Chicago. A. Flanagan Company. [ 1900]. Stock ID #166942 Written for intermediate and upper grade American schoolchildren, the earlier of these two editions of this textbook published in 1900 contains a description of the Boxer rebellion that has been removed from later editions: When referring to this item please quote stockid 166942.
Coloured map of China, Indochina and Korea and a coloured map of Japan containing insert maps of Formosa, Ryukyu Island, Ezo and Chishima and an Outline map of Japan. Coloured frontispiece and one other colour illustration together with black & white photographic illustrations, engravings and line drawings throughout the text. Original green decorated cloth stamped & lettered in black. 90pp + 79pp and 6 pages of book advertisements. Prior owner signature on front free endpaper. A particularly good copy offered together with the 1931 edition which omits any mention of the Boxer Rebellion.
The 1931 edition was published by A. Flanagan Company, Chicago. 166pp Original tan cloth covered boards with a prior owner bookplate on the front pastedown.
" How we have longed to visit this wonderful country! A few months ago such a visit would not have been possible, for China was at war with our nation and many of the nations of Europe. Our lives would have been in danger, and the journey to China might have been the last we should ever have taken.
You have heard of the Boxers of China, who killed many foreigners and also many Christianized Chinese in the late revolution in that country. Do you know who these Boxers are? They are members of a secret patriotic society. They love their country and want to prevent it from falling into the possession of foreigners. They believe that these foreigners have come to overthrow their government and to destroy their religion. They are opposed to the ruling family in China, who are Manchus. These Manchus came from a territory outside of China Proper, and Chinese Boxers have always disliked to have the rulers of their country chosen from Manchuria." There is a particularly gruesome illustration of Boxer heads in cages exposed as a warning to passers-by.
The 1931 edition omits any reference to the Boxers and the illustration described above has also been removed.
Written for intermediate and upper grade American schoolchildren, the earlier of these two editions of this textbook published in 1900 contains a description of the Boxer rebellion that has been removed from later editions:
When referring to this item please quote stockid 166942.
Price: $350.00 AU