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Journal of three voyages along the coast of China, in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo islands.Including: ELLIS, William. an introductory essay on the policy, religion, etc. of China.London, Frederick Westley and A.H. Davis (printed by R. Clay), 1834. 12mo. With steel-engraved frontispiece and an engraved folding map of the coasts of China and Siam. Modern black half leather, with the original plain wrappers bound in.
- Cordier, Sinica, col. 2111; Howgego, 1800-1850, G25; Lust 371. First edition, in the original English, of a lively travelogue describing three voyages along the coasts of China, giving great details about China and China Trade in the days leading up to the first Opium War. The German-born missionary Gützlaff left Siam in 1831 for his first voyage, on a Chinese junk that traded along the coast of China as far as Tientsin. From February to September 1832, he made a second voyage as interpreter and surgeon on a (British) East India Company ship, exploring trading possibilities at ports north from Canton to Shanghai, and then visited Korea and Okinawa. He made his third journey, from October 1832 to April 1833 as a translator on an opium trading vessel.With armorial bookplate on the front of the original wrapper. The map and frontispiece heavily foxed and a manuscript note on p. 1732, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]
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