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A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom.... by John Barrow - 1st Edition - 1806 - from E C Books (SKU: 032566)

A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....

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A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....

by John Barrow

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London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1806 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with 21 aquatint plates, including a fold out view of Rio de Janeiro and 2 fold out maps. John Barrow (1764-1848) accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy to China as comptroller of the household. He learnt the Chinese language. He later accompanied Lord Macartney as his private secretary on a mission to the Cape of Good Hope. This volume mainly covers his experience in China, but an annex gives an account of his journey in 1801 and 1802 to South Africa. This copy is in a full leather binding which has been rebacked at some point to provide a newer spine with title and author labels and a date in gilt at the bottom. The binding is in very good clean condition with some wear to corners and light scuffing. Contents: title page; dedication; preface; contents (i-xviii); directions for placing the plates 1p; text and index pp 1-447. There are 18 single page aquatint plates and 3 fold-out plates of which 2 are maps. Overall the text and plates are clean with light toning and the occasional spot. There is some marking in the top margin of pp169-176. The first fold out has repair at the fold. One map has repair at the fold. Both maps have offsetting which affects the maps themselves and surrounding text pages. It is for this reason that the book has been classed as 'good' rather than 'very good'. Please enquire if you would like to see more images.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032566
Title
A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....
Author
John Barrow
Illustrator
T Medland, W Alexander, Daniell
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T Cadell and W Davies
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1806
Keywords
cochinchina; john barrow; cape of good hope; early nineteenth century travels
Bookseller catalogs
HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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