Lot 11
  • 11

Barrow, John

Estimate
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Description

  • Voyage en Chine, formant le complement du voyage de Lord Macartney; Contenant des Observartions et de Descriptions faites pendant le séjour de l'Auteur dans les Palais Impérial de Yuen-Min-Yuen-, et en traversant l'Empire Chinois, de Peking à Canton. Paris: F. Buisson, an XIII [1805]
  • Printed book
FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 4 volumes, comprising: 3 text volumes, 8vo (195 x 115mm.) and atlas, 4to (275 x 205mm.), text: half-titles, atlas: 22 engraved plates (2 coloured by hand), some with tissue guards, uniform contemporary speckled sheep-backed painted boards, spines gilt with tree and ship tools, red labels, speckled edges

Provenance

Pr. Pertuiset, ex-libris on endpaper of volume 1 and book label in atlas

Literature

Cordier, Sinica 2395; Western Travellers in China 53

Catalogue Note

A SPLENDID SET. "Barrow was controller of the Household of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. His account of the mission is very detailed. The plates of the atlas include a fine colour portrait of Van-ta-gin, specimen of Chinese characters, an attractive view of a junk, a rice mill, and much on Chinese music (with the music transcribed)" (Western Travellers in China).
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