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NARRATIVE OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY TO THE KHAN OF THE TOURGOUTH TARTARS, IN THE YE
Peking 1939. Reprint of the London 1821 edition, blue cloth over boards, spine, corners spine worn, large folding map, contents clean, 330p. A RARE PEKING REPRINT EDITION Translated from the Chinese, and published with an appendix of Miscellaneous translations by other Chinese. Documents the RARE AND primary resource of the visit of Staunton to open China up to British trade by the Chinese. Audience with the Emperor. Account of the family of Tu-li-shin author of the narrative. Narrative of a Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars on the banks of the Volga. Outline of their mission, how the met the Russians, journey to Udinsky, description of the River Angara, arrival at Yeneseik, conference with Russian Governors, Narim voyage down the River Oby, on to Tobolsky other ceremonies, exchange of gifts. * Account of Tobolsky, & on the route. Remarks upon the Russian Empire, Khan desiers to see the Mantchoo Tartar Archers, envoy and audience with the Emperor on return to Pekin, His Imperial Majesty's Reply. Appendices show a wealth of translations and abstracts, 40 in all, charts, statistics, with chronological index of the Narrative. The appendix consists of 40 miscellaneous translations from Chinese to English of official notices, documents and things related to the visit. * The finely engraved copper map was drawn by John Walker is 46.5 x 29 cm., & shows the route of the Embassy, its return & Mr. Bell's route where it differs from the Embassy, each in a different color. * Nicely executed in much detail. A most fascinating and unusual primary narrative of early Sino-Russian relations. * .
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