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A complete view of the Chinese Empire, exhibited in a geographical description of that country,

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A complete view of the Chinese Empire, exhibited in a geographical description of that country,
a dissertation on its antiquity, and a genuine and copious account of Earl McCartney’s Embassy.
London, Cawthorn, 1798

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Uncommon. “The general curiosity excited by the publication of an authentic account of Earl Macartney’s Embassy to China has induced the Editor to compile the present volume, which will be found to give a better and more copious account of that Empire than has hitherto appeared” (advertisement).

Description

First edition. 8vo (21.2 x 12.5 cm.), half-title, engraved frontispiece, 2pp. adverts at end, near contemporary calf-backed boards, frontispiece browned, slightly rubbed, spine sunned, a fine copy.

Bibliography

Löwendahl 701.

 

Stock ID: 96760