HALL, William Hutcheson; BERNARD, W[illiam] D[allas].

Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis,

Stock Code
99420
Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis,
from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined naval and military operations in China: comprising a complete account of Hong Kong, and remarks on the character and habits of the Chinese. From notes of Commander W.H. Hall, R.N. with personal observations, by W.D. Bernard ...
London, Colburn, 1845.
£1,350
Important account of the First Opium War. Includes a fine map of Hong Kong. The Nemesis was designed to draw only six feet of water, enabling her to sail anywhere a junk might go, and offer close support to landing parties.
 
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Description

Second edition, 8vo, xvi, 488 pp., 4 engraved plates, 4 folding maps (1 with short tears and neat repair to verso), woodcuts in text, nineteenth century tan half morocco gilt, marbled boards, edges sprinkled red, a fine example. Provenance: Edward Nicholas Hurt (armorial bookplate).

Bibliography

Cordier, Sinica, 2371; Lust 558; Hill 120.   Stock ID: 99420

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