Fortune, Robert: THREE YEARS' WANDERINGS IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF CHINA. Including a Visit to the Tea, Silk, and Cotton Countries .... London, 1847. xxiv, i, 420 pp. Woodcut title page, 3 tinted lithographic plates, engraved map, numerous b/w text woodcuts (1 full page), 23x15 cm. Decorative cloth with gilt.
Second edition with additional information on tea, and an appendix entitled 'Method of Transmitting Plants from one Country to another by Sea in 'Ward's Cases', the method by which Fortune transported his plant collections for the Royal Horticultural Society. Foxing to the three tinted lithographic plates, otherwise generally clean inside. Tear to top of spine. Priced accordingly.
Subjects: Rare Books
Available, as of: 21/09/2017
Was item 295 in printed List 188.
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