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China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged. by  Sir John Francis Davis - Hardcover - 1857 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio342)

China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

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China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged.

by Davis, Sir John Francis

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2 volumes. John Murray. London. 1857. Octavo. xx, 480pp.; vii, (1), 428pp. Text illus. Full contemporary calf, elaborately gilded to spine, in six compartments, leather labels in red and olive with gilt lettering. Double gilt border rules to boards, with floral stops, edge tooling in gilt. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Slight discolouration to area of upper board of Volume I. Minor shelf wear and rubbing to corners.

Bookplate stamp A.H.R. to ffep of each volume. Inscription to ffep of Volume I. "Arthur H. Robinson from his friend James Oswald on his leaving Eton Easter 1862" added note "James Oswald only son of O of Auchincruive Ayrshire d. Dec. 1865"

[James Oswald born on 31 May 1848. He was the son of Alexander Haldane Oswald of Auchincruive and Lady Louisa Elizabeth Frederica Craven. He died on 17 December 1865 at age 17.]

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Biblio342
Title
China: A general description of that Empire and its inhabitants; with the history of foreign intercourse down to the events which produced the dissolution of 1857. A new edition, revised and enlarged.
Author
Davis, Sir John Francis
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
John Murray.
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1857
Keywords
Opium, Hong Kong, East India Company, Tea
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; The Middle East, India and Asia; Fine Bindings;
Size
8vo
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About Paul Haynes Rare Books

Paul Haynes has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1978. Based in Hay on Wye, he travels worldwide to buy and sell rare and old books. A member of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Paul Haynes Rare Books offers both antiquarian and scarce books in all subjects, with something of a bias towards the owner's passion for Travel and Exploration.

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shelf wear
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