The Past and Future of British Relations in China.
OSBORN Captain Sherard (1860.)
£350.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. With 3 folding maps (incl. one large map of China, measuring 64x53cm). 8vo. Original cloth, minor wear, slight damage to head and tail-caps. 184pp. Edinburgh/London, W. Blackwood and Sons,
Osborn (1822-1875) was given command of the paddle-wheel frigate Furious in 1857, and he sucessfully escorted fifteen gun-boats to Hong Kong - these were subsequently instrumental in deciding the outcome of the war. In December of the same year the Furious was made available for Lord Elgin's use and travelled to Shanghai and Tien-tsin where the treaty which opened up China to foreigners was signed. The present book contains his thoughts on Anglo-Chinese relations an outline of which he had previously presented to the RGS.
Stock Code: 211814