London, England: Printed for J. Debrett, opposite Burlington-House, Piccadilly, 1795. Second Edition. Leather-bound. 8vo. Full tree calf Six compartments to spine, gilt-chain ruled, with contrasting (red) spine label, bordered in floriated gilt. Pp. i & 455 plus 1-pp. publisher's catalogue. New preface for second edition, and a "List of the Gentlemen who Composed the Retinue of Earl Macartney", (a list which includes a portrait painter, a watchmaker, a mathematical instrument-maker, and a band of six musicians)
and a Glossary of Chinese Words", transliterated and translated into English. Rubbing to corners, some spotting to endpapers, and very light age-tanning throughout. VERY GOOD PLUS. Item #80166
Aeneas Anderson, "Then in the Service of his Excellency Earl Macartney, K.B., Ambassador from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China." "The ships which were employed to take the Embassy to China were The Lion, of 64 gus, Sir Erasmus Gower, Commander; The Hindostan East Indiaman, Capt. William Mackintosh, Commander; and The Jackall brig for a tender, manned by offcers and men from the Lion."