BARROW, JOHN, SIR. 1764-1848.
Travels in China. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1804.
4to (260 x 203 mm). [xii], 632 pp. 8 engraved plates (5 hand-colored and 2 double page). Calf. Faint offsetting from plates, scattered foxing, light spotting to double page plates, rebacked with earlier spine laid down, corners and edges worn.
Provenance: W.W. Rockhill (armorial bookplate); William Moore (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION. The present copy comes from the library of American diplomat, explorer, and scholar of Tibet, William Woodville Rockhill (1854-1914), who authored the U.S. Open Door Policy for China during the Boxer Rebellion, and served as U.S. Minister to China from 1905-1909. Abbey Travel 531; Cordier 2388; Tooley 84.