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ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA, AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1818
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ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA, AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1818
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Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part 2, D-J

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Hall, Basil
ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA, AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1818
FIRST EDITION, 4to (270 x 205mm.), xvi, 222, cxxx, [lxxii] pp., [2pp. adverts], half-title, dedication leaf, 6 engraved maps, 5 folding, 9 aquatint plates, 8 hand-coloured, contemporary blue straight-grained half morocco, flat spine gilt in compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, yellow edges, some slight offsetting

"Hall's book… describes… his explorations in the little known eastern seas, and his visit to Canton (Guangzhou). His interview with Napoleon, who had known his father as a schoolboy at Brienne, is also recounted in the book” (ODNB).

The work is notable for aquatint plates after William Havell, who accompanied the embassy.

 


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Literature

Abbey, Travel 558; Hill (2004) 749; Löwendahl 802; Lust 372 (later edition with different title)

Exploration and Discovery 1576-1939: The Library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching Part 2, D-J

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