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MORRISON, ROBERT: - A Memoir of the Principal Occurrences during an Embassy from the British Government to the Court of China in the year 1816. London 1819.

. Pp. 68. (pp. 139-206). Contemporary half calf on marbled boards, gilt spine with red title label. Original edition of Morrison's account which was published in the periodical "The Pamphleteer" (15). The following year it was published as a separate work in London (edited by John Morton). Reverend Robert Morrison was born in Scotland and was the first protestant missionary to China where he served for 27 years. He became famous for his linguistic abilities and served as Secretary and interpreter on Lord Amherst's embassy to Peking in 1816. "But though this work assumes only the unimposing garb of a pamphlet, it will be found to contain copious and entertaining descriptions of the manners and customs of the Chinese; and, in the narration of events which transpired in the course of the Embassy, it exhibits many striking traits in the national character of that singular people" (John Morton). Cordier BS 2396. Cf L÷wendahl 821. Cf Lust 530.
EUR 1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1665.82 | £UK 1215.25 | JPą 182712] Book number 120369

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