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    McLeod, John. Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Shipwreck. The Third Edition. London: John Murray, 1820. 8vo. 214 X128mm. [2],339,[1]pp. Contemp. 1/2 morocco and marbled boards, re-backed with modern cloth, spine strip laid-on; extremities worn, open tear on pp 305-6 (not affecting text), minimal soiling and foxing. Frontis. port., 5 hand-colored aquatints. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $400.00

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    McLeod, (1777?-1820}, naval surgeon and author. " December 1815 was appointed to the Alceste frigate, then fitting to carry out Lord Amherst as ambassador to China [see Maxwell, Sir Murray]. McLeod continued in her during the whole voyage, in her examination of the northern waters, her visit to Loo-Choo and Canton, and when she was wrecked near Pulo Leat on 18 Feb. 1817, returning from Batavia with the other officers and the ship's company in the hired ship Caesar. On the way home he wrote, and published the same year, the Narrative of a Voyage in His Majesty's late Ship Alceste to the Yellow Sea, along the Coast of Corea, and through its numerous hitherto undiscovered Islands, to the Island of Lew-Chew, with an Account of her Shipwreck in the Straits of Gaspar."

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