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Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59. by  Laurence OLIPHANT - First - 1859 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and

Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.

by OLIPHANT, Laurence

Condition: Near Fine

1859 1ed EXQUISITE Earl of Elgin CHINA Opium Chinese Wars Color Illustrated MAPS

A rare, 19th-century account of Earl of Elgin, James Bruce's political mission to China and the Far East in which Bruce sought to develop western trade routes and processes. During his time in China, he played an important role in the end of the 1856 Second Opium War by leading the Treaty of Tientsin. In 1859, Laurence Oliphant, a first-hand witness to Elgin's voyage, published his 'Narrative' which was filled with impressive illustrations, many in color, as well as folding maps.

Item number: #7026

Price: $1500

OLIPHANT, Laurence

Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's mission to China and Japan in the years 1857, '58, '59.

Edinburgh : W. Blackwood, 1859. First edition.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 2 volumes

o Volume 1: [xiii], 492, map, [2]

o Volume 2: [xi], map, 496, [2]

o Illustrated with five maps and 20 lithograph engravings

o Features 50 other in-text figures

· References: Cordier 2376

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 6in (21.5cm x 15cm)

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