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