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Book Description

First edition. 2 vols. 4to. pp. xii, 608 & [iii], 531; port. frontis. to vol. I; some foxing to frontis. and title- page of vol. I, else very good in contemporary full mottled calf, recently rebacked to style, raised bands, contrasting lettering pieces, slight marking to the boards.
Dealer Notes
Lust 501; Cordier 2391. Barrow accompanied the first British embassy to China from 1792-4 as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney. He subsequently served as private secretary to Macartney on his mission to the colony of the Cape of Good Hope in 1797. The present work provides an overview of Macartney’s career, and reproduces in the second volume extracts from Macartney’s account of the Russian Empire, his sketch of the Political History of Ireland, and his ‘Journal of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China’.
Author Barrow, John.
Date 1807
Binding Contemporary full calf, rebacked to style
Publisher London: T. Cadell
Condition See description
Pages pp. xii, 608 & [iii], 531

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