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MARTIN, Lieut. George M.
Operations in the Canton River in April 1847.

London: Henry Graves, 1848.
Not in Abbey.
9 + 1
London: Henry Graves, 1848.

Folio (22.5 x 15 inches), loose as issued, in contemporary leather backed cloth. Lettered in gilt direct. Gilt to spine. Boards 'sunned', spotting throughout. Dedication, page of text and 9 lithographed plates, plus title and map. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. Bay of Victoria, Hong Kong. 2. Forts and Batteries of the Boca-Tigris. 3. M. General d'Aguilar with the 18th R[oyal] Irish taking possession of the Annanchoy Batteries. 4. The Staked Barrier, or second Pass of the Canton River, above Whampoa. 5. Forts and Batteries of he Staked Barrier of the Canton River. 6. French Folly Fort, City of Canton. 7. British and Foreign Factories at Canton. 8. The Keep of French Folly Fort blown up by the Royal Sappers and Miners.the British Factory at Canton. 9. The British Factory at Canton. 10. The Return to Hong Kong, the Vulture passing the Battery upon Tygris Island.