Journal of Three Voyages Along The Coast of China in 1831, 1832, & 1833, with Notices of Siam, Corea, and The Loo-Choo Islands, 1834


Scarce and Highly Collectible Book. 1834. The 1834 editions are the second edition of this book. This journal is considered the major document recording Chinese life prior to the treaties of the 1840's. Original tan calf with marbled boards, which are rubbed/show patina of age as per photo. Original spine with lovely bright gold gilt tooling, lettering and decorative work & raised bands, has had a little professional restoration. Fold-out map illustrating the voyages has toning & foxing & minor splits but is still good, & soundly bound into binding. Binding itself also completely strong, as are all hinges which are absolutely sound. Engraved frontis of Gutzlaff's residence is a little foxed. Inscription from original owner is written in French in copper-plate hand-writing on front endpaper. Text of book is in English. Wear to boards at corners & ink stain to front leaf edge. Some partial scattered marks/foxing. Note on back endpaper dated 1945. Binders: R. Clay, Bread-Street-Hill. Gutzlaff was Prussian by birth & voyaged extensively through the east.  347 pp. More photos available upon request. 

Author: Gutzlaff, Charles
Illustrated With: Fold-out Map of Siam & steel engraving.
Published: 1834 Frederick Westley & A. H. Davis, Stationers' Hall Court London
Edition: Second edition
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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