A Voyage to China and the East Indies by Pehr Osbeck. Together with a voyage to Suratte by Olof Toreen. And an Account of the Chinese husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg, translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster. To which are added, a faunula and flora sinenses. Two volumes. London, printed for B. White, 1771.
Pp. xx, 396; (ii), 367, (1) + index (32). With 13 engraved plates of which 11 of plants. Contemporary full calf, spines gilt with red title labels (one with loss), rubbed and hinges cracked, hinges restored. Old ownership signature, traces of bookplates on front pastedown. Partly with some minor staining. First English edition of Osbeck's and Torén's travels, originally published in Swedish in 1757. Additionally included an account by Carl Gustav Ekeberg who made several voyages in the service of the Swedish East India Company between the years 1742 and 1778. Ekeberg's account covers a voyage to China in 1770-71 on the ship Finland and includes interesting descriptions of Canton, Whampoa, Hainan and Sumatra. Cordier BS 2098. Lust 350. Löwendahl 491 & 569. Soulsby 3601.
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