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《英使谒见乾隆帝》An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China

 

《英使谒见乾隆帝纪实》,涵盖在这一古老帝国旅行的观察及见闻,以及为东印度公司服务的皇家狮子号和兴都斯坦号轮船前往黄海和北京湾的航行情况。

乔治·斯当东爵士 (老斯当东),马戛尔尼伯爵,伊拉斯谟·高尔爵士

1797年,伦敦,第一版。

售价:220000港币

此书为中国相关旅游书籍的基石,装帧精美无比,连同宏伟的特大对开本地图集,展示了44幅雕版地图及图版(基本是是依照亚历山大原作刻成),其中两张为折页,六张为双页。

 

《希尔太平洋航行集》中说道:“马戛尔尼伯爵率领的第一英国访华使团的记述。英国希望与中国建立正式外交关系,从而为通畅的贸易关系开辟道路,但几个世纪以来中国的保守和自给自足给使团带来巨大的障碍,乾隆帝有效抵制了马戛尔尼伯爵的论证和礼物。尽管如此,英国使团的访问还是让我们对十八世纪末中国人的风俗习惯有了一个显著的了解。”

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对开本,两卷(39.4 x 24 cm), 上有“1794 I.Taylor”的水印。地图册对开本一卷(61 x 45 cm)。正文分别 518页;626页;44幅图版。

优雅的全斑点小牛皮装帧,书脊有复杂的烫金装饰,勃艮第和绿色摩洛哥皮双标签,字母烫金,书封烫金双线,书口鎏金,毛边,环衬使用大理石纸。对开本图集相应的斑点小牛皮半皮装帧。

书品:装帧精美,内部文本稍有黄斑,个别图版边缘稍有黄斑。

 

An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China; including Cursory Observations Made, and Information Obtained, in Travelling Through That Ancient Empire, and a Small Part of Chinese Tartary. - Together with a Relation of The Voyage Undertaken on the Occasion by His Majesty's Ship The Lion, and the Ship Hindostan, in the East India Company's Service, to the Yellow Sea, and Gulf of Pekin.

Sir George Staunton, Earl of Macartney, Sir Erasmus Gower

1797 -  G, Nicol., London - First Edition.

HK$ 220,000

A clean and exquisitely bound set of this cornerstone of China related travel literature, together with the magnificent Elephant Folio Atlas showing forty-four engraved maps and plates (mainly after Alexander), of which two are folding and six are double-page.

‘An account of the first British embassy to China, under Lord Macartney. Great Britain was anxious to establish formal diplomatic relations with China and thus open the way for unimpeded trade relations, but centuries of Chinese reserve and self-sufficiency presented a formidable obstacle to the embassy, and the Chinese emperor effectually resisted Lord Macartney’s arguments and gifts. The visit of the British embassy nonetheless resulted in this remarkable account of Chinese manners and customs at the close of the eighteenth century’ - The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages.

Provenance: Library of Geo. Morgan Esq.

Two folio volumes (39.4 x 24 cm) watermarked ‘1794 I. Taylor’, atlas folio (61 x 45 cm). pp. [4] xxxiv 518 [4]; [4] xx 626 [4]; [2] 44 plates [2].

Elegantly bound to style in full speckled calf, spines intricately decorated in gilt, burgundy and green labels lettered in gilt, twin gilt fillet borders, edges tooled in gilt, inner dentelles in blind, marbled endpapers. Atlas folio bound to match in half speckled calf.

Condition : Fine bindings. Light foxing to a few pages of text, faint marginal foxing to plates.  [#106811]

 

 

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