The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants. JOHN FRANCIS DAVIS.
The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants.
The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants.
The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants.

The Chinese: A General Description of The Empire of China and Its Inhabitants.

New York. Harper & Brothers. 1848- 1839. Family Library edition. Stock ID #78036

2 volumes which although complete are not uniform. Volume I: Folding map, black and white illustrations, viii + 383pp. Volume II viii + 440pp. Edges of a few leaves a trifle torn or folded. Both volumes bound in cloth both with original cloth covered boards though one is black and the other dark brown, modern cloth spine volume II. Cloth torn with a little loss head and tail of spine and corners and along joints of volume I, backstrip laid down, mid 19th century inscription front paste down, endpapers a little foxed. Volume I published in 1848 and Volume II 1848. Lively description of many aspects of Chinese life first published in 1836. Sir John Davis served with the East India Company and later became Governor of Hong Kong. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 78036).

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