Barrow, John, "Travels in China" (London, T. Cadell & W. Davies 1806); 4to; later embossed purple cloth over stiff boards (spine missing, panels detached); Second Edition, an account of China by John Barrow, who served as comptroller of the household to Lord Macartney's embassy from 1792 to 1794. Barrow provides a detailed account of the culture and politics of China, together with information compiled from other European sources, ranging from the 17th-century Jesuit missionaries to Voltaire. Illustrated with five full-page color plates, two double-page plates, and one additional full-page plate. Good condition, foxed but sound. See Abbey 531.
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