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1803 Journey from St Petersburgh to Pekin  

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Journey of John Bell, Esq. from St. Petersburgh to Pekin. With an Embassy from his Imperial Majesty, Peter The Great, To Kamhi, Emperor of China

[Bell, John]


Printed and Sold by Joseph and James Crukshank



(12mo) 13.5x7.9 cm (5¼x3”), original boards included, disbound. Later abridged American Edition. 

John Bell's travels to China and Asia, after the original edition in two volumes printed in London in 1763.  Bell, a Russian-speaking British expatriate, travelled throughout Russia and the east during the years 1715-38.  In 1715 he was engaged by Peter I to accompany a special embassy to Persia and China.  Shaw & Shoemaker cite the copy at the American Antiquarian Society.

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Disbound; otherwise very good.

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