Lot 127
  • 127

Staunton, Sir George

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3,000 - 4,000 GBP
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Description

  • [An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. London: W. Bulmer and Co. for G. Nicol, 1797]
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, atlas volume only (without the 2 text volumes), folio (568 x 420mm.), 46 engraved plates and maps (including the 2 engraved frontispieces usually bound in the text volumes), one folding, 6 double-page, contemporary half calf, spotting and waterstaining, lacking backstrip, covers detached and slightly worn

Literature

Löwendahl 697; Lust 547

Catalogue Note

The official account of Lord Macartney's voyage and embassy to the Qianlong emperor in 1792-94.
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