Item #4505636 Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq. Basil HALL.
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq.
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq.
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq.
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq.

Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea…
Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; with an Appendix, Containing Charts and Various Hydrographical and Scientific Notices. And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo, by H.J. Clifford, Esq.

London: John Murray, 1818.

Quarto, 2 p.l., [vii]-xv, [1] plate list, 222, cxxx, [72]. With a frontispiece and seven plates all colour lithographs by Havell, two uncoloured plates, and five maps (three folding). Modern quarter blue morocco lettered in gilt, by Zaehnsdorf (1962). A very fine untrimmed copy, partially unopened, with Hall's clipped signature at the front.

The Amherst embassy and an early account of Korea

First edition of one of the earliest accounts of Korea by a European. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. He 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 substantial appendices include charts, tables of observations, a meteorological journal, an abstract of the Lyra's voyage, a geological memorandum, and a glossary and vocabulary of English & Okinawan words, alphabetically arranged with notes & references to the sentences in the second part.

First edition of one of the earliest accounts of Korea by a European. Hall captained the sloop Lyra which, with the Alceste, brought the Amherst Embassy to China. He 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 substantial appendices include charts, tables of observations, a meteorological journal, an abstract of the Lyra's voyage, a geological memorandum, and a glossary and vocabulary of English & Okinawan words, alphabetically arranged with notes & references to the sentences in the second part.

Abbey, Travel, 558; Cordier, Sinica, 3009 & Japonica, 469; Hill, 749; NMM Library Catalogue, 523; Tooley, 241.

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