Lot 63 of 312:
Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, 1818  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$300
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew; with an Account of Her Subsequent Shipwreck
Author:
M'Leod, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
John Murray
Date:
1818
Description:

[vi], 323, [1] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 5 hand-colored plates. (8vo) 21.5x13 cm (8½x5¼") marbled calf rebacked with later leather tooled in gilt with black title label. Second Edition.

John M'Leod was surgeon of the Alceste, his account of the loss of the ship was called "animating and ennobling" in the Edinburgh Review. Much detailed description of people and places encountered in the Far East.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Extremities lightly rubbed; rebacked; some mild foxing; tear along base of page 42; overall very good.
 
Item number:
306586
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