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SCOTT, James George.

France and Tongking.

A Narrative of the Campaign of 1884 and the Occupation of Further India.

Published: London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1885

Stock code: 109011

Price: £500

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First edition, uncommon. An important first-hand account of the Sino-French War of 1884-85 by Sir James George Scott (1851-1935), a British authority on Burma. “The publication of [Scott’s] first book, The Burman: his Life and Notions (2 vols., 1882), gave him an immediate reputation; it was widely recognized as a classic account of Burmese life and culture. In 1884 he returned to the East as war correspondent of The Standard, reporting on the French campaigns of 1884–5 in Annam (Vietnam): this resulted in his second book, France and Tongking: a Narrative of the Campaign of 1884, and the Occupation of Further India (1885). Between campaigns he travelled to China and Hong Kong” (ODNB).

Octavo. Original red cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in gilt and black, floral endpapers. Folding coloured map of Indochina, 2 folding plans, decorative headpieces. Spine sunned, some marks to covers otherwise a very good copy, largely unopened.

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