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Lot nr:927
Book nr:34962
Author:ELLIS, Henry
Title:Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China
Town:London
Publisher:John Murray
Year:1817
Description:4to, first edition with plain engraved portrait, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, 3 engraved maps, one folding (foxing on the single maps). On the last page a ms. list of people who went on pilgrimage to Waterloo. Nineteenth-century half calf, spine gilt, marbled boards
Note:Bookplate of Littlecote. "The Amherst embassy in 1816 was the third in a series of unsuccessful British attempts to establish trade relations with the Chinese government... The embassy, which was sent out by George III 'to protest at the ill-treatment of British subjects' was a failure" Ref. Abbey, Travel 536; Hill (2004) 542 ("this edition... is much prized"); L÷wendahl 791; Lust 509
Price:€450 - €600
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