Dr.--Producer. Box containing various seeds. Box containing various woods. I3 Astell & Co., Vigo Street, Piccadilly--Producers. A Chinese printing press. l4 Palmee, Macelloch, & Co., l rng' Arm Yard, City--Producers. Some specimens of silks, from China, made up especially for the Exhibition. I5 Dent, L.--Producer. Chinese bedstead, of curious and finished workmanship, inlaid with ivory and mother-of-pearl. Samples of silk. I6 Th m, P. P., Printer, Warwick Square--Producer. The original Address, with the signatures of 776 merchants and tradesmen, presented to his Excellency Hwang, on his being appointed the deputy governor of the province of Canton, during the reign of the Emperor Kang-he, about the year l684. The Address measures in length eight feet, and in width six feet nine inches. It contains 2,328 Chinese characters, finely worked in gold, on silk, and is lined with Chinese embossed velvet, surrounded with a gold border. Accompanied with a translation of the Address, by Mr. P. P. Thoms. We, the undersigned, respectfully approach and pray that a blessing may descend on Tsincho (private name), our literary father Hwang, who being of noble descent, may glory and honour attend him! The poets...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643542
  • 9781236643544