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

Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis,

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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.

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Narrative of the voyages and services of the Nemesis,

Description

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.

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.

 

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