London. Smith, Elder & Co., 1834. 1st Edition. Stock ID #167213
2 volumes in contemporary dark green cloth with leather title labels lettered and ruled in gilt with original yellow endpapers. Volume I: Large folding general map of 'China, Chinese Tartary & Tibet Drawn from the Particular Maps of the Jesuits together with the Countries Between Kashgar and the Caspian Sea, Laid Down According to the Oriental Geographers and Historians by M. D'Anville.' viii + 436pp. Folding map in very good condition with some faint foxing to the margins. Volume II: v + 463pp, appendix which includes 10 folding tables at the rear. Both volumes have some foxing to the endpapers and head & tails of spines tender but generally a very firm and tight set. An interesting work by the talented missionary linguist Reverend Charles Gutzlaff who was the author of a number of works on China. The detailed appendix is fascinating for anyone interested in trade with China at this period, as it comprises statements on the trade with China from information supplied "by J. Matheson, Esq - a gentleman who has taken the utmost pains in forwarding this work". (When referring to this item please quote stockid 167213).
Price: $750.00 AU