London: Printed for J. Nichols, Son, and Bentley... and Black, Parry and Co...East India Company, Leadenhall Street, 1814.
First edition. Frontispece portait and 24 hand-coloured aquatint plates with views after drawings by the author. xx, -246pp. 4to. Bound in modern quarter brown polished calf and marbled boards. Some light offset from plates, but a fine copy Cordier 2107; Löwendahl, China illustrata nova. Supplement 1697; Abbey Travel 517; Lust 386; Mendelssohn (1979) IV, p. 730. Item #314800
First edition of this account of Wathen's voyage to India and China with his school friend, Captain James Prendergast, illustrated by the author. Wathen was a self-taught artist from Hereford who became well known to the readers of Gentleman's Magazine for his drawings of the English countryside and vernacular architecture. "His narrative is lively and his account of eastern life is minute and interesting" (DNB).
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