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MATHIAS, Thomas James (1754?--1835)
The imperial epistle from Kien Long, Emperor of China, to George the third, King of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. in the year 1794 transmitted from the emperor, and presented to His Britannick Majesty by his Excellency the Right Honourable George Earl Macartney of the Kingdom of Ireland, K. B. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of China in the Years 1792, 1793, and 1794. Translated into English verse from the original Chinese poetry. With notes by various persons of eminence and distinction, and by the translator. The fourth edition.
London:, printed for T. Becket,, 1798.
40 p. ; 22.5 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. First published in 1795. The second edition of 1796 has a half-title declaring 'A Satire by Thomas James Mathias'. ESTC n16763.

Copy Notes Bound in a volume of miscellaneous pamphlets.

Binding C19th blue paper boards, brown paper spine lettered in ink 'Miscel-/Laneous// Fulchers/ Hints// Pont-Noir// On Brick/ Bond &c./ B[?]'. Later numbered '90' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4199

Additional Names Chien-lung, Emperor of China (1711--1799 - Correspondence; George III, King of Great Britain (1738--1820) - Correspondence

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