WITH SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS OF CHINA, 1817
ELLIS, Sir Henry. Journal of the Proceedings of the Late Embassy to China. London, 1817.
First edition of this entertaining account of Lord Amherst's embassy to the Chinese Emperor, splendidly illustrated with seven beautiful hand-colored aquatints depicting the Emperor's summer palace at Tien-Sing, the Tong-Chow harbor, a temple near Nankin, the island of Pula Leat, and views of other harbor cities, as well as three maps (one large folding), in original boards. $7500.