[NOBLE, Charles Frederick]

A voyage to the East Indies

£1,750

A voyage to the East Indies
in 1747 and 1748. Containing an account of the islands of St. Helena and Java. Of the city of Batavia. Of the government and political conduct of the Dutch. Of the empire of China, with a particular description of Canton; and of the religious ceremonies, manners and customs of the inhabitants. Interspersed with many useful and curious observations and anecdotes; and illustrated with copper-plates.
London, Becket, 1762

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Description

First edition. 8vo., illustrated with 11 copper engravings (1 folding), contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with red morocco label, plate 1 trimmed without loss to image, a little worming to front endpapers, small hole to E4, binding slightly rubbed, a very good copy.

Provenance: George Eyre, pencil signature.

Bibliography

Löwendahl 523; Lust 348; Taylor 29; Cordier, Sinica 2100.

 

Stock ID: 96782