Shanghai. Inspector General of Customs at the Statistical Dept of the Inspectorate General of Customs. 1889. Stock ID #157242
Black and white engraving in text "Pipe for smoking tobacco through water". iv + 50pp English text +  blank + xxvii pages in Chinese. Index, Original bright yellow original wrappers. Number 13 in China Imperial Maritime Customs II - Special Series. Upper paper cover chipped and torn with tape repairs. Presented in a very handsome quarter calf clamshell box, spine decorative gilt, raised bands, contrasting title labels lettered in gilt. 28 x 21.5cm. First edition of Joseph Edkins work later republished by the (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157242).