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CRAWFURD, John.

Journal of an embassy from the Governor-General of India to the court of Ava

... with an appendix, containing a description of fossil remains by Professor Buckland and Mr. Clift.

Stock Code
96762
London, Colburn, 1834
£1,500

Crawfurd was sent on an envoy mission to Burma in 1826, by Hastings's successor Lord Amherst, in the aftermath of the First Anglo-Burmese War. It was to be his last political service for the East India Company. The party included Adoniram Judson as interpreter and Nathaniel Wallich as botanist. Crawfurd's journey to Ava up the River Irrawaddy was by paddle steamer, the Diana. The mission was a success with Crawfurd negotiating a valuable trade treaty. On the return, the expedition made significant natural history discoveries.

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Description

Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, x, 541; viii, 319, [1], 163pp., large folding map, 2 plans (1 folding), 6 aquatint plates (4 folding), 5 vignettes in text, contemporary polished calf gilt, raised bands, apparently lacking half-titles, scattered spotting, map repaired, slight wear to extremities.

Bibliography

cf. Abbey (Travel), 405 (another edition).

Stock ID:96762

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