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An account of a Chinese expedition against the 'Confederates', of a capitation of the Chinese population, and of a Chinese embassy to Japan, perhaps translated from an (unidentified) French text, c.1774-5

MS. Beckford c. 45
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Leaves are in sewn section

With drawings, probably by Beckford:

  1. (fols. 1v, 2, 17v) pen-and-ink drawings of (imaginary?) Japanese coins and an imperial Japanese barge, and decorative head and tail-pieces
  2. (fol. 10v) part of a map, in pencil


  • Creation: c.1774-5


17 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Beckford c. 45

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom