An American in Canton (1825-1844). WILLIAM C. HUNTER.

An American in Canton (1825-1844).

Hong Kong. Derwent Communications Ltd., 1994. 1st thus. Stock ID #167375

A fold out map in black and white and a colour map, [8 pp] colour plates, 97 + viii + 280 + [28]pp, very good hardback in dustjacket. "William C. Hunter was 12 years old when he first left the United States for China. His time in Canton as a trader is fairly well documented in his two books. but surprisingly little else is known about him, his family, or his life after he left China. There are tantalising references to his being in New York and in Paris, but details are sketchy and uninformative. One of the few, certain facts known is that he died in Nice, in the south of France in 1891." from publisher's description.

This work was originally published in two books: "The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton. Before Treaty Days and Bits of Old China". They describe in detail the people and the events that he encountered during his residence in Canton. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 167375).

Price: $75.00 AU

other currencies

See all items in All Galleries, Secondhand
See all items by