Description: Three Years' Wanderings in the Northern Provinces of China, Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk, and Cotton Countries. London: John Murray, 1847, second edition, 8vo (214 x 135mm.), half-title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates, full red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, spine with raised bands, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges, expert repairs to spine, slight marks to binding [Ibid.] A Residence among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856... with suggestions on the present war. London: John Murray, 1857, FIRST EDITION, 8vo (210 x 130mm.) half-title, 5 wood-engraved plates, illustrations, half calf over marbled boards, spine blind-tooled with raised bands, red label, marbled endpapers and edges, light spotting, slightly rubbed
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Literature: Löwendahl 1056 and 1184; Hill (2004) 631 (Residence)
Provenance: Three Years: presented to Ashton M. Brandreth by Messrs Mayor and Brackenbury, Wimbledon, June 1852; Residence: 'BJ' purple ink stamp on verso of frontispiece
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