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PROPERTY OF BERNARD HANOTIAU

Ellis, Sir Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING A CORRECT NARRATIVE OF THE PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS OF THE EMBASSY, OF THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HOTO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
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PROPERTY OF BERNARD HANOTIAU

Ellis, Sir Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING A CORRECT NARRATIVE OF THE PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS OF THE EMBASSY, OF THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HOTO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
LOT SOLD. 688 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Ellis, Sir Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING A CORRECT NARRATIVE OF THE PUBLIC TRANSACTIONS OF THE EMBASSY, OF THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HOTO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
FIRST EDITION, 4to (272 x 200mm.), engraved frontispiece portrait of Lord Amherst, 3 engraved maps, 1 folding, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, half calf over marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, scattered spotting and notes in pencil, maps browned (folding map with small tear), a few minor repairs to calf, joints slightly cracked
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Literature

Cordier, Sinica 2393; Lust 509; Löwendahl 791; Western Travellers in China 59

Catalogue Note

"First edition of this official account relating the events and adventures surrounding the Earl Amherst's embassy to China in 1816, sent out by King George III to protest at the ill-treatment of British subjects, but in reality to establish trade relations with the Chinese government. This embassy was unsuccessful for protocol reasons, like the two precedent missions of Charles Cathcart (1787) and George Macartney (1792-94). Amherst and his retinue were sent home in disgrace as he refused to "kow-tow" (nine strikings of the fore-head on the ground) at his presentation to Emperor Khien Lung in Peking." (Western Travellers in China).

China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection

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