[Early American Imprint]; Barrow, Sir John
Title TRAVELS IN CHINA CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND COMPARISONS, MADE AND COLLECTED IN THE COURSE OF A SHORT RESIDENCE AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF YUEN-MIN-YUEN, AND ON A SUBSEQUENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE COUNTRY FROM PEKIN TO CANTON...
Binding Mottled sheep
Book Condition Very good
Edition Stated First American Edition
Publisher Philadelphia Printed and Sold by W. F. M'Laughlin 1805
Seller ID 1247
8vo (5½ x 9). pp. 422. Contemporary sheep with red morocco label and 6 gold rules on the spine. Includes frontispiece portrait of Van-ta-gin engraved by C. Radcliffe (blind embossed stamp on image), with music and illustrations in the text.First published in London in 1804, Travels in China records the observations Barrow made of the people and culture of China between 1792 and 1794 while he served as comptroller to the first British Mission in China. A highly influential book that helped to inform American businessmen as they began trade with China following the revolution.
A tight copy with tide marks on the front cover, spine, and to page 2, with a chip at the tail of the spine and at the lower front joint.