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Creator:
Ellis, Henry, Sir, 1777-1869
Title:
Journal of the proceedings of the late embassy to China; : comprising a correct narrative of the public transactions of the embassy, of the voyage to and from China, and of the journey from the mouth of the Pei-Ho to the return to Canton. Interspersed wih observations upon the face of the country, the polity, moral character, and manners of the Chinese nation. The whole illustrated by maps and drawings / by Henry Ellis. Third commissioner of the embassy.
Alternate Title(s):
Proceedings of the late embassy to China
Lord Amherst's embassy to China
Published/Created:
London : Printed for John Murray, Albemarle-Street, 1817.
Physical Description:
vii, [1], 526, [2] p., [11] leaves of plates ([1] folded) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS709 .E45 1817+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS709 .E45 1817+ Oversize
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Printed by T. Davison, Lombard-street, Whitefriars.
Illustrations by J. Clark; after Charles Abbott and M. Brownrigg. Maps by Neele & Son.
Each plate accompanied by a guard sheet.
Abbey, J. R. Travel, 536
Tooley, 208
Includes an "Appendix of Official Papers, chiefly translations from the Chinese, and an Itinerary corresponding with the text"--Cf. Preface.
"A second edition in two volumes, 8vo, was published in 1818 at ℓ1.1s in boards, and there were editions in America, Philadelphia, 1818; in France, Paris, 1818; and in Italy, Milan, 1819. There was another English edition in 1840"--Cf. Abbey.
Includes index.
With a final errata leaf.
BAC: Two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy in gilt-stamped calf binding.
BAC: Spine title of copy 1: Proceedings of the late embassy to China.
BAC: Copy 2 in original boards.
BAC: Spine title of copy 2: Lord Amherst's embassy to China by Henry Ellis, Esq., secretary of legation. Plates and maps. ℓ2:2s.
BAC: Label mounted on back of front cover of copy 2: Marks & Co. Antiquarian booksellers. 84 Charing Cross Road. London, W.C. 2
Subject Terms:
China -- Description and travel.
China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Davison, T. -- Printer.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China.
Murray, John -- Publisher.
Form/Genre:
Soft-ground etchings -- 1817.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1817.
Stipple engravings -- 1817.
Contributors:
Abbot, Charles, ill.
Brownrigg, M., ill.
Clark, J., fl. 1789-1830, engraver.
Neele & Son, engraver.
Amherst of Arracan, William Pitt Amherst, Earl, 1773-1857
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