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An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China
London: John Stockdale, 1797. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. xv,(1),475pp. followed by 4pp. of publishers catalogue and directions to the binder for placing plates. Complete with a frontispiece, engraved title (followed by the typeset title), 33 images on 25 plates and 2 maps. Nicely bound in half red morocco, spine in six compartments, gilt, red cloth sides. Titles repaired at inner margins, some soil and aging, but overall a very good copy in a fine binding. This is the first edition of Staunton's abridgment of the 2 volume 4to edition of the same year. Lowndes, p. 2503. ESTC N42986.
      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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