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Some Account of the Public Life, and a Selection from the Unpublished Writings, of the Earl of Macartney.

BARROW John (1807.)

£1200.00  [First Edition]

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The latter consisting of extracts from an account of the Russian Empire; a sketch of the political history of Ireland; and a journal of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China; With an appendix to each volume. First edition. 2 vols. Engraved portrait frontispiece to vol. 1. 4to. Contemporary half calf, overall a very good copy. [xii], 608; [iv], 531pp. London, T. Cadell/W. Davies,

The present work was published three years after the 'Travels in China'. Volume I covers the entire career of the distinguished diplomat with extracts of important correspondence as well as a fascinating account of a duel between Macartney and a Mr. Sadlier (interestingly, the cause of the offence is not stated). The second volume contains Macartney's journal of the Embassy to China together with an appendix giving personal observations about China and the Chinese. Lust 501; Cordier 2391.

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