London. Murray. 1841. First edition. Stock ID #129071
Large folding black and white frontispiece showing the Gulf of Pechelee, China. And Great Wall and Town of Shaw-Hai-Wei. Folding black and white lithographed plate of Chusan Harbour. xiii + 155pp. Ex library copy, 'Signet Library' written in ink on upper cover and also on front paste down to which is added the date April 12th, 1841 and a library label. Frontispiece carelessly folded causing some little wear to outer gutter but not affecting the image itself. Bound in original cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover, pictorial gilt lower cover, cloth rubbed and quite worn at extremities particularly lower section of the upper joint and head and tail of the spine, lower endpapers damp stained. Text very clean and sound. Lust 560. 12mo. Describes the author's experiences at Chusan in July 1840 and his experiences in China. A most readable account which includes 4 pages describing the new colony of Singapore which he visited on the voyage out. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 129071).