Admiral Dillon's Copy
Narrative of the Voyages and Services of The Nemesis from 1840 to 1843; and of the combined naval and military operations in China: comprising a complete account of the colony of Hong-Kong, and remarks on the character and habits of the Chinese. From notes of Commander W.H. Hall, R.N. with personal observations, by W.D. Bernard.
London: Henry Colburn, 1844.
Second edition. Engraved frontispiece and 3 plates, 4 folding maps, 7 woodcuts in text. xvi, 488pp. 8vo. Admiral Dillon's Copy. Bound in modern three quarter mottled calf and marbled boards, marbled edges. Fine. Signed on title-page Vice Admiral (William) Henry Dillon (1779-1859) Cordier, Sinica, 2371; Lust 558; Hill 120. Item #318083
The best account of the Opium War of 1839-1842 with a "complete" account of the colony of Hong Kong. The Nemesis was the first British ocean-going iron warship. Launched in 1839 for the East India Company, the British used her to great effect in the First Anglo-Chinese War under Hall. The Chinese referred to her as the "devil ship"
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