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BARROW’S VOYAGE TO COCHINCHINA, 1806, WITH HAND-COLORED PLATES

(VIETNAM) BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793. London, 1806.

First edition of Barrow’s account of the Macartney Mission to present-day Vietnam, with 18 hand-colored plates, folding map hand-colored in outline, and two hand-colored folding charts. A lovely copy. $6800.

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“ONE OF THE BEST ILLUSTRATED ENGLISH TRAVELS ON CHINA”

(CHINA) BARROW, John. Travels in China. London, 1804.

First edition of this early attempt to "show the extraordinary Chinese people as they really are," with five full-page hand-colored aquatints (including frontispiece) and three engraved plates (two double-page) by William Alexander. $4500.

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"THE GENTLE ISLAND, AND THE GENIAL SOIL,/ THE FRIENDLY HEARTS, THE FEASTS WITHOUT A TOIL" (BYRON)

(BOUNTY MUTINY) [BARROW, Admiral John]. A Description of Pitcairn's Island… with an Authentic Account of the Mutiny of the Ship Bounty. New-York, 1832.

First American edition of this account of the Bounty mutiny, with two engraved illustrations, including one by "Alexander Smith," the alias of John Adams, one of the mutineers and later governor of the English settlement on Pitcairn Island. $1250.

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