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Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste , along the Coast of Corea to the island of Lewchew; with an account of her subsequent shipwreck. By John McLeod, Surgeon of the Alceste
London, 1818. Octavo, frontispiece and coloured aquatint plates; a good copy in original boards. Bringing Lord Amherst to China. The second and best edition, with numerous additions and alterations, of this famous account of the voyage of the Alceste which brought Lord Amherst to China to serve as ambassador, and specifically to negotiate the China trade, at the time a matter of dispute between China and Great Britain. McLeod, who was surgeon on the ship, describes the voyage out, the various calls in the East Indies, surveying off Korea, the visit to Okinawa, another to Manila, and the shipwreck off the coast of Sumatra and subsequent rescue from Malay pirates. This was one of the most popular travel books of its time, portraying the Far East to a much wider audience than had been reached by earlier accounts.
      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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