6179. Travels by Holmes, Ellis, and Hall 5 vols.

Objektsbeskrivning
HOLMES, SAMUEL. (5). Viaggio... lord Macartney nella sua ambasciata in China e Tartaria, eseguito negli anni 1792 e 1793. Milano (dalla tipografia Sonzogno e Comp) 1817.
12:o (about157x98 mm.). (9), X-XII, (1)-275, (1) pp. 5 handcoloured engraved plates (all).
Near contemporaryblack half calf, marbled boards, gilt spine, speckled edges. Old ownership stamps of Pietro Odescalchi and I. Hammarlund on title. (Raccolta de' viaggi, 44).
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova, 1701.
First Italian (abridged) edition of "The Journal of Mr. Samuel Holmes" (1798), based on the French edition "Voyage en Chine et en Tartarie" (1805) +

ELLIS, HENRY. Viaggio di Lord Amherst alla China o giornale dell' ultima ambasciata Inglese alla corte di Pekin. I-III. Milano (dalla tipografiadi Giambattista Sonzogno) 1819.
12:o (about 157x98 mm.). Lacks 2 blank leaves (in vol. II). 1 engraved portrait, 1 folding engraved map, 11 handcoloured engraved plates (all).
Bound as previous and with the same stamps. Some marginal pencil annotations. (Raccolta de' viaggi. 18-20).
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1702.
First Italian edition of Ellis's "Journal" (1817) +

HALL, BASIL. Relazione d'un viaggio di scoperte alla costa occidentale della Corea ed alla grand'isola Lu-tsicù. Milano (dalla tipografia di Giambattista Sonzogno) 1820.
12:o (about 157x98 mm.). (8), IX-XIV, (2), (1)-284, (2, last blank) pp. 1 engraved portrait, 1 engraved folding map (some foxing), 5 handcoloured engraved plates (all).
Bound as previous and with the same stamps. (Raccolta de'viaggi. 27). 5 volumes in all.
Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1704.
First Italian edition (abridged) of Basil Hall's "Account" (1818), excluding J. H. Clifford's vocabulary.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).