An East India Company Official on Chinese History and Anglo-Sino Relations Auber, Peter [1770-1866]. China: An Outline of Its Government, Laws, And Policy, And of the British and Foreign Embassies to and Intercourse with that Empire. London, Parbury, Allen and Co., 1834. viii, 419 pp. Folding color frontispiece, a map of the Pearl River. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Later library cloth, calf lettering piece and paper location label to spine. Moderate soiling, front joint just starting at head, wear to lettering piece, faint stain to center of spine, front endleaves and frontispiece neatly detached. Light toning to text, a few clean tears and light edgewear to frontispiece, library ink and embossed stamps to title page, a few library marks to verso. $850. * Second edition. Secretary to the directors of the East India Company, Auber wrote several books about English colonial policy and its history. First published in 1831, his study of China combines history, a review of English policy and an account of English travel and exploration in China and neighboring states. It is a fascinating work. British Museum Catalogue 1:1135.
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