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Ellis, Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING... THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HO TO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
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Ellis, Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING... THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HO TO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 938 GBP
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Ellis, Henry
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATE EMBASSY TO CHINA; COMPRISING... THE VOYAGE TO AND FROM CHINA, AND OF THE JOURNEY FROM THE MOUTH OF THE PEI-HO TO THE RETURN TO CANTON. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1817
FIRST EDITION, 4to (272 x 208mm.), 3 engraved maps, one folding, plain engraved portrait, 7 hand-coloured aquatint plates, nineteenth-century half calf, spine gilt, folding map with repaired tear, some browning, rubbed
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Literature

Abbey, Travel 536; Hill (2004) 542 ("this edition... is much prized"); Löwendahl 791; Lust 509

Catalogue Note

"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, since Lord Amherst refused to kow-tow to the emperor. Ellis, who published this authorised narrative of the journey and transactions of the embassy, had accompanied Earl Amherst in the capacity of third commissioner" (Löwendahl).

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