• The Wolfgang A. Herz Library:  auction at Christies

    Sale 2158

    The Wolfgang A. Herz Library: Important Voyages and Travels

    9 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 163

    [CHINA]. STAUNTON, George Leonard (1737-1801). An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1799.

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    [CHINA]. STAUNTON, George Leonard (1737-1801). An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Philadelphia: Printed for Robert Campbell, 1799.

    2 volumes in one, 8o (207 x 130 mm). 8 engraved plates and one folding table (some spotting). Contemporary tree calf (joints starting, some chips at spine ends). FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, describing the journey of the Earl of Macartney to Beijing and back in the years 1792 to 1794 (see lot 149). Sabin 90843.

    [With:] MCLEOD, John (ca 1777-1820). Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste Along the Coast of Corea to the Island of Lewchew. London: John Murray, 1818.

    8o (210 x 133 mm). Half-title. Engraved frontispiece and 5 colored aquatint plates. (Some spotting.) Contemporary half calf (rebacked). Provenance: T. Thornhill (bookplate). Second edition of McLeod's account of his journey to Okinawa as ship's surgeon aboard the Alceste. Abbey Travel 559. (2)


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