Lot No: 8002

Sir George Staunton: 'An historical account of the embassy to the Emperor of China, undertaken by order of the King of Great Britain : including the manners and customs of the inhabitants; and preceded by an account of the causes of the embassy and voyage to China', London, G. Nicol, 1797, 3 volumes, octavo edition, 28 engraved plates and maps as called for, Volume 1 with engraved frontis + added engraved title page + 5 plates + folding map of China + large multi folding chart from England to Gulf of Peking; Volume 2 with 5 engraved plates + large engraved multi folding sketch map of a journey from Tartary by land to Pekin and to Hang-Tchoo-Foo; Volume 3 with 11 engraved plates + engraved folding map of the journey of the Embassy from Zhe-Hol to Canton + large engraved multi folding sketch map of a journey from Hang-Tchoo-Foo to Quang-Choo-Foo + folding table, volume 3 some leaves and plates towards latter part affected by damp staining, 8vo, contemporary calf gilt, oxblood morocco gilt title labels to spines. The official published account of the first British embassy to China, headed by the Earl Macartney; together with R.A. Bickers: 'Ritual & Diplomacy. The Macartney Mission to China 1792-1794', 1993, 1st edition, original wraps (4)

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This lot is listed in the Books & Ephemera catalogue.

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Date: 11th February 2021
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