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Abel, Clarke 1780-1826

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Works: 35 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 470 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Prayers and devotions  Reviews  Art  History  Anecdotes  Biography 
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Most widely held works by Clarke Abel
Narrative of a journey in the interior of China by Clarke Abel( Book )

13 editions published between 1818 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage to and from that Country in the Years 1816 and 1817 : Containing an Account of Lord Amherst's Embassy to the Court of Pekin by Clarke Abel( )

5 editions published between 1818 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clarke Abel (c.1780–1825) was Chief Medical Officer accompanying Lord Amherst's unsuccessful diplomatic embassy to China in 1816. Encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks, he acted as official naturalist to the expedition, which penetrated further into China than had been possible for previous western visitors. Although most of his large collection of botanical and mineralogical specimens was lost during the return voyage, survivals included several new species, some of which were named after him. This work, published in 1818, made Abel's reputation, and he was elected to the Royal Society the following year. His geological survey of the Cape of Good Hope, studied on the outward journey, is particularly impressive. Abel's account of Chinese society and culture is an important record of a country which was then largely inaccessible to Europeans. An appendix by Robert Brown (Banks' botanist) lists the specimens that survived the shipwreck, which is itself dramatically described.--
Account of an orang outang, of remarkable height, from the island of Sumatra by Clarke Abel( Book )

3 editions published between 1826 and 1977 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous on China( )

in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a journey in the interior of China : and of a voyage to and from that country, 1816 and 1817 ... by Clarke Abel( Book )

4 editions published between 1818 and 1819 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhong guo lu xing ji : 1816-1817 nian : a mei shi de shi tuan yi guan bi xia de qing dai zhong guo by A. bi er( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji lu le shi tuan yu qing zheng fu da jiao dao de guo cheng, Yi ji ta suo jian dao de qing zheng fu guan yuan, Qing jun guan bing, Wei guan de bai xing, Ta men de chuan zhe da ban, Ju zhi yan tan, Li yi xi guan deng deng. Zai cong bei jing dao guang zhou chuan yue liu sheng de zhang tu lü xing zhong, Zuo zhe yi yi ge xi fang bo wu xue jia de yan guang, Guan cha bing miao shu le ta suo jian dao de cheng zhen yu xiang cun, Miao hui le lin qing ta, Yun he zha, Gua zhou, Nan jing ci ta, Bai lu dong shu yuan deng ming sheng gu ji, Yi ji yun he, Zhang jiang, Hong ze hu, Po yang hu, Mei ling deng xiu mei de feng jing
Miscellaneous on China( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a journey in the interior of China, and of a voyage to and from that country in ... 1816 and 1817 by Clarke Abel( Book )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a journey in the interior of China and of a voyage to and from that country in the years 1816 and 1817 : ill. by maps and other engravings by Clarke Abel( Book )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of a journey in the interior of china, and of a voyage to and from by Clarke Abel( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children's miscellany : being a collection of amusing and instructive facts, stories, anecdotes, &c( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abel's & Hull's accounts of orang utans in Sumatra( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Narrative of a journey in the interior of China, in the years 1816 and 1817 by Clarke Abel( Book )

1 edition published in 1818 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Abel 1780-1826

Abel, Clark 1780-1826

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