Veiling 351 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography

CHINA -- CRAWFURD, J. Journal of an Embassy from the Govenor-General of India to the Courts of Siam and Cochin China. 2nd ed. Lond., H. Colburn & R. Bentley, 1830. 2 vols. vi, 475; v, 459 pp. W. 3 engr. maps (2 fold.), 7 fold. plates, 13 plates (incl. full-p. woodengrs.) & 1 fold. table (glossary). Beautiful cont. full cf. w. richly gilt dec. sides and spines, brown labels, inside dentelles, fine marbled edges and endpapers in matching pattern.

Crawfurd, at one time a medical doctor with the East India Company, was an envoy to Cochin China and Siam in 1821 and in 1823 he became Governor of Singapore. - Cordier, Sinica 454. - From the library of Eric Carrington Smith with his bookplate, given to him by Rowland German Buckston in 1844 'on his leaving Eton'.

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