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Hall, Commander William Hutcheon & W. Dallas Bernard
Narrative of the Voyages and Services of The Nemesis from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined naval and military operations in China: comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong-Kong, and remarks on the character and habits of the Chinese. From notes of Commander W.H. Hall, R.N. with personal observations, by W.D. Bernard
Henry Colburn, London, 1844. Second edition. Engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, 4 folding maps, 7 woodcuts in text. xvi, 488pp. 8vo. Admiral Dillon's Copy. The best account of the Opium War of 1839-1842 with a "complete" account of the colony of Hong Kong. The Nemesis was the first British ocean-going iron warship. Launched in 1839 for the East India Company, the British used her to great effect in the First Anglo-Chinese War under Hall. The Chinese referred to her as the "devil ship" Cordier, Sinica, 2371; Lust 558; Hill 120 Bound in modern three quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, marbled edges. Fine. Signed on title-page Vice Admiral (William) Henry Dillon (1779-1859) Engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, 4 folding maps, 7 woodcuts in text. xvi, 488pp. 8vo [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]

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