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Peter Osbeck's "A Voyage to China and the East Indies"

Peter Osbeck's "A Voyage to China and the East Indies"

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A Voyage to China and the East Indies & A Voyage to Suratte & An Account of Chinese Husbandry & Flora Sinensis

-Peter Osbeck, Olof Toreen, Charles Eckeberg, Forster

-Published in London, 1771, by Benjamin White

Complete First English edition of this important early work on the Flora and Fauna of China. The work also contains information on the voyage to China as well as early correspondence with Linneaus and the Flora Sinensis - a record of Chinese plants

Octavo format in 2 volumes: xx, 396; (2), 367, (32) pp. 13 engraved plates in Volume 1.

Near Fine contemporary binding (some loosening to front board of volume 1 but well attached) foxing to a few pages internally. Generally Near Fine condition.

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