History Archive > An Authentic Account of an Embassy from Great Britain to China Vol. 2 (1797)

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[Volume 2] An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China : including cursory observations made, and information obtained, in travelling through that ancient empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary : together with a relation of the voyage undertaken on the occasion by His Majesty's ship the Lion and the ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin, as well as of their return to Europe


Date: 1797




An account of Macartney's embassy from Britain to China, written by George Staunton.

3 volumes. 2 text and 1 atlas volume of plates (no title page)

Engraved frontispiece port. of Qianlong, v. 1, after William Alexander, the expedition's draughtsman. Frontispiece of Earl Macartney, v. 2, after painting by T. Hickey. Engraved illustrative tail-pieces. Plates mostly after Alexander by various engravers. Maps by B. Baker after John Barrow's drawings.

Binding: all vols. in tree calf tooled in gilt. Vols. 1-2 (text) have spine title "Macartney's / embassy / to China" on red labels, vol. nos. on red overlay on green labels; edges sprinkled blue. Vol. 3 (plates) has title "Macartney / embassy / plates" on black spine label; edges yellow; guard tissues; purple ribbon place marker. Vols. 1-2 have armorial bookplates of Sr. James Colquhoun of Luss Bart., v. 3 has that of James Beveridge Duncan of Damside

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Publisher: London : Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for G. Nicol, bookseller to His Majesty, Pall-Mall



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ISBN-10: N/A

Date Added: 2019-05-31

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