Account of a Voyage of Discovery
HALL Capt. Basil (1818.)
£1500.00 [First Edition]
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to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, containing Charts, and various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. First edition. 5 charts and 8 coloured aquatint plates and 2 other plates. 4to. Contemporary half calf, light browning to frontispiece, title dust-stained, overall still a very good copy. xvi, 222, cxxx, pp. London, John Murray,
This expedition took Lord Amherst's embassy out to China, and then proceeded to explore the then little known Eastern Seas of China, Corea, and Japan (the Ryukyu islands, i.e. Okinawa). The substantial appendices, include charts, tables of observations, a meteorological journal, an abstract of the Lyra's voyage, a geological memorandum, and a glossary and vocabulary of English & Ryukyu words.
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