A NARRATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY TO CHINA, IN THE YEARS 1792, 1793, AND 1794; CONTAINING THE VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE EMBASSY, WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE CHINESE; AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTRY, TOWNS, CITIES, &C. &C. BY AENEAS ANDERSON, THEN IN THE SERVICE OF HIS EXCELLENCY EARLY MACARTNEY, K.B. AMBASSADOR FROM THE KING OF GREAT-BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.

New York: Printed by T. and J. Swords, for Rogers and Berry, 1795. xxiv, 328 pp, complete with the half title. Occasional and usually light foxing. Lacking the covers. Good+.

This is the first American edition, printed in the same year as the London first. The preface is dated April 2, 1795.The book was of particular interest, because "An embassy to China was a new event in the diplomatic history of this country." With a 'Glossary of Chinese Words' at pages [327]-328, and an 'Appendix: Containing an Account of the Transactions of the Squadron...' at pages [299]-325.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Evans 28189. Item #30344

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