BARROW, JOHN, SIR. 1764-1848.
A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793 ... with Sketches of the Manners, Character, and Condition of their Several Inhabitants. To which is Annexed an Account of a Journey ... to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation. London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806.
4to (261 x 211 mm). xviii, , 447 pp. Large folding chart and 20 hand-colored aquatint plates (2 folding). Period mottled calf, gilt spines. Some offsetting from plates, one folding plate separated at fold and the other starting, occasional dust-soiling to margins, some loss to upper blank margin of contents leaf and list of plates, short tear to title and dedication leaf at gutter, upper board nearly detached.
Provenance: W.W. Rockhill (armorial bookplate); William Moore (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of Barrow's account of his diplomatic missions through present day Vietnam and Botswana, and including a folding plan and view of Rio de Janeiro. Abbey Travel 514; Cordier Sinica 2390; Tooley 86.