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1807: Barrow's life of Macartney
Some account of the public life, and a selection from the unpublished writings, of the Earl of Macartney,
the latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian empire . . . and a journal of an embassy from the king of Great Britain to the emperor of China. London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1807
First edition Two volumes, quarto, pp. xii, 608; [iv], 531; portrait-frontispiece. A rather good set bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. The title page of volume one is browned, and occasional age-toning to paper and a few spots appear elsewhere.
Cordier BS 2391; Löwendahl 735; Lust 501; Morrison I p. 43
Les expéditions de Chine et de Cochinchine.
d'après les documents officiels. Paris Amyot 1861-62
First edition Two parts bound in one, 8vo, pp. [ii], iii, [i, blank], 426; [iii]-viii, 413. Contemporary half calf, front joint neatly repaired. First few leaves browned, light damp-stain in lower corners.
Cordier BS 2495; Morrison II, p. 17
Abstract of Four Lectures on Buddhist Literature in China
delivered at University College, London. London Trubner 1882
First edition Octavo, pp. xvi, [i], [i, blank], [i], [i, blank], 185, [1,blank]; 73,  (advertisements); errata slip; five plates; illustration on verso of half-title. Original brown pictorial cloth, gilt; slightly rubbed. Scattered foxing.
Corder BS 745; Morrison I p. 48
British naval forces engage the Taipings
'Engagement with the Tae-Ping rebels at Nanking, by Her Majesty's ships Furious, Retribution, Cruizer, Dove and Lee
on the 20th of November 1858, during their passage up the Yang-Tse-Kiang. Conveying to Han-Kan his excellency the right honourable the earl of Elgin ... H.M's minister plenipotentiary'. London: lithographed by T. G. Dutton, published by Day & Son, [1858?]
First edition Coloured lithographed print, 340 x 464 mm, on its original mount with caption, 480 x 740 mm Slight crease in lower side of mount. In a modern window mount.
Morrison II, p. 547
Travels from St. Petersburg in Russia, to diverse parts of Asia.
Containing, I. A journey to Ispahan in Persia, in the years 1715, 1716, 1717, and 1718. II: A journey to Pekin in China, through Siberia, in the years 1719, 1720, 1721. With a map of the author's two routes between Mosco and Pekin: ... III. A journey from Mosco to derbent in Persia, in the year 1722. IV. A journey from St. Petersburg to Constantinople, in the years 1737 and 1738. Dublin Robert Bell 1764
Two volumes, pp.ix, , 387, large folding map; 499. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf. Spines a little rubbed. Foot of spine of second volume starting.
see Lowendahl 528 for first edition; Cordier BS 3, 2093 & 4, 2470; Spence, The Chan's Great Continent, pp.44-51
Five Months on the Yang-tsze;
with a narrative of the exploration of its upper waters, and notices of the present rebellions in China. Illustrated from sketches by Alfred Barton, M.R.C.S., F.R.G.S. With maps by Arrowsmith. London John Murray 1862
First edition, pp.xiv, [2, list of illustrations], 380, 16 plates, text illustrations, 2 folding maps. Original cloth, gilt. Cloth unevenly faded, and with minor wear to head and tail of spine. Occasional light foxing. A very good copy.
The British Expedition to China
An Account of the Last Mission and Death of Thomas William Bowlby.
Compiled from Records collected by his son. London printed for Private Circulation only. 1906
First edition Octavo, pp. [vi], 406, [1, colophon], [1, blank]; two photographic portraits, one folding map. Contemporary half calf; gilt on spine rubbed.
1798: Account of Dutch embassy to China
Voyage de l'Ambassade de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales Hollandaises, vers l'Empereur de la Chine, en 1794 et 1795;
Tiré du journal d'André Everard Van Braam Houckgeest. Publié par M.L.E. Moreau de Saint-Méry. Paris chez Garnery, Strasbourg: chez Levrault  An 6 de la République
[Second edition] Two volumes bound in one, pp., xxxii, 351, ; , 286. Text in French. Bound in contemporary half morocco. Corners bumped. A very good copy.
Cordier BS 2350; Löwendahl 700
Medieval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources.
Fragments towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century. London Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1888
First edition Two volumes, pp.xii, 334, x, 352, two folding maps. A very good set in original cloth.
Medieval Researches from Eastern Asiatic Sources.
Fragments towards the Knowledge of the Geography and History of Central and Western Asia from the 13th to the 17th Century. London Kegan Paul 1910
Reprint Two volumes, pp.xii, 334; x, 352, two folding maps. Trubners Oriental Series. Original tan cloth; very lightly soiled, but an excellent copy.
Unique copy with colour plates
Catalogue of the Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains.
New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1907
Revised edition pp.lxxxi, 195, 77 colour plates mounted on interleaves, with tissue guards. A very good copy handsomely bound in brown crushed morocco by The Atelier Bindery, watered silk end-papers, top edge gilt. Head of spine neatly repaired. Ownership stamp of the art-dealer A.W. Bahr.
Morceaux choisis des Lettres édifiantes et curieuses écrites des missions étrangères.
Sur la religion, les moeurs et les usages des peuples visites par les missionaires; suivis de fragmens de Nouvelles Lettres Edifiantes, d'un coup d'oeil general sur les missions, etc; Par Ant. C.*** Paris: Brunot-Labbe 1813
Seconde edition, corrigee, augmentee Two volumes, pp.iv, 352; [iv], 332, 8 engraved plates. A very good set bound in contemporary speckled calf, gilt fillet, neatly rebacked in calf. All edges gilt. Corners rubbed, a little minor spotting, end-papers stained at edges.
First western translation of Li Ki
Li-Ki ou Memorial des Rites.
Traduit pour la premiere fois du Chinois, et accompagne de notes, de commentaires et du texte original. Turin Imprimerie Royale 1853
First edition 4to, pp.xxxii, 199, 98 (Chinese text). A very good copy bound in later half morocco, marbled boards.