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The punishments of China

Author: George Henry Mason
Publisher: London : Printed for William Miller by William Bulmer and Co., 1804.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Henry Mason
OCLC Number: 3463456
Notes: Title on added t.p.: Les punitions des chinois : représentés en vingt-deux gravures : avec des explications en anglais et en français.
Published anonymously. Halkett & Laing gives George Henry Mason as author.
Description: [54] pages, 22 leaves of plates : 22 color illustrations ; 38 cm
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.
Other Titles: Punitions des chinois
Responsibility: illustrated by twenty-two engravings : with explanations in English and French.

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