Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo island ...
A vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language

Author: Hall, Basil, 1788-1844.
Clifford, H. J. (Herbert John)
Responsibility: by Captain Basil Hall
Place: London [England]
Publisher: John Murray
Date Published: 1818 (London [England] : T. Davison)
Description: xv, 222, cxxx, [72] p., [15] leaves of plates (some col., some folded) : ill., maps (some folded) ; 29 cm.
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 910.45 H174 c
Subject: Hall, Basil, 1788-1844--Travel--Korea
Hall, Basil, 1788-1844--Travel--Ryukyu Islands
Korea--Description and travel
Ryukyu Islands--Description and travel
Korea--Pictorial works
Korea--Social life and customs--19th century
Ryukyu Islands--Social life and customs--19th century
Ryukyu Islands--Languages--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Great Britain. Royal Navy--Officers--Biography
Travellers--Korea--Biography
Travellers--Ryukyu Islands--Biography
Travellers' writings, English
Notes: With an appendix containing charts, and the various hydrographical and scientific notices ... and a vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H.J. Clifford. Provenance: York Gate Library.
Summary: Captain Basil Hall, R.N., was both an author and an artist. He travelled widely, visiting the Americas and Mexico as well as the East. He published several versions of his travels in the East, which also encompassed China. This volume deals with Korea and the Ryukyu Islands (the group which includes Okinawa), for which the old name was Loo Choo or Loo-Choo Islands. On the return journey Hall called in at St Helena and met with Napoleon, who had been at school with his father. This unique copy of the book has many sketches by the author bound into the volume.
Cited: York Gate Library ; no. 3414