Macao and the British 1637-1842. Prelude to Hongkong. AUSTIN COATES.

Macao and the British 1637-1842. Prelude to Hongkong.

Hong Kong. Oxford University Press. 1988. Stock ID #172855

232pp, bibliography, index, edges and endpapers browned, annotation and signature half-title, good secondhand paperback copy with lightly creased and worn upper cover.

This book began as a series of public lectures given by the author in 1952-3. Among those who feature in this lucid and lively account of the British acquisition of Hong Kong are the merchant princes Jardine and Matheson, the missionary Robert Morrison, the artist George Chinnery, and Captain Elliot.

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