Memoires et Voyages du Capitaine Basil Hall. Basil HALL.

Memoires et Voyages du Capitaine Basil Hall.

Paris: Dumont and Charles Gosselin, 1834.

Four volumes, octavo; in uniform later nineteenth-century quarter calf.

Conveying the Amherst Embassy to China

The French edition of Basil Hall's Voyages. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. Hall made a voyage to Korea and to the island of Loo-Choo (present day Okinawa). "Korea had been sketchily explored by Europeans, but it was not until the Alceste and Lyra expedition of 1816-17, under Captains Murray Maxwell and Basil Hall, that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus" (Hill).

The French edition of Basil Hall's Voyages. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. Hall made a voyage to Korea and to the island of Loo-Choo (present day Okinawa). "Korea had been sketchily explored by Europeans, but it was not until the Alceste and Lyra expedition of 1816-17, under Captains Murray Maxwell and Basil Hall, that detailed information was obtained about the Ryukyus" (Hill).

This Paris edition is not listed in Cordier's Bibliotheca Sinic.

see Hill catalogue numbers 749-751 for London and Philadelphia editions, Lust 372 (London ed.)

Condition Report: Some foxing, a good set.

Price (AUD): $1,100.00

US$797.50   Other currencies

Ref: #2905359

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