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    Sir George Staunton: An Authentic Account of an Embassy From the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China... (London: B. Bulmer and Company, 1797), first edition, two volumes with an elephant folio companion volume of plates, 518 pages and 626 pages respectively, 28 fine copper text engravings, folio volume contains 44 engraved plates including one large fold-out map, extra folio engraving of Earl of Macartney laid in, full leather binding, with gilt titles, decorative devices and gilt dentelle to outside front and rear boards, gilt edges, four raised spine bands, marbled endpapers, 4to (9.5" x 12"), spines faded and cracked on volumes one and two, exterior hinges cracked and exhibit evidence of old repairs, water ring on the front of volume one, former owner's book plates on the free front end paper and inside front cover of both volumes, corners bumped and worn, interior contents in superb condition with virtually no foxing, very good condition. The folio volume, measuring 17" x 23", is bound in full leather with an unusual painted finish, with worn corners. The folio volume has been rebound, and during the process, many of the plates were rebound out of sequence, but the volume is complete and the contents in very good condition. This is an important set seldom seen in its complete state.

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