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 and Japan. Capt. Hall had an interview at St. Helena with Napoleon, who had known his father, Sir James Hall, when a boy at school at Brienne, and describes this meeting in some of the later editions of the book.
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