The Traveller in Asia: or, A Visit to the Most Celebrated Parts of the East Indies and China. With an Account of the Manners of the Inhabitants, Natural Productions and Curiosities. For the Instruction and Entertainment of Young Persons. - Priscilla Wakefield 1817 - Darton, London - First Edition This lovely little book is the final title of Priscilla Wakefield’s fictional travel series, for the purpose of educating children, and based upon the narrative of Arthur Middleton. Illustrated with a colour folding map.

‘In the book Arthur Middleton travels around India and visits China with his impressions and experiences recorded in a journal format. He makes an acquaintance with a Mr Melville who accompanies him on part of the journey and asks Arthur to take charge of his nephew Charles Melville who is fourteen. Arthur and his new companion Charles continue the journey and Priscilla begins to include into the text letters from Charles to his sister Adele. The visit to China at the end of the book is brief in comparison to the volume of information about India. At the end of the book Arthur returns Charles to his uncle and plans his return to England.’ -
Priscilla Wakefield., Travels in Juvenile Literature (Blog).
  Duodecimo (17.8 x 10.5 cm) pp. [2] iv 237 [1] [8 Index] [2 Publisher’s Ads].   In contemporary binding of full brown calf, rebacked to style with tan morocco title label lettered in gilt.   Condition: Near fine, offsetting from map which has short tears to outer folds, in very good binding, panels and edges rubbed with minor wear.   Ref: 107881   Price: HK$ 3,000