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China.- Wainwright (John, Butcher) A Journall of Remarks... on Board of the good Ship Bridgewater Nickolas Skottowe, Esq Commander from the Port of London towards Madeira, Madras & China, autograph manuscript, title (in another hand) and 119pp. excluding blanks, one full-page watercolour of ship Bridgewater, 1f. piece cut away, several ff. excised at end, some scribbling by members of the Wainwright family on lower pastedown, slightly browned, lower free endpaper loose, original vellum, soiled and creased, edges and corners worn, upper joint splitting, folio, 1769-71.

⁂ Transport of soldiers of the East India Company to Madras and a delivery of "the Companys 11 chests of Treashure in the Long Boat with one officer to Canton", and the collection of china and large quantities and types of China tea for export to England.

Nicholas Skottowe (d. 1798) was the commander of the last dedicated slaving voyage organised by the East India Company on the Royal George, in 1764-6.

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China.- Wainwright (John, Butcher) A Journall of

Estimate £2,000 - £3,000May 30, 2019
London, UK
Auction Curated By:
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Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
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Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature